Handicap Disability Home Renovation Blog

Do you use a wheelchair, and have a hard time accessing your home? An aluminum modular access ramp allows wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility equipment to travel over small sets of stairs and steps, easily. The challenges that disabled people face without ramps today include various accessibility implications that are best solved with ADA accessible homes and businesses. You can shop for a selection of products that are available and on sale that provide a solution, with prices you can afford. There are no free ramps, however in Massachusetts, you can get a 0% APR loan with no payments required, that doesn't need to be repaid unless your home sells. We can help you find a ramp design that we can manufacture and install at your building.

Wheelchair ramps allow individuals with disabilities many options customized to the specifications of their requirements. Every business and residential property that is accessed by a wheelchair should have permanent ramps that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines, including height, slope, and pitch requirements. The day that commercial buildings have all installed wheelchair compliant ramps will make a big difference in the lives of disabled persons. Ramps aren't making walkers discount getting into public places - they're helping the handicapped explore areas they are entitled to travel to.

Portable Ramps For Accessing Automobiles

These wheelchair ramps allow a scooter to glide into the back of a vehicle. It provides handicapped users with a safe way to use vehicles. Suitcase ramps fold-up and can fit inside the back of a van. Your medical condition shouldn't take away your power to function as other people do. We have solutions designed to safely move you to where you want to go, so you can go to the beach, or Philadelphia with your family and have a great time. You can even explore Richmond, Virginia if you wanted to because of the features of these ramps. Being elderly or disabled may limit you from walking, but with an affordable, portable folding ramp, you can access a wide variety of areas around the country with your wheelchair, so contact us now to learn about our special offers for online customers only.

Our ADA accessible bathroom experts know the guidelines for remodeling facilities, in order to make them compliant so handicapped people can use them with their wheelchair. Our showers use more technology than just grab bars. They meet the ADA act's accessibility standards, as well as the requirements of their users. Our bathing room designs must comply with the regulations of the industry, so we have developed solutions that provide the aging population and individuals with a handicap with products that are designed to accommodate independence from hospital settings, nursing homes, and assisted living.

You can be independent with your disability by using an accessible Bestbath barrier-free shower in your bathroom. In commercial settings, we can bring your restroom into compliance with toilets or stalls for men and women, using an ADA bathroom construction design that is good for public use. Without the right specifications built into your restrooms, you could end up with a toilet without adequate space for anyone with a disability. A common building challenge is making the renovation comfortable for every person who will use it, including guests.

With a remodel, we will reconfigure the plumbing so the water and drains are available in all the right places. We may find specific deficiencies in your home bathroom that is common to many bathrooms not compliant with ADA standards. We will be adding these requirements to your ADA bathroom project to ensure the minimum clearances as defined by ADA standards are met. Your accessible bathroom design should use ideas that come from ADA contractors that have experience designing ADA bathrooms. We learn this information first-hand, so we're sure our standard of work is inclusive of ADA compliant restrooms.

ADA American Disability Standards for Restrooms

There should be a 30-inch by 4-feet access to the sink. Handicap stalls with a toilet should have 16 to 18 inches between the center of the unit and the edge of the wall, and a clear circle of at least 60 inches around the sidewall and 56 inches from the rear wall to allow a wheelchair to turn. Toilets should have seats that are 17-19 inches tall.

People with disabilities need rooms with the range needed for turning around in a wheelchair. Each bath product we put in a hotel or an office bathroom will meet the dimensions that the ADA contractor needs for the requirements of the project. Look at the photos in our photo gallery to learn more about our offer to make your bathroom accessible. We can remodel your bathrooms to be ADA compliant following your guidelines and inspiration. Contact us today to get more information about your options.

If you're handicapped and are looking for a remodeling company for getting a wheelchair into home bathrooms, look no further than our ADA bath and shower design modifications. Your disability should make your accessibility a priority, with universal designs for showers and your kitchen. Your needs for bathing must be adapted because you're disabled, and usually grab bars aren't enough to create solutions with safety in mind. Our renovations are best for wheelchairs and people with disabilities, where widening doors and installing a ramp to access your front door are functional requirements. We're a general contractor serving solutions for these challenges, which are essential in making your place livable again.

The aging population and the elderly needs safer living additions added to their house, and independence from the hospital environment and caregivers in general. We are re-designing homes through the construction of an interior that makes life easy and safe. We can build a project that offers what you need in a regulatory compliant renovation, which will be beautiful and free of defects. Your living space should be user-friendly, with ramps that get you over steps you can no longer walk on. We also upgrade kitchens with vital systems that are perfect for everyone that uses them, but most of all is easier to maneuver with mobility products.

