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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Stairlifts are Bringing Sexy Back

(This blog post is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility of San Diego, CA) I first met Millie at Bingo Night in my father in law’s retirement community. As the self-appointed Bingo police, Millie made it her mission to make sure I knew all the rules before I could play. She takes her…

5 Secrets to Slow Down the Aging Process

It should come as no surprise to you that humans, since the beginning of time, have always looked for a way to slow down the process of aging. Whether it’s Ponce de Leon’s search for the Fountain of Youth or your mother’s search for the perfect anti-aging cream, our culture has constantly been interested in…