“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…

The Best Products for Accessibility in Your Office Building

When dealing with handicap accessibility in the workplace, it is important to assess the needs of your employees and the type of building you’re in. Different layouts may cause different hindrances on different types of disabilities, and what works for one office may not work for another. In this article, we will go through several…

What is a Lift Chair?

While you may not know exactly what a Lift Chair is or who benefits from one, the chances are you have seen one before. That’s because a Lift Chair looks no different from a standard reclining chair – it just has additional features! This article is designed to provide you with an overview of what…

From “No” to “Go” – A Story of Changing Stair Lift Perceptions

This blog post is a contribution by Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility San Diego One Friday evening, just as I had turned on the stove to begin making dinner, the phone rang. I turned the burner off (safety first!) and answered. The caller was Bill, asking if we would be willing to open our…

Choosing the Best Stairlift: FAQs

“My husband has knee problems, and he’s having trouble getting up and down the stairs in our home. It’s painful for him, and I’m worried that he might hurt himself. My friend has a stairlift and we are interested in getting one, but we aren’t sure what we need or where to buy one. Can…

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…

Planning Ahead: Holiday Accessibility

With October only a day away, fall is officially in the air. Depending on which part of the country you live in, you may even be experiencing the cooler temperatures and changing leaves in full force already. As the days become shorter and temperatures drop, we begin thinking thoughts of apples and pumpkins, crisp fall…

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…

How to Choose the Right Ramp

Let’s face it, most individuals will need to research a ramp at some point in their lives.  Whether for a visiting friend,  temporary use after a surgery, an older relative who is struggling with stairs, an ageing pet, or one of numerous other scenarios, we will likely all find ourselves involved in the decision-making process. With so…