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…

Safely Stepping in Your “SHOE” (4 Simple Steps to Avoid Household Falls)

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) Life around our house is never quiet. I live with a teenage boy. My son, Luke, loves watching “epic fall” videos on YouTube. Usually, the videos depict an extreme sports enthusiast attempting a magnanimous stunt, missing the mark, and bashing his…

NEED TO KNOW: The Truth About Bathroom Safety

Want to know the shocking truth about your bathroom? When it comes to aging in place, there’s no enemy greater to your safety than your bathroom. Although you might consider your bathroom a relaxing oasis whenever you’re soaking in the tub or taking a shower, the truth is for many seniors this is the part…

America is Aging: But Are We Ready?

As Americans, we don’t like to think of ourselves as growing older. So what do we do when we find our first grey hair? We hit the gym, eat right, and try to block the thought out of our mind as long as possible. Some of us even turn 39 two or three years in…

Aging in Place or Nursing Home: Which is Better?

101 Mobility investigates the advantages/disadvantages of staying at home versus moving to a nursing home. When you turn 65 (if you haven’t already), where do you think you’d like to stay if given the choice: at home or a nursing home? If you picked at home, you’re not alone. According to the AARP, over 90%…

“Don’t Fall for That!” (Tips to Reduce Likelihood of At-Home Falls)

(This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility in San Diego.) I was in second grade when my grandma moved in with our family. To prepare for her coming to live with us, my parents built a room addition to the first floor of our house. Grandma’s room, just off the…

How to Choose the Right Wheelchair Lift

Here at 101 Mobility, we have a motto: “Life. Not Limits.” We believe that no matter your disability, your age, your anything, you should be able to keep on doing what you love without limits in your way. Time and time again, people have shown that we are more than our bodies and that we…

How to Find Stair Lift Funding

When it comes to stair lifts, people don’t tend to argue over the benefits. Having a tough time taking the stairs? Use a stair lift to glide up or down with ease. Want to avoid a fall or injury? Stair lifts can virtually eliminate any risk associated with your staircase. That’s not the problem. What…