The 3 Things You Must Know Before Buying a Walk-in Bathtub!

I had never heard of a walk-in bathtub until after my Mother-in-law fell in the bathroom and broke her hip several years ago.  The hip injury set in motion what I now know to be an epidemic.  In fact, over 15,000 seniors die every year from fall related injuries.   Fortunately my mother in law survived, […]

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Tax Deductions for Accessible Home Modifications

Have you spent money during the last year on home modifications or installing special equipment in your home to accommodate a medical condition or disability?  You will be pleased to know that you may be able to recoup some, if not all, of the costs.  Both the Federal Government and many states offer tax incentives […]

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Five Aging in Place Home Ideas for under $500

Replace your old shower head with a handheld shower on a hose.  If possible buy one with a “trickle control” on the handle that lets you turn the water flow to a trickle so you don’t waste water while you’re “soaping up”. If you’re handy and can screw it on yourself, the cost is less […]

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How To’s for Advanced CAPS

Once thought of only as a feature in the home of a wheelchair user, curbless or “walk-in” showers are a hot item in new construction and remodels for people of all ages.   If the shower is large enough to dispense with a shower door altogether, that is even sexier.  These are an easy sell, and […]

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Favorite Universal Design Features

Article written by Jim Cory about Dan Bawden Dan Bawden, owner of Legal Eagle Contractors, in Houston, and one of the earliest CAPS-certified remodelers, lists his favorite universal design features. Lever handles for plumbing fixtures and door hardware. Light switches and thermostats lowered to 48 inches off the finish floor; outlets raised to 18 inches off the finished […]

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