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How to Prevent Elderly People From Falling and What to Do if They Fall

  The no. 1 tool to prevent elderly users from falling is to use a shift belt. When an elderly person is falling down, the carers instinct is probably to hold onto their arm from the side. However, these methods are dangerous and actually put the carer at risk of falling down with the elderly person. Instead, try using a ... Read More>
How to Recommend the Best Wheelchair or Walker

How to Recommend the Best Wheelchair or Walker

Choosing the right walking aids or manual or electric wheelchair for your client should always start with discussing the client’s needs ... Read More>
The Benefits of Standing Wheelchair Mobility: Helps Physical and Mental Rehabilitation

The Benefits of Standing Wheelchair Mobility: Helps Physical and Mental Rehabilitation

Standing helps the user physically and mentally. We know and understand these benefits from a physical therapy point of view ... Read More>
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How to Buy a Reclining and Tilting Wheelchair

The reclining wheelchair seat works like a car driving seat. As well as sitting upright in a reclining wheelchair, the user can lie flat at almost 180 degrees ... Read More>
FAQ When Buying a Wheelchair - Part 1

FAQ When Buying a Wheelchair – Part 1

  Here are the most frequently asked questions from families of wheelchair users or users themselves:  Aren’t all wheelchairs the same? I can’t see a difference… There are so many brands and models! Which one is the most suitable for me? What?! There are also different sizes? If I buy the bigger one it will be more comfortable and cost-effective, ... Read More>
How to Prevent Elderly Users from Sliding and Leaning Forward on the Wheelchair

How to Prevent Elderly Users from Sliding and Leaning Forward on the Wheelchair

When it is time to move the elderly user from the wheelchair to the bed, an awful sound ensues. The sound of Velcro ripping apart that is holding the elderly user in the chair. We hear all the time families telling us they use the straps because their elderly relative will “fall forward”, is “easily agitated” or even “because it is ... Read More>
power wheelchair in show room

How do you Know if your Client Could Benefit from Using a Power Wheelchair? Part 2

  Make sure you read Part 1 of "How do you know if your Client Could Benefit from Using a Power Wheelchair?".   What kind of Power Wheelchair Would Benefit your Client the Most? First, you need to ask “How far does the client need to travel every day?” In this situation it will be useful to look at two case ... Read More>
man in power wheelchair with woman running alongside him

How do you Know if your Client Could Benefit from Using a Power Wheelchair? Part 1

  Some users may not know the benefits of an an electric wheelchair. Physical or Occupational therapists would normally encourage users that could benefit from a power wheelchair to consider it to improve their quality of life. However, some clients don’t have access to these kinds of resources so it is our job to try and determine the user's abilities ... Read More>