We are contractors who genuinely care about our remodels, and seek to keep the cost of adding the needed fixtures down compared to our competitors. Learn more about the many accessories you can add to your vanities on our website. We even specialize in the installation of elevators. You need an expert, not a handyman - we're the specialists, the experts that you can call anytime. We find it important to listen to your questions and come up with a wide range of ideas that we can roll out to make your dream come true.

Accessible Solutions is a provider of bathrooms that have wheelchair accessibility. These showers are safe bathing solutions for the handicapped and elderly, or even for people that are preparing with "aging in place" infrastructure. Our bathroom renovations are designed for handicap access for homeowners and renters - we provide the installation of bath products that are ADA compliant, which is easy to walk into or roll into with a wheelchair. For individuals that are planning their home for independence, we can provide a shower that uses glass doors and an inch high threshold that can be removed later, which is like a curb that creates a seal around the pan where the water drains from. Curbless showers by Bestbath create great freedom for wheelchair users. Both of these types of showers keep the water off of your bathroom floor.

Barrier-free showers provide the safety that is convenient for those that need it. Remodeling your bathroom provides you an independent living standard that is best in the industry. Living without the benefits of a greater bath design can be dangerous when you are showering. We can install shower models that are barrier-free, which means stepping into them is safer, which is perfect for mobility users. These one or multi-piece units are available to buy today, with a wide style selection of surface styles which are reinforced with manufactured fiberglass.

We have the model that will fit right into your bathroom's footprint. See how other bathrooms look that we have designed in our online photo gallery. Find the traditional barrier-free shower that offers durability over time, and seamless beauty over the years. The choice of colors, sizes, and finishes are not limited to your imagination. We include the highest level of quality on the planet. Don't let your money go down the drain - get a barrier-free shower from Accessible Solutions today!

Get An Accessible Tub in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine

Many people demand the ultimate bathing experience that conventional bathtubs don't offer. Construction techniques of the systems that operate these accessible tubs are high-tech. Installing these attractive, alternative tubs in homes is our specialty. These tubs are economically practical, popular, user-friendly, and they are offered in a variety of models. We can provide you a quote for the tub of your needs and requirements, and you can pick from a variety of accessories for your bathroom space. Call or contact us today to learn more about your options. We're committed to building the bathroom of your dreams, with low and no interest financing available for those that qualify.

Accessible Solutions can place a new wheelchair accessible shower in your home, that will allow you to enjoy your bathroom free of any barrier that would normally keep you from bathing with a physical disability. We are residential disability remodeling experts serving Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Southern Maine. We believe that you shouldn't be limited because you are handicapped. We renovate bathrooms so they are easily navigated with wheelchairs, giving you peace of mind you won't obtain from anywhere else.

The installation of an accessible shower stall that you can walk into using a walker or access with a wheelchair will change your perspective on aging. The lack of accessible features of a traditional shower present difficulty for seniors, and the solution is to establish a universal shower with a threshold that keeps the water from escaping the drains, and we can even position grab bars and other accessories that are available. The lavatory that you have been used to is what we call the way of the past because they were designed in another time period.

Check out the photos in our photo gallery today for ideas of how we can renovate your wheelchair accessible shower. We strive for the day that your facilities are the best on the planet, and your standard of living is exceptional because of your new restroom. We can provide you with a free quote and estimate of how long it will take us to renovate your wheelchair accessible shower. Contact us today to find out more about our services, and what financial assistance is available for your project. In Massachusetts, we can often get the customer a 0% APR loan that doesn't need to be repaid unless your home sells.

ADA Compliant Showers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine

Accessible Solutions also installs ADA compliant showers that make the best of your bathroom. Trust our mobility design expertise to convert an old bathtub to a barrier-free shower that you or your family can enjoy. We understand the challenges that the elderly and disabled experience without a handicap accessible shower. Our solutions provide independence for those with disabilities. Old tubs are not safe, because they can lead to slips and falls. With ADA compliant showers that are curbless, you can roll your wheelchair right into the shower. We can position a seat that is painless to get onto, and all of our showers are made in the USA.

With any of our showers, you can choose tile options that fit in with what is already in your bathroom, or we can redesign your bath completely. The showers all include a gel coat finish that you can customize to your bathroom's aesthetics. All of our ADA products and our work is up to code, and the cost is comparable to what you would spend on a normal bathroom renovation. Now is the time to allow our great team of experts to create a bathroom that is perfect for your wishes. We can renovate all building types, including residential homes, or a hotel, or commercial properties.

