Grandma Lost Her Marbles

(This blog post is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility of San Diego, CA) On his hands and knees, Henri squinted as he peered into the shadows under the cabinet. His chubby little hand reached into the darkness for the shiny round object that had captured his attention. His fingers closed around…

Pumpkin Spice: Beyond Lattes (Plus 7 Easy Recipes!)

Whether you’re the type who counts down the days each year until Pumpkin Spice Lattes return, or the type who has never been bothered to try one, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the beverages as well as the surrounding hype. While the Starbucks beverage contains large amounts of sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, the obsession with all…

The Paralympics: More than Just Games

With the 2016 Rio Paralympics now in full swing, it is important to take a look at the greater picture. The Paralympic Games have come a long way since their inception, and continue to grow each and every year with the Rio Paralympics marking the largest athlete turnout to date. To all who are touched by…

How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair Part 2

September is National Yoga Month! If you’ve been meaning to perfect your poses or are interested in starting a practice, now is a great time to do so! To help get you started, we’ve rounded up four more of the best sequences that can be done from a seat or wheelchair – no prior experience necessary! (To…

10 Remarkable Ways Dogs Benefit Elderly People

We’ve all heard the saying that “dog is man’s best friend,” but this is especially true for older individuals. Whether living at home or in an assisted care facility, many older people develop a sense of isolation. August 26th is National Dog Day! To celebrate the day, we’ve brought you the top 10 remarkable ways dogs…

18 “Life Hacks” to Help you Age in Place

Many older individuals are choosing to age in place, rather than in a nursing home. Many require obvious home modifications such as stairlifts, ramps, and grab bars, that enable individuals to safely remain in their homes. However, these products do not address the smaller day-to-day tasks that can also prove a challenge. Read on for our list of…

Summer Safety Tips to Prevent Injury

It was summer break. Finally a high school graduate, Jenny eagerly looked forward to starting college in the fall, but not before enjoying everything that summer had to offer. First order of business: an obligatory trip to the beach with her friends. As soon as they arrived, they threw their towels and bags down in…

Your Towel Bar Can’t Save You

(This blog post about bathroom safety is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility of San Diego, CA) Mr. and Mrs. Sparkman are a lovely couple, in every sense of the word. They are kind, courteous, loving, and accepting, toward one another and toward everyone around them. They’ve walked together through a lifetime…

Rehabilitation: At Home or in an Inpatient Facility?

You just had a knee replacement. The surgery went great, everything is healing as it should, and you are thrilled with the prospect of increased mobility that your new knee will provide. The doctor informs you that you will be discharged in a few days, and will require physical therapy. Then comes the question – will you…

Buddy “B1L” Elias – Adaptive Athlete and Mentor

We were introduced to Buddy through a mutual friend, and after learning more about him, could not pass up the opportunity to share his story.  Buddy Elias, or “Buddy 1 Leg,” is an adaptive athlete and mentor who has made it his personal mission to inspire others to never give up. We at 101 Mobility are always excited to…