Wheelchair Ramp or Platform Lift (VPL) – Which is Better?

If you need help accessing a porch or deck, you may wonder whether you should choose a ramp or platform lift. Both ramps and platform lifts have their strengths and weaknesses. We’ll review things to consider when deciding between a ramp and a platform lift to help you choose. What is a Wheelchair Ramp? Most…

Rent a Ramp (or VPL) for Graduation

There is no time quite like graduation. Friends and family come together to celebrate a student’s achievements and watch as they cross the stage to accept a diploma. Make sure that your ceremony is fully accessible to students, faculty members, and families of all abilities by renting a ramp or platform lift. Oftentimes, students step…

101 Mobility of Evansville Helps Boy With Ramp Donation

EVANSVILLE, IN – 101 Mobility donates a wheelchair ramp to a 9 year old boy with bone cancer. When Felix’s family called 101 Mobility of Evansville in search of a wheelchair ramp, Bryan Dalton, owner, couldn’t help but get involved. Based on the home’s steep steps, they would require a long ramp in order to…

Is Your Church (or Other Place of Worship) Accessible?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), introduced in 1990, made great strides in offering equality for those with disabilities, including requiring public spaces to be accessible to visitors of all abilities. However, the ADA does not apply to “religious organizations and entities controlled by religious organizations” (source). Despite the ADA having been in place for…

Choosing a Mobility / Accessibility Equipment Provider You Can Trust

Are you or a loved one experiencing mobility or accessibility issues due to injury, surgery, or balance problems? If so, you’ve likely considered an assistive device, such as a stair lift, platform lift, ramp, or patient lift. Whether your need is permanent or temporary, having the right equipment can make a major difference in keeping…

“Hoyer Lifts” and Portable Patient Lifts – What’s the Difference?

You may have heard the term “Hoyer Lift” before, but you probably haven’t heard of a “patient lift“. That’s because a “Hoyer Lift” is a type of a patient lift, and is a well-known brand name.

Just like Thermos, ChapStick, and Band-Aid, the term is on its way to becoming a generic trademark. This is what happens when a trademark that starts as a brand name becomes so well-known that the brand name eventually becomes descriptive of the product or service as a whole.

Home Elevator Cost: A Consumer’s Guide

If you live in a multi-story home, you may have concerns about navigating the stairs, especially if you face physical limitations as a result of injury, surgery, or just age. While it may be tempting to consider selling your home and moving into a single-level alternative, it’s important to consider the cost. Between hiring a…

101 Mobility Owner Surprises Local Man with Donation

101 Mobility of Rochester owner surprised a local man with the gift of a new mobility scooter on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Rochester news station, WHAM, recently aired a story about Jimmy Fillippello, a local man who had been victim of a tragic scam. Fillippello’s home aide had arranged a benefit page on the popular…

Stair Lift Cost: A Complete Guide for Consumers

We receive many calls from customers asking, “How much does a stair lift cost?” While we strive to be as transparent as possible, the reality is that there is no simple answer to this question. That’s because a stair lift is a highly technical piece of machinery, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Straight Stair…

101 Mobility and Bruno Independent Living Aids Give Back to Area Veteran

Veterans Day occurs annually on November 11th and serves as a date to honor our military’s veterans. However, at 101 Mobility, we believe in honoring and giving back to our veterans every day of the year. Donna Dziewik and her team at 101 Mobility in Milwaukee recently had the opportunity to donate their time and…