History of the Power Wheelchair-min

History of the Power Wheelchair

In the United States, an estimated 3.3 million people use wheelchairs, including 1.8 million who are aged 65 or older. There are approximately 2 million new wheelchair users per year. Globally, an estimated 131 million people (1.85% of the total population) require a wheelchair for a wide range of reasons.

Wheelchairs provide increased mobility and independence for users and allow them to take part in normal activities, despite their reduced mobility. The power wheelchair is a more recent invention, which has a number of additional benefits for users, including the ability to travel without experiencing fatigue. Power wheelchairs also offer greater independence to people with disabilities that limit their arm strength or movement.

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A Guide to Supporting Your Elderly Parents With Mobility Issues-min

A Guide to Supporting Your Elderly Parents With Mobility Issues

Mobility issues are no light matter. 13.7% of Americans with disabilities experience difficulties with their mobility, including when they are walking around on a level floor. This makes mobility disabilities the most common type of disability in the country.

If you have elderly parents with mobility issues, you are not alone. You should not feel helpless. You can get your parents the help they deserve once you know what they should have.

How can you get accommodations for your parents? How can you clean and maintain their home? What tools and therapies do they need?

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How To Help Someone With Mobility Issues

How To Help Someone With Mobility Issues

Did you know that one in four adults in the US has a disability that affects major life activities? Furthermore, one in seven adults has a disability type that affects mobility. You likely know several people who struggle with mobility issues, but it isn’t always clear how you can help.

There are many tools and resources available to you as a caregiver that can make helping someone you know much easier. How you help will depend on the specific needs of the person.

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Essential Tips for Flying With an Asheville Power Wheelchair

Essential Tips for Flying With a Power Wheelchair

The air travel industry is going sky-high! On May 25, 2022, more than 2.1 million Americans flew on at least one commercial flight. That’s just shy of pre-pandemic numbers.

This may make you think that flying with an Asheville power wheelchair is easy. In reality, it can be quite complicated. Before you book your tickets, you should do your research.

How should you prepare for your flight? How do TSA checkpoints work for people who use wheelchairs? What do you need to do about your wheelchair?

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Booking an Accessible Room with a Charlotte Rehab Chair

Booking an Accessible Room in Charlotte with a Rehab Chair

Traveling as a person with a disability can be challenging. With frequent reports of travelers’ wheelchairs being lost or delayed in transit, it can be hard for power wheelchair users to vacation with confidence.

You can help make sure that your trip is as comfortable as possible by booking an accessible room. These rooms are built with the needs of the disabled community in mind, so you won’t be left high and dry in your hotel room.

But if you aren’t already familiar with a hotel, it can be tricky to find the right accessible room, when bringing your Charlotte Rehab Chair.

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Maintaining Manual Wheelchairs- How to Care for Your Equipment

Maintaining Manual Wheelchairs: How to Care for Your Equipment

All across the country, there are more than 2.7 million people using wheelchairs in their everyday lives. These are some of the most helpful tools for giving people more freedom and access when they have physical limitations.

For those who use manual wheelchairs, it’s extremely important that they are never left without them. A broken or out-of-commission wheelchair is useless and leaves their user stranded until it can be fixed. It is obviously much better to do everything you can to avoid and prevent any issues to begin with.

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What Vehicle Lift Is Right for My Roanoke Wheelchair?

Tips for Wheelchair Cleaning and Disinfection

When you own a wheelchair, remember that it’s a device designed to help you be mobile. It’s an extension of you, helping your body so that you can move to the places you want and need to be. Because you rely heavily upon it, it is of the utmost importance to care for it properly.

There are approximately 3.3 million wheelchair users in the United States. Experts predict it will grow by two million new wheelchair users annually.

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What Vehicle Lift Is Right for My Roanoke Wheelchair?

What Vehicle Lift Is Right for My Roanoke Wheelchair?

According to reports, up to 3.6 million individuals in the American population can not leave their homes due to disabilities.

Thankfully, technology is rapidly solving the problem and lessening the need for relocating to assisted living and care centers. Today, you or your kin can easily travel in any vehicle despite their physical orientation.

A vehicle lift enables users to move in and out of their cars quickly. But the best choice depends on several factors. These include the vehicle and wheelchair model, make, year, travel lifestyles, and weight requirements.

Getting functional and efficient equipment depends on knowing about these tools. This article gives a comprehensive guide on choosing vehicle wheelchair lifts that meet your needs and other necessary factors.

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