Wheelchair Accessible Tubs in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine

Accessible Solutions installs industrial grade wheelchair accessible bathtubs that have accessibility in mind. These tubs take a different approach and satisfy the wishes of individuals that need assistance replacing their existing non-accessible tubs. Wheelchair accessible tubs are comfortable to sit in and are easily getting into and out of for anyone with a disability. Options include air jets and water jets that soothe the back and neck as well as the legs.

You don't have to worry about getting the bathtub to your residence if we install it for you - just make a selection of a model that suits your needs and price range, and we will order it. There is a service compartment where all of the typical equipment is housed. We will maintain all of the systems in the accessible bathtub; we are very familiar with these units, and we have been servicing them for a long time. You have the choice of where to house the tub - we can use recessing to blend the unit within the area of your bath.

Wheelchair accessible tubs are a must-buy, as is a wheelchair accessible shower. If you have a disability and are in the market for a handicap accessible shower or tub, please contact us today to learn more about our services. We've been in business since 1978, helping people like you achieve greater accessibility. We're confident that we can provide you with a bathroom of your dreams!

Accessible Solutions now offers Meditub™ Wheelchair Access BathtubsAccessible Solutions now offers the Meditub™ 2953WCA Series and the Meditub™ 3060WCA Series Wheelchair Access Bathtubs by Spa World. They make the bestselling walk-in tub in the United States. Both walk-in tubs are available in white and are constructed of High Glass Fiberglass with Triple Gel Coat Finish.

These two walk-in tubs are completely wheelchair accessible, meaning the user can slide in, or with a Hoyer lift, can roll right up with the track rolling under a well-placed alcove under the tub. These accessible tubs are very well priced and are available with either hydrotherapy, air jets, or both.

There are subtle differences between the two models, for example the 2953WCA has a Wide Outward Door Swing, which is a wide opening wheelchair accessible door, whereas the 3060WCA has a normal Outward Door Swing. The difference between these two models is how far the door swings open. Both are available with a Left or Right Door Side.

Accessible Solutions now offers Meditub™ Wheelchair Access BathtubsThe 2953WCA has a max water capacity of 75 gallons, whereas the 3060WCA has a capacity of 65 gallons of water. The 2953WCA has a stainless-steel support frame, and the 3060WCA has a free-standing stainless-steel support frame, both of which come with adjustable leveling feet. This ensures that the water in the tub will be level around all sides of the tub once installed by Accessible Solutions.

Both models come with a faucet deck, an advanced watertight, walk-in tub door system, a built-in contoured (21in. Chair-height) ADA compliant seat for easy entry into and exit from the tub, and a slip-resistant tub floor. They both include a color-matched built-in safety grab bar, and magnetic access panels to allow internal entry to the unit once it is installed.

Accessible Solutions can provide any needed maintenance or adjustments to the walk-in tub down the road, so you’re guaranteed to be happy with your purchase. We offer a variety of accessibility accommodation financing options, which for example in the State of Massachusetts, could qualify you for a 0% APR loan that has no payments due unless your house is sold.

Contact us today to find out more about the Meditub™ Wheelchair Accessible Bathtubs. We’re the accessibility experts — getting you back to feeling good again. We’ve been helping the disabled community, regardless of ability level, since 1978, and we know you’ll be happy with your very own walk-in tub!

Accessible Solutions Now a NAHB MemberAs of June 2019, Accessible Solutions is now a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), which will help it to achieve its goal of making an accessible home and office for every person in Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine. NAHB strives to protect housing opportunities for all while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen the economy.

The NAHB is a federation of more than 700 state and local associations, representing more than 140,000 members, of which about one-third are home builders and remodelers. The rest, like Accessible Solutions, work in closely related specialties such as accessible building renovations. Since it was founded in the early 1940s, NAHB has worked to ensure that all, regardless of their ability level, have access to safe, decent and affordable housing, whether they choose to buy or rent a place to call home.

Achieving this goal is increasingly difficult in today’s contentious and unsettled environment, one in which the concept of homeownership as a priority is very much under attack. NAHB works feverishly to reverse this dangerous course that will drive down the value of the nation’s housing stock, drive up the cost of rental housing, and threaten the economy.

