The Family Handyman
Jan 14, 2015

February 2015 Issue
Long hallways can be tough on people with limited mobility, which is the reason so many senior care centers have continuous handrail systems. Consider doing the same thing at home. You can install a simple wooden railing...or consider the PromenAid...

Handrail maker hangs hopes on aging U.S. population
Dec 12, 2014

Montreal entrepreneur didn’t like the safety railings on the market, so he invented his own

Like many Canadian homeowners who develop a disability in their later years, David Reich found himself facing a decision in his 70s: Move or retrofit.

The Montreal architect and engineer had battled polio at the age of 23, and 50 years...

PromenAid Handrails introduces snap-on ADA returns
Dec 12, 2014


PromenAid, manufacturer of the accessibility industry’s strongest and easiest to install handrail, announces the introduction of the PromenAid ADA Return. The quick-connect accessory to the PromenAid handrail provides a simple assembly that complies with ADA requirements for terminating railings...

Engineer revolutionizes the home handrail
Dec 12, 2012

Personal needs inspired innovative idea

When the effects of a bout with polio in his youth caught up with architect David Reich in his 70s and impaired his ability to walk, he installed a custom-made, stainless steel handrail in the staircase of his home in Westmount.

It cost "thousands of dollars," he said, but the result did...