The Georgia Dept of Human Services Offers Community Based Disability & Home Modification Services

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Are you a senior 55+, elderly or person with disabilities desiring to remain living in your Atlanta home longer, in spite of mobility challenges? The Georgia Department of Human Services offers community based services to assist people in need, and some of the services include home modifications. The following is quoted from the GA Dept. of Human Services Division of Aging Services website, the 2008 – 2011 State Plan stated:

The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) program makes available a variety of services to individual consumers, and to groups of consumers, to support and assist older Georgians ( and their caregivers, when present) in maintaining their independence in their homes and communities These services support older persons and their families in living longer, living safely and living well. In SFY 2006, 36,793 individual older adults, including caregivers, received one or more HCB individual services.”

The Division of Aging Services, along with Area Agencies on Aging, offer support and services to infirm elderly and their care givers, including home modifications.

According to the 2008 – 2011 plan, one of the future areas of emphasis for the community based services is to provide additional home modifications and assistive devices to promote independence. Non-Medicaid Home and Community Based Services focus on solutions to help older Georgians live with safety and independence in their own homes.

For additional information about funding assistive technology and disability home modifications such as ramps and stair lifts, visit the Funding Resources page at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC, — an Atlanta based accessibilty design and installation company.

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Walk-in Tubs for Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Marietta Homeowners

Are you an Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead or Marietta homeowner planning a bathroom remodel that will last a lifetime? Aging-in-place and universal design 55+ design principles when applied correctly to a new bathroom design, will make your bathroom accessible today, and tomorrow, as well!

Here are the primary bathroom aging-in-place design strategies: atlanta-lawrenceville-dunwoody-buckhead-marietta-stair-lift-ramp-walk-in-tub

  • A wide bathroom doorway and adjacent hallway with 60” turning radius at the end of the hall;
  • Accessible bathroom fixtures with grab bars and roll-in shower or walk-in bathtub;
  • Lever handles on doors and faucets, and rocker panel light switches;
  • Remote lock and unlocking door hardware.

The main Universal design features for the home include:

  • Level access to at least one exterior door;
  • One bedroom and one bath on the main level;
  • Wide doorways and hallways to move easily from room to room;
  • Accessible bathroom facilities on the main floor;
  • Extra floor space for roominess, and wheelchair freedom;
  • Stacked closets for future residential home elevators.

Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC  offers accessibility expertise, certified aging-in-place specialization and home modifications experience to assist you with the selection and installation of a new Ella’s Walk-In Tub for your home, EZ-Access aluminum ramps, and Bruno, Sterling and Savaria Stair Lifts.

Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC provides accessible stair lifts, wheelchair platform lifts, wood and metal ramps, roll-in showers and roll-under sinks for homeowners in North Georgia Communities including Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Marietta.

Contact the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC for a complimentary home assessment by calling 770.880.3405, or by email at  Info@AtlantaHomeMods.com. Visit the Atlanta Home Mods website for more information about how to apply aging-in-place accessibility design strategies to your Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead or Marietta Home.

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Fall Proofing Tips for 50+ Seniors & Elderly in Atlanta Homes

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A walk-in bathtub with a door, as used by 50+ seniors, disabled / mobility impaired. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While falling down stairs is one of the leading causes of injury among 50+ seniors and the elderly, not all homes have stairs. The other room where most falls occur is something every house has: the bathroom. With sometimes slick floors, slippery showers and moisture all around, bathrooms can be a dangerous place for 50+ seniors & elderly in Atlanta homes.

However, the bathroom can be made much safer and accessible with the right assistive technology and home modification accessibility upgrades.

Bathroom Fall Prevention
Most bathrooms are poorly designed for the elderly or those who are mobility impaired. Space is limited and most homes come with a shower/bathtub combo which requires stepping over the side of the tub. All of these factors make the bathroom potentially unsafe. Here are some ways to help lower the danger.

  • Walk-In Bathtubs: For those who cannot stand for long periods of time (or at all), the walk-in bathtub allows easy access to bathing without having to hoist oneself dangerously into a contemporary tub.
  • Roll-In Showers: These showers not only have easier access but are designed to be used while safely seated. These showers also have the space needed for a caregiver to help out.
  • Grab Bars: Strategically installed around the bathroom can give a fall preventing hand-hold. Additionally can be used to hoist oneself out of a wheelchair.
  • Safety Lights: Bathrooms get steamy which can disorient the elderly. Backlit LED lights help keep a person oriented and safe.

Home Modifications–Ramps, Stair lifts and Bathroom Upgrades
Preventative measures to help 50+ seniors and elderly Atlanta residents stay safe include home modifications such as wheelchair ramps for homes, straight and curved stairlifts, and roll-in shower and walk-in bath installations. Would any of these give you the safety and security you require to be protected in your home?

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Get more info from the certified professionals at Atlanta Home Modifications at 770-880-3405 or click here to learn more about bathroom fall prevention for 50+ seniors and elderly Atlanta residents.

Aging-In-Place Design for Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Marietta Homes

Are you planning to live in your Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead or Marietta home for your lifetime? The following aging-in-place and universal design principles apply to making your home accessible for today, and for tomorrow, too!

