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November 2016

| Owen Barclay |
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Walk-in tubs offer great relief and peace of mind to those who are at risk or have a loved one who is at risk of an injury while using the bathtub, or who simply can no longer bathe in a regular bath tub. Walk-in-tubs have enabled people to enjoy the health benefits of bathing again, the ability to do so safely, independently and with dignity.

MYTH #1….
Its great for everyone

Not always. With almost all residential tubs, users must be able to step into the tub, rotate and sit. Those with very weak legs may not be able to perform this task, especially as they get older. A walk-in shower may serve their needs much better in the long run.

“One size does not fit all”
Frank Zappa

MYTH #2…. Walk-in tubs are slow to fill & drain

Surprisingly not. Yes we all hate ‘watching paint dry’. But our experience is that clients are satisfied with these times given the benefits and the enjoyment they receive from using it.

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well. If it is worth having, it is worth waiting for. If it is worth attaining, it is worth fighting for. If it is worth experiencing, it is worth putting aside time for.”
Jack London

MYTH #3….
Walk-in tubs are all alike

Like any manufactured product, each model is unique. They have different sizes, number of jets, fill and drain systems, and other features. We represent only quality manufacturers who stand behind their products. You can literally customize a walk-in tub to your needs.

“In this world, you get what you pay for.”
Kurt Vonnegut


It’s that time again. The Rehab Equipment Expo is an opportunity for therapists and consumers in the community to access information and resources needed in order to make educated purchases of assistive technology.

It is a great opportunity to speak with specific resources who may be able to answer any questions you have on clinical issues and gather information on the major funding resources available, Discover the support groups, networks and therapists in your community who are working with and providing services to those with disabilities.

For more information, visit BCITS.ORG. Look for us in booth 19!!


Lighting at entrance ways and along the foot path to the front entrance is very important. The entrance area should be well lit so both the lever and keyhole can be seen without straining the eyes. Also lighting along your footpath will make the journey to your entrance a lot easier and safer. There are lots of great solar powered products available to create enough light to see the way, but not too much that you can be seen from space.


Our thoughts are with the family of songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen who passed away on November 7, at the age of 82. “Cohen died in his sleep after a fall in his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night. “The death was sudden, unexpected, and peaceful,” reported his manager.

Cohen, music’s man of letters, songs fused religious imagery with themes of redemption, love and sexual desire, political upheaval, regret and what he once called the search for “a kind of balance in the chaos of existence”. His most famous song, “Hallelujah,” in which he invoked the biblical King David and drew parallels between physical love and a desire for spiritual connection, has been covered hundreds of times since he released it in 1984.

Please be careful and take the easy steps to prevent unnecessary falls. Call us today to see how we can help you prevent injuries from falls, whether it is a grab bar installation, an interior handrail, or an exterior handrail.


“I’d like to thank Owen Barclay, of Accessable Home for the wonderful care he took with the renovation of our basement into a suite for my parents. With the addition of a new bathroom including a barrier-free walk-in shower, an enlargement of their bedroom to allow for extra closet space, installing electric heating to keep them extra toasty, my parents will be able to live comfortably at home with us for many years to come. Owen worked closely with us every step of the way. His attention to detail, and his sensitivity to my parents’ needs made him a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Owen to anyone needing a skilled general contractor specializing in renovations for those with special needs of any kind.”

Dirk F.
Delta, BC


Comfort Keepers of Canada provides quality in home care, living assistance and support services for seniors and those with disabilities allowing them to remain living at home, maintain their comfort, their independence, and their quality of life longer. Some of their services are:

  • Conversation and companionship
  • Personal care
  • Medication reminders and medical assistance
  • Meal preparation and light housekeeping
  • Local transportation for appointments & shopping 

If you know of someone who needs care, or for more information please contact Comfort Keepers today. They will be happy to help.

Miracle-Ear is having an event called Hear for the Holidays! They are having a special December promotion,
as well as the promise of being able to hear better by Christmas if the hearing aids are order by
December 12th. For more information and to save your spot.
Contact Zahra Merali at the Miracle Ear,
Peninsula Shopping Center, 250-15355 24th Avenue 604-542-9135

Owen - Founder

Note from Owen….

I look forward to this time of year. October and November are interesting Months as we prepare for ‘hibernation’ with darkening days and inclement weather. This is part of how I prepare for the new year ahead. Its also a couple of months of ‘remembering’ as we celebrate Thanksgiving, enjoying time with family where possible while remembering family who are no longer with us. Then we focus on Remembrance Day. This day has become so much more important to me due to the work that we do for so many servicemen and servicewomen throughout the year.

Finally, we party alongside our USA neighbours as they enjoy their own Thanksgiving. We watch in awe as they zigzag back and forth across the country all the while shopping like maniacs. This week we turn our attention to Christmas and all the festivities that will abound. Bring on the Christmas music, decorations and spirit. I’m ready!!


Accessable office will be closed for the holidays from
December 23 2016 – January 2 2017
Friday January 6, 2017 Rehab Equipment Expo