Ways to Improve Your Home’s Accessibility

When the time comes for All Access to help modify your residence for greater accessibility, we can promise the type of service and quality work that our many customers in the greater Philadelphia area have long enjoyed.

We can add rooms, or put in a stairlift. We can make adaptations to existing layouts in the kitchen, bathroom, living room, patio, porch – or anywhere inside or outside your home to make it safer for you and your family to age in place.

We also want you to know of some other changes you can make to the home, especially if a senior (or two) will be living alone or a person with limited mobility will be staying with you. We’re talking here about home security and resources for emergencies.

• Seniors who live independently must be able to reach emergency services in the event of a fall or a medical issue. A Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) can easily summon emergency services. These systems ensure you’re never alone when you need help.

• Monitored alarm services provide seniors with a system that operates itself. When an alarm is triggered, a signal is sent to a 24/7-monitoring center, where operators assess the emergency and dispatch authorities.

All Access Co. is ready to provide you with the renovation plan and work you need. Call us today at (215) 769-1500.

Financial Aid for Home Accessibility

When the need arises for mobility devices or home modifications, the first question many people ask is: “How am I going to pay for this?”

Here’s the real question you should ask: “How can All Access Company handle my needs and help me with the finances?”

What you need – a stairlift, a ramp – is a necessity. How you pay for it is another area in which we can assist. All Access can help you obtain the mobility products you need with the assistance of government and subsidized financing. Consider this one:

• Pennsylvania Department of Health & Human Services. The links on this page provide you with information on a range of options, services and funding sources for the Office of Long-Term Living’s Home and Community-based Services.


• Other resources include:

Long-Term Living Helpline, 1-800-753-8827

Office of Long-Term Living, Bureau of Individual Support, (717) 787-8091

• VA Housing Grants for Disabled Veterans


The VA provides grants to Servicemembers and Veterans with certain permanent and total service-connected disabilities to help purchase or construct an adapted home, or modify an existing home to accommodate a disability. Two grant programs exist: The Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) grant and the Special Housing Adaptation (SHA) grant.

There’s plenty of help out there. Let All Access Co. lend a hand. Reach out to us today!

How a Ramp Can Bring Independence and Safety to Any Home

When Debbie’s aging and ailing father moved in with her and her family, there were plenty of adjustments for everybody.

Her dad missed his privacy and his freedom. Her kids lost the use of a bathroom. And everyone had to get accustomed to physical changes needed in their suburban New Jersey house to accommodate the use of a wheelchair and a walker.

Some adjustments were easy. Debbie’s husband attached a seat lift to the toilet for Grandpa. The kids went around the house making sure electric cords and the edges of rugs weren’t going to pose a tripping hazard.

All Access had a few ideas as well, and Debbie loved them.

To get Grandpa in from the garage in the back, we installed a ramp to the side entrance of the home, at the kitchen. No more stairs to climb. We added grab bars to the bathroom (and that’s about the best $175 anyone can spend – falls in the bathroom can be deadly). We widened the doorway to Grandpa’s bedroom so that his wheelchair would easily roll through.

Everyone has settled in. Everyone is happy. Debbie can look after her dad, the children get quality time with their grandfather, and we can count another satisfied customer in the Philadelphia/N.J. suburbs.

We’re All Access Co. We can help with your home modifications, including ramps, rails, and stairlifts.

Aging in Place with All Access Company

As more and more people choose to age in place, they find that their home – once so perfect for them and a family – now needs a bit of TLC to suit their changing needs.

This is especially true in homes with basements or upstairs bedrooms. Stairs can become increasingly difficult to negotiate as people age or become less sturdy physically.

Perhaps you have a basement workshop. Or an office upstairs. And you are not ready to give either of them up. What to do? Contact All Access. We can help.

All Access provides you with a number of options if you choose to modify your home with a stairlift. We have such a wide variety of choices that there’s something for every need and for every budget.

We can retrofit the inside of your home or the outside. Installation appointments are scheduled within a few days and most installations can be completed in a single day! Are you ready to change the quality of your life?

