Writer / Kelsey Musick
Have you noticed that climbing the stairs or getting out of the bathtub isn’t as easy as it used to be? Do you have a loved one that finds it difficult to leave the house because they can’t get around like they once did? Lifeway Mobility may be able to help.
Lifeway Mobility is an accessibility solutions company that provides a wide variety of ramps, stair lifts, wheelchair lifts, transfer aids, grab bars, handrails and bath safety items. They provide solutions for individuals with limited mobility – due to aging, illness, or injury – so that they may live safely.
The company’s mission is to identify and provide the best accessibility solutions for individuals with limited mobility, so that they may live safely and independently at home, rather than move to a nursing home or assisted living facility.
Lifeway Mobility General Manager, Kent McCool, has been a Noblesville resident since 2001 and volunteers with the Indiana Parkinson Foundation, Boomers and Beyond, Shepherds Center of Hamilton County and CICOA.
“We work closely with local clinicians, case managers, social workers, discharge planners, as well as workers’ compensation and long-term care insurance providers,” McCool says. “Some examples would be Riverview Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana (RHI), Community Rehab Hospital and St. Vincent Center for Healthy Aging.”
According to McCool, this is one area where local knowledge really matters.
“Familiarity with the key referral sources and healthcare systems, as well as having a collaborative relationship with them, can greatly improve the outcome for clients that need our services to return home or remain in their home safely,” he says.
McCool started a company called Home Safe Homes, Inc. in 2001 following the birth of his daughter, Ella, with the intention of ensuring his house was safe for her — a service that he still offers with Lifeway Mobility.
“I began researching what I needed to do as a new parent,” McCool says. “I was open to hiring someone to consult and possibly do the work, but I couldn’t find anyone locally that provided that service.”
Home Safe Homes, Inc. joined Lifeway Mobility in January of this year. Lifeway Mobility was founded four years ago in Hartford, CT and has since grown to six locations including Boston, Chicago, Danielson, Minneapolis and Indianapolis.
“Our philosophy is to stay local as we grow,” McCool adds. “Lifeway invests in local, well-established home access companies that keep the local management and their team in place to make sure that their customers continue to receive top-notch service while having the support of a larger organization behind them.”
According to McCool, joining Lifeway Mobility was an easy decision.
“Their executive team was extremely impressive, and after 17 years of being the sole business owner, I was ready to not have to wear all the hats so to speak,” he says. “I felt that our missions were aligned and everyone I met with was in the business for the right reasons. The team has done this before, and their growth plan was something I wanted to be a part of. They have a true passion for helping people and keeping them safe and I am excited for our future.”
Lifeway Mobility technicians are factory-trained and certified to properly install specialized equipment and can quickly diagnose any service issues.
Lifeway Mobility is located at 17555 Willowview Rd, Ste. D in Noblesville. You can give them a call at 317-973-3219 or visit them online at lifewaymobility.com for more information.