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…

10 Clever Halloween Costumes for Wheelchair Users

Halloween – the time for pumpkins and witches, costumes and trick-or-treating. For one day, we get a free pass to dress up and be whoever we want. However, wheelchair-users are familiar with the difficulty of trying to incorporate their devices into their costumes. We love seeing costumes that not only include wheelchairs, but actually embrace…

InclusionWorks: Exploring 2016’s NDEAM Theme

October is National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), and this year’s theme is InclusionWorks. This theme is more than just its catchy name – it is a poignant statement made in just two words. Inclusive employment practices work because they have immense benefits to companies, employees, and communities alike.   InclusionWorks: Why? Larger Talent Pools –…

Planning Ahead: Holiday Accessibility

With October only a day away, fall is officially in the air. Depending on which part of the country you live in, you may even be experiencing the cooler temperatures and changing leaves in full force already. As the days become shorter and temperatures drop, we begin thinking thoughts of apples and pumpkins, crisp fall…