We just finished up a wheelchair ramp and some handrails for a wonderful family in Conroe. He loves getting out in the backyard, but his recent Parkinson’s diagnosis means the stairs are problematic. Now he can continue to do it safely!
A wheelchair ramp is a sloped surface that gives people easy access to a building or elevated areas. There are very specific requirements for businesses that must be followed to provide equal access to everyone. Homes, however, do not have these same requirements. As we age, getting around can become increasingly difficult and even dangerous.
When considering Aging in Place, these are the types of modifications that can make your day-to-day accessibility so much easier and safer. Adding a wheelchair ramp, stairlift, grab bars in your showers, etc. decreases the chance of a significant fall. Each year an estimated 646,000 individuals will die from falls globally. Adults 65 and older suffer the greatest number of fatal falls. 37.3 million falls that are severe enough to require medical attention occur every year. In the United States of America, 20 – 30% of older people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures, or head trauma. This risk level may be in part due to physical, sensory, and cognitive changes associated with aging, in combination with an environment that has not been modified to meet the needs of aging seniors.
LiveWell is an expert in supplying ADA-compliant wheelchair ramps. Our expert staff can design and build a custom ramp specific to the needs of your home. We take pride in each and every project that we complete and truly enjoy helping our customers continue to remain independent at home.
You can reach a member of our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or (281) 771-1469.
*Source: World Health Organization – Fall Fact Sheet