Posts by Rachel Moniz

Maintaining Balance to Maximize Mobility

One of our missions at Oakley Home Access is to educate on how home safety begins with proper planning and the right tools. While ramps and stairlifts continue to be our most popular home modifications, there are many smaller tools and modifications which can help in the home and the community. These tools are inexpensive,…

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Home Modification Funding Options

Our Oakley Home Access team is as passionate about funding for home modifications as we are about the home modifications themselves. After we complete our free home safety assessment and determine the proper modifications for each individual situation, we always discuss funding. There are several funding sources for most people to consider if they are…

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The Visitable Home

Last month we covered some tips that could help individuals with mobility challenges as they travel during the holiday season. Often times, however, you personally may be welcoming a friend or family member who will benefit from some accommodations. In the second part of our holiday blog series, we discuss visitability. While some visitors will…

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Traveling Safely This Holiday Season

This week marks the start of the hustle and bustle of holiday travel season. Time spent with family and friends is an important part of our lives. In this first part of our two-part holiday/winter blog, we will be talking about special considerations while traveling throughout the season as Thanksgiving approaches. We hope that our…

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Aging In Place & Home Modifications: Trust the Experts

When it comes time to choose a company to help you or your loved one’s age in place, you will want to choose wisely. A general contractor, while being extremely talented in their world of new construction and major renovations, may not bring with them a true understanding of the needs and desires of those…

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Choosing a Wheelchair Ramp for Your Home

Here at Oakley Home Access we field a lot of questions from homeowners when they must weigh their options for a wheelchair ramp at their home. The most popular question that we receive is “Should I consider constructing a wooden ramp or would it be better to install an aluminum ramp?” We always encourage an…

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Fall Prevention Month and Free Home Safety Assessments

June being Fall Prevention Month, we feel it’s the best time to be sure that your home is optimized for safety.  We’ve all read the statistics that just about ⅓ of senior citizens will fall every year and that falls are the number one cause of injuries for the elderly. Hip fractures, cuts, bruises, and…

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