Posts Tagged ‘home modifications’

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…

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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,…

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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…

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Helping The Aging Population in a Post-Pandemic World

Oakley Home Access has remained true to its commitment to be a community resource during the COVID19 crisis. As we have all navigated the uncertainty of the past few weeks, we have all seen the news that shows how vulnerable the residents of nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and other congregate care settings are when exposed…

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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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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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