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Lifeway Mobility Blog

Is Your School Accessible for Persons with a Physical Disability?

Posted by Paul Bergantino on 2/21/19 3:30 PM

If you have worked in or been to an elementary, middle, high school or even a university lately, you may have noticed that there are many diverse situations that need to be accommodated for: wheelchairs, walkers, space for physical and occupational therapy, barrier-free playground equipment, etc.  Many schools throughout the country are older and were not built with these accommodations in mind, and despite the Americans with Disabilities Act, some schools are not as compliant as they could be.  So, if you are an administrator looking to adapt your school’s environment or a parent wanting more access, read on for more tips on accessibility!

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Safety, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, ramp, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift

Top 5 Home Modifications for Accessibility

Posted by John Burfield on 10/17/18 4:27 PM

As we age, tasks that we once took for granted such as climbing the stairs or taking a shower, can become a challenge. If you or a loved one are planning to Age-in-Place, there many home modifications or adaptations that can help make this a reality. 

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Safety, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, ramp

Extended Home Living Services joins Lifeway Mobility

Posted by John Burfield on 8/29/18 2:01 PM




Lifeway Mobility is excited to announce that Extended Home Living Services (EHLS) — a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, licensed general contractor, and licensed elevator contractor providing lifts and accessibility modifications in the greater Chicago area, southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana — has joined Lifeway Mobility.

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Topics: Stair Lift, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Lifeway News, ramp, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift

Ramp or Stairlift: Which is Right for Me?

Posted by John Burfield on 8/10/18 3:44 PM

Wheelchair ramps are probably the gold standard of home access. They come in various materials, lengths, and configurations and can make homes accessible to those with all different types of limited mobility. From wheelchair users to those who just need a little extra help getting up the stairs, they can all benefit from an access ramp.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, ramp, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift

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