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Lifeway Mobility Blog

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

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

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

Can I Test Ride a Stair Lift Before Buying It?

Posted by John Burfield on 6/1/18 1:46 PM

For many people with limited mobility, adding a stair lift to their home can be a life-changing event. They no longer need to worry about the challenge of climbing the stairs and the impact it had on their daily lives. It can also alleviate a lot of worry about how they were going to keep living independently in the house they love.

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

Get Outside With These Outdoor Home Accessibility Tips

Posted by John Burfield on 5/19/17 3:37 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: Accessibility, Independent Living, Mobility, Safety, Wheelchair, Vertical Platform Wheelchair Lift, Stair Lift, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility Equipment