Dad’s “tree house” gets a lift

As a shared services leader in healthcare and a longtime supporter of Joy’s House, Tony Nebesny knows a thing or two about planning ahead and healthy aging. When Tony’s family built their home in Zionsville in 1998, they knew they would eventually add a carriage house to the property so that their parents would have a…

Facing post-surgery rehab? Here’s what to consider.

When you schedule cancer surgery, joint replacement or any other significant surgery, it’s vitally important to have the best doctor and best hospital for your health needs. That’s a given. What folks often give less credence to is where you will recover and receive therapy after being released from the hospital. As those of us…

What’s it like to go through public school with a disability?

Because we work alongside families with children and teens who have disabilities, we are aware of the huge network of support needed to help children of all ages with their mobility and accessibility needs. We also realize that those physical needs may only play a supporting role in what’s required to get differently abled students…

Inclusion of the specially abled in our schools

At 101 Mobility, we work with many families with children who have disabilities, helping them with mobility and accessibility needs. That’s one of the many reasons why we actively support our public schools in doing whatever is possible to support the inclusion of specially abled students. To help promote better understanding of the issues, we…

The platinum rule

Everyone is familiar with the concept of the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do onto you.” It’s timeless and a classic, not to mention good advice. At 101 Mobility, we subscribe to another rule of thumb called the Platinum Rule, commonly attributed to Dr. Tony Allessandra. Here is what Allessandra says about…

Vertical platform lifts can help those with mobility issues move safely between floors

Vertical platform lifts (VPLs) can be a mobility and safety game-changer for anyone who needs to be able to move safely up or down as little as a few feet or up to two levels in any building. We know. As CAP (Certified Aging in Place) specialists, we’ve seen many family members delighted with how…

Here’s what happened when we moved Mom & Dad in with our family

This is a story about an aging father with early onset Alzheimer’s and Rheumatoid arthritis. ‘Dad’ happily moved in to his adult daughter’s busy home, full of active children and grandchildren. Dad loved nature, but could not access the walk-out finished basement to walk among the inviting trees and gardens outside. Mom has a heart…

Purdue University’s Able Flight helps those with disabilities fly high

Sometimes at 101 Mobility, we run across local stories that positively delight us. This is one of those Indiana stories we couldn’t wait to share. Able Flight, is a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization devoted to aviation career training for people with physical disabilities, and it has a training center at Purdue University in Lafayette Indiana….

When your mobility needs are temporary

 Home accessibility needs can be temporary for a variety of reasons. Knowing you can rent what you need only while you need it can be very helpful. Sean’s heartfelt story is one example. “My mother had multiple procedures for her late-stage cancer diagnosis, but wasn’t going to get any better. I traveled across the country to be…

What to consider if you become disabled

 Most people don’t expect to ever become disabled, so they don’t plan for it. At 101 Mobility, we frequently speak with families who must cope with an unexpected disability diagnosis. It’s a stressful place to find oneself, with no easy answers. Dealing with the onset of a major disability affects the disabled person as well…