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Lifeway Mobility Blog

What are the Therapeutic Benefits of a Walk-in Bathtub?

Posted by John Burfield on 11/9/18 2:16 PM

As we age, getting in and out of a bathtub can become a difficult task that can put us at risk of injury. For those that enjoy a warm bath after a long day but have trouble lowering themselves into a standard bathtub, a walk-in tub might be the perfect solution.  

A walk-in bathtub features a water-tight door that swings either in or out, and a built-in seat that allows you to bathe in a seated position. This means you can avoid lowering yourself into a traditional bathtub.
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Topics: Bathroom Safety, Accessibility Equipment, Aging-In-Place, Accessibility, Walk-in Bathtub, Product FAQ, Customer Questions, Wheelchair, Accessible Bathing

What’s the Difference Between a Stair Lift and Lift Chair?

Posted by John Burfield on 10/1/18 1:14 PM

People with limited mobility can benefit from many different types of mobility aids and accessibility equipment. Mobility issues can be caused by injury, aging and illness or progressive diseases like arthritis. Products ranging from walkersand wheelchairs to ramps and vertical platform lifts can accomplish the same goals in different ways.

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

Powder Coated Aluminum Ramps: Style and Performance

Posted by John Burfield on 7/17/18 4:05 PM

Aluminum modular ramps have several advantages over wood ramps including low maintenance, quick installation, superior traction, and resale value. Despite these advantages, some people prefer the look of a wooden ramp over aluminum. This is understandable considering many people spend years perfecting their exterior decorating and take pride in the way their home looks.

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Topics: ramp, Universal Design, Wheelchair, Accessibility Equipment, Independent Living, Product FAQ, Accessibility, Aging-In-Place

Portable or Modular Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

Posted by John Burfield on 7/5/18 2:29 PM

If you have limited mobility and your home’s entryway has an elevated landing, step or threshold, you’d probably benefit from having an access ramp.  Fortunately, there are many kinds of ramps that can help make your home accessible again. These include threshold ramps, portable folding suitcase ramps, solid surface one-piece ramps and aluminum modular ramps. 

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Topics: ramp, Aging-In-Place, Wheelchair, Accessibility Equipment, Customer Questions, Product FAQ, Independent Living, Mobility

Can I Rent a Wheelchair Ramp?

Posted by John Burfield on 6/22/18 3:32 PM

If you find yourself with a temporary mobility issue, and you are having difficulty entering or exiting your home, it may be a good idea to rent a wheelchair ramp.  That’s right, aluminum modular wheelchair ramps are often available for short-term rental. 

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Topics: ramp, Accessibility, Wheelchair, Independent Living, Mobility, Customer Questions, Product FAQ