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Preparing your home for accessibility and safety as you age can be a difficult process. When you’ve lived in the same home for decades, it’s hard to think of this peaceful, happy place as dangerous. But if you don’t take the proper precautions to modify your home as you age, dangerous is exactly what it…

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People with reduced mobility such as wheelchair users and other people who have difficulty walking often need an effective means of bypassing stairs and accessing decks and porches. Stair chair lifts and ramps may not be always suitable for all applications. Vertical platform lifts (VPLs) are the perfect option in multi-level buildings, homes and other commercial buildings…

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Home environments that are not accessible can make daily living extremely challenging for people with functional limitations. Those who need to use mobility devices like wheelchairs may be confined indoors, or even to very limited areas within their house. Wheelchair ramps provide the answer by allowing wheelchair users to enter and exit a building or…

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In the last post, we discussed some of the most common types of platform lifts for homes. However, it’s important to have a good understanding of all major types of platform and wheelchair lifts prior to determining which is the best option to improve elderly independence and general accessibility standards. Here’s part two of our…

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an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall every 11 seconds

When it comes to exploring and investing in platform lifts for homes, there’s no one-size-fits all solution. Each and every patient has a specific set of needs that must be met when considering any type of accessibility product. It’s also important to consider the design of the patient’s home before determining the most viable solution.…

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Stair lifts are extremely useful for seniors and people with mobility challenges and enable them to access the different levels of their home. This accessibility device features a motorized seat that runs up and down the staircase on a rail or track, allowing the user to move comfortably from floor to floor in a seated, standing…

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a man using a truck lift

NSM is excited to be a provider of Bruno lifts for trucks. They have a wide variety of solutions to ensure adequate transport of your mobility scooter or power wheelchair via your truck. They also manufacture unique transfer systems allowing for easier transfers from your scooter or wheelchair into the vehicle. Check out the video…

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approximately 53 million Americans live with a disability

Approximately 53 million Americans live with a disability, and according to a recent study, the most common disability is associated with limited mobility. In the last post, we discussed some of the most common types of wheelchair ramps for stairs, vehicles, and entryways. However, it’s important to have a full understanding of each type of…

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6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to aid their mobility

Approximately 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to aid their mobility. Some of the most common devices are wheelchairs and wheelchair ramps. However, there are a number of different wheelchair ramps with differing designs, functions, and features, and understanding the qualities of each type is the key to making an informed decision about your mobility…

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guide to preventing bathroom injuries part 2

In the last post, we discussed some basic bathroom safety tips designed to maximize mobility and elderly independence. Every year, over two million senior citizens visit the emergency room for injuries caused by a fall, and it’s important to have an understanding of all the ways to make your bathroom safer in order to determine…

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