Accessible Solutions has been in business since 1978 and has been the leading accessibility home renovator in New England ever since. We can install barrier-free walk-in showers, widening doorways, and install permanent or portable ramps that allow you to easily access your home and vehicle. We have financing resources available that, in Massachusetts, can result in a 0% APR loan that has no payments unless the home is sold.

Our staff is happy to assist you in choosing the right accessibility products and services, such as stairlifts, vertical platform lifts, or wheelchair elevators, that you need to access every part of your home. We can even make you a therapy room where you can have practitioners come into your home to provide you wellness services. Our company also sells and installs some of the leading walk-in tubs on the market at dealer direct pricing, with both water and air jets that can help you relax and massage your aching muscles without the additional cost of a massage therapist. We have thousands of different solutions, that have an endless number of combinations that we can provide to you — so your accessibility renovation will truly be exactly what you want and need.

ADA: When does it apply? Why should it always be considered?The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law in 1990, applies to public accommodations, including hotels, motels, restaurants, shopping malls, retail shops, convenience stores, grocery stores, convention centers, sports arenas, and government-owned or public subsidized housing including university dorm rooms and public housing. It doesn't apply to the dwelling units within apartments or condominiums. The ADA defines that all areas of public accommodation be fully-accessible. While the ADA applies to multifamily properties, it does not apply to the dwelling units in those properties. Public areas at multifamily properties, including rental offices, parking areas, and community rooms may be governed by the ADA if they are available to more than the residents who live there and their guests, including areas used for town meetings, or areas that are leased out to the public.

The ADA also requires that a certain number of handicap accessible parking spaces be van-accessible. The access aisle for a van-accessible parking spot needs to be 96 inches wide, compared with only 60 inches wide for standard handicap parking spots. Multifamily properties are also required to have “Van Accessible” signage at the designated parking spaces. If you do not have the required number of van-accessible spaces at your property with proper signage, your building is out of compliance.

Another law that is related to the ADA is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which applies to your property if you receive a government subsidy. Under this law, you are required to provide five percent fully accessible units and two percent hearing and visually impaired units for buildings built with Rural Development funds starting in 1982, and with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds starting in 1988. Properties constructed before those dates are encouraged to meet the requirement of five percent fully accessible units and two percent hearing and visually impaired units during renovation, rehabilitation or repair of the building. Section 504 also requires that common areas be fully accessible.

The ADA should always be weighed because the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the consideration of housing agreements on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability. One type of disability discrimination prohibited by the Fair Housing Act is the refusal to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services when such accommodations may be necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling. HUD and the DOJ frequently oversee complaints alleging that housing providers have violated the Act by refusing reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities.

Accessible Solutions specializes in making accessibility accommodations to help property owners be compliant with the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Fair Housing Act. We can convert a building that was built using a non-accessible building standard, and make that dwelling fully accessible, with a walk-in ADA shower, widened doorways, and we can install temporary or permanent ramps to help a person in a wheelchair, scooter, or other mobility device access the dwelling and their vehicle. We are accessibility experts, and we have multiple types of financing available.

If you have any specific questions about how these laws apply to your property, please contact us today to find out how we can bring your building up to code with the ADA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We started our company back in 1978, because we wanted to help this community gain access to public accommodations, and have dwellings that are customized to their specific accessibility needs. We know the laws, as we've been a specialized general contractor for over 35 years, and we can help you to understand how to meet all of the requirements of the laws without spending money on unnecessary modifications.

Do you live in a condo or other types of public buildings, and your landlord of the Condo Board isn’t allowing accessibility accommodations that you need for functionality?

Are you wondering who you can contact for help with this problem?

Condo Board in Massachusetts Not Allowing Accessibility Accommodations?

The Architectural Access Board (AAB) develops and enforces regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities. Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 22, § 13A, the AAB has issued regulations in order to make public buildings and facilities accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities.

These regulations, which are listed as Section 521 of the Code of Massachusetts Regulations, apply to all buildings and facilities in the Commonwealth that are open to members of the public including but not limited to, retail establishments, hotels and motels, multiple dwellings, educational facilities, medical facilities, detention facilities, places of worship, restaurants, and transportation facilities.

Accessible Solutions can help you navigate the laws in Massachusetts to ensure that you get the accommodations that you need and deserve, not to mention are entitled to under the State of Massachusetts laws. We’re accessibility specialists that have been in business since 1978, and we’ve helped hundreds of disabled individuals get the disability accommodations that they need to be functional again.

