Residential elevators deliver exceptional performance utilizing minimal space and overhead drive space. These devices are provided with stable arrival and Palm Springs architects systems that ensure maximum safety. Residential elevators allow convenient access to all levels of your home. More than being a luxury item, residential elevators are now regarded as high utility value products and a great help to the physically challenged.
Utilizing Sophisticated Technology for Life Long Comfort
Residential elevators can be customized to meet individual requirements. The features incorporated include variable frequency AC technology that helps in saving energy. Further, residential elevators do not contain any oil products, so you don’t have to worry about eventual leaks and fixing them.
Residential elevators are a great addition in multi-storied buildings. Residential elevators are safe, durable and almost maintenance free. As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to walk up and down the stairs. In such a situation, residential elevators are of great use.
Key Features of a Residential Elevator
o Stainless steel car and hall stations
o Battery lowering in case of power failure
o Fully automatic operation
o Energy efficient variable speed motor drive
o Automatic cab on/off lighting
o Recessed (hide-away) gate pocket
o Digital display in car operating panel
o White ceiling with four incandescent spot lights
Plan Well before Picking an Elevator
If you want to install a residential elevator in your home you must first decide on a proper place. Once you finalize the location, you will be ready to have your elevator installed. There are lots of different sizes of residential elevators and you need to determine which is right for you. Consider how often you will use the elevator, how many people it should accommodate, its speed, functions, and price.
One of the hardest things to do as a parent of an autistic child is having to consider the need for residential placement. No matter how much we love our child, and make every effort to care for her at home, a person with autism may need higher levels of specialized care, support and supervision, which may better meet their needs in a residential setting.
These are emotional and challenging times. And the service delivery process is often complex to get an autistic child into residential placement. But we, as parents, can first learn what residential placement options exist and are available, and other information which can help to relieve some of this stress.
There are various types of residential placement options available for an individual with autism depending upon the level of care a person may need.
Traditional Certified Residential Placement Programs
Traditional residential programs are established models of service, which provide a set of services based upon regulatory requirements. Three types of housing options are available: Traditional Certified Residential Options, Assistance and supports in non-certified settings; and assistance with Home Ownership.
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For information on how to start the process to obtain residential placement for your child contact the Office of Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities in your state, the Developmental Disabilities Services Office or county Department of Mental Health. These offices may have similar names in your state of residence.
Ask to be referred for services, such as residential placement. Parents may refer their own child(ren). And ask that you be sent a Services Guide which will outline available specialized support and services in your area and provide a list of non-profit agency providers. Tell them that you may need a service coordinator, a person who assists families of an autistic child to develop an individualized plan of service or ISP. For more information and tips on how to select a service coordinator.
Also contact your local school district for its assistance in this process. Particularly if your child is making poor progress in a day school, or home program, and residential placement is being considered or recommended for a child’s Individualized Education Plan or IEP. An IEP is a written document that outlines a child’s education.
Remember to reach out or call upon your support system to help you and your family through what may be a difficult time.
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About this author
Wanda Brown is wife, mother, volunteer, presenter at parent support groups, former legal assistant and service coordinator, served as Board member to non-profit organizations, autism Advisory Groups and appeared on Cable 6 TV, guest speaker on XM Radio One, Tavis Smiley Radio, CNN Radio and WDIG Radio.