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…

8 Super-Useful Apps for Caregivers

At 101 Mobility, we understand how challenging caregiving can be. One way to make things easier is to make the most of cutting edge technology and apps that can help you become better educated, organized, and supported. Here are 8 of our favorite apps for caregivers! 1. Balance: $0.99 on iTunes Balance is built for caregivers…

6 “Life Hacks” for Caregivers

101 Mobility understands that balancing your life and your loved one’s needs is no simple task. We’ve outlined our favorite “life hacks” for caregivers to make things a little easier: . A picture is worth a thousand grocery runs. When it finally comes time to go to the store… what exactly did you need again?…

5 Animals that are Totally Dominating their Disabilities

At 101 Mobility, we’ve determined that watching animals overcome their mobility struggles is one of our favorite things. Below, you will find 5 incredible videos about the 5 cutest animals that conquered their challenges and learned to live an active lifestyle! . Meet Aikau! Before surgery, Aikau wasn’t walking too well. After just one week…

How Do I Find Lupus Caregivers Like Me?

What is lupus? Medical News Today describes it as “an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue…[resulting] in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.” If you’re caring for someone who has lupus — or has been recently diagnosed…

How Do I Find Other Caregivers Like Me?

by Michelle Seitzer A new study referenced in this HuffPost50 article revealed “4 in 10 U.S. adults are now caring for a sick or elderly family member as more people develop chronic illnesses and the population ages.” As isolating as the caregiving experience can be, these numbers show that caregivers are not alone. But it’s…

The Perfect Gift for Someone Who Has Everything

Finding the right gift for older adults, parents, and in-laws who have everything can be a challenge. When in doubt, opt for an exquisite lift chair! Strangers and loved ones alike will marvel at its magnificent presence, technological features, and striking appearance. Still not sold? Maybe this customer Q and A will change your mind:…

4 DIY Gifts for Veterans Day

One of the most powerful ways to observe Veterans Day is to celebrate our heroes in a creative and thoughtful way with crafty ideas. Operation Gratitude is a non-profit organization that annually sends 100,000 care packages to active duty U.S. Service Members. Packages are filled with snacks, entertainment, gifts, and personal letters of appreciation. Check out some ideas…

“The challenges of being a special needs teacher have nothing to do with the students.”

Vanessa Bishop, a special needs educator at Codington Elementary School in Wilmington, NC, shares her insights on how her teaching experiences shaped her views on children and the disabled. 1.     What led you to become a special needs educator?  My first experience with special needs came when I was placed in a special needs classroom…