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Lifeway Mobility Expands Footprint in Minnesota

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November 1, 2021 Rochester, MN– Lifeway Mobility, a leading accessibility company helping people with limited mobility stay safe and independent at home, is pleased to announce it is expanding its coverage area in southeastern Minnesota. Lifeway will now offer stair lifts, wheelchair ramps, and a variety of basic transfer aid solutions to those living in Rochester, Minnesota, and the surrounding areas.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Home Access CEU Webinar Nov 17th 2021

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Virtual CEU* Event: Modifications for Home AccessibilityWednesday Nov 17, 2021 1:00 pm Eastern Time / 10 am Pacific Time This webinar will cover the basics of modifications for home accessibility and answer questions including:

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by Amy Finke  | 

Lifeway Mobility Featured on HouseSmarts via WGN Radio Chicago 720

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Lifeway Mobility was proudly featured on HouseSmarts Radio with Lou Manfredini via WGN Radio Chicago 720! HouseSmarts is a well-known home improvement and lifestyle show that provides homeowners with tips on home renovation and repairs.   Lou and his team were interested in speaking to an expert about aging-in-place and making homes more accessible, and selected Lifeway Mobility as the guest to interview.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

5 Ways Sleep Improves Senior Health

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Maintaining your physical and mental well-being is essential for every age group, but taking active steps to improve our health becomes even more imperative as we get older. Sleep is one of the foundations for a healthy mind and body, yet certain physical and mental obstacles may prevent someone from getting a night of peaceful shuteye. When we don’t rest well, this can impact our lives in a variety of ways. For this reason, prioritizing a good night’s rest is critical. 

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Posted 9/21/2021

Chair Lifts for Stairs with Landings

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There are many reasons landings are added to stairs. They allow stairs to change directions and also provide a space for people to rest, if needed. Stair landings are also needed when a door at the top of the steps swings inwards towards the stairway.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Do Stair Lifts Work When the Power goes out?

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It's officially the summer season, which means warmer weather and more time outside enjoying fun activities in the sun. However, it also means there will be a higher chance for severe thunderstorms with high winds that can cause power outages.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Lifeway Mobility Opens in Ohio

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Columbus, OH– Lifeway Mobility, a leading accessibility company helping people with limited mobility stay safe and independent at home, is pleased to announce it is expanding its coverage area. Lifeway will now provide stair lifts, ramps, and other accessibility solutions to those living in southcentral Ohio and surrounding areas.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Top 10 Bathroom Improvement Ideas for Accessibility

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A complete bathroom remodel is anything but a small project. Whether you are choosing to upgrade your bathroom for aesthetic reasons or to increase your home’s value, there are some crucial elements you should consider before you bring your project to life! Functionality should be at the center of your remodel but creating a functional bathroom no longer means you have to sacrifice style and features. Designing the bathroom of your dreams in your master suite or updating the guest bath to serve a variety of purposes is easy with a little inspiration and a great design team. How long have you been thinking about a bathroom remodel? Check out these ten proven contractor tips to help move your project forward: 1. Shower Seats – More than just a comfy place to relax while you shower, adding a shower seat gives you a place to rest your foot while you shave your legs. If you’re concerned about losing valuable floor space with the addition of a shower seat, folding options are available. BATHROOM REMODEL 2. Add Built-In Shelves – Skip the metal or plastic shower caddies that can make your shower look and feel cluttered and opt for built-in options instead. These niches are perfect for keeping your shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles and shaving supplies off the floor of the shower. Not only do they put your essentials within reach, but they also reduce tripping hazards in the wet area of your bathroom. 3. Skip the Threshold – Creating a zero entry shower not only gives your bathroom a sleek and modern look it also gives you a shower that allows you for aging in place. Not tripping over the sill of your shower every time you get in and out of the shower makes your bathroom safer and easier to use. 4. Consider the Placement of Hooks, Towel Bars, and the Toilet Paper Holder – Many times these are the overlooked details in a whole bathroom remodel, especially when the shower or the toilet is being relocated. These elements add a fun pop and personality to your project and shouldn’t be treated as an afterthought. 5. Shop Showerheads and Handhelds – Upgrading your bathroom should include upgrading your shower experience. If you’re installing a shower bench in your shower to shave your legs, why not add a handheld shower nearby to make rinsing a breeze? For those who are taller, raising your showerhead up higher on the wall may be an option to consider when working on your bathroom redesign. Putting in multiple showerheads or installing a central rain head are popular options. 6. Get Rid of Your Whirlpool Tub – Many homeowners have whirlpool tubs in their master bathrooms that are either broken or rarely get used because of the amount of water it takes to fill them. Consider converting the space your whirlpool tub is taking up into a large dual showerhead shower and turning your existing shower into storage in your bathroom. 7. Upgrade Your Vanity – If your existing vanity lacks the space you need to store your toiletries, makeup and hair styling tools, then opting for a larger vanity with more drawers and dual sinks may be your best bet. Drawers are easier to organize and access than vanities that have doors that open to a large under the sink area. Drawers can be cut to fit around plumbing and can make reclaiming counter space in your bathroom possible. 8. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – The mirror in the bathroom is often overlooked, much like the towel racks, hooks, and the toilet paper holder. However, in many bathrooms, the mirror helps define the style of the room. If you are changing your vanity and installing a larger one, you may need to increase the size of your bathroom mirror. Many homeowners opt to install two mirrors over a dual sink vanity rather than installing one large mirror. One popular trend is the use of multiple smaller mirrors above the vanity so that lighted sconces can be placed on either side of the mirrors. Large mirrors and custom cut mirrors can make the bathroom seem larger or fit into an awkwardly shaped space. 9. Shed Some Light – Adding recessed lighting to your shower and throughout your bathroom can create aesthetic or functional light. Adding a dimmer switch can help you control the mood of your bath. Adding over vanity lights, sconces or lighted mirrors can help you see what you’re doing up close. 10. What Features Are Missing? – Is there something you’ve always wished your current bathroom had? Maybe you’d like to have a heated tile floor or solid shower walls to make cleaning easier. When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, don’t forget to include your wish list in your design requirements. Many homeowners are so focused on remodeling the wet area and choosing the right vanity that they forget to add in the features that give their project the finishing touches. Ask yourself these important questions to help you consider what bathroom features you want vs. need. When you are answering these questions, review your priorities like, who will use the bathroom and what will bring beauty and function now and for resale What do I like/dislike about my current bathroom? Do I have sufficient storage? What does my ideal bathroom look like? What does my ideal bathroom function like? What colors make my bathroom feel like me? What would I change about the current layout? What is my timeline? Once you have answered these questions, you’re ready to take the next step and get an estimate from a bathroom remodeling expert. While there are numerous bathroom remodeling companies for you to choose from, be sure to select a reputable company that is licensed and insured. In today’s market consumers buy based on word of mouth and online reviews so ask your neighbors, friends, and coworkers who they trust. Look for the number of reviews a contractor has not just the star rating and check out their BBB which will give you clues to their reputation. Ready to get started on your bathroom remodel? Fill out the contact form below and let our design team help you create the bathroom of your dreams!

