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…

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…

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…

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,…

Caring for aging parents who come live with you

Caring for an aging relative is a great way to give back some of the love, care and nurturing they have provided to you. But, as any caregiver can attest, it’s also a lot of work and requires some real preparation for your senior’s needs as well as for your family’s needs. 101 Mobility can…

We do what we say and stand behind what we sell.

“After intensive research (which I do before every major purchase) indicated 101Mobility to be my choice, I set up a personal meeting with owner Jon Thomas. (After speaking with him) we sealed the deal on a Bruno Elite stair lift for my parents. It is a top quality unit, and Jon made the experience easy…

Aging in place is trending

“Many homeowners are hoping to make their surroundings easier to manage and safer in case they or a family member have health problems,” according to a recent Associated Press (AP) news article. “They’re replacing bathtubs with walk in showers, installing safety rails, widening doorways and building ramps – features know as “universal design” since they…

Why certifications are so important in our business

101 Mobility carries a couple of vital certifications beside our name: HME and CAPS. These accreditations are not mandatory, but they are extremely important. Why? Unless you have had misfortune to work with a non-accredited medical equipment company, you may not know. Unfortunately, we hear from customers who have purchased medical equipment from unlicensed, unaccredited companies…