Monthly Archives: October 2012

Smart Business: Hiring People With Disabilities

All too frequently, individuals with disabilities are overlooked when applying for jobs. At UDS, we are driven to help those with disabilities find jobs through our employment services program. UDS Employment Services is designed to meet the needs of local employers and individuals with disabilities. Our counselors work one-on-one with individuals through all of the phases of the employment process, from job assessment all the way to job maintenance. UDS Employment Services helps not only those looking for full-time positions, but those considering part-time, seasonal, temporary, and internship positions. To learn more about UDS Employment Services, take a look at the video.

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Accessible Bathrooms: 3 Aspects To Consider

Independence in the bathroom is one of the most challenging tasks for accessibility and safety in the home. No matter the disability, the bathroom is almost always one of the most challenging rooms to maneuver in. It is difficult to feel at home, let alone safe, if you don’t have secure access to your own bathroom. Achieving safety and independence with bathroom modifications is not only possible, but also:

Customizable. Modifying a bathroom is, by definition, a very personal project. It includes making alterations to a living space to meet the needs of physical limitations that people may be living with so that they can live a much more independent life. A customized bathroom space will depend on an individual’s needs, preferences, and space available.

Attractive. Accessibility doesn’t mean stark or institutional. An accessible bathroom can be as beautiful and luxurious as you can imagine it to be. Beautiful tile, stylish sinks and modern fixtures don’t have to be sacrificed and can easily accommodate accessibility, independence, and safety.

Safe. True accessible modifications are primarily focused on altering spaces for safe movement and creating a safe flow. Safety can range from something as simple as strategically placing a grab bar for balance to a full bathroom remodel.

For more on accessible bathrooms, visit our eStore.

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Learn More About One of Our Featured Products

60″ X 60″ – 3 Piece Double Entry Barrier-Free Shower Unit

This walk-in or roll-in shower is ideal for residential or commercial use with its barrier-free design, ease of installation, structural base and integrated wood backing.  The design minimizes the chances of being installed in a non-barrier free manner or having grab bars installed without proper backing.The unit installs directly on floor joists, sub-flooring and concrete surfaces, thus reducing installation costs.

This is not just a “low threshold” unit, but features a truly barrier-free design.

  • 3/4″ plywood backer board makes installing grab bars easy
  • 1/2″ tiling accommodates vinyl or tile flooring
  • Multi-piece design makes remodeling installation easy
  • 30-year limited warranty

For over 40 years, UDS has been helping the elderly, veterans and people of all ages with disabilities live safer, happier and more independent lives in the comfort of their own homes throughout Central PA and beyond.

Visit our eStore for home modification resources that will help you select carefully vetted products for your project.  Our eStore is not only about products, but is also available to help you with information, resources, expertise and remodeling services, as well.

For more about United Disabilities Services’ broad range of services, click here.

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Learn More About One of Our Featured Products

From the Invisia Collection, this Accent Ring is one of the featured products from our eStore available in Chrome, Brushed Nickel and Powder Coated White. Integrated Grab Bar for elegant safety with a 350 lb. user weight capacity. Discreet wall stems with concealed screws and multi-contact wall supports.

Visit our eStore for home modification resources that will help you select carefully vetted products for your project. Our eStore is not only about products, but is also available to help you with information, resources, expertise and remodeling services, as well.

For more about United Disabilities Services’ broad range of services, click here.

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United Disabilities Services for an Accessible Bathroom

Creating a barrier free bathroom design will accommodate the needs of you or your loved ones, but will most importantly provide independence and security in the comfort of the home.  UDS offers roll-under sinks, walk-in tubs with bath seats, bathtub lifts, handicap showers with shower seats and grab bars. We can help with handicap bathroom modifications such as out-swing doors, hand-held showerheads, easy-transfer toilets, wheelchair turnaround areas, grab bars non-slip surfaces and easy-access storage.

UDS provides superior customer service, including free equipment needs assessment, education and assistance for you and your physicians and therapists, help with insurance issues, and information about financial assistance.

Our technicians provide expert equipment assembly, adjustment, cleaning and repair.

Visit our e-store to learn more.  Visit our website to learn more about the Independent Living Support services we can provide.

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