Greetings!

Valentines Day isn't just a "Hallmark Holiday" for those ooey-gooey, smoochy-face couples out there. It's a chance to remind those we care about that we think about them more often than they may realize.

If the time is right to begin moving towards helping someone you love, give us a call! We strive to be a good resource for friends/family when it comes to Helping People Help Themselves!

Happy Valentine's Day!

~Team Access Mobility


~ How Do I Love Thee? ~

How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways. We’re all familiar with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s famous poem. How does one say I love you? If you’re a Romantic you may possibly say it with flowers or candy. Champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolate comes to mind. These are all appropriate gifts at the appropriate time.

So how do I say I love you to my aging spouse or my aging parent? What about a Sleep Recline Chair?

More and more frequently, individuals will sleep in a recliner because getting into bed is a hassle. Others might have respiratory problems and find they can just breathe better sleeping with their head in an upright position.

Lots of folks who can’t sleep in a conventional bed have turned to us for a sleep chair as a solution. The fact that doctors sometimes suggest recliners to patients and do not report health concerns indicates that it is not unhealthy. Heart bypass patients have reported they have been unable to sleep on their sides for many weeks after their operation. Sleeping in a recliner allows them to get restful sleep. Some people suffering from sleep apnea report positive outcomes when sleeping in a recliner, which they attribute to sleeping in an upright position.

Doctors may advise those suffering from osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis that sleeping in a recliner might help them to sleep. The reason given is the ability of the recliner to elevate the head and knees.
Bathroom Safety is another great idea. The bathroom is a potentially dangerous place for most people, and the risks go up tenfold for those with limited mobility. Elderly people and those who are disabled or injured face further hazards in the form of slick wet surfaces and hard fixtures. But you don't need to completely renovate your bathroom to make it safer and easier to navigate. Our bathroom safety products offer inexpensive, temporary or long-term solutions for you and your loved ones. Safety in the bathroom should always be a top priority. 
SERVICE CORNER - BATTERY REMINDER
Don't forget to charge your batteries
at least ONCE a week when not in use!

Even if you are not using your scooter or power chair, it is crucial that you protect your investment. Cycle your charger on/off at least once a week so your batteries are getting the necessary attention to be ready for you when Spring rolls around!

Bonus tip: leaving your charger plugged in 24/7 is NOT helpful to your batteries. The charger needs to cycle on/off in order to restart it's process.

Call us with any questions!

ENJOY
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LIFT CHAIRS WITH HEAT & MASSAGE
As we all know, old man winter is here to rear his ugly head once again. February is one of the coldest months of the year and having any source of heat can help ease those winter pains. When you apply heat to your body the heat actually loosens and relaxes tense muscles. When the muscles relax the tension and knots built up over time diminish. That's why you feel so relaxed after a hot bath; there's nothing better for removing tension and stress from your body. It's a technique that's been used for centuries! 
 
Heat therapy, when used in massage chairs, is not only great for your physiological well-being, but it can also help with your mental well-being as well. When you're in pain you'll often find it hard to concentrate as much as you would like to. When you can't concentrate you can't perform at your best; which in turn will put stress on you. When you remove pain through heat and massage functions you're also removing stress, and stress is something we can all live without. 
 
Whether you're trying to keep warm or need a massage after a stressful day; Access Mobility can accommodate you with the latest heat and massage lift chairs on the market today!

RECIPE OF THE MONTH
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE
Courtesy of delish

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE
Cooking spray, for pan
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, cut into large chunks
1 tsp. instant espresso powder
1/4 c. hot water
1 c. sugar
4 large eggs
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder (preferably dutch process)

FOR THE GANACHE
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
Raspberries, for serving

DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350° and spray the inside of an 8” springform pan with cooking spray. Place a small saucepan filled halfway with water over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Place bittersweet chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over the simmering pot. Stir until chocolate and butter are completely melted. Turn off heat and remove bowl from saucepan. 
  2. Dissolve espresso powder in hot water. Add sugar and espresso to melted chocolate and whisk until completely combined then add eggs and whisk to combine. Stir in cocoa powder.  
  3. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until just set in the middle and a thin crust forms, about 35 minutes.  
  4. Let cake cool for 15 minutes then remove sides of springform pan. Let cake cool completely. 
  5. Meanwhile make ganache: Place heavy cream in a small saucepan and bring to simmer. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl then pour hot cream over chocolate chips. Let sit 30 seconds then whisk to combine. 
  6. Pour ganache over cake and smooth with an offset spatula. Place in refrigerator until set, 10 minutes. 
  7. Serve with raspberries. 
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