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by Armando Carrillo  | 

Accessibility Solutions Help Discharged Patients Remain Safe at Home

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Due to the pandemic, more patients with complex needs are being discharged directly home, which can cause challenges for healthcare facilities and patients. Home care and home access are part of the solution to help those with limited mobility remain in their homes safely and on parallel path to help minimize readmission.   

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by Amy Finke  | 

Stair Lift Provides Renewed Independence at Home

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Limited mobility and/or balance issues can restrict someone to the first level of the home and prevent access to a bedroom and shower upstairs. A senior veteran named Robert was dealing with this exact issue, until he and his family learned about stair lifts, and had one installed by Lifeway Mobility.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Local Stair Lift Showroom in San Francisco-Bay Area

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Lifeway Mobility San Francisco, a Bruno Diamond Stair Lift Dealer, has a showroom in Union City, California that is equipped with fully operational straight and curved rail stairlifts. For those with limited mobility, a stair lift provides a simple and affordable way to regain access to a second level bedroom or laundry room in the basement 

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Local Stair Lift Showroom in Los Angeles Area

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Lifeway Mobility Los Angeles, a Bruno Diamond Stair Lift Dealer, has a showroom in Pacoima, California that is equipped with multiple stairlifts, both straight and curved rails, that are fully operational. A stair lift provides a safe and easy way to navigate the stairs for those with limited mobility.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Gardening from a Wheelchair - An Enabled Garden

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You don't need to use your legs to develop a green thumb. With a few accommodations and modifications, you can do anything on four wheels that others do on two feet. This includes gardening, a therapeutic and stress-relieving hobby. With a few design changes, gardening from a wheelchair can be a fruitful endeavor.

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by Clarence Luna  | 

Trouble with Stairs? Attend Our Next Webinar: Is a Stairlift For ME?

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If you or someone you care for is having trouble with stairs this webinar is a must-watch! Trouble with stairs doesn't just limit the enjoyment of your home, it can be a major safety risk. Don't wait for a dangerous fall - learn about your options now. Watch a Live Demo of a stairlift so you can see and hear how it works from the comfort of your home or office. Our accessibility experts, each with over twenty years in the field, will answer your questions such as:

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by Amy Finke  | 

Local Stair Lift Showroom in Pittsburgh Area

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Lifeway Mobility Pittsburgh a Bruno Diamond Stair Lift Dealer, has a showroom in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania that is equipped with two stair lifts that are fully operational. A stair lift is one of the safest and easiest solutions for navigating the stairs for those with limited mobility.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Long-Term Care Planning: What You Should Know

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For most, long-term care planning is not something that is on their radar.  However, for older adults making a long-term care plan is something that should be done sooner than later.  A first step is learning more about what long-term care is and about the variety of services that are available.

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by John Burfield  | 

Stair Lift Provides Safe Solution After a Fall on the Stairs

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A stair lift provides a safe means for accessing the second-floor level of a home or a basement, for people with limited mobility or balance issues. In this case, it was an easy and affordable solution that allowed for regained independence at home after a fall on the stairs.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

StairBusters joins Lifeway Mobility

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Lifeway Mobility is pleased to announce that it has invested in the assets of Accessible Home Automations, LLC, doing business as Stairbusters.com, which has been a leading provider of accessibility solutions for people with mobility challenges throughout Western Pennsylvania for over 20 years.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

Gamburd Joins Lifeway Mobility

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Lifeway Mobility is pleased to announce that it has invested in Gamburd, Inc., which has been a leading provider of accessibility solutions for people with limited mobility throughout California for over 18 years.

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by Eric Rubel  | 

EHLS Transitions Brand Name to Lifeway Mobility Chicago

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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

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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  | 

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