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July 29, 2022

Carriage Court Senior Living Provides for Disability Independence

Category: D&I Series

Author: Tony Cremeans, Regional Plant Operations Coordinator

July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services.

ADA compliance means the appropriate and reasonable accommodations are in place for disabled persons. This includes things like large print, interpreters, wheelchair ramps, and allowing service animals.

Statistically, there are over 54 million Americans with a form of disability. When that number is broken down, that’s about 19 percent, or one in every five, Americans. As the population grows and ages, this number will only increase, making these regulations increasingly more important.

As the Plant Operations Director at Carriage Court Senior Living, an ADA compliant community that serves several individuals with disabilities, I work every day to keep our building accessible and safe.

I think things are better since they changed ADA codes. It’s important for the safety of our residents, visitors, and staff. To help keep us compliant with ADA we must make sure that all our points of entry are safe, so residents don’t get injured.

Some of our weekly tasks that take ADA compliance into consideration are to check to make sure all our lifts that help the aids lift some of our residents, for various reasons, are safe and in good working order.

ADA implementations I have at home include grab bars in the shower and safe access for anyone entering the home.

Our goal in everything we do is to continue providing the best possible accessibility opportunities to everyone within our community.

Carriage Court Senior Living in Hilliard, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near Dublin Methodist Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Heritage Golf Club, The Market at Hilliard, Ten Pin Bowling, Crooked Can Brewery & Center Street Market , and the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center.

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