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If you are wheelchair bound, do not let your concerns about limited access keep you from enjoying a perfect vacation. The world is worth exploring, and there are more fun activities for wheelchair users than you might think.
We hope you are inspired by the following three unusual places to travel with a wheelchair, and start[...]
Hispanic boy in wheelchairYour chair affects everything in your life, so finding the perfect wheelchair should be a thoughtful decision.
The industry of wheelchairs and accessories is constantly evolving, step by step turning the old ill-fitting and ill-functioning chairs into adjustable and easy-to-use extensions of your body.
Choosing your first chair can be a challenge if you[...]
Everyone who is getting older understands the importance of self-care. No matter how healthy we eat or how much physical activity we get, eventually we find moving around the house challenging.
For seniors, the majority of at-home accidents happen in the bathroom. The reasons are various: slippery floors, small spaces, difficulty standing and sitting. Changing posture[...]
By the time you are ready to replace your old wheelchair, you know exactly what you dislike about your current chair, and which upgrades you would like for your new one. An interesting and somewhat discouraging estimate says that up to 90 percent of wheelchair users are not properly fitted[...]
The population is ageing, bringing considerable demographic changes over the past few years that have increased the proportion of elderly people needing medical devices, appliances and hygiene materials for at-home use.
Autonomy and independence are the first things lost when a senior declines in health, with a variety of health issues that many seniors experience,[...]
With a growing awareness of the need for wheelchair accessibility around the world, the topic is gaining more attention daily. One of the most frequently discussed items is accessibility to streets and public venues.Statistics on the Subject
Let’s take a closer look at how frustrating public bumps and boundaries can be for the special needs[...]
The number of asthma patients has grown immensely over the past decade, although there is no single explanation of why the condition has spread throughout well-developed Western countries. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary emphysema, and bronchial asthma are just a few of the many breathing disorders that require high quality continuous at-home treatment.
Use this guide to learn the best ways to use your mobility aid, to avoid collisions, navigate uneven terrain, and get the most out of your device.Standing and Beginning to Walk
When standing, follow these guidelines:push up against the chair’s armrests, using both elbows and wrists. firmly grab your walker by the handles push the[...]
Statistically, 25% of elderly people in the USA experience a slip-and-fall accident each year. In fact, an elderly person falls every 20 minutes, and 11 seniors experience a fall-related trauma every 50 seconds!
Moreover, bathroom falls are a common cause of mortality in elderly populations.
Maintaining balance and stability during bathroom use is key to avoiding in-home[...]
Walking after a hip replacement is something you should ease into. You should begin slowly, with a physical therapist by