Disabled by Dodgeball: Life Lessons from the Front Lines

This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility San Diego. In this post, the author details the lessons she learned from her time spent with a temporary disability as the result of a dodgeball injury. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. The stakes were high in round eight…

Is My Stair Lift (and Other Medical Equipment) Tax Deductible?

It’s tax time again! Durable medical equipment and home modifications to help you or a loved one comfortably age in place can get expensive. Fortunately, you can recoup some of the expenses by deducting the cost of the items on your taxes. To help you determine what is and is not eligible and answer questions such…

From “No” to “Go” – A Story of Changing Stair Lift Perceptions

This blog post is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility San Diego One Friday evening, just as I had turned on the stove to begin making dinner, the phone rang. I turned the burner off (safety first!) and answered. The caller was Bill, asking if we would be willing to open our…

Choosing the Best Stairlift: FAQs

“My husband has knee problems, and he’s having trouble getting up and down the stairs in our home. It’s painful for him, and I’m worried that he might hurt himself. My friend has a stairlift and we are interested in getting one, but we aren’t sure what we need or where to buy one. Can…

101 Mobility North Chicago Helps BraveHearts Riding Center Give Veterans a Lift

In November, 2016, 101 Mobility North Chicago received a call from Mr. McKevitt at the BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding & Educational Center. Mr. McKevitt requested a quote to have a ceiling lift installed at his center – something that 101 Mobility is extremely familiar with. A ceiling lift is a form of medical equipment that employs…

The Richardsons: Handling Life’s Turns with a Stairlift

At almost 80 years old, Gordon and Nancy Richardson enjoyed their active, mobile lifestyle in Orangevale, CA. They enjoyed spending time together, as well as with their adult children, with little if any physical limitations. That all changed in 2012, when Nancy had an accident. After recovering from her injuries, she was left with a…

Mobility Aids: How to Broach the Topic with Parents and Older Relatives

As the Baby Boomer generation ages, there is an increasing trend in choosing to “Age in Place” rather than in a nursing home or assisted living facility. With this push towards an independent lifestyle comes a great adversity towards the mere suggestion of using a scooter or stairlift. In fact, merely mentioning that mom would…

9 Gift Ideas for Parents and Grandparents

If you find yourself asking “what should I get Grandma for Christmas?” or “what could I possibly get for Dad? He already has everything!” you’re not alone. Many kids and grandkids have a tough time shopping for older adults – especially when those individuals insist that they don’t want anything. To help out, we’ve rounded up…

Thanksgiving: Finding Joy Beyond the Turkey and Stuffing

With a chill in the air and fewer hours of daylight, the holidays bring about a reminder that we are to turn inward, slow down, and come together. Thanksgiving is a day to appreciate all the things that we have. While it is easy to enjoy the seemingly endless feast, there is more to the…

4 Ways to Support Veterans on Veterans Day (and Every Day!)

On a recent flight, as we landed and prepared to disembark, individuals began standing in the aisle and grabbing their bags as usual. In front of me was a young girl, maybe seven or eight years old, with her mother. The young girl turned back, looking toward an older gentleman who was standing in the…