Scofield Access Solutions, LLC
Q.E.I. Certified Elevator Inspectors ♦ Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist ♦ Certified Veteran-Owned Business ♦ Women and Minority-Owned Certified Business Enterprise by New York State and the City of Albany, New York
Our home is where our heart is. It’s where we’ve lived, raised our children, enjoyed holidays and good times with our friends and family. Owning a home can be one of our greatest sources of comfort and satisfaction. Yet, as we age, or develop physical challenges, remaining in our homes can pose dilemmas. For example, stairways can become difficult to use, and sometimes potentially dangerous. Much of the United States’s housing lacks basic accessibility features, preventing people with infirmities or disabilities from living safely and independently in their homes. But, fortunately, today consumers can take advantage of new products to help them remain safely in their own homes, with just simple modifications.
Over the years, our Scofield Access Solutions (SAS) team has met people who have faced painful decisions on potentially giving up their homes due to physical ailments or medical conditions. They are confronted with the real dangers of falling or injuring themselves, due to the lack of proper in-home equipment or accessibility products.
At a very young age, our founder, Carolyn Scofield, was exposed to those who faced physical mobility challenges. Raised by her great-grandparents, she saw firsthand the struggles her elderly care-givers faced getting around in their home. They both struggled to get up and down stairs and at times even walking was a challenge. Their home had stairs everywhere: entrances from the front and back porches, as well as a steep set of stairs down to the basement where their washer and dryer were located. Sadly, they needed to leave their beloved family home due to these structural issues.
In 2001, Carolyn began her career in the accessibility industry. She had the good fortune to work for the former Whitaker Company in Albany, New York. They were a mobility dealer which focused on keeping people in their homes with solutions such as stairway chairlifts, wheelchair lifts, home elevators, motorized beds and limited-use-limited access elevators. She realized that she had found her calling, where she could help advise people on products to allow them to remain safely in their homes, with the independence and dignity they deserved.
Today, as in 2001, our goal at SAS still remains to help people find affordable solutions to their mobility challenges and to maintain independence and a high quality of life.