About Us

I.A. Living is the brainchild of Dr. Murray Waldman. After over four decades working as a rehab physician and realizing the lack of available options for seniors accessibility in order to keep seniors from having to vacate their homes. 

 

Meet Dr. Waldman

Hi there, I’m Dr. Waldman, former Chief of Staff at St. John’s Rehabilitation hospital, and former Chief of Emergency Medicine at Toronto East General hospital. Throughout my over 40 years as a medical practitioner, I kept seeing the same situation occur over and over again. Patients who had experience unexpected trauma, or who had simply aged, were forced to leave their homes due to a lack of accessibility. Leaving one’s home is a traumatic experience in and of itself, and there are currently very few resources available to help seniors adapt their homes. How do I know? Because I was one of them. 

The Genesis of I.A.

After working for over 30 years in Rehabilitation Medicine, I came to starkly realize one thing; we are all temporarily able bodied. In almost everyone’s life there will come a time when they will have some sort of disability. How to mitigate the impact of that future event is the nucleus of I.A. As we age, there can be many things that lead to a reduction in abilities: 

Four Main Types Of Disability

Disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that limits a persons movements, senses, or activites. I have spent the last 30+ years helping those with disabilities return to as normal a lifestyle as possible. I do this by identifying the kinds of hurdles that those with disabilities face in everyday life, and creating strategies and employing technologies that mitigate these disabilities. 

Mobility Issues

Mobility issues include everything from requiring a cane to accessibility for wheelchair bound residents.

Daily Living Activities

Daily living includes things like dressing, washing, cooking, and eating.

Communication Difficulties

Difficulty reading, writing, or being able to call for help in an emergency

Sensory & Cognition

Sensory sensitivities, understanding what is going on around you at any given time.

The Goal

Currently, people updating or remodelling their homes don’t take into account future accessibility, and when they do it can be hard to find a professional who understand what your home needs. We’ve created a checklist you can refer to to ensure that your home is accessible. 

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