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”

Games for Children with Limited Mobility

Games for Children with Limited Mobility

Did you know that 7.3% of children in the United States between the ages of 5-17 have a disability? Children under 5 years old in the U.S. account for 0.4% of kids living with a disability.

Although this percentage might seem small, this group of kids experiencing some type of disability matter. Their need to play and have fun is very important.

As a parent or educator of a child with a disability, you might be wondering what kinds of games and activities your child can participate in without feeling like they are being limited.

There are plenty of limited mobility games for your children to play and have fun with. Here are seven options that are sure to draw some excitement. Continue reading “Games for Children with Limited Mobility”

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?

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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.

Ready to roll out? Here are our seven tips to make your next outdoor wheelchair hike a success! Continue reading “Enjoying the Great Outdoors: Seven Tips for Wheelchair Hiking”