Maximizing Comfort and Safety: Essential Mobility Products for Seniors

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Written by Jody Fisk

As we age, it’s natural for our mobility to become limited. However, this doesn’t mean we have to compromise on our comfort and safety.

Thanks to advancements in technology, there is now a wide range of mobility products available that can help seniors maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.

In this article, we will explore some essential mobility products that are designed specifically for seniors, allowing them to age in place with confidence.



One of the most common challenges faced by seniors living in multi-story homes is navigating the stairs. Stairlifts are a game-changer for those with limited mobility. Whether it’s due to arthritis, joint pain, or muscle weakness, climbing the stairs can be a daunting task. Stairlifts are designed to effortlessly transport individuals up and down the stairs, eliminating the risk of falls and injuries. They come in various models to suit different staircase configurations and can be easily installed in most homes.

Pool Lifts:

For many seniors, swimming is an enjoyable activity that provides both relaxation and gentle exercise. However, getting in and out of the pool can pose a significant challenge. Pool lifts offer a safe and convenient solution, allowing seniors to access the water easily. These lifts are specifically designed to raise and lower individuals into and out of the pool with minimal effort. With a pool lift, seniors can continue to enjoy the benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of accidents and injuries.

Grab Bars:

Often overlooked, grab bars are a simple and affordable addition that can greatly enhance safety in bathrooms and other areas prone to slips and falls. Installing grab bars near toilets, showers, and bathtubs can provide seniors with the support they need to maintain balance and stability. These bars come in various lengths and styles, making them adaptable to most home decors. By incorporating grab bars into their living spaces, seniors can greatly reduce the risk of accidents and feel more confident and secure.


For seniors using mobility aids such as walkers, wheelchairs, or scooters, navigating steps and uneven surfaces can be a considerable challenge. Ramps provide a smooth and barrier-free transition between different levels, making it easier for seniors with limited mobility to move around their homes. Ramps can also be installed at entrances, allowing for easy access in and out of the house. With a ramp, seniors can maintain their mobility and independence, without the need for assistance.

At EZ Able® shop home & business, we understand the importance of maximizing comfort and safety for seniors. That’s why we specialize in providing a wide range of mobility products designed to enhance the quality of life for individuals aging in place. From stairlifts to pool lifts, grab bars to ramps, our products are carefully selected to offer the utmost convenience, security, and peace of mind.

It is crucial to prioritize the well-being and independence of our aging loved ones. By investing in essential mobility products, we can ensure that they age in place comfortably and safely. For more information and to explore our selection of mobility products, visit EZ Able® shop home & business website. Together, let’s make aging a positive and fulfilling experience.


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Vertical Platform Lift Installation Requirements

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Vertical Platform Lift Installation Requirements

Written by Jody Fisk

Installing a vertical platform lift is a complex task that requires careful planning, proper equipment, and adherence to safety regulations.

Vertical platform lifts are typically used to provide wheelchair accessibility or to transport individuals with mobility challenges between different levels of a building.

Here are the general steps involved in the installation of a vertical platform lift:

Assessment and Planning:

    • Assess the site where the lift will be installed. Consider factors such as space availability, structural support, and electrical connections.
    • Determine the appropriate type and size of the lift based on the specific needs of the users and the site conditions.

Permitting and Regulations:

    • Check local building codes and regulations regarding accessibility lifts. You may need permits or approvals from local authorities.

Site Preparation:

    • Prepare the site by ensuring it is level and free of obstacles.
    • Install any necessary structural supports, such as a concrete pad or reinforced flooring, to ensure the lift’s stability.

Electrical Work:

    • Ensure that there is a dedicated electrical supply available for the lift. This may require wiring and installation of a dedicated circuit.

Testing and Inspection:

        • Conduct a thorough test of the lift to ensure it operates smoothly and safely.
        • Check all safety features, including emergency stops and alarms.
        • Schedule an inspection by a qualified technician or an inspector from your local regulatory authority.

Final Adjustments and Calibration:

    • Fine-tune the lift’s operation and make any necessary adjustments to ensure it meets safety standards.
    • Calibrate the lift’s controls and settings to match the specific requirements of the installation.


    • Provide training to users and caregivers on how to operate the lift safely.
    • Ensure that users are familiar with emergency procedures and how to respond in case of a malfunction.


