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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Powder Coated Aluminum Ramps: Style and Performance

Posted by John Burfield on 7/17/18 4:05 PM

Aluminum modular ramps have several advantages over wood ramps including low maintenance, quick installation, superior traction, and resale value. Despite these advantages, some people prefer the look of a wooden ramp over aluminum. This is understandable considering many people spend years perfecting their exterior decorating and take pride in the way their home looks.

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Topics: Product FAQ, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Universal Design, ramp

My Stair Lift Won't Work: Stair Lift Troubleshooting Tips

Posted by John Burfield on 7/13/18 1:36 PM

If you’re reading this, your stair lift may not be working properly, or you might be thinking about buying a stair lift and want to know what types of issues can occur. Fortunately, a properly installed and maintained lift is unlikely to cause you a problem. If you do have a problem with your lift, there is a series of troubleshooting tips that can solve some common stair lift issues without scheduling a service appointment.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Safety, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

Portable or Modular Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

Posted by John Burfield on 7/5/18 2:29 PM

If you have limited mobility and your home’s entryway has an elevated landing, step or threshold, you’d probably benefit from having an access ramp.  Fortunately, there are many kinds of ramps that can help make your home accessible again. These include threshold ramps, portable folding suitcase ramps, solid surface one-piece ramps and aluminum modular ramps. 

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, ramp

Can I Rent a Wheelchair Ramp?

Posted by John Burfield on 6/22/18 3:32 PM

If you find yourself with a temporary mobility issue, and you are having difficulty entering or exiting your home, it may be a good idea to rent a wheelchair ramp.  That’s right, aluminum modular wheelchair ramps are often available for short-term rental. 

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Wheelchair, Accessibility, ramp

Stairlifts: Should I Buy New or Used?

Posted by John Burfield on 6/15/18 3:23 PM

When buying a stairlift, it is important to consider your purchasing options. These include buying a new unit, a used unit, or even renting a stairlift. Like most purchases there are pros and cons to each these options. Let’s take a closer look.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Accessibility Equipment, Accessibility