The Best ways to make your home more handicap accessible

The Best Ways to Make Your Home More Handicap Accessible

There are times when disabilities can come in a blink of an eye, and just like that you need to make sure that every facet of your life is accessible.

Fortunately, you don’t have to build a custom home from scratch to make sure that it is accessible. Instead, you can upgrade your current home according to your specifications. 

To make your home accessible, install a ramp, install a stairlift, make additional living space, use wood floors, use remote controls/apps, and rely on safety hoists. Regardless of your mobility issues, you can make just about any part of your home accessible, including the upper floors.

Here, we will show you how to create a handicap accessible home in greater detail. Let’s explore together.

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How to make a wheelchair accessible wedding

How to Make a Wheelchair Accessible Wedding

Are you or any of your loved ones looking to get married soon, but wonder how you can include family members or friends who are disabled? If you have guests who are disabled and use a wheelchair, you should consider having an accessible wedding. 

An accessible wedding focuses on accommodating disabled wedding guests, specifically the guests who use a wheelchair, but does not take away from the memories and importance of the special day. For these important guests, having an accessible wedding is a great way to get them involved, without compromising on your dream wedding scenario.

Make your big day open for everyone by learning what’s needed to have a wheelchair accessible wedding.

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Adapted sports for wheelchair athletes

Adapted Sports for Wheelchair Athletes

In a world focused on sports and recreational activities, using a wheelchair for mobility assistance can feel like being stuck in a cage. It’s more difficult to get out and about and do the things you love.

How can you enjoy your usual physical activities and enjoy life while using a wheelchair?

Even if it feels confining, there are plenty of adapted sports that have been created with wheelchair users in mind. Here are just a few examples of activities that you can do while in a wheelchair.

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How to know its time for a mobility scooter

How to Know it’s Time for a Mobility Scooter

Are you dealing with the repercussions of a long-term injury? Do you have a loved one that’s starting to dread walking any distance? If so, then it might be time for you or them to invest in an electric mobility scooter.

Doing so can help you take back control of your life. It can make it easier to do things like go to the grocery store, stroll around the park, or anything else that you like to take part in.

Here, we will discuss several signs that it might be time for a folding mobility scooter, or something equal to it.

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Packing made easy for those with a mobility device

Packing Made Easy for Those with a Mobility Device

A few tips can make traveling with a mobility device, such as a wheelchair or scooter, go smoothly.

If you use a mobility device, and you’re considering wheelchair travel, you’re not alone. More than 25 million Americans who use mobility devices travel, according to the Bureau of transportation statistics. What’s more, over 15 percent of those individuals use a manual or motorized wheelchair.

However, packing for travel can prove tricky for anyone. When traveling, for example, it’s impossible to predict the weather.

If you use a mobility device, preparing for all potential circumstances becomes even more important. You’ll likely need extra space for your wheelchair accessories, medication, and mobility equipment.

Check out these packing tips for easy wheelchair travel.

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Why a smartphone can make life easier for wheelchair users

Why a Smartphone Can Make Life Easier for Wheelchair Users

Whether you’re just entering into the transition, or you’ve been using a wheelchair for a while, there are lots of tools and tricks that can make your life easier. One such tool that might seem a little surprising is a smartphone.

Smartphone use isn’t only for connecting with each other and playing games. If you use a wheelchair, a smartphone can help you find accessible spots, get into a hotel room, keep your hands free, and even get help when you’ve taken a spill. The future is here, and you’ll find that the current world of smartphone technology has more features geared toward accessibility than ever before.

We’ll guide you through some of the top reasons you might want to use a smartphone to improve your everyday routine.

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Mobility Device might need to be serviced

Signs That Your Mobility Device Might Need to Be Serviced

About 6.8 million Americans use mobility devices ranging from wheelchairs, walkers, canes, or something similar.

Many people rely on these devices to move around and perform their daily tasks. If you are one of these people, you will understand how essential a mobility device is for day-to-day life, and you will appreciate how important it is to stay on top of your device’s proper maintenance.

To do this, you will need to be able to recognize signs that your mobility device might need to be serviced before it’s too late.

Here is a simple guide that covers how to recognize problems, so you don’t end up in a pickle.

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Shopping Tips for Wheelchair Users

Shopping Tips for Wheelchair Users

For those that navigate life with the assistance of a wheelchair, shopping can be a tedious and difficult chore. Narrow aisles, items placed high on the shelf, and limited space in wheelchair carts all make shopping frustrating.

About 2.7 million people use wheelchairs in the U.S. Wheelchair technology allows for more independence and mobility, but it’s still not easy to shop by yourself.

However, you can make the job easier, whether you use a power chair or manual wheelchair. With our shopping tips for wheelchair users, you can overcome those barriers that you usually face at the store. It can shorten your trip and reduce your stress.

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Preventing Pressure Sores

Preventing Pressure Sores

When you own and operate a wheelchair, there are many things to keep in mind. You need a chair that fits both your body and your daily needs. Just as each person is different, so are their needs when it comes to finding the right chair or mobility scooter.

However, even with the perfect chair, there’s always the risk of developing pressure sores if you’re unable to shift from time to time to give certain parts of your body a break. In this article we’ll discuss what causes pressure sores and what you can do to prevent them, no matter what chair you’re in:

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Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users

Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. It’s a time when you can go outdoors and experience things like the beauty of the beach, fireworks at night, and so much more.

However, for wheelchair users, it’s also a time to be extra cautious. There are certain steps you should take to ensure the safest experience for yourself.

As long as you do, soaking up the sun won’t become a health concern. It will merely be a time to refresh and recharge. Here are several summer safety tips for wheelchair users to keep yourself protected throughout the summer months. Continue reading “Summer Safety Tips for Wheelchair Users”