July 29, 2022
July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services.
ADA compliance means the appropriate and reasonable accommodations are in place for disabled persons. This includes things like large print, interpreters, wheelchair ramps, and allowing service animals.
Statistically, there are over 54 million Americans with a form of disability. When that number is broken down, that’s about 19 percent, or one in every five, Americans. As the population grows and ages, this number will only increase, making these regulations increasingly more important.
As the Regional Director of Plant Operations at Hudson Grande Senior Living, an ADA-compliant community that serves several individuals with disabilities, I work every day to keep our building accessible and safe. The ADA makes it easier for people with disabilities to function with their day-to-day tasks.
We install grab bars for extra safety in the residents’ bathrooms and use large transition strips where flooring material changes, to make it easier to navigate. The height of soap and towel dispensers are installed at a height that a person in a wheelchair can easily access them. One of our weekly tasks that take ADA compliance into consideration is door checks, to ensure push buttons function properly.
At home, I usually place things at a height that anyone can reach.
Our goal in everything we do is to continue providing the best possible accessibility opportunities to everyone within our community.
Hudson Grande Senior Living in Hudson, Ohio offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Conveniently located just north of the Stow-Hudson Towne Center with easy access to a wide variety of attractions and local shopping.
July 8, 2022
As a company, Arrow Senior Living has made learning about and celebrating our unique differences a part of our company culture. So much so that, in recent years, it has become an extension of our core values. And for the past year, Arrow has expanded beyond yearly diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops to create Arrow’s […]
June 30, 2022
Men’s Health Month was created in 1992 to raise awareness of the importance of proper screenings, early detection, and obtaining regular medical advice for men and to encourage young men to implement self-care and a healthy lifestyle. Studies show a significant difference between the health of men and the health of women, as men are […]