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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Customer Case Study: Helping a Client After a Spinal Cord Injury

Posted by John Burfield on 4/1/19 4:32 PM

Recently, Lifeway Mobility had the honor of working with Joseph, a 29-year-old Navy combat veteran who suffered a spinal cord injury while working his job as a delivery driver. After a 6-month stay at Gaylord Hospital, he returned home paralyzed from the chest down and with limited use of his arms. Prior to his accident, Joseph was in good health and faced no mobility issues.

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Topics: Mobility, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, Occupational Therapy, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift, Accessible Bathing

What is a Hydrotherapy Air Spa Bathtub?

Posted by John Burfield on 1/10/19 2:41 PM

With the therapeutic benefits of warm water therapy gaining notoriety, you may be in the market for a new soaking or walk-in bathtub. If this is the case, you might have seen an option called a hydrotherapy air tub. While many people are familiar with tubs outfitted with whirlpool jets, commonly called a Jacuzzi tub, an air tub is a newer concept.

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Topics: Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Walk-in Bathtub, Accessible Bathing

Walk-in Bathtubs: Did You Know...?

Posted by John Burfield on 12/12/18 4:03 PM

Walk-in bathtubs have long been known as an accessible bathing solution for people with limited mobility. But did you know that recent studies have also highlighted the therapeutic benefits of walk-in tubs? A walk-in tub can help people with a variety of conditions, including:

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Topics: Product FAQ, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Walk-in Bathtub, Accessible Bathing

Making Your Home Safe for Elderly Visitors During the Holidays

Posted by Dan Martin on 11/20/18 3:00 PM

 

Fast approaching is that wonderful time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate the holidays. Often that means events and parties that include elderly parents, friends or relatives. Whether an elderly relative or friend with limited mobility is coming for the afternoon or staying longer, it is best to consider their safety and comfort.

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Topics: Mobility, Safety, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, Accessible Bathing

What Are The Therapeutic Benefits of Walk-in Bathtub?

Posted by John Burfield on 11/9/18 2:16 PM

As we age, getting in and out of a bathtub can become a difficult task that can put us at risk of injury. For those that enjoy a warm bath after a long day but have trouble lowering themselves into a standard bathtub, a walk-in tub might be the perfect solution.  

A walk-in bathtub features a water-tight door that swings either in or out, and a built-in seat that allows you to bathe in a seated position. This means you can avoid lowering yourself into a traditional bathtub.

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Topics: Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Walk-in Bathtub, Accessible Bathing