Handicare Blog

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Keep updated on the latest trends and tips from experts as well as stories from homeowners who have chosen to stay at home and age in place.

Handicare Goes Green

Look around you. How many things do you see that are made of plastic around you? Perhaps a plastic straw in your morning iced coffee....

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Accessible Vacations

Ah, summer. Three months of sunshine, enjoying the outdoors and planning some fantastic trips. Are you a laid back and R&R type of vacationer or...

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Reduced Color Vision Can Increase Fall Risk

When designing our home, we often make color selections based off personal preferences with little concern as to how these colors may affect visibility. Color...

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Straight vs. Curved Stairlifts: Which do I need?

It’s never been more evident why the baby boomer generation has been called such. Approximately 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. What’s more? 10,000...

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Fall Prevention Tips During Winter

Ice, Ice Baby Sledding, ice skating, skiing… there are a lot of wonderful things about winter. But unfortunately, when snow falls, so do people. According...

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Home Elevator vs. Platform Lift vs. Stair Lift

When a loved one’s mobility becomes limited, we often find the stairs being the first obstacle for them. As conditions worsen, we have to consider...

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10 Tips to Help Seniors Live Independently

“Home is where the heart is.” – Pliny the Elder Our home is our sanctuary. It’s where we find reprieve from our busy lives. It’s...

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How to Clean a Stairlift

Properly Cleaning Your Stairlift Chair lifts are a great mobility aid to ensure a safe climb up the stairs. But, we may forget that just...

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Aging Parents: 5 Surprising Ways a Stair Lift Can Help Them Live at Home Longer

A stairlift reduces the biggest injury hazard in your aging parent’s home at minimal cost, giving peace of mind for everyone. Maybe it’s the cozy...

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All About Arthritis

Did you know that there are more than 100 types of arthritis? Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America with more than 50...

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Aging in Place Safely

Today, 10,000 Americans will turn 65. Tomorrow, another 10,000 will turn 65. And the day following, another. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, we will...

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Should I Buy or Rent a Stairlift?

You are thinking about having a stairlift installed. But after doing some research, you are wondering if it would be better to simply rent one?...

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