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Enable New Zealand Partnership - Helping New Zealanders in their Homes

May 1, 2016

We’re proud to offer Platinum Partner support to Enable New Zealand and their latest initiative the EASIE Living Centre which is providing high and low tech solutions for people living with disabilities. Their “one-stop” viewing and information centre has recently opened in Palmerston North, complete with expert advice on health and disability, products to try, and a state of the art accessible home on display.

EASIE stands for Equipment, Advice, Services, Information, and Education. Their aim is to help people with disabilities live well in their homes by proving equipment, advice and information/education to them and their caregivers. It’s estimated that one in four New Zealanders live with a disability*, and our ageing population means those numbers are likely to rise making the products and services available at the information centre even more important.
The centre and display home are located at 585 Main Street, Palmerston North and is open to anyone, free of charge, six days a week.

The accessible home of the future

A New Zealand first, the accessible home is a sight to behold. Built specifically for those in wheelchairs or with mobility issues, nothing is hard to reach or operate, and everything is designed for comfort and practicality.
All ages and abilities are accounted for in this home. The commode chair and bath system provide easy bathing, various hoists and positioning systems help users into beds, and even children’s chairs and high chairs sit attractively in the living room. These, combined with ergonomically designed furniture and a specially designed kitchen, will allow inhabitants of a home just like this one to live fulfilling, independent lives.

Take a virtual tour of the home on the EASIE Living website, or check out the photos on their Facebook page.

How Vestner New Zealand Is Helping

Our 1-metre lift and stair lift stand proud at the EASIE Living centre, available for anyone to try.

 

A great solution for homes with high decks or entranceways, mezzanines, stairs and multiple floors. If you or a loved one uses a wheelchair or has limited mobility, a lift or stair lift installation similar to those being demonstrated at the EASIE Living Centre can assist greatly with independent living.
Come see how Vestner can work for you or your loved one at the EASIE Living Centre, or contact us to find out more about our mobility solutions.
(*Source: Statistics New Zealand Disability Survey 2013)

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