Fall Prevention Month and Free Home Safety Assessments

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…

Aging In Place Tips For The Kitchen

Aging In Place Tips For The Kitchen

When you think of spaces that can benefit from home modifications for aging in place, you may initially think of bathrooms and entryways. One of the more overlooked spaces is the kitchen. So much goes on in the kitchen: cooking, dining, socializing, relaxing. It is also one of the easiest spots to make small, yet…

April is OT Month & US Small Business Week is Approaching

April is OT Month & US Small Business Week is Approaching

We are proud to announce that our Oakley Home Access co-owners, Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira, share the honor of being named as Rhode Island’s 2019 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates National Small Business Week (May 5-11, 2019) by recognizing the…

Occupational Balance

Occupational Balance

People often wonder how to balance all of the aspects of their busy lives. From work responsibilities to family commitments, in our modern world we all have a lot going on! This is especially true for those who are caregivers to an elderly spouse or loved one. In these cases, it is especially important to…

Back to Basics: Bathroom Safety

Back to Basics: Bathroom Safety

In this month’s blog, we wanted to bring it back to the basics. The original reason we created this company four years ago:  BATHROOM SAFETY. While our company now addresses anything and everything regarding home accessibility, we started out with preventing falls in the bathroom with grab bar installation. Of all the household areas that…

Winter Preparedness

Winter Preparedness

With Winter settling in it is important to plan ahead to have a safe winter. As always, Oakley Home Access has a particular interest in fall prevention and also informing our clients about special considerations of the adaptive equipment that we provide. With that in mind, we have some Winter tips that can make the season safe.…

Traveling With Mobility Issues

Traveling With Mobility Issues

Happy Holidays! We are expanding on our November 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 essential. Airports and…

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.…