    • Establish a regular maintenance schedule to ensure the lift remains in good working condition. Maintenance typically includes inspections, lubrication, and replacement of worn components.

Documentation and Compliance:

    • Maintain detailed records of installation, inspections, and maintenance activities to demonstrate compliance with regulations and for future reference.
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New and Improved Website!

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New and Improved Website!

Written by Jody Fisk

🌟 Exciting News: Introducing Our New and Improved Website at ezable.com! 🚀

Dear EZ Able Community,

We are thrilled to unveil our brand-new website, designed with you in mind!

After months of hard work and dedication, we are excited to share a sleek, user-friendly, and content-rich online platform that reflects our commitment to excellence.

Here’s what you can look forward to on our revamped website:

🎨 Fresh and Modern Design: Our website has undergone a stunning makeover. It features a modern, visually appealing design that enhances your browsing experience.

🌐 Streamlined Navigation: We’ve made it easier than ever to find the information you need. With intuitive navigation menus and a user-friendly layout, you’ll spend less time searching and more time exploring.

📚 Rich Content: Discover a wealth of valuable information, including in-depth product/service details, informative blog posts, engaging product videos, and downloadable resources. Whether you’re a long-time customer or a first-time visitor, there’s something for everyone.

📱 Mobile Optimization: Access our website seamlessly on your mobile devices. We’ve optimized the site for a responsive and enjoyable mobile experience.

🔒 Enhanced Security: Your online safety is a top priority. We’ve implemented state-of-the-art security measures to protect your data and privacy.

📢 Stay Updated: Don’t miss out on company news, promotions, and updates. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media for the latest information.

👀 Sneak Peek: Get an exclusive first look at upcoming products/services and company initiatives.

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We’re really excited about our new Accessibility features too!

Shop in a way that works for you!  Use custom settings to modify & taylor your shopping experience.

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We couldn’t have achieved this without your ongoing support and feedback. Thank you for being a part of our journey!

Visit our new website today at https://ezable.com and experience the difference for yourself. We can’t wait to hear what you think.

Your feedback is invaluable to us, so please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions. We’re here to provide you with the best possible online experience.

Thank you for your trust in EZ Able! We look forward to serving you better than ever before!

Warm regards,

Jody Fisk – President

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Acrylic vs. Fiberglass Bathtubs & Showers

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Acrylic vs. Fiberglass Bathtubs & Showers

Written by Jody Fisk

Acrylic and fiberglass are two common materials used in the construction of bathtubs and showers.

While they both offer certain benefits, they have distinct differences in terms of durability, appearance, maintenance, and cost.

Here’s a comparison of acrylic and fiberglass bathtubs and showers:



  1. Appearance: Acrylic surfaces have a smooth, glossy finish that can resemble porcelain or ceramic. They are available in a wide range of colors and styles, giving you more design options.
  2. Durability: Acrylic is generally more durable than fiberglass. It is resistant to chipping, cracking, and fading, and it can maintain its appearance over time.
  3. Warmth: Acrylic retains heat better than fiberglass, so the water in an acrylic bathtub tends to stay warmer for a longer period.
  4. Repairability: Acrylic can be repaired if it gets scratched or damaged. Repairs involve buffing out minor scratches or applying patch kits for larger damages.
  5. Weight: Acrylic is heavier than fiberglass, which can make installation more complex and might require extra support underneath the tub or shower.
  6. Maintenance: Acrylic surfaces are relatively easy to clean and maintain. They are less porous than fiberglass, which means they are less likely to accumulate dirt, stains, or soap scum.
  7. Cost: Acrylic tubs and showers are generally more expensive than fiberglass options. The increased cost is due to the higher durability and better overall quality.


  1. Appearance: Fiberglass surfaces can sometimes have a slightly less polished appearance compared to acrylic. They are often finished with a gel coat that gives a smooth but less glossy finish.
  2. Durability: While fiberglass is generally durable, it is more susceptible to chipping, cracking, and fading compared to acrylic.
  3. Warmth: Fiberglass doesn’t retain heat as effectively as acrylic, so the water in a fiberglass bathtub might cool down more quickly.
  4. Repairability: Small scratches or cracks in fiberglass can be repaired, but larger damages may be more challenging to fix effectively.
  5. Weight: Fiberglass is lighter than acrylic, making it easier to install and less likely to require additional structural support.
  6. Maintenance: Fiberglass can be more prone to staining and discoloration over time, as it’s more porous than acrylic. Regular cleaning and maintenance are important to keep its appearance.
  7. Cost: Fiberglass tubs and showers are generally more affordable than acrylic options. They are a budget-friendly choice for those looking for a lower-cost option.

