6 Disabled Superheroes Who Rise Above Their Disability

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To fly? Be invisible? Superhuman strength? Although (SPOILER) superpowers aren’t real, they sure are fun to think about. That’s why many of today’s superhero movies are some of the world’s biggest blockbusters. It’s hard not to sit back and think, “Wow! What if I had…

What is a Lift Chair?

While you may not know exactly what a Lift Chair is or who benefits from one, the chances are you have seen one before. That’s because a Lift Chair looks no different from a standard reclining chair – it just has additional features! This article is designed to provide you with an overview of what…

101 Mobility Massachusetts Supports the 16th Annual Snowflake Kickball Festival

  Sue Falamino and the staff at 101 Mobility in Marlborough, MA recently gave back to their local community through the 16th Annual Snowflake Kickball Festival. Each year for the past 16 years, residents of Marlborough, MA get together for a “Kickball Festival” fundraiser where teams compete for a cause. The fund directors, Joe and…

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…