wheelchair accessible

Wet room design for small bathrooms--- West Bloomfield , MI

Wet rooms are particularly good for those whose motion is restricted, such as the senior or handicapped. There is no demand for a shower tray, making access to the shower much easier.

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Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit

The Riverwalk- Photo by  Michelle & Chris Gerard

The Riverwalk- Photo by Michelle & Chris Gerard

On this Memorial Day weekend, remember to take time to honor the true meaning. May we never forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

There are a lot of events and activities to do this weekend in Detroit.

Click on the link below to learn more...

Fun things to do in Detroit this Memorial Day weekend.

Have a great weekend!

Accessibility & Technology: Microsoft Xbox Adaptive Controllers

Technology is working alongside Accessibility more than ever.

Microsoft is coming out with adaptive Xbox controllers and we are all excited!

Watch the video bellow to see all the attachments you can use...

Designed primarily to meet the needs of gamers with limited mobility, the Xbox Adaptive Controller is a unified hub for devices that help make gaming more accessible. Connect external devices such as switches, buttons, mounts, and joysticks to create a custom controller experience that is uniquely yours.

Click here to go to Microsoft Xbox website.

 

According to Microsoft Story Labs page

" The new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will be available later this year, can be connected to external buttons, switches, joysticks and mounts, giving gamers with a wide range of physical disabilities the ability to customize their setups. The most flexible adaptive controller made by a major gaming company, the device can be used to play Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games and supports Xbox Wireless Controller features such as button remapping. "
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There is a group of gamers who have tested these controllers. One of the gamers, Dan Bertholomey, is excited for the endless possibilities the controllers have. He now plans on competing again in eSports! 

Another gamer, Solomon Romney said,

"I can customize how I interface with the Xbox Adaptive Controller to whatever I want. If I want to play a game entirely with my feet, I can. I can make the controls fit my body, my desires, and I can change them anytime I want. You plug in whatever you want and go. It takes virtually no time to set it up and use it. It could not be simpler. I get to redesign my controller every day and get to choose how I want to play, Romney said. For me, that's the greatest thing ever." 

There is so much more to read and learn about the Xbox adaptive controllers.

I am very excited but really I am happy this FINALLY exists. Inclusivity matters. Sofia was thinking the same thing as me, It's about time!

Would you use these controllers? Have you made your own adaptive controller?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

From bathtub to Roll-in shower

The BFA,LLC. team is currently working on a Roll in shower for a client. Take a look at the progress our team has made already.

After demolition, the crew has a blank slate, where they work their construction magic!

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What do you think about this shower?

Want your bathroom to look like this? 

Call us today to learn more about Roll-in Showers at 734-414-9525 or feel free to contact us via email.

 

Do you know American Sign Language?

Watch this video from NPR, that educates others on American Sign Language and its differences.

Did you learn something new? Do you already know ASL and would like to add something?

Let us know by commenting below!

Ceiling Lifts 101

Arjo Huntleigh Ceiling Lift System installed by BFA, LLC.

Arjo Huntleigh Ceiling Lift System installed by BFA, LLC.

Ceiling lifts are a godsend for caregivers and clients who want to be independent in their homes. There are ceiling lifts for every need and every budget.

Since this equipment is meant to lift a person and transfer them to another room, you want to make sure it is reliable, sturdy and is able to complete the services you need. Also, take into consideration that ceiling lifts are long term solutions, thus you should think about this as an investment.

The most important parts of ceiling lifts are the quality and the installation. BFA LLC. is a certified dealer and installer for ARJO Huntleigh premium quality lifts. We have been working with these equipments for years and they are hospital grade, so we know they are sturdy.

Ceiling lifts have different forms of installation, so there are lots of things an installer needs to consider structurally before hand.

In above images, the lift is installed next to our clients bed and has a ceiling track that goes to the bathroom. This gives our client independence to transfer from her bed to the bathroom and back.

The installation for this ceiling tract required our team to go to the attic in order to securely bolt it. After the installation is completed, our technician needs to do a series of tests with weights around the whole track.

As you can see, ceiling lifts are a great investment, but you want to make sure that the provider is knowledgeable and has expertise with this equipment.

Do you have any questions? Want to know more about the kinds of lifts we provide?

Comment below and/ or Give us a call at 734-414-9525 .

 

Motivation Monday

This is Dan Holt. He has his law degree and is taking his exam to be able to practice as a lawyer. If you know about Cerebral Palsy, you know that it can't stop you from reaching your goals.

 

Click here to see the BBC article.

Our motivation is being advocates for people with disabilities. Everyone has the right to an accessible home and to live as independently as possible.

What is your motivation? Comment below.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness!

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March 25th is Cerebral Palsy Awareness!

Today, we want to bring awareness to CP. 

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I am trying to do my part to help to educate people about CP, as my 23 year old daughter, Sofía has Cerebral Palsy. As you all know, Sofia is the reason BFA LLC. exists!

Children and adults with Cerebral Palsy deserve more research into the cause and prevention, more research into treatment options, new thinking about the standard of care, more clinicians and scientists who specialize in it. ......

Please look up UCP- Detroit, http://www.ucpdetroit.org if you are interested in getting involved, needs resources or other information.

Why use HARMAR Pinnacle Stair Lifts?

The BFA,LLC. is a certified dealer for HARMAR lifts. The most popular are the Pinnacle stair lifts.

HARMAR Pinnacle Stair lift installed by BFA,LLC. Click image to learn more about this lift.

HARMAR Pinnacle Stair lift installed by BFA,LLC. Click image to learn more about this lift.

Why use HARMAR Premium  Stair lifts?

  • Commercial grade

  • No maintenance required
  • Hassle-free unit
    • We do not have to repair these lifts due to their premium quality part and electronics.
  • Made in the USA
    • This means that parts and customer service are accessible and fast.
  • An investment that will last a lifetime.

... But, why not use the cheaper brands on the market?

  • Parts are made in other countries, which makes it more difficult to get parts and assistance.
  • Bad quality
    • The materials and electronics are low quality. This causes a lot of malfunctions and problems with the lift.
  • Repairs are needed after 1 year of installation.
  • Overall, this is more of a nightmare than an investment.
 

Lastly, HARMAR has three different Pinnacle Stair lift units, for three different budgets. All are premium quality and professional installed by a certified technician.

Click here to go to learn more about the HARMAR Pinnacle Stair lifts.

When it comes to accessible home modifications, especially assistive equipment, they have to be reliable. The main reason someone needs these services, is for peace of mind. The way you can have the peace of mind is when the products and the job, are premium quality and proper installation.

BFA LLC. has been working with assistive equipment, like stair lifts, since 2002. We have worked with the cheaper brands and they really are not worth it. 

As always, we want to know what you think. Feel free to comment, email us or call the BFA LLC. office to learn more about accessibility solutions.

Call us at 734-414-9525 today!

Throw back Thursday !

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Do you know what that means? Let's have a little throw back.

Here are pictures from the 2014 National Multiple Sclerosis Annual Bike Ride in Frankenmuth. Yes, I said Frankenmuth! It turned out to be a wonderful way to spend the weekend with the family and raise awareness for MS.

Luis has been cycling since he was a teenager! The MS bike rides are a great way to do the things he loves the most, spend time with family and ride bike.

The BFA LLC. family has been involved in the disability community from the very start. After having an overwhelming amount of clients with Multiple Sclerosis, Luis and Gwendolyne knew they had to be involved with MS organizations and community to learn how they could make a difference in a cause that effects too many people they knew.

Have you participated in any bike rides, walks or other events to raise awareness/ funds for an organization close to your heart?

Tell us about it in a comment below.

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