Everything You Need to Know About Durable Medical Equipment (DME)

As we age, we may require assistive equipment to help us do things that were previously simple, such as climbing stairs or standing up from a chair. The majority of older adults have never previously encountered this type of adaptive equipment, and navigating this new world of insurance and vendors can be overwhelming. That’s why…

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…

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…

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…

Rehabilitation: At Home or in an Inpatient Facility?

You just had a knee replacement. The surgery went great, everything is healing as it should, and you are thrilled with the prospect of increased mobility that your new knee will provide. The doctor informs you that you will be discharged in a few days, and will require physical therapy. Then comes the question – will you…

Buddy “B1L” Elias – Adaptive Athlete and Mentor

We were introduced to Buddy through a mutual friend, and after learning more about him, could not pass up the opportunity to share his story.  Buddy Elias, or “Buddy 1 Leg,” is an adaptive athlete and mentor who has made it his personal mission to inspire others to never give up. We at 101 Mobility are always excited to…

Top 10 Summer Tips for Seniors

Ah, it’s that time of the year again: sweet summertime. This when people spend more time outdoors doing the things they enjoy most, such as taking a trip with family, fishing, or gardening. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of the year when the humidity gets us sweating, the sun makes us tired, and the heat…

Why We Love the ADA (And You Should Too!)

Did you know that the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not begin on July 26, 1990 at the White House? True, Congress did officially pass the ADA at that time; George H. W. Bush did sign it into law. However, the movement had already begun years before due to thousands of…

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 6 Questions for 101 Mobility Stairlifts

On the fence about purchasing your first stairlift? We’re here to help you come back down. We asked our top customer service representatives what kinds of questions you, the customers, are asking. Not surprisingly, many of you are concerned about the cost factor: whether it be the price tag or financing options. In order to…