101 Mobility Open for Business: Veterans Bring Aging-in-Place Solutions to Nashville
Cecil Raney and Jerry Kieffer opened Nashville’s first 101 Mobility franchise location. 101 Mobility will provide Nashville with a one-stop-shop for professionally installed mobility solutions that may help Nashville’s elderly age in place and assist the disabled with everyday accessibility.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 - Cecil Raney (retired US Navy Sailor) and Jerry Kieffer (retired US Marine) are longtime friends who both owned several businesses throughout their careers before looking for a business opportunity to pursue together. They sought to make the world a better place and searched for a fast growing yet underserved niche. Raney and Kieffer nearly gave up before discovering 101 Mobility – a national mobility franchise retailing everything from stair lifts to wheelchair ramps to those in need. 101 Mobility is one of the few companies out there who will sell custom equipment, provide installations, service, rentals, and warrantied repairs.
With aging in place popularized by 90% of seniors, many retirees will require mobility solutions to remain in the house they’ve made a home (AARP). According to 2012 US Census Bureau reports, 14.2% of Tennessee’s population is over the age of 65 indicating that Nashville families already face dilemmas regarding caregiving, aging, and accessibility.
Raney recalls the "tough days" of providing at-home care for his father, who was diagnosed with cancer being outweighed by the privilege of him spending more time with family. Raney and Keiffer both know that aging at home can bring great joy to the individual and their household. As veterans, the two take service and commitment to heart. "We believe a community that embraces its disabled and aging community will flourish," they said. "Our goal is to make Nashville a better area to age-in-place."
101 Mobility Nashville is already creating strategic alliances with non-profits and other business owners to educate the public about small changes that allow access for everyone. 101 Mobility service technicians are factory trained and certified to safely install a variety of mobility equipment. The company also provides on-site evaluations to ensure an appropriately selected mobility solution and service warranties for quality assurance.
About 101 Mobility
101 Mobility is a full-service sales, service, and installation provider of a complete line of mobility and accessibility products and equipment, including stair lifts, auto lifts, ramps, porch lifts, patient lifts, power wheelchairs, scooters and more. Short and long-term rentals are also available for home, office, and institution. By working with patients to identify which home health care devices best suit each individual’s needs, 101 Mobility provides an alternative to group homes and rehabilitation centers by increasing accessibility and allowing clients to live self-sufficiently in their homes.