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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

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

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

Winter Maintenance Tips for Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lifts

Posted by John Burfield on 11/30/18 2:41 PM

If you or a loved one use a wheelchair or a mobility device like a power scooter, walker, rollator or cane, you know that winter weather can make leaving the house even more difficult.  Home access equipment like a vertical platform lift (VPL) can help alleviate this challenge, but snow and ice can still be an issue.

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Topics: Mobility, Product FAQ, Safety, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift

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