The AAB’s definition of “Accessible” means a site, building, facility or portion thereof that complies with 521 CMR and that can be approached, entered, and used by persons with disabilities. When the term “>accessible” is used, it shall mean both physical and communication accessible unless otherwise noted in 521 CMR. This definition of accessibility is exactly what the AAB ensures disabled people have access to in their daily routines. If you feel you are not currently in an accessible living location, you should contact Accessible Solutions, immediately.

Upon contacting Accessible Solutions, we will begin the process of helping you file a complaint with the AAB based on the details of your case. This complaint will be the basis for a legal process that will force your landlord or Condo Board to allow accessibility modifications to be made to your living quarters, which may include the installation of a Barrier-Free Walk-In Shower, the installation of ramps, the widening of doorways if you are in a wheelchair and other modifications that are necessary to bring your building up to code with what the AAB defines as “accessible”.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailableOne way that the ADA and similar laws make sure people with mobility disabilities can access goods, services, and programs is by requiring property owners and operators to provide handicap access ramps in many situations. If your building project must have a handicap access ramp that meets the minimum requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), choose Accessible Solutions!

The ADA is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination again people with mobility disabilities in everyday activities. Some public buildings are required to have access ramps, to make their location more accessible to those that have mobility disabilities, including scooters, carts, walkers, canes, and power chairs. In order to ensure that access ramps are being used safely at home, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides recommendations for mobility products in residential areas.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailableHandicap access provides safe building access to mobility users with wheelchairs or walkers, and are also helpful for people with strollers, carts, scooters, or power chairs. There are many types of handicap access ramps, including permanent, semi-permanent, and portable wheelchair ramps. All of these types of access ramps give people using mobility devices, including wheelchairs, carts, strollers, walkers and canes an easy way to get in and out of your home or business.

A wheelchair ramp is a gradually inclined surface that allows users of mobility devices including wheelchairs, carts, scooters, strollers, or power chairs to have easy access to a building, or to navigate otherwise inaccessible terrain. In the United States, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires a slope of no more than 1:12 for mobility devices, including wheelchairs and scooters, for business and public use, which is equivalent to 1 foot of length for each one inch of rise.

One of the types of permanent or semi-permanent ADA ramps we sell is made from aluminum, which is lightweight and engineered to handle heavyweights, including power chairs and mobility scooters. These aluminum wheelchair ramps are made for scooters and power wheelchairs with weights up to 800-pounds. With a non-slip surface, these access ramps offer great traction in a one-piece design. You'll be able to roll your power chair or scooter up or down 10-inch residential inclines, or 5-inch high commercial inclines without any trouble to the user.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailablePortable aluminum ramps serve as an easy and relatively inexpensive solution for individuals using wheelchairs or mobility scooters that have to navigate over curbs or stairs and transport their mobility equipment in vehicles. EZ-ACCESS® Transitions® Modular Entry Ramps provide a secure surface for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers and cane users. EZ-ACCESS® SUITCASE® Folding Ramps provide convenience for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and more.

We also can install wood or vinyl wheelchair ramps. Many people with disabilities and the elderly will find that they need to make their homes more accessible for mobility aids including scooters, walkers, canes, power chairs. When that time comes, installing a wheelchair ramp is the first step. Wheelchair ramps play a vital and complementary role in your renewed mobility by increasing the accessibility of your home and surroundings. Another type of handicap ramp we sell is the rubber threshold wheelchair ramp, that is designed to provide a safe and smooth transition over raised thresholds that might stop a wheelchair, scooter or other mobility devices, or could pose a trip hazard for users with lower steps and other mobility limitations. From indoor walking hazards including door thresholds and raised landings, to outdoor mobility dangers, there are many safety risks that people face every day.

Many Types of Wheelchair Ramps Are AvailableIf you or the senior in your life are seeking a wheelchair ramp for accessing stairs, and/or attempting entrance to porches, curbs, landings, steps or transport vehicles, a handicap mobility access ramp from Accessible Solutions is worth considering. Accessible Solutions provides safe and reliable accessibility products for homes or businesses to users with walkers, wheelchairs, power chairs, scooters, and more. We have financing options available to cover your costs, and all of our products come with a total satisfaction guarantee. One of our financing programs, for residents of Massachusetts, is a 0% APR loan with no payments, and no repayment unless your house sells. We want you to be happy with your new ramp — regardless of what type you choose.

Accessible Solutions has been a mobility and disability specialist since 1978 while serving the areas of Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Maine. We serve everyone regardless of their age or ability level, and we value our customers more than anything else. Look around our website to learn more about our company, and please contact us today for all of your accessibility needs.

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