New Products Help Elderly and Disabled Continue Living at Home

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Blog | No Comments

2013-11-26-handicap-accessible-productsAs people age and struggle with mobility, they’re often forced to move to a nursing home or assisted living facility. Yost Home Improvements hopes to change that by offering handicap accessible products that make navigating in and out of an existing home possible.

At some point in life, most will experience a temporary or even permanent disability, and as the baby boomer population ages, so too will the number of those living with mobility issues. By 2020, 73 percent of the United States population will be between the ages of 55 and 64.

Although most homes are not built with handicap accessibility in mind, Yost Home Improvements’ new line of products can modify existing structures to make navigating them with a wheelchair, scooter or walker safe and easy. Yost’s handicap accessible product line features portable ramps, modular ramps and wheelchair lifts.

  • Portable wheelchair ramps are a durable, yet inexpensive option that can easily be transported and used in multiple areas like walkways, steps and doorways.
  • Modular ramps offer a more comprehensive solution. They involve a system of ramps, handrails and steps that can be configured in multiple ways to conform to an individual’s unique home or situation.
  • Vertical platform lifts offer a solution for any difficult pathway, porch or platform. At just 400 pounds, Yost’s all-aluminum lift is the lightest residential platform lift on the market. Safety rails, weather guards, gates, call/send control buttons and wireless remote controls can be added for even greater ease of use.

Learn more about Yost’s handicap accessible products by clicking here.