The primary aging-in-place design strategies include:

  • Zero-step entry with level access (no steps) from the driveway to the door at a atlanta-lawrenceville-dunwoody-buckhead-marietta-stair-lift-ramp-walk-in-tubminimum of one outside door on the main floor;
  • Wide doorways and hallways with 60” turning radius at the end of the hall;
  • Accessible Bathroom with grab bars and roll-in shower or walk-in bathtub;
  • Lever handles on doors and faucets, and rocker panel light switches;
  • Remote lock and unlocking door hardware.

Universal design principles include level access to at least one exterior door; One-story living with the dining, living room, and at least one bedroom and one bath on the main level; Wide doorways and hallways to move easily from room to room; Accessible walk-in tub or roll-in shower; Extra floor space for roominess, and wheelchair freedom; and stacked closets for future residential home elevators.

Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC  has the accessibility expertise, certified-aging-in-place specialization and home modifications experience to assist you with the selection and installation of a new Ella’s Walk-In Tub for your home, EZ-Access aluminum ramps, and Bruno, Sterling and Savaria Stair Lifts.

Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC provides accessible stair lifts, wheelchair platform lifts, wood and metal ramps, roll-in showers and roll-under sinks for homeowners in North Georgia Communities including Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead and Marietta.

Contact the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC for a complimentary home assessment by calling 770.880.3405, or by email at  Info@AtlantaHomeMods.com . Visit the Atlanta Home Mods websitefor more information about how to apply aging-in-place accessibility design strategies to your Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Buckhead or Marietta Home.

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Ella’s Walk-In Tubs from Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC

Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC  has the accessibility expertise, certified-aging-in-place specialization and home modifications experience to assist you with the selection and installation of a new Ella’s Walk-In Tub for your home.walk-in tub for website

Ella’s Walk-In Tubs come equipped with the following comfort and safety features:

  • Ella’s Deluxe size 29.5” x 55” (59” with extension to fit tub opening) x40”.
  • 12 Therapeutic Hydro Massage Jets with a 1 Horse Power Pump.
  • 10 Therapeutic Air Massage Jets with a 0.5 Horse Power Air Pump.
  • In-Line 1.5 KW Water Heater.
  • Ella’s Dual Drain Technology — Dual 2” brass & copper drains, and two copper overflows for dependable drainage.
  • Ozone Sterilization.
  • High Quality Cast Acrylic Tub with Low Threshold Step In.
  • Air Flow Control for Softer Hydro Massage.
  • Stainless Steel and Tempered Glass Door, Door Frame & Rubber Seal.
  • Two Built In Safety Grab Bars.
  • Thermostatic Control Valve.
  • Removable Rubber Back Support in White.
  • Brass Chrome Plated Designer Spout, Two 2 Way Diverters with ADA Compliant Handles, and Pull Out Hand Held Shower Mixer.
Contact the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC for a walk-in tub and low-threshold roll-in showers Safety Assessment by calling 770.880.3405, or by email at  Info@AtlantaHomeMods.com. Visit the Atlanta Home Mods website, today.
Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC provides accessible stair lifts, wheelchair platform lifts, wood and metal ramps, roll-in showers and roll-under sinks for residents of North Georgia.

Atlanta and North Georgia Walk-In Tubs and Roll-In Showers

Atlanta Home Modifications has the accessibility expertise, the certified-aging-in-place certification training, and the home modifications experience to assist you with the selection and installation of a new walk-in tub for your home.

Ella’s walk-in tubs offer every necessary and optional feature you will require to enjoy the comfort and convenience of bathing safely in your home. The Deluxe model size is 29.5” x 55” (59” with extension) x40”. It features Ella’s Dual Drain Technology,  which is made up of dual 2” brass & copper drains, two copper overflows for dependable drainage, two separate drain handles for easier operation and an 80 second draining time, when draining from a full level.

As you consider alternatives for gaining access to the master bathroom or main floor bath of your home after surgery or a disabling illness, contact the accessibility experts at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC. We utilize our knowledge of accessibility equipment and ADA requirements to specify walk-in tubs, wheelchair roll-in showers, roll-under sinks and grab bars for bathrooms in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.

Contact the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist at Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC for walk-in tubs and wheelchair roll-in showers by calling 770.880.3405 or by visiting our Atlanta Home Mods website, today.

Atlanta Home Modifications, LLC provides disability equipment and home modifications including stair lifts, wheelchair platform lifts, wood and metal ramps, roll-in showers and roll-under sinks for residents of neighboring communities, such as Clarkston, Cleveland, Commerce, Stone Mountain, Conyers, Smyrna, Covington, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Lithonia, and Cumming.

Contact us to create a well coordinated, attractive and useful walk-in tub, or roll-in shower installation for your bathroom, in Dacula, Dahlonega, Dalton, Decatur, Duluth, East Point, Fairburn, Fayetteville, Flowery Branch, Gwinnett, Forsyth, Dekalb, GA, Mableton,  Marietta,  Acworth,  Alpharetta, Athens,  Austell, Bogart, McDonough, Monroe, Gainesville, Newnan, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Rome, Roswell, Snellville, Stockbridge,  Suwanee, Toccoa, Tucker, Warner Robins, Winder, Woodstock,  Greenville, Griffin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jonesboro, Kennesaw, Loganville, Buford, Canton, and Carrollton; in Georgia and South Carolina.

Contact us for more information about walk-in barrier free tub to make your bathroom accessible.  Contact Atlanta Home Modifications at 770.880.3405 or email us at  Info@AtlantaHomeMods.com for an In-Home Assessment.