How Important is Seating?

How Important is Seating?

In America, an estimated 1.7 million people rely on wheelchairs or power scooters as a mobility aid.

For those that spend a significant amount of time in their chairs, the position they sit in can have a huge impact on their health and well-being. A wheelchair seating system that’s a good fit can help them stay comfortable, while one that’s a poor fit can cause a host of problems.

If you want to improve your loved one’s health, learn some of the biggest reasons why wheelchair seating and positioning are vital for health and comfort. Continue reading “How Important is Seating?”

Navigating Around a Large City in a Complex Rehab Chair

Navigating Around a Large City in a Complex Rehab Chair

Traveling around the city in a wheelchair comes with obstacles. These obstacles shouldn’t stop you from getting outside the house, heading out to the city, and getting done what you need to do, however. Wheelchair accessible travel is possible, so don’t let your wheelchair limit you from doing everything that everyone else is able to do.

You might feel overwhelmed, anxious, and a bit nervous to go out into the city when you’re not sure how wheelchair-friendly it’ll be. These feelings are normal. Once you’re able to learn how to tackle the big city in your wheelchair, however, you’ll be able to navigate through any city you want.

To get some insider tips on how to take over large cities in your wheelchair, here’s our complete guide to everything you need to know. Continue reading “Navigating Around a Large City in a Complex Rehab Chair”

Planning a Beach Vacation with Your Complex Rehab Chair

Planning a Beach Vacation with Your Complex Rehab Chair

If you use a complex rehab chair to help you get around, then you might have felt that you can’t go on certain vacations or book certain trips because of it. If you’ve ever felt this way, you’re not alone. Many people who use complex rehab chairs feel like it sometimes holds them back.

We’re here to let you know that yours doesn’t have to anymore. There are wheelchair accessible beaches waiting for you around every corner.

At least once a year, you deserve to get away from your busy every-day life and find a nice and relaxing place to vacation. If you’re able to plan a vacation away from everything and everyone more than once a year, then go for it.

When’s the last time you thought about planning a beach vacation? Are you worried that your wheelchair could hold you back from doing all of the things you imagine doing when visiting the beach?

Here are some ways to start planning a beach vacation with your complex rehab chair. Continue reading “Planning a Beach Vacation with Your Complex Rehab Chair”

How to Make Your Bedroom More Wheelchair Accessible

How to Make Your Bedroom More Wheelchair Accessible

One-third of all non-fatal injuries suffered by the elderly in the U.S. occur due to a fall. Keeping your home well lit, free from hazards, and designing your space with safety in mind can go a long way toward reducing the likelihood of falling.

The reasons why people need a bedroom designed for accessibility aren’t just related to age, but the need for accessibility as well. Bedrooms are typically a private space. Making a bedroom more accessible helps retain your privacy by making it easier for you to maneuver in your room on your own.

Because your bedroom is your sanctuary and your personal space, your comfort and ease in moving around in your room are vital to your well-being. Everyone needs downtime and a place to get away from it all, but it is hard to relax if you don’t feel comfortable and at peace.

Want to increase the feeling of wellbeing while spending time in your bedroom? Here’s our list of tips for making your bedroom safer and more accessible.  Continue reading “How to Make Your Bedroom More Wheelchair Accessible”

What to Look for in a Wheelchair Repair Service

What to Look for in a Wheelchair Repair Service

A study conducted in 2011 found that wheelchair users who don’t perform regular maintenance checks on their wheelchairs are at a significantly higher risk of having potentially life-threatening accidents.

However, even if you’re diligent about maintenance, sometimes things happen. When things inevitably break, you have to get them repaired, but they have to be repaired correctly.

For that, you’ll need to choose a good wheelchair repair service provider.

If you’re currently looking for one, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. There are many options to choose from, and each company claims they’re the best.

The following tips will help you choose the right one.

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How to Adapt Your Kitchen to Make it Wheelchair Accessible

There were nearly 40 million disabled Americans, or 12.6% of the population, in 2015. However, less than 1% of homes are wheelchair accessible.

Because there are so few accessible homes in America, you will most likely need to transform the home you have. Of all the rooms in your house, the kitchen is the area that will need the most work.

Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds.

Whether you’re remodeling the entire room, or just making it more disabled-friendly, there are plenty of things to keep in mind.

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A Short Guide to Choosing and Investing in a Stair Lift

As people get older, they find it harder and harder to go upstairs. This can become quite frustrating. Especially if the home you live in has stairs.

One way to overcome this obstacle is by installing a stair lift. Although they may seem complicated at first sight, stair lifts are simple to use and extremely helpful.

They’re even becoming more popular as well. As more elderly and disabled people start to take control of their lives, people continue to turn to stair lifts as a welcome solution.

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What is Complex Rehab Technology?

If you have a disability or medical condition that makes mobility difficult, (CRT) could play a significant role in your life. It can help you regain your independence and quality of life.

Are you wondering if you should make the transition to a complex rehab technology chair?

Once you’ve had an evaluation, your medical team will decide which CRT is a good choice for you. You’ll be fitted for your complex rehab wheelchair and receive training.

The training involves adjusting, programming, and configuration. This helps you engage in your daily activities safely and independently.

Here is everything you need to know about Complex Rehab Chairs, and how they can improve your quality of life and independence.

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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 wheelchair 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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