It’s your home, your castle. And you’re staying. Give yourself full and safe access to every level with a stairlift from the trained professionals at All Access Co.

Prepping Your Home for Winter

The winds are picking up, the leaves swirl chaotically through the yard, and you know winter is coming. We’ll soon be spending a lot more time indoors, but not before we take care of a few things around the yard.

In March, we would call it spring cleaning. Now it’s winter prep.

What can you do to make the months ahead a bit easier? We thought you would never ask.

  • Schedule a tune-up for your heating system. Have a qualified professional check out your air handler and perform a full maintenance. This ought to be done twice a year, with the next visit six months hence. Change the air filter. With people home more and now likely indoors more, use a higher-quality air filter and replace every 60-90 days.
  • Give the garden a final look. Pull out dead plants and any weeds. Trim perennials to ground level so that they can rebound in spring.
  • Put away seasonal items. Patio furniture, pillows, blankets, all should be inside and out of the weather. If you’ve cleaned out your garage or shed, you should have plenty of room. If you haven’t, well, clean out your garage or shed. Then put away seasonal items.

Those are things you can handle. For the big jobs, such as home remodeling, stairlifts, ramps and rails, call All Access. Our estimates are free!

Improving Home Accessibility with Wheelchair Lifts

Your mobility limitations don’t have to restrict what you do and where you go! In data analysis performed by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, about 23% of people that experience mobility impairments need specialized equipment or assistance to help them get around. If this describes you – for example, if you utilize a mobility scooter, a wheelchair, or other similar equipment to help your mobility, then a platform or auto lift may greatly improve your quality of life. These home enhancements increase your independence while ensuring your safety at the same time. All Access Co provides a variety of home improvement services specifically for the mobility-impaired – call 215-769-1500 or contact us online to learn more! In the meantime, read on to explore some of our customers’ favorite home accessibility options.

Stair Lift

A stair lift is ideal for your home if you have indoor or outdoor stairs to navigate. It works exactly like it sounds, where you simply wheel your wheelchair or scooter onto a platform and it will lift you to the next level. These are often called a vertical platform lift or a porch lift, so it’s important to know most of the time they mean the same thing. Investing in a stair lift is one of the safest ways to get up and down the stairs without even having to get out of your wheelchair or scooter.

Auto Lift

Whether you have to travel down the road to buy groceries or like to travel across the country, an auto lift can be one of the most convenient things you own. There are auto lifts available to fit virtually every vehicle and can transport your wheelchair or mobility scooter with ease. If you have a truck, options are available for storing it in the bed or externally. Other vehicles can connect the auto lift in the back to make it simple to push your device on and keep it safe while transporting it.

Home Elevator

A home elevator is one of the more luxurious and convenient options when it comes to wheelchair lift. Contrary to what many people believe, a home elevator doesn’t take up a significant amount of space in the home and it usually blends in well with the layout of a home. It functions just like a regular elevator you are used to, but it’s a bit smaller for ease of home installation. Professional installers can work with the current layout of your home and make slight modifications to install it safely and ensure it is aesthetically pleasing.

Ready to enhance your independence and quality of life? Call All Access Co today at 215-769-1500 or contact us online!

Summer Safety Tips for the Mobility-Impaired During Quarantine

The summer of 2020 is truly an extraordinary time for a wide variety of reasons. To stay healthy and independent, the mobility-impaired may need to take some extra measures to protect themselves and their mobility equipment. After all, the more independent you are, the less you expose yourself to unnecessary risk. All Access Co wants to ensure you maintain and continue to improve your quality of life. For some tips on staying safe and healthy, read the rest of our blog below!

Charge and Bring Backup Equipment

Preparation is key! Always ensure that your main equipment is fully charged and that you have backup chargers and batteries close at hand. This helps ensure that you’re good to go in the case of a power outage or equipment malfunction.

Safely Utilize Portable Mobility Ramps

Our wheelchair ramps are customized to meet the specific needs of each of our customers. This customization, coupled with proper use of the product, is crucial for safety. Your mobility ramp is key to being able to get out and enjoy the beautiful summer weather. Be sure you know not only how to properly have your ramp set up, but also how to store your portable ramp, in order to ensure safety and security.

