Home Modification Funding Options

Home Modification Funding Options

Our Oakley Home Access team is as passionate about funding for home modifications as we are about the home modifications themselves. After we complete our free home safety assessment and determine the proper modifications for each individual situation, we always discuss funding. There are several funding sources for most people to consider if they are…

The Visitable Home

The Visitable Home

Last month we covered some tips that could help individuals with mobility challenges as they travel during the holiday season. Often times, however, you personally may be welcoming a friend or family member who will benefit from some accommodations. In the second part of our holiday blog series, we discuss visitability. While some visitors will…

Traveling Safely This Holiday Season

Traveling Safely This Holiday Season

This week marks the start of the hustle and bustle of holiday travel season. Time spent with family and friends is an important part of our lives. In this first part of our two-part holiday/winter blog, we will be talking about special considerations while traveling throughout the season as Thanksgiving approaches. We hope that our…

Aging In Place & Home Modifications: Trust the Experts

Aging In Place & Home Modifications: Trust the Experts

When it comes time to choose a company to help you or your loved one’s age in place, you will want to choose wisely. A general contractor, while being extremely talented in their world of new construction and major renovations, may not bring with them a true understanding of the needs and desires of those…

Choosing a Wheelchair Ramp for Your Home

Choosing a Wheelchair Ramp for Your Home

Here at Oakley Home Access we field a lot of questions from homeowners when they must weigh their options for a wheelchair ramp at their home. The most popular question that we receive is “Should I consider constructing a wooden ramp or would it be better to install an aluminum ramp?” We always encourage an…

The Ease of the Vertical Platform Lift: Aging In Place With a View

The Ease of the Vertical Platform Lift: Aging In Place With a View

If you or a loved one are one of the many people who rely on a wheelchair to help with mobility issues, a vertical platform lift can be an invaluable tool for Aging In Place. Vertical Platform Lifts (VPLs) are usually installed outside or in a garage to help users gain accessibility to otherwise inaccessible…

Oakley Home Access: Complete Home Accessibility & Aging In Place Specialists

Oakley Home Access: Complete Home Accessibility & Aging In Place Specialists

Oakley Home Access assists a wide array of clients in Rhode Island and Massachusetts ranging from children with mobility impairments to older individuals who strive to age in place. Oakley Home Access provides a variety of home safety and accessibility equipment that provides minimally invasive solutions to maximize mobility in every room of the home.…

Fall Prevention Month and Free Home Safety Assessments

Fall Prevention Month and Free Home Safety Assessments

June being Fall Prevention Month, we feel it’s the best time to be sure that your home is optimized for safety.  We’ve all read the statistics that just about ⅓ of senior citizens will fall every year and that falls are the number one cause of injuries for the elderly. Hip fractures, cuts, bruises, and…

Aging In Place Tips For The Kitchen

Aging In Place Tips For The Kitchen

When you think of spaces that can benefit from home modifications for aging in place, you may initially think of bathrooms and entryways. One of the more overlooked spaces is the kitchen. So much goes on in the kitchen: cooking, dining, socializing, relaxing. It is also one of the easiest spots to make small, yet…

April is OT Month & US Small Business Week is Approaching

April is OT Month & US Small Business Week is Approaching

We are proud to announce that our Oakley Home Access co-owners, Justin Oakley and Michael Vieira, share the honor of being named as Rhode Island’s 2019 Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Each year, the U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates National Small Business Week (May 5-11, 2019) by recognizing the…