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July 29, 2022

Kingsland Walk Senior Living Provides for Disability Independence

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Dave Roulx, Plant Operations Director

July 26th is National Disability Independence Day, which commemorates the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which happened on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services.

ADA compliance means the appropriate and reasonable accommodations are in place for disabled persons. This includes things like large print, interpreters, wheelchair ramps, and allowing service animals.

Statistically, there are over 54 million Americans with a form of disability. When that number is broken down, that’s about 19 percent, or one in every five, Americans. As the population grows and ages, this number will only increase, making these regulations increasingly more important.

As the Plant Operations Director at Kingsland Walk Senior Living, an ADA-compliant community that serves several individuals with disabilities, I work every day to keep our building accessible and safe.

We now protect people with disabilities from discrimination in areas such as employment, government services (including public higher education), public accommodations, and transportation. It is important because everyone deserves that protection.

We have handicap accessible doors whereby pushing the large button the doors open automatically. Some apartments are set up with clearance under the sink for residents in wheelchairs to be able to use. We also have showers that are ADA compliant.

There are some weekly tasks that take ADA compliance into consideration. We make certain the building is accessible to folks in wheelchairs and the non-handicap folks are not parking in the handicap parking spots. We continue to ensure that we have apartments available with ADA compliant standards.

Our goal in everything we do is to continue providing the best possible accessibility opportunities to everyone within our community.

Kingsland Walk Senior Living in University City, MO offers assisted living and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include Maybellene’s Restaurant, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and comfortable community living spaces. Located in the heart of University City just one block North of Delmar Boulevard with convenient access to the vibrant dining and shopping on The Loop and within minutes of St. Louis’s greatest attractions, including Forest Park, the Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, and more!

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