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Home Modification for Balance and Coordination Problems

One of our client mother suffered from loss of balance and coordination. She is very unstable 
 
when standing or walking, and thus at risk of falling. Most of the time she will shuffle with the to 
 
prevent o the risk of falling. She have difficulty raising or lowering herself from chairs, beds, and 
 
toilet.
 
Issues of balance and coordination is difficult for a person to walk without any assistance. Beds 
 
may be too high, chairs and toilet seats too low for her to stand up and sit down easily. There is 
 
also a great risk of tripping on carpeting, stairs, or thresholds. Please read more for our suggested modifications.
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Most of our clients that convert their conventional shower stall to a curbless or walk-in shower 
 
always ask “ how to control water from running thru the whole bathroom if the shower stall has no 
 
curb or water dams.
 
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Important Details About Grab Bar Installation

For many, grab bar installation is seen as an easy do it yourself project. But be aware that improper installation often creates problems than the grab bar’s intended solution. Remember that an ADA standard grab barmust be able to support up to 250 lbs. without ailing. Many can handle much more weight, but a secure installation is an important part of assuring proper weight bearing support. Be sure to do your research first before installing one by yourself or hire an experience aging in place specialist.

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Should I go to a Curb-less shower or a One-piece Walk-in tub?

Many of are clients in Los Angeles are asking what will be the most cost-effective way to modify their bathroom for aging in place. The most common options are to install a one piece Walk-in tub or to built a curb-less /roll-in shower. These are the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Continue reading for the advantages and disadvantages of both and let us know which you prefer.

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What's the difference in Transfer Showers versus Roll-in Showers?

More details after the jump. 

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Nursing Home Remodeling & Renovation In Los Angeles

Nursing home serves patients requiring preventative, therapeutic and rehabilitative care services. These patients are in long-term recovery from acute illnesses and no longer require hospitalization. According to National Institute of Building Science Nursing home remodeling and renovation requires accessibility, security and aesthetics  in it overall project planning.

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ACHIEVING ACCESSIBILITY FOR HEARING AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

I met with a potential client in their home in Hollywood Hills, an area still considered Los Angeles in Southern California. The main reason their family chose us was that we were specifically licensed and certified in Elderly and ADA (American Disabilities Act) home upgrades and remodeling. I shared with them my experiences with my other clients who had recently had to rearrange their home because of a new disability and what they did to make their lives easier.

It is often possible to adapt or modify current and existing housing using various home modification techniques and technologies. With the main goals being, to keep a safe environment and promote independence and self care.

Continue reading below for accessibility solutions for people with visual or hearing disabilities.

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