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…

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…

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…

Taking time for those dealing with aging in place

  “It is not uncommon for adult children of aging parents to be surprised at how long it takes their parents to come to terms with needing some sort of mobility assistance,” says Kerry Thomas, co-owner, along with her husband Jon, of 101 Mobility in Indianapolis. “It can take two months, three months, sometimes more,…

Yes, you can take it with you

We’re talking about power scooters and motorized wheel chairs here. Ever tried to lift one? You will be floored at their weight. The average power scooter weighs between 150 and 250 pounds, depending on power and size. Average wheel chair? 100 to 150 pounds for a standard chair. But when you add features such as…