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Prevent Falls & Maintain Independence this Holiday Season & Beyond

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While it may be a little bit different this year due to the ongoing pandemic, the holiday season, which often brings joy and cheer is officially here. It is a very busy time as we scramble to decorate, find gifts, and bake holiday cookies.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

EHLS Transitions Brand Name to Lifeway Mobility Chicago

December 1st, 2020 EHLS, a Lifeway Mobility Company, has been proudly serving the Chicagoland area for the past 28 years. In 2018, we joined Lifeway Mobility and today we are taking the next step by fully changing our name to Lifeway Mobility Chicago.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Aluminum vs. Wood Wheelchair Ramps

When evaluating your home for wheelchair access via a ramp, there are many factors to consider, such as the location for installation and type of material. There are many types of ramps available and for each individual's needs and situation, the best solution is going to vary. In this post, we'll compare aluminum and wood ramps and briefly review the best locations for the installation of a ramp.

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by Bob Conroy  | 

Webinar Oct 28 - Tips from the Experts: Maintain Independence at Home

"My dad had a stroke and can't climb the stairs inside or outside his home." We hear stories like this every day and our Accessibility Specialists are experts at solving mobility challenges in a variety of environments in and around the home. If you or a loved one struggles with mobility, this FREE webinar provides invaluable tips and product  recommendations to help maintain mobility, safety and independence.

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by Amy Finke  | 

Can a Stair Lift be Installed in a Condo?

A stair lift can be very useful to those who need assistance with navigating a staircase due to limited mobility or balance issues. While these types of lifts are most often installed inside and outside of homes, there are other buildings where they can be accommodating.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Lifeway Mobility Prepares to "Run Marathon"

After reading the title of this blog post, you may be thinking "what marathon is Lifeway preparing for? Aren't all large gatherings cancelled?". While we're not preparing to run an actual 26.2 mile marathon, we do believe we're prepared to navigate  through this COVID-19 crisis period, which we as a team are relating to a marathon.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

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  | 

Stair Lift Installation: Tracks, Seats and Safety Features

You have decided you need a stair lift. Maybe you are caving to the nagging from well-intentioned and worried family members. Maybe you have read the shocking statistics. Like, one-fourth of Americans over the age of 65 fall each year, and the older you get, the more likely these falls can be fatal.

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Posted 2/20/2020

Making the Transition to Independent Living on College Campus

In a study on parents of children with a disability, it was found that 55% of the parents were not sure their disabled child would always have a place to stay. Further, 62% stated their adult child with disabilities had strong independent living skills and abilities to to care of themselves.

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Posted 2/19/2020

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  | 

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