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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

Walk-in Bathtubs: Did You Know...?

Posted by John Burfield on 12/12/18 4:03 PM

Walk-in bathtubs have long been known as an accessible bathing solution for people with limited mobility. But did you know that recent studies have also highlighted the therapeutic benefits of walk-in tubs? A walk-in tub can help people with a variety of conditions, including:

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Topics: Product FAQ, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Walk-in Bathtub, Accessible Bathing

Making Your Home Safe for Elderly Visitors During the Holidays

Posted by Dan Martin on 11/20/18 3:00 PM

 

Fast approaching is that wonderful time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate the holidays. Often that means events and parties that include elderly parents, friends or relatives. Whether an elderly relative or friend with limited mobility is coming for the afternoon or staying longer, it is best to consider their safety and comfort.

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Topics: Mobility, Safety, Customer Questions, Accessibility Equipment, Wheelchair, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Bathroom Safety, Universal Design, Accessible Bathing