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

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…

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

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

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,…

Safety and Convenience: Tub Transfer Bench

One of the simplest tools that we offer to greatly increase bath safety is the tub transfer bench. This tool improves access to a tub or shower without making permanent changes to a bathroom while significantly reducing fall risk. One of the most dangerous transfer an individual performs in a day is getting into and out of…

The Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Program Needs Your Support

The Rhode Island Livable Home Modification Grant Program is in danger of being defunded. We at Oakley Home Access feel responsible to do everything we can to maintain funding for this valuable program. This includes expressing our support to all of our Rhode Island state representatives. Below you will find our open letter to the…

Resources for Successful Aging: Rhode Island

In late June, Oakley Home Access was pleased to be a founding partner of a new Facebook Group, Resources for Successful Aging: Rhode Island (RSA:RI). Along with our co-founders, Home Care Assistance of RI, we have worked to assemble a variety of providers that will be a resource for caregivers who are members of the…

Accessibility Solution: Vertical Platform Lift

For those with mobility issues that require the use of a wheelchair, the installation of a vertical platform lift can mean accessibility to otherwise inaccessible homes. These types of lifts are usually installed outside or in a garage. The user can simply roll onto the platform, push a button, rise to the level of the…

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Wooden Ramps Vs. Aluminum Ramps

We know that many people have questions when it comes time to choose from their two options for ramps at their home: construction of a wooden ramp or the installation of an aluminum ramp. An aluminum ramp is quite simply a much better investment. Let’s compare and contrast wooden versus aluminum. Versatility and Ease Aluminum…