Monthly Archives: July 2012

Do You Know About In-Home Care Services?

UDS is dedicated to helping those with disabilities, as well as seniors, improve their quality of life through in-home personal home and elder care services.  UDS offers all of the services you need to help get the most out of your home life.  From the start, we provide care assessments, helping you identify specific problems and provide solutions to improve your life.  From there, we can help coordinate the services you need, whether it is from UDS or other providers.

In addition to care assessment and coordination, UDS can help with in-home personal care, finding the perfect match, hiring, and monitoring the right qualified in-home caregivers for you or your loved one.  If your home is in need of modifications for safety and accessibility, UDS can recommend and arrange for necessary home modifications, such as handicap ramps, accessible showers, walk-in tubs, grab bars, and stair lifts for greater independence.

At UDS, we are proud of the quality of services we can provide to clients.  Our caregivers are trained, bonded, insured, and all receive PA State Police criminal and child abuse background checks.  Overall, our goal is to improve and enrich our clients’ qualify of life while providing their family members with peace of mind knowing that their lived one is being well cared for.

Visit the UDS In-Home Personal Care page to learn more about the services offered by UDS to help you live a fuller, more independent life.

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The SuperPole™ System

The SuperPole™ System is an award-winning modular support system designed for those requiring assistance with standing, transferring, or moving in bed. Central to the system is a stylish floor-to-ceiling grab bar which provides a secure structure that can be installed in minutes between a floor and ceiling.

SuperPole™ with SuperBar™  is innovative: a gentle lift unlocks the bar. Keep the bar up to move freely or let the bar down to lock. SuperPole™ with SuperBar™ provides 8 locking positions around the SuperPole. Push or pull on the bar to assist with sitting, standing and moving. To help prevent a forward fall, the bar will lock if released. Widely prescribed by therapists around the world, SuperPole™ with SuperBar™ offers trusted support. It maximizes the use of available strength while a caregiver supervises. Promotes safe and independent movement. It’s also great for around the bath or toilet where limited space can make it difficult for a wheelchair or walker.

 

 

SuperPole™ with SuperTray™ simply snaps on to your SuperPole to provide the convenience of a bedside table. The SuperTray is easy to install, remove and adjust in height or position. It is a compact alternative to bulky floor-based over-bed tables.

Browse our estore at estore.udservices.org for SuperPole options.

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Learn About Our Construction Services

UDS can help you with home modification products and equipment installation in the South Central PA region. Our process for construction services combines our technical knowledge and disability-specific expertise.

Contemporary Bathroom with Handicapped Access

Contemporary Bathroom with Handicapped Access

Individual needs assessment
Working together with you, we determine which livability needs can be met through home modifications, assistive technology and low-cost standardized solutions.  Our accessibility counselors each have over 20 years’ direct experience with persons with disabilities, as well as extensive design expertise.  Put their experience to work for you.

Home evaluation
We inspect your home to identify possible zoning, code, condition and structural issues that will affect the design/installation process. We believe there should be no surprises.

Modification feasibility assessment
We assess the appropriateness of specific products and modifications, including your ability to safely utilize the products, cost estimates and the effect on your home’s resale value. Our goal is to maximize home accessibility, safety and independence, all while staying on budget.

Construction/Installation
This is where our experience in accessibility and construction assures the desired results.  We supervise the entire construction/installation process, from start to finish.  Our trade specialists are fully licensed, insured and experienced in installing all of the specialized equipment available on our e-store.

If you are interested in discussing your Home Modification project with us, please contact us.

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Create a Tiled Shower with Tuff-Form

The Tuff-Form system provides complete barrier free showering and is installed within hours. For screeded floors, it eliminates the need to allow several days drying time. The floor covering (vinyl or ceramic tiles) can be installed the next day. View products needed for easy installation by browsing the entire eStore at estore.udservices.org.

Wall Mounted Glass Shower Screen

Wall Mounted Glass Shower Screen

Wall Mounted Glass Shower Screen

Use this tempered glass shower screen to enclose your walk-in shower or Tuff Form roll-in shower. 76-3/4″ high.

Tuff-Form Pre-formed Tile Base

Tuff-Form Pre-formed Tile Base

Tuff-Form Pre-formed Tile Base

The Tuff-Form  provides a complete waterproof wet room shower system. The pitch to drain is already built in eliminating the need to profile the floor manually.

Create custom-sized and custom-shaped tile showers with this innovative system.  Use the waterproofing to waterproof the entire floor, creating an attractive wet room system. Cut to any length within 6″ of the drain without loss of structural integrity. Install vinyl or tile floor the next day.  Perfect for contractors – saves time and money versus manually profiling a floor. Installs in hours, not days.

Standard Installation Kit for Ceramic Tile Flooring, with Drain

Standard Installation Kit for Ceramic Tile Flooring, with Drain

Standard Installation Kit for Ceramic Tile Flooring, with Drain

Required installation kit for ceramic tile, including 1 drain for ceramic tile, plus 22 lb. drum Mapegum waterproofing sealer, 2 rolls of 20′ Mapegum tape, 2 packs Mapeband internal corners, 1 Mapeband drain gasket (15.375″ X 15.375″) and 2 packs Mapeband pipe inlet kit.

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Stylish Grab Bars for a Safe Bathroom

A safe, modified bathroom can still be beautiful and the UDS estore has the stylish accessories to prove it.  Introducing the Invisia Collection of safety enhanced bathroom accessories that provide support for a 350 lb. weight capacity.  Featuring the first of three products (also available in additional finishes) or browse the entire eStore at estore.udservices.org.

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