Transitioning from a Manual to a Power Wheelchair

Around 3.3 million Americans use a wheelchair. From manual wheelchairs to motorized chairs, complex rehab chairs to mobility scooters, these mobility devices can help give you more independence and improve your quality of life.

However, there can come a time when your current mobility aid is no longer consistent with your needs.

If the manual chair you’re currently using is starting to cause you pain, fatigue, and other problems, then it could be time for you to transition to a power chair.

Here is some information as to why making the power chair switch could be the right move for you.

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The Absolute Best Wheelchair Accessible Vacations

If you or a loved one is in a wheelchair, it can be difficult to choose a vacation spot. Ideally, you want to find completely wheelchair accessible vacations where there’s a lot of activities that accept those who need them.

The search can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be.

If you’re having trouble finding a wheelchair accessible vacation spot, fear not. Here are some of the best choices you can make.

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How to Choose a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

When you or a loved one depends on a mobility device to get around, accessibility is crucial.

Whether you’re using a rehab chair, a wheelchair, or a mobility scooter, it’s important that your car is ready to meet all your needs. Beyond that, you want a vehicle that’s reliable, powerful, comfortable, and stylish, but you shouldn’t have to compromise on quality for accessibility.

So, what should you expect when looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle? Here are some tips to help you find the perfect fit.

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Getting the Most Comfort Out of Your Complex Rehab Chair

Getting the Most Comfort Out of Your Complex Rehab Chair

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s total population, experience some form of disability.

In the United States, just over 6.8 million Americans use assistive devices to help them with mobility. Of these people, four out of ten report they are unable to complete most of their activities.

Whether you need a wheelchair, or complex rehab chair, we know you deserve to be comfortable and capable.

Because of this, here are some of our best tips to help you get the most comfortable wheelchair possible.  Continue reading “Getting the Most Comfort Out of Your Complex Rehab Chair”

Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Seven Tips for Wheelchair Hiking

Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Seven Tips for Wheelchair Hiking

There’s nothing like the great outdoors! With the right gear and a good plan, even rough terrain can’t impede your path.

21% of people ages 15 and older have disabilities. Of those, 50% are adults 65 and older. Despite these numbers, more and more adults are hitting the trails on a rousing wheelchair hiking adventure.

Rolling your wheelchair through lush sceneries offers a number of mental and physical benefits. In addition to exercising your mind and body, wheelchair hiking also gives you the chance to enjoy the world around you.

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Which Vehicle Wheelchair Lift is Right for Me?

Which Vehicle Wheelchair Lift is Right for Me?

For many people, a wheelchair is their primary means of movement due to a disability that they may have. This means accessibility is vital. Not only within their home but outside as well.

This is where a vehicle wheelchair lift comes into play.

There are several types; some fit inside of the car, and others on the outside. So, in this article, we’ll attempt to shed light on this topic. Continue reading “Which Vehicle Wheelchair Lift is Right for Me?”

Your Guide to Wheelchair Joystick Controls for Your Complex Rehab Chair

Your Guide to Wheelchair Joystick Controls for Your Complex Rehab Chair

When it comes to regaining independence, a wheelchair joystick allows you the maximum freedom of a complex rehab chair. You deserve the ease and comfort that the right joystick can provide to help improve your quality of life.

You might be surprised to know that there are a lot of choices when it comes to joysticks. There are also many other aspects that you need to think about when making a choice.

If you’re not sure where to start, then we’ve taken the guesswork out of your decision. Here is a complete guide to wheelchair joysticks and how they work with your complex rehab chair. Continue reading “Your Guide to Wheelchair Joystick Controls for Your Complex Rehab Chair”

Benefits of Seat Elevation in Complex Rehab Chairs

The Benefits of Seat Elevation in Complex Rehab Chairs

3.6 million people over the age of 15 use a wheelchair. Every single year, there’s an additional 2 million people who start requiring a wheelchair too.

Unfortunately, sitting in a wheelchair all day causes complications and creates limitations. As a result, people who sit in a wheelchair every day require more help from friends and family members.

With seat elevation, even patients in complex rehab chairs can experience newfound independence.

With the benefits of seat elevation, you can increase your independence and simplify life in your new complex rehab chair.

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What You Can Do to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible

What You Can Do to Make Your Home Wheelchair Accessible

With over 3 million wheelchair users in the United States, many people know someone who has struggled to gain access to public places. Restaurants, malls and other public areas all over the country present significant difficulties to people bound to a complex rehab chair or other mobility device.

Unfortunately, the situation often does not improve when they return home. Many people struggle to reach the upper floor of their homes. There are also significant problems with obstacles that make navigating around the property inconvenient.

It doesn’t have to be this way, however. There are a number of measures which can make your home wheelchair accessible. If you have recently had a lifechanging injury or want to improve accessibility to your home, consider taking these steps.

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Mobility Scooters and Medicare What Will Be Covered

Mobility Scooters and Medicare: What Will Be Covered?

Do you need help getting around due to illness or injury? Are you worried about paying for a walker, crutches, complex rehab wheelchair, or mobility scooters? You are not alone.

Worldwide, about 650 million people have disabilities. About 10% or 65 million of these people need a wheelchair.

Before making a purchase, it is wise to learn about durable medical equipment and what Medicare covers.

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