Left Foot Accelerators

Whether your client has a right leg amputation or nerve damage that prevents them from accurately utilizing the accelerator pedal original to their vehicle, there are options to return to driving besides hand controls. The first step would be to obtain a prescription for a driving evaluation if one has not already been completed. From there, a driving evaluator will determine if a left foot accelerator will be a viable option and provide training with the equipment. A left foot…

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Stair Lifts for Elderly And Disabled

Stair Lifts

Stairlifts can give injured worker the ability to access the upper level of their home including their bedroom and bathroom or access to their basement for emergencies and laundry access. This can offer cost savings on constructing a new space on the main level. Stairlifts come with many options and features to meet the needs of the end user. Curved stairlifts can span multiple levels and many configurations. Today’s straight stairlifts are anything but standard with many options such as…

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Vehicle Lifts

Today there are many options for vehicle lifts to meet just about every need. The most important pieces of information to have when searching for a lift are the mobility device make and model (scooter, power chair, etc.) and the vehicle’s year, make, and model. There are standard hitch-mounted lifts that are very common. They come in a variety of weight capacities and platform sizes. When selecting a hitch-mounted lift, it is important to know the tongue weight of the…

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Grab Bars

Grab bars are one of the single most important home modifications we can provide. They are cost effective, and help prevent falls, which can be very costly and even fatal. However, it is important that you understand the right and wrong way to provide this important piece of equipment to ensure the safety of your client. First and foremost, make sure that your contractor is licensed and insured. If a grab bar were to pull out of the wall due…

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Communication is Key for Home Modifications

When working on any large project, communication has a large impact on the efficiency and final outcome. A missed deadline can occur because an email wasn’t received, or a phone call not made. A spending overage can happen due to a miscommunication between parties. There are so many things that can go wrong, but also so many things that can go right if you set yourself up for success. We work in a technology-based world. Technology can be an excellent…

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Vehicle Modifications for workers compensation

Conversions just aren’t for vans anymore

Today’s vehicle modifications are much different than even 10 years ago. A “conversion” no longer means giving a one size fits all solution. There are full sized vans, minivans, trucks, and even SUV’s. While not every option is available for every person, the wide variety of options is a breath of fresh air that has been breathed into the world of adaptive driving. Check out Braun’s new Chevrolet Traverse conversion, it is a great example of companies listening to today’s…

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Driving Evaluations

Whether a claimant has experienced a minor injury or a catastrophic loss, vehicle modifications may come into play as part of the care plan. Having a vehicle modification expert to guide you through the process is a great option to keep the process running smoothly. In many cases, vehicle modifications cannot be completed without a license endorsement or restriction being added through the local licensing agency. At the same time, the licensing agency may require that they see the claimant…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The Modification Network staff wants to wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving! However you celebrate this year, we hope that it brings you joy, love, and laughter! Our emails will be monitored, so any new referrals should be sent to referral@modificationnetwork.com.

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Ramps for Workers’ Compensation Claims

Renting ramps rather than purchasing one can be a great opportunity for cost savings when it comes to workers’ compensation claims, but how do you know you’re getting the right one? Ramps come in many different lengths and price points, from a $300 portable ramp to a $10,000 modular system.  There are many factors that contribute to selecting the right ramp. The most important factor is the rise. ADA states that for each inch of rise, there should be one…

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OT Eval

The Importance of OT Evaluations

In the arena of workers’ compensation related home and vehicle modifications, the OT serves a very important role. The OT evaluation provides recommendations for medically necessary modifications and reduces the back and forth of unnecessary requests. In a home modification situation, starting with a solid OT evaluation is key to producing a scope of work that will be clear to all parties. For example, a doctor may write a prescription for a “kitchen renovation for handicap accessibility”, but what exactly…

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