Choosing the Best Stairlift for Seniors, Part 3

by Michelle Seitzer We’re thrilled that Gordon Raney, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and the co-owner/operator (along with wife, Jennifer Raney) of 101 Mobility franchises in Tulsa and Dallas, has shared his expertise about choosing the best stairlift in a three-part series here on the blog. In part one (read it here), Raney talked about…

A Post Hip Replacement Survival Guide

by Michelle Seitzer Hip replacements are very common; the CDC says 327,000 of them are performed in the US each year. But that doesn’t mean every hip replacement patient will bounce back quickly and painlessly from the surgery. It’s a major procedure, as the hip is one of the body’s largest joints (per the American…

Pittsburghers Open 101 Mobility to Improve Mobility Across Western PA

Greg Slepecki, Franchise Owner and his son Brad are proud to announce the opening of 101 Mobility Pittsburgh. These Pittsburgh natives are committed to helping Western Pennsylvania families improve their mobility inside and outside of the home. 101 Mobility Pittsburgh represents 101 Mobility’s 22nd national franchise opening. 101 Mobility Pittsburgh is a locally owned, family operated…

Stair Lift Reviews

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are approximately 22.3 million Americans experiencing difficulty using the stairs while 7.7 million Americans are unable to climb stairs. The stair lifts that are sold, rented, financed and serviced by 101 Mobility can ease difficulties that people with mobility challenges face in going up and down the…

Choosing the Best Stairlift for Seniors, Part 2

by Michelle Seitzer Gordon Raney, a Certified Aging in Place Specialist and the co-owner/operator (along with wife, Jennifer Raney) of 101 Mobility franchises in Tulsa and Dallas, shared his expertise about choosing the best stairlift  in this prior post. He talked about the cost, how the lift would attach to your staircase, and more. In today’s…

Gift Ideas for Caregivers

Caregivers are true renaissance men and women, helping with everything from running errands, paying bills, bathing, and house cleaning to providing emotional support. Often, caregivers are so focused on making their patient or loved one feel comfortable that they neglect their own needs or desires. As you shop for the caregiver in your life, remember…

5 Tips for Persuading Parents & Older Relatives to Use Mobility Aids

by Michelle Seitzer Stairlifts, wheelchair ramps, power scooters and walkers. They’re available — and quite affordable when compared to the home care or assisted living costs — but many seniors would rather not use them. In fact, the mere suggestion could provoke a disagreement that adult children and other relatives would rather avoid. Whether it’s…

Best Wheelchair Lifts for Your Porch or Deck

If you or a loved one uses a wheelchair or experiences difficulty with steps, there are now a variety of mobility solutions to choose from, including ramps, vertical platform lifts, incline platform lifts and even outdoor stair lifts. These products significantly increase outdoor independence; Yet, many people are unaware of the outdoor accessibility options available. Gordon…

Choosing the Best Stairlift for Seniors: Part 1

By Michelle Seitzer The main character in Disney Pixar’s Up used one: Carl Fredricksen, a 70-something widower, relied on a stairlift to transport him between the first and second floors of his cottage, a place to which he had deep emotional connections. Many seniors choose to age in place because they want to hold on…

Holiday Hostess With The Mostess: How To Accommodate Visitors with Disabilities

Whether your great aunt’s recent injury has landed her in a wheelchair or your wonderful developmentally delayed nephew will be visiting for the first time, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind so that everyone feels a little bit more at home. Mobility Challenged Remove all throw rugs and low-lying clutter that could…