Oakley Home Access: A Season of Gratitude

Oakley Home Access: A Season of Gratitude

As the end of 2020 approaches, we reflect on the past year. While it was filled with unexpected challenges for the Oakley Home Access team and our clients, it was also filled with opportunities, new ways of doing business, and new ways of connecting with our families and friends. Throughout these unprecedented times, we counted…

Celebrating The Holidays Safely

Celebrating The Holidays Safely

As we navigate a very different holiday season than we are normally used to, we are taking some time to share tips and resources that will help to make a socially distanced holiday easier for seniors and high risk groups. We understand how important it is to connect with family and friends and how difficult…

Traveling With Mobility Issues

Traveling With Mobility Issues

As we approach the holiday season, we are expanding on our Visitability blog with some quick tips for those who have mobility issues who will be traveling over the holidays. We all enjoy getting away for a much needed vacation or visit to our loved ones, but when you have special requirements, planning ahead is…

Visitability & Adapting Your Home For Visitors

Visitability & Adapting Your Home For Visitors

With the holidays approaching, many of us will be opening our homes to friends and family. Of course some visitors will effortlessly be able to enter and navigate a standard home with multiple steps to enter & stairs to common areas. Many visitors, for a wide variety of reasons, have trouble climbing steps or utilize…

Long-Term Care Policies and Home Modification Funding

Long-Term Care Policies and Home Modification Funding

One of the most frequent questions that we are asked regards how to pay for home modifications. We have covered several options that are available in previous blogs, but one of the more overlooked options is the Long-Term Care Policy. Long-Term Care policies are often erroneously referred to as ‘Nursing Home Insurance’ and though they will…

Veterans Administration HISA Grant

Veterans Administration HISA Grant

At Oakley Home Access we are always working to find funding sources for those who need home modifications. One of the grant programs that we work with is through the Veterans Administration, called the Home Improvements and Structural Alterations Grant. This grant provides funding for medically necessary improvements and structural alterations to Veterans or Servicemembers’ primary residence.…

RI Livable Home Modification Grant Application Process

RI Livable Home Modification Grant Application Process

The RI Livable Home Modification Grant reimburses 50% of the cost of modifying homes, up to a total of $5000.  Home modification can enable homeowners or renters with disabilities or mobility issues to remain in their own homes safely and avoid relocation to costly long-term care facilities. Eligibility requirements are very generous; they are spelled out in the…

Rhode Island Home Modification Funding Sources

Rhode Island Home Modification Funding Sources

Once Oakley Home Access does our home assessment and determines the proper modifications for each individual person, the question we are asked most frequently is, “How can we pay for these modifications?” Thankfully there are several different funding sources for most people to consider if they are not able to pay out of pocket. Home modifications and…

Oakley Home Access: Continuing Commitment to Safe Home Assessments and Installations

Oakley Home Access: Continuing Commitment to Safe Home Assessments and Installations

Our team at Oakley Home Access has been humbled by the feedback we have gotten from our community resource partners and our clients thanking us and praising our safety protocols during the pandemic. As always, we are here to let our Rhode Island & Massachusetts communities know that we continue to be available for all…

Dangers and Drawbacks to Glass Shower Doors

Dangers and Drawbacks to Glass Shower Doors

Some individuals choose glass shower doors because they look nice and they let in light when you are in the shower. The trade-off from having something that looks good, however, is a significant decrease in safety & accessibility. We dislike them in any home, and because our focus is on safety and aging in place,…