Stay Cool

Staying hydrated is crucial during the hot summer months, especially for mobility chair users. Never go outside without water or some other fluid and be sure you know the signs of dehydration and heat stroke. Remember: the first signs of dehydration is being thirsty so drink up!

Plan Far Ahead of Time

It is important to plan for any accessibility needs before heading out. If you know of potential issues ahead of time, you can start by calling your destination before your arrival to discuss your needs. This will not only alleviate your stress but it also gives your destination the opportunity to prepare for your entrance.

A little planning ahead of time can ensure you have a great summer. Always ensure that you are prepared and that safety comes first. If you have any questions regarding mobility products or how to properly use your mobility chair or ramp, contact the expert customer service team at All Access Co today. Just call 215-769-1500 or contact us online!

How Can I Make My Home Accessible?

How Can I Make My Home Accessible?

Adding an exterior wheelchair lift to gain access to your home is a great first step to making your home accessible for all family members and visitors. Another option is making your bathroom accessible, since this room can be the most difficult to use when you have limited mobility or depend on a wheelchair or walker to get around. If possible a main floor bathroom should be accessible. Adding handle bars greatly reduce the dangers of slips and falls while transitioning into a bath or shower. Adding grab bars and a shower bench will make this even safer. Give us a call at 215-769-1500 to see the many options available for your bathroom, kitchen, stairs, car, our outdoor areas.

For continued independence and staying at home longer, the next room you should focus on is the kitchen. Adding an ADA compliant lift system into a kitchen allows wheelchair users and those with mobility issues to prepare meals, clean up, and use an important space in the home safely and independently. There are many ways to create ADA kitchens for wheelchairs, starting with counter lifts and cabinet lifts that make the most of your busiest space.

Whatever your needs are, we can help you go through your options and decide what will help you best.  That’s what we are here for!

Why is Accessibility So Important?

Personal independence is one of the most valuable and important freedoms a person can have that ensures a quality standard of living.

Whether due to an injury or illness, age, or ability, the thought of getting up and down a staircase, in and out of a car, moving around a bathroom or your home, becomes more challenging. Safety and security are primary concerns, but so is being able to enjoy your life,your home and your family. That why an accessibility upgrade isn’t just a convenient addition to your home, it’s a necessity.

If you are considering helping someone you know regain their mobility and independence, All Access has a full line of products that can help you help someone you care for.  Whether you are looking for a chair lift, auto lift, ramp, ADA complaint bathroom upgrade, or home modification, please remember All Access is here to help you make an informed decision, and we strive to give you all the accessibility you need!

Please call us at 215-769-1500 for a free, custom quote!

What is a Stairlift or Chairlift?

Thinking about a stairlift can sometimes make people unnecessarily nervous. Whether due to injury, illness, age or ability, getting up and down a staircase can become more challenging. Safety and security are primary concerns, but so is being able to enjoy life, family, and independence.

That’s why a stair lift or chair lift isn’t just a convenient addition to your home, it’s a necessity. A stair lift allows a house to be a home, not a hindrance. Moving freely around your home will give you the confidence and freedom to go where you want, when you want, in your home.

A stairlift (previously called a chairlift or chair lift) is a useful addition to many people's homes, providing easy access to upstairs when the stairs themselves become too much.

A stairlift (or stair lift) is a lift which takes a person up and down stairs, using a motorized seat which runs up and down a staircase on a rail or track. They are usually powered by electricity, and have a control on the actual stairlift itself which the person using the stairlift presses to operate.  Stairlifts are available for both curved and straight staircases, and models are available for both inside and outside.

The majority of people who have a stairlift installed are able to walk, although they may use a walking aid to do so. Small walking aids, such as a walking stick or crutch, can easily be carried on the stair lift.

Are you thinking about a stairlift? Let out knowledgeable Access Specialists help you decided which lift is best for your needs.  They can provide a free consultation, a free custom quote, and offer complete installation services from start to finish.  Why wait?  Call now and we can discuss your needs and help you maintain your freedom and independence!