7 Flexible Work Opportunities for At-Home Caregivers

by Michelle Seitzer Caring for a loved one at home can be an expensive undertaking, and one that can often place caregivers and their families in a financially vulnerable position. However, there are a number of resources and flexible work-at-home options available for at-home caregivers: In some states, you can get paid for your work…

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Pays Columbus a Visit

In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness month, Columbus residents, families, and businesses unite every September to take a stand against the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and raises funds for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. Staff members from 101 Mobility Columbus were…

Alzheimer’s and Mobility: How to Prevent Falls and Wandering

by Michelle Seitzer September is World Alzheimer’s Month — 30 days devoted to raising awareness for the 35 million people affected by dementia worldwide. On September 21st, Alzheimer’s Action Day, advocates across the globe are encouraged to “Go Purple” as a visible, united demonstration of “their support to end Alzheimer’s,” says the Alzheimer’s Association’s WAM…

6 Creative Resources for Caregivers

During my time as a Certified Nursing Assistant, I was able to learn a lot from my senior patients. Being a caregiver on a day-to-day basis calls for fresh ideas to promote social, intellectual, physical, and overall wellness. Here are some creative tools and resources from caregivers encouraging exceptional patient care to seniors and the…

How to Remodel Your Bathroom for Accessibility

Bathroom Access: Mobility Solutions from 101 Mobility Dallas‘ Gordon Raney You may not realize it, but your bathroom packs a lot into one small space: the tub, shower, toilet, and sink are all crammed into one room. Gordon Raney, Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and owner of 101 Mobility Dallas, explains how a bathroom remodel…

What to Do When You’re Homebound: 7 Activity Ideas for Seniors and Caregivers

By Michelle Seitzer Before his dementia advanced, my grandfather was busy creating woodcarvings and other treasures in his workshop—his strong, work-worn hands guiding heavy pieces of wood through table saws with ease and grace. But when he lost the ability to walk, getting him to the workshop was next to impossible – not to mention…

Safe Patient Handling Infographic

Whether you’re a patient or a caregiver, Safe Patient Handling (SPH) plays a significant role in your health and well-being. Not knowing how to correctly move or reposition a patient can lead to sprains, strains, back pain, and musculoskeletal disorders—all of which could cause long-term discomfort and repercussions. There are several key factors that contribute…

Scams Targeting Seniors and How to Avoid Them

by Michelle Seitzer My grandfather loved getting mail from Publisher’s Clearing House (PCH). Though he occasionally bought a few of the advertised knickknacks in hopes of a big sweepstakes win, I’m thankful it never went further. Unfortunately, many seniors find themselves the targets of scams that are much bigger — and way more financially damaging…

What is a service dog?

101 Mobility learns about Service Assistance Dogs and More from paws4people! 101 Mobility recently met with Founder, Kyria Henry and Executive Director, Terry Henry of paws4people™, to learn about service canines. Kyria and Terry brought two service dogs with them to demonstrate what these amazingly intelligent and skilled animals are capable of. What is paws4people™?…

When Hoarding Complicates Your Spring Cleaning Plans — and How to Overcome It

by Michelle Seitzer At this time of year, most people are thrilled to open the windows and air out the house after a long winter, then promptly commence the season with a deep spring clean. But a spray bottle of Lysol and a gallon of bleach are no match for the home of a hoarder….