My name is Scott Grant and I am thrilled you have found my site and want to learn more about me and my qualifications.
First of all though: Yes, I am a real person!
And, thanks to the support of my readers, I have been blessed to be able to work on Graying With Grace full-time in my quest to help older adults, seniors, and the elderly age more gracefully.
Professional Experience and Certifications
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)®
In order to further my understanding of aging and to assist seniors and the elderly (and their caregivers) better, I achieved the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)® certification issued by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. This certification is the leading certification for professionals serving older adults and is only awarded to qualified individuals who demonstrate advanced knowledge of the multiple processes and challenges of aging.
Part of the rigorous process of achieving this designation is the Working With Older Adults course which helps participants understand what in means to be an older adult through practical, multidisciplinary education, tools, and resources. This course covers more than 26 topics that directly affect aging adults.
A rigorous exam was required as well to show mastery of the material and an understanding of the aging process and aging issues in order to recommend the most appropriate options and solutions for seniors’ unique needs.
RESNA.org Assistive Technology Professional
Previously, I worked for a regional durable medical equipment company as an Assistive Technology Professional. What does that mean? It means that I work with seniors and the disabled to provide specialty wheelchairs, mobility products
To carry out these duties, I am a Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) certified by the Rehabilitation and Engineering Society of North America. This is a highly specialized certification that allows me to provide power and custom manual wheelchairs for patients with mobility problems and severe disabilities such as cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. Achieving this certification takes years of education and hands-on training working with seniors and the disabled. You can verify my credentials here.
Certified Rehab Technology Supplier
I also am a Certified Rehab Technology Supplier (CRTS®) certified by the National Registration of Rehab Technology Suppliers. This special designation is held by a select group of wheelchair providers who specialize in complex patients and solutions. You can verify this credential here.
As a member of both of these organizations, I am required to follow a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice requirements.
To learn more about my professional experience, check out my Linked In profile here.
Working Daily with Seniors and the Elderly
Much of my time in this position is spent with seniors and elderly who are facing their decline in mobility for the first time. While working with these patients, I see firsthand the struggles they have when learning to take care of themselves and be as independent as possible.
Mobility Aid Experience
My goal is always to help my patient remain as independent as possible. I work hand in hand with physical and occupational therapists to achieve this goal.
Much of my day is spent working with mobility products including canes, walkers, rollators, scooters, and manual and power wheelchairs. Regaining mobility is an important step for seniors in achieving independent living again and caring for themselves.
Many doctors and therapists in my area rely on me to help their patients choose the best mobility device for their situation. Once a choice is made and provided, I train their patients how to properly – and safely – use the equipment prescribed. Making adjustments and “tweaks” to their mobility equipment is another daily task for me.
My training allows me to assist with more than their mobility. I also look at their safety in the bathroom for safer bathing and toileting. Products like bath handrails, bath benches, shower seats and toilet safety rails are common recommendations for me. Safety in the kitchen while cooking and in the bedroom while dressing and sleeping are also commonly addressed.
Unfortunately, many of the products that would make the biggest impact on a senior’s safety and independence are not covered by their insurance. I learned that many didn’t know where to get the tools they need. So, I decided to bring my research and suggestions to the internet in the form of this website.
Mission for this Site
My mission for this site is to help seniors and their caregivers make smart decisions about their care. One way I will do this is by sharing my education and hands-on experience working with seniors, the elderly, and the disabled.
Another way I want to help is to bring you unbiased product reviews on aids that increase independence for seniors and the elderly. Few people have experience with these products. Unfortunately, when the time comes, most people make decisions without all the facts. I want to change that.
These reviews and recommendations are based on my daily experience working with the elderly, seniors, and their caregivers and families. I don’t just do a bunch of research and write an article. I have hands-on, real-life experience with most of the products that I recommend. I have touched them, assembled them, used them, and
Yes, I am a real person. I am not some persona made up for the internet or a company with multiple employees. I’m a
Personally, I am a single father to four beautiful daughters and Paw-paw to three awesome grandkids. When I’m not working, I enjoy outdoor activities like running, hiking, and kayaking. I also tend to spend way to much time in my garden in my quest to eat clean food and live to be a 100! I love to be on a sandy beach as much as possible!
Please contact me if you have specific questions or I can help further!