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5 Great Ways to Help Seniors During & After COVID-19

During this unprecedented time, our home is the safest place to be. For people over the age of 65 or those at higher risk for COVID-19, it is crucial to stay at home to reduce the risk of being exposed to the virus. However, just like everyone else, they still need food, prescriptions and other essential products to remain healthy.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Stair Lift Rental Allows for a Safe Return Home for Senior

During these unprecedented times, the safest place where everyone can be is the comfort of their own home. As a result, some have been trying to bring a parent or loved one home from a senior or assisted living facility temporarily to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Get Outside With These Outdoor Home Accessibility Tips

After a long winter, the weather is finally warming up – and there’s no place most of us would rather be than outdoors. Whether you define it as the chirping of birds or the smell of wildflowers, spring is definitely in the air. It’s a beautiful season – and we think it should be accessible to everyone.

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by John Burfield  | 

Top 8 Rolling Shower Chair Options

Reports show that over 2 million people inure themselves in the bathroom each year, including in the shower and while using the toilet. Utilizing the shower, toilet ,and sink in the bathroom is essential to your lifestyle. Having a disability does not lessen the bathroom’s importance. Being able to maneuver around in the bathroom with a disability must be planned out and individualized for each homeowner. A rolling shower chair is a popular choice among the disabled. They make it easy to bathe, use the toilet and even wash their hands, brush their teeth, and take care of other hygiene activities.

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Posted 3/20/2020

COVID-19 Update from Lifeway Mobility

Lifeway Mobility is committed to the health and safety of its clients and team members and the services we provide. These two guiding principles have informed our recent decision to modify our work protocols.

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by John Burfield  | 

Healthy Eating During the Coronavirus Scare

We all want to have healthy, lean bodies, filled with energy, strength and stamina. The seniors in our lives are no different! We hear about the Coronavirus looming in the darkness. As we see diabetes, heart disease and cancer on the rise, it would behoove us to explore practical tips on healthy eating. Here are some ways we can keep our bodies at their best no matter what age we are presently enjoying.

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Posted 3/12/2020

5 Home Safety Tips for Seniors to Prevent Falls

As we age, our home may not be as easy to navigate as it once was. Getting up and down a set of stairs may be a chore because of decline in mobility. The risk of slipping and falling in the bathroom is likely much higher, especially if there are no grab bars in the bathtub/shower, or near the toilet. An option for seniors who are having a difficult time staying safe at home is a senior living facility. In most areas around the country, there are many senior living facilities that offer care and assistance. However, a senior living facility does not have the familiarity and comfort that a home does. A home is full of memories from parties and gatherings with family and lifelong friends. It is the place where a majority of seniors prefer to stay as they age.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Frequently Asked Questions After a Stair Lift Installation

If you just had your stair lift installed, but still have a couple of questions in regards to service or maintenance on the lift, you've come to the right place. This post lists a number of commonly asked questions that we receive from stair lift customers after installation.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Differences Between Accessible, Usable, and Universal Design

Products can mean anything from information technology to physical items like chairs, cars or anything else that can be purchased and used by consumers. Product designers are constantly creating new products that will sold by a business to its customers. They answer questions that determine who the customer is, how will they use the product, what technology is needed, benefits and features, price point and promotion.

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Posted 2/10/2020

Twin City Stairlifts/Ability Solutions Joins Lifeway Mobility

Burnsville, MN - Lifeway Mobility is pleased to announce that it has invested in Disabilities, Inc., doing business as Twin City Stairlifts/Ability Solutions, Burnsville, MN, which has been “Helping People Stay Where They Live” by providing accessibility solutions for individuals with limited mobility for almost 20 years.

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by John Burfield  | 

5 Action Steps to Feel Better Today

We’ve all experienced plateaus in life when things got flat and lost their sizzle. Maybe the winter blues brought it on, or sudden bad news reached our ears and hurt our heart. Whatever may have triggered a sense of unhappiness, know there are some very practical steps we can take today to get our mojo back! What can we do to feel better and healthier?

