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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

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

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

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