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Steps Made Easy – No Need to Remodel!

 

Exterior of home with converted garage

A while back, I was working with a family looking to remodel the bathroom/laundry area they had earlier created for their mother by converting an existing garage.  Sadly, as her arthritis worsened, she could no longer manage the 2 steps with an over-sized rise to the remodeled area safely. Her son heard about IPAT through a friend, and called for some help. After visiting with the family and assessing the space, I suggested the use of a portable EZ-Step as a possible solution. The family borrowed one from IPAT for a trial-run and found it worked beautifully. They then purchased one, and stated later in a thank you note “. . . your $80 answer got our mother in her bathroom and laundry area once again and saved us $1,000’s of dollars in potential remodeling costs.” So if anyone you know is having trouble managing steps, try the EZ-Step by calling 800-895-4728.

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4 Comments on “Steps Made Easy – No Need to Remodel!”

  • Chris Miller May 1st, 2013 9:31 am

    I’m interested to learn more about ipat, can you send me some info please?

  • Editor May 1st, 2013 3:36 pm

    Chris, IPAT is North Dakota’s statewide assistive technology (AT) program and as such we serve the AT needs all state residents with disabilities and those experiencing the effects of aging. We deliver a variety of assistive technology services and offer access to devices through a number of program activities. Check out our website for specifics, http://www.ndipat.org

  • Kristine November 23rd, 2013 2:32 pm

    Appreciating the time and effort you put into your site and in depth information you offer.

    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material.
    Fantastic read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m
    including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  • IPAT November 25th, 2013 10:08 am

    Thanks for reading and the comments, Kristine!

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