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Posted 1/29/2020

4 Tips to a Healthier Version of You

Now that the holidays are over, many households have tossed the sweet treats and are trying to get back into shape. Gym attendance is at an all-time high (at least until March) and people are seeking to accomplish their health goals for the new year. There are so many options out there, it can seem overwhelming when all we want to do is get healthier! Here are 4 tips to get you on track to a healthier version of you!

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Posted 1/22/2020

Winterization Tips for Outdoor Wheelchair Lifts

Outdoor wheelchair lifts, which are also commonly known as vertical platform lifts or porch lifts, provide a safe and easy way to access the front or back entrance of a home. During the winter months in the Midwest and Northeast, the outdoor elements, such as snow and ice can make it difficult to use the lift at times.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

What Are the Different Types of In-Home Care?

For people who are aging in place or need help with mobility or medical issues at home, in-home care from a qualified provider can enable them to live at home more safely and independently. Professional caregivers can provide different types and levels of care on either a short-term or long-term basis, including: Companionship and conversation Transportation to appointments or errands Assistance with safely managing tasks around the house Help with daily activities such as dressing and bathing Nursing and medical care But how do you know what type of care you need, and what type of caregiver can provide it? Here are the types of in-home caregivers you might experience, from the lowest level of care to the highest.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Local Stair Lift Showroom in Hartford, Connecticut

Lifeway Mobility, a Bruno Diamond Stair Lift Dealer, has a showroom in Hartford, Connecticut that is equipped with three stair lifts that are fully operational. If any of the situations below sound familiar to you, consider making a trip to our stair lift showroom:

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by Eric Rubel  | 

When Is It the Right Time to Remodel Your Bathroom?

Families have a way of evolving through various stages of life. There are seasons of raising children and navigating the toddlers, teens, and young adult dreams. There is the empty nest syndrome, and some of us are living alone, navigating the ever-changing dynamics of aging. No matter the season, it’s good to examine three reasons why you may need to consider to remodel your bathroom.

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Posted 11/14/2019

Local Stair Lift Showroom in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Lifeway Mobility Minneapolis, a Bruno Diamond Stair Lift Dealer, has a showroom in Burnsville, Minnesota that is equipped with four fully operational stair lifts. We invite anyone interested in a stair lift to visit our showroom:

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Local Stair Lift Showroom in Boston, MA Area

Lifeway Mobility Greater Boston, a Bruno Diamond Stair Lift Dealer, has a showroom in Westborough, MA that is equipped with three fully operational Bruno stair lifts. We invite anyone interested in purchasing a stair lift to visit our showroom:

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Stair Lifts vs. Home Elevators - Which is Best for Me?

If the stairs start to become too difficult to manage at home, there are usually two options that people can consider to solve the problem. The first option is to remain at home (with modifications), and the other is to move to a senior living or assisted living facility. Both are feasible options, but many prefer to remain in their home because it prevents the stress of having to move again, and makes it possible to remain in the place that has so many positive emotional ties. A home is a place of comfort as it is where most people build lasting memories with family and friends, whether it be from holidays parties, or social gatherings with friends.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Food Delivery Services Let You Eat Gourmet Meals Without Leaving Home

If you have limited mobility, cooking meals from scratch at home can be too tiring, difficult, or even dangerous, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have delicious, nutritious meals at home. Dozens of food delivery services are available to take away the burden of shopping for ingredients, choosing a menu, and even food prep, from grocery delivery services that let you shop from home and do all your own cooking to a chef that comes to your home, cooks, and cleans up.

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by John Burfield  | 

Traveling Safely with Limited Mobility

When you are in a wheelchair or have limited mobility, travel can be a challenge. Everything from getting to your airport gate and into your seat to finding hotel rooms and tourist destinations with ADA accessibility can add an extra layer of concern to your travel plans. The good news is, you’re not alone. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 25.5 million Americans have disabilities or mobility issues that affect their ability to travel and 21.9 million still get out of the house for vacations. Here is some helpful information for those who have mobility issues and plan to travel.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

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