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…

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…

“Epic” Home Makeover: “Sunshine,” 101 Mobility Reveal Remodel for Connor Bode

101 Mobility of North Georgia assists “Sunshine on a Ranney Day” in home makeover for special needs teen. The front yard lay scattered: a few firetrucks, a large inflatable slide, one police car, a shaved ice truck, and people as far as the eye could see. However, it was what happened inside the house that…

What is National Family Caregivers Month?

“National Family Caregivers Month is a time to reflect on the compassion and dedication that family caregivers embody every day. As we offer our appreciation and admiration for their difficult work, let us also extend our own offers of support to them and their loved ones.” – President Barrack Obama Not all heroes wear capes…

INFOGRAPHIC: How to Avoid Household Falls (A Quick Guide)

Concerned about yourself or a loved one falling at home? Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors, and yet they remain largely preventable. So why aren’t we preventing them? Check out our guide below for a few tips on how to reduce the chance of an accident. So let’s go through each step:…

Hiring a Caregiver Part II: FAQs

As a follow up to our recent post we decided to compile and answer some of our readers most common questions about hiring a caregiver for their loved ones. The representatives from Well Care were gracious enough to answer our list of questions regarding calling, scheduling, and what to look for in a prospective home…

Hiring A Holiday Caregiver Part 1: What questions should I ask?

Many people are not aware of the different types of caregiving services available in their area. These decisions are complex due to their sensitive nature and the financial commitment. Families are frequently faced with these decisions at this time of the year because they may be visiting their parents for the first time in months…

INFOGRAPHIC: Caregivers

November is National Caregivers Month, and 101 Mobility wants all caregivers to know how much we appreciate them! Check out this infographic that outlines some specifics about these super heroes. Click here for a larger image. 101 Mobility assists caregivers every day with quality accessibility equipment such as stair lifts, patient lifts, and more. If…

You have to play the cards you’re dealt.

Earlier this week we spoke with Donna Freitas and her family in Carver, Massachusetts. Donna and her husband Dave have three children Danielle 31, Deanna 17, and David 15. Five years ago a fully healthy family was faced with a difficult new reality. Both Deanna and David started becoming increasingly sick for no apparent reason….

5 Easy Ways to Temporarily Wheelchair-Proof Your Home

There are countless reasons why you might need to temporarily provide access for a wheelchair in your home: recovery from a surgery or injury, caring for a visiting loved one, or accommodating for construction are just a few of the many reasons why you might experience a temporary restriction in mobility at home. Whatever the…