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From The Critics"Her practical tips cover every room in the house. Schwarz discusses the pros and cons of costly assistive devices to help people decide whether they are necessary for their particular situation. There are many resource and product lists for those who want specific recommendations. Schwarz's experience shines through in the details she has added about what worked for her as she adjusted to her limited mobility. This is sure to be a useful book. Whether readers are looking to adjust to a serious illness or aging, it will be a great resource."-Library Journal
"Anyone can benefit by reading this book to modify, remodel, or build a home that will provide more convenience, safety, independence, and accessibility for all who live in the home. Many of the numerous tips presented can be implemented immediately. The resources listed will help the reader locate products, services, and additional information."
- Rosemarie Rossetti, President, Universal Design Living Laboratory, A National Demonstration Home
"Taking you on a room-by-room tour, Shelley Peterman Schwarz shows you how to build a personal tool chest that will allow you or someone you care about to live fully in every part of the house - and get out and about with ease. Knowing how easily people with physical limitations can begin to feel confi ned by the barriers around them, Ms. Schwarz shows the way to increased freedom, mobility, and independence both inside and outside the home."
- Rosalind Kalb, PhD, Vice President, Professional Resource Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and author
"Shelley provides clear explanations to the rarely asked question, 'How can I make this easier?' Whether for yourself or someone you care about, explore real options to access life with practical gadgets and tactics. Shelley's extensive research and shared practical experience not only fills the table with practical tools for living, it even includes the table [Chapter 6]. Become your own problem-solver and engage life."
- Jeffrey N. Gingold, author of the award-winning book, Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis and Mental Sharpening Stones: Manage the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
"Shelley has captured a comprehensive list of tips for staying safe and independent in your home and at the same time clearly demonstrates she understands the mindset of those struggling to find ways to maintain that independence. As one whose work it is to provide in-home care, I highly recommend we all pay attention to Shelley's ideas."
- Jeff Tews, BrightStar, Madison, WI