Counting Down to the Dragons Den

Early this morning Aquassure Accessible Baths’ Matthew Longman, CEO and Shari McDowell, CFO jumped onto a flight out of Kelowna heading for Toronto. They will be arriving early in preparation for their pitch day on CBC’s prime time television show Dragons’ Den. It was just March when the small Okanagan business got the phone call that changed everything. After a successful audition, they had been invited to present their accessible slide-in bathtub, the ADL Spa, to the dragons. Continue reading

BC Funding Options for Accessibility Renovations

When the time comes to make some changes to our homes to make them safe and accessible, we need to figure out how to pay for it. In BC, we are fortunate to have some tax credits available that ultimately reduce the overall costs, as well as a non-repayable grant for those that qualify. Continue reading

Tub vs Shower – How to choose?

It’s not uncommon that people who walk into our showroom aren’t sure of what they want to do with their bathroom. They know they need an upgrade, definitely see the signs of needing a safer bathing method, but have no idea what they’re looking for. There are a ton of products on the market and we carry a lot of different models. Before you start looking at sizes and fixtures, ask yourself this basic question… Continue reading

National Senior Safety Week

November 6-12 is National Senior Safety Week and Aquassure Accessible Baths would like to remind everyone that Preventing Falls can save you or your loved one’s life. Over one third of seniors will fall this year, many will fall more than once; some will die. Most don’t discuss their falls with their healthcare providers until they are badly injured. Most seniors fall at home and most fall in the bathroom. Continue reading

Home2stay Shows at REE at the ROO

This past Tuesday, September 9th, our dealer Home2stay Accessibility in Vancouver, BC took part in this year’s Rehab Equipment Expo at the Richmond Olympic Oval. REE at the ROO is an annual rehabilitation equipment exposition that connects both the public and rehabilitation specialists with the manufacturers, specialists, and dealers behind the products used to enhance today’s standard of living and recovery. Rahim Lakhani of Home2stay Accessibility was there to showcase some of his best brands, including Aquassure Accessible Bath’s lines of accessible bathing products. Continue reading

Redoing Your Bathroom: A Quick Guide

So you’ve decided to renovate your bathroom. You want to ensure your family’s safety in the coming years and are planning to install a more accessible solution for bathing. There are a lot of options on the market today, and a lot of things to look at. You need to decide budget, ensure you’re getting the right installer, and decide on what product(s) you’re looking for, what you want, and compare it to what you really need. How do you get it all done without stress?

At Aquassure our goal is to get you in the tub or shower that melds your wants with your needs and leaves you feeling safe and as stress free as possible. Very few people take renovation by the horns and relish every second of it, so we’ve found some questions and tips that can help make the experience easier to manage and give you a stepping off point. Continue reading

CEO Matthew Longman now a CAPS graduate!

In continued dedication to our customers, CEO Matthew Longman recently spent time in Boise, Idaho to obtain CAPS certification, an education that helps improve his understanding of how to transition a home into a safer and more accessible place for people of all abilities. CAPS stand for Certified Aging in Place Specialist, a designation that requires graduates to meet a rigorous code of ethics and educational demands. Designed by the National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and Home Innovation Research Labs, the program matches Matthew’s personal beliefs on living independently in one’s own home as long as possible. Continue reading

National Access Awareness Week

After his Man-In-Motion World Tour finished it was Rick Hansen that originally developed the idea of National Access Awareness Week, in an effort to make a positive impact in the lives of those with disabilities and bring to light the difficulties they face every day. Now from May 26 to June 1 we honour this week as an important step in improving the lives of those with disabilities, and encouraging Canadians to consider ways we can collectively improve conditions and break down accessibility barriers. Continue reading