EZ Able Showers offer a unique blend of the best feature of both Acrylic & Fiberglass.  They’re made with a fiberglass foundation, then topped with an Acrylix finish – which makes the surface brighter, shinier and more resistance to damage.  EZ Able showers come with a 30-year warranty!

In summary, acrylic tubs and showers tend to offer better durability, heat retention, and a wider range of design options, but they come at a higher cost.

Fiberglass options are more budget-friendly, lighter for installation, but may require more maintenance and are generally less durable.

Your choice between acrylic and fiberglass should depend on your budget, aesthetic preferences, and how much emphasis you place on durability and maintenance.


EZ Able Brand Showers offer the best of both Acrylic & Fiberglass


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Northern Michigan Stairlift Cost

Northern Michigan Stairlift Cost

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Curves or Radius Stairways

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Not all stairways are straight runs.  A curved stairlift accommodates stairways were there are turns.

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Straight Stairlifts

CLICK to view prices.  EZ Able® offers many affordable choices for your needs.  Call 877-392-2531 for details.  Need help finding the right lift?  EZ Able® offers many affordable, safe and reliable choices for your needs.  All of our lifts meet tough safety standards. 

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Not all stairways are straight runs.  A curved stairlift accommodates stairways were there are turns.

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What Kind of a Stairlift do I need?
Chair lifts for stairs are ideal for those who may be able to stand but face difficulty making the climb. Whether your staircase is a straight, curved, indoor or outdoor, our team will help you find the appropriate lift solution for your or a loved one’s lifestyle while meeting any necessary property requirements.
What is the best lift for my home?
Call us at 877.392.2531 and we’ll schedule a free evaluation and talk with you about your specific needs. We will help determine what lift is right for you, take measurements, and install for you!

  • Straight Rail: A straight rail lift is ideal for steps or traditionally straight staircases. Our skilled technicians may combine two sets for easy and safe passage up the stairs for years to come.
  • Curved Rail: Allow us to custom build a lift for your elegantly curved stairway. Curved staircases or several straight staircases connected by landings usually require a curved rail stair lift installation.
  • Outdoor: Worried about your loved one slipping on slick outdoor steps? Outdoor lifts are ideal for safely getting users up raised landings, straight or curved stairways, porches, and decks outside the home.
  • Incline Platform Lift for Stairs: Take the stairs without leaving your wheelchair! Incline lifts conveniently allow users to roll onto a platform and travel up or down the stairways natural incline at the push of a button.
  • Porch Lifts: Also called a vertical platform lift, porch lifts allow users to safely reach their decks or porches. Porch lifts carry users directly above or below and are often recommended as space-saving accessibility solutions.
How Do Stairlifts Attach to the Stairs?
Our lifts come with feet that are attached to the rail and screwed into stairway floor for ultimate stability. EZ Able’s skilled service technicians can install your stair lift on numerous staircase surfaces such as carpet, hardwoods, concrete, and even tile or marble with special consideration and hardware.
How Much Does a Stairlift Cost?
A professionally installed stair lift can cost about $3,000 to $5,000—that’s about the average monthly cost of assisted living.

The cost may vary depending on the brand and specific features needed. For example, some custom curve rail configurations can cost over $13,000.

If you need help paying for your stair lift, there are grants and organizations that can offer assistance if you qualify.

Do Your Offer Stairlift Rentals?
Currently, EZ Able® does not offer stair lift rentals.

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EZ Able® is with you every step of the way.

From your first call - to evaluation, installation, and product maintenance - EZ Able® is an elevator company who's customer service is world-class and yet still personal.

During your free evaluation, your sales representative will talk to you about your specific elevator lift needs, assess your plans, and we'll work to offer recommendations to fit your needs, budget and timeline.

EZ Able® always provides a written cost estimate along with information on what to expect during your elevator lift installation.

EZ Able® customer service is available anytime to answer your questions and concerns.


Since 2008, EZ Able® has been serving the Accessibility Needs of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and has earned an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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