Mobility Scooters and Medicare

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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Save your Mobility Scooter Battery

Eight Ways to Save the Battery in Your Mobility Scooter

If you physically depend on your mobility scooter to get around, you know how important its battery life is. You can’t go anywhere without it!

Worst case scenario would be for it to die in the middle of the crosswalk, at the store, or waiting in line. That’s every scooter rider’s nightmare.

If your mobility scooter battery isn’t lasting as long as you think it should, here’s an eight-point guide on how to extend its life.

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Choose the Right Wheelchair Ramp

Choose the Right Wheelchair Ramp: Your Complete Buying Guide

If you or a loved one has recently started using a wheelchair for easier mobility, one of the first things you probably discovered was the importance of a reliable and sturdy wheelchair ramp.

A ramp is vital not only for gaining entry into your home, but also the home of other family or even friends. They are also used within the home at certain door thresholds.

There are several types of wheelchair ramps and a variety of specifications depending on the need. The right choice can save you money while providing safe passage.

Let’s break down the information you need to know in making the best decision.

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Five Ways of Getting a Good Workout in Your Wheelchair

Five Ways of Getting a Good Workout in Your Wheelchair

Everyone benefits from exercise.

For example, 75 minutes of moderate exercise per week has been shown to increase life expectancy by almost 2 years!

It doesn’t matter who you are. The same positive effects of exercise are seen regardless of age, sex, weight, or health conditions. Clearly, exercising regularly is essential to staying healthy.

Of course, the same applies for wheelchair users as well. However, you don’t need full mobility to enjoy the benefits of exercise. Staying as active as possible in a wheelchair promotes independence, physical strength, and emotional health, among others.

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Your Guide to Flying with a Mobility Device

Your Guide to Flying with a Mobility Device

Even though going on vacation can be a lot of fun, air travel can be extremely stressful.

In fact, 73% of Americans believe they are travel cursed due to stressful experiences they’ve had involving air travel.

However, as stressful as air travel is for the average American, it can be even more stressful if you need to travel by wheelchair.

Not to worry though, while flying with a wheelchair can add some extra stress, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Check out this guide to learn some great air travel tips when flying with a wheelchair.

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Which Style of Wheelchair is Right for You?

Around 3.3 million Americans use a wheelchair, with a further 10 million people relying on walking aids such as canes and crutches.

If mobility is becoming difficult for you, considering buying a wheelchair could be your best option. From manual wheelchairs, to motorized power chairs, these mobility devices can help improve your quality of life and give you more independence.

However, with various styles to choose from, it’s important that the wheelchair you go with suits your particular needs.

Here is a handy guide on mobility devices to help you decide which style is right for you.

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How Does a Power Rehab Wheelchair Work?

When you’re facing a physical challenge or disability, your wheelchair can be a great mobility tool. It gives you freedom of movement that you previously did not have.

Knowing how to pick the right mobility assistance devices can be valuable, as it can aid in improving your quality of life.

With the right rehab technology, complex rehab wheelchairs are a great option. They offer supreme comfort and ease, but many people wonder how a rehab wheelchair actually work?

In this guide, we give you an answer to this question.

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Make A Bathroom Wheelchair Accessible

Adapted Bathrooms: A Guide to Making A Bathroom Wheelchair Accessible

Did you know that 26% of all Americans deal with some form of disability each day?

Each day many persons with disabilities have to struggle with housing that is inadequate to meet their needs. Thanks to modern solutions, such as power chairs and the Medicare federal health provision, disabled people are more mobile than ever before.

If you or someone you know uses a wheelchair, what can you do to make a house more suitable for the needs of a wheelchair user? Even small changes can make a profound change in their lives. In many cases, it can give them greater independence.

Check out our five steps to making a bathroom more wheelchair accessible.

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Wheelchairs and Vacations

Accessible Tourism Tips When Planning Your Next Vacation

We live in a world that is structured to meet the needs of able-bodied individuals. However, that doesn’t mean that people with disabilities can’t travel the world and make their dreams into a reality.

It only means that these folks will need to use accessible tourism strategies for making the most of their vacation.

There are many disabilities that one can have, but no disability should hold the individual back. So, if your friend, child, or spouse has a disability, then take their travel wishes seriously.

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Activities for Those With Disabilities

The Best Activities for People with Disabilities

About 12.8% of individuals in the United States have some type of physical disability.

No matter who you are, there are things you can do that are enjoyable!

Do you need to come up with some activities for people with disabilities?

If so, here are some fun ideas! There are plenty of games and hobbies that are adaptable, or able to be done by every person, even if they suffer from a disability.

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