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Lifeway Mobility Blog

What is an Occupational Therapist and What Do They Do?

Posted by John Burfield on 4/4/19 4:06 PM

Since April is Occupational Therapy Month, it’s a good time to reflect on how occupational therapists help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world each year.

Despite the important services they provide, many people don’t understand what an occupational therapist (OT) does. An OT is a licensed health and rehabilitation professional that works with people of all ages with mental, physical, developmental, social or emotional problems to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills.
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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Safety, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Occupational Therapy

Get Outside With These Outdoor Home Accessibility Tips

Posted by John Burfield on 3/28/19 3:51 PM

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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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Safety, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift

Handrails and Grab Bars - Effective Fall Prevention

Posted by John Burfield on 3/13/19 1:52 PM

As we age, our balance, strength and vision can begin to decline and navigating stairways, steps, stoops and landings can become increasingly difficult. Progressive illnesses and injuries can also cause these familiar household structures to become hazardous. In fact, falls are the leading cause of death and injury to older adults and a common reason that people give up on independent living.

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Topics: Stair Lift, Safety, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, Grab Bar, Handrail

Which Curved Stair Lift is Best? Tube Rail vs. Flat Rail

Posted by John Burfield on 2/28/19 3:44 PM

A curved rail stair lift requires a track that is curved to fit the shape of your staircase. There are several different types of curved rail. When buying a curved stair lift, it is important to consider the pros and cons of each type of track.

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Topics: Mobility, Stair Lift, Product FAQ, Safety, Customer Questions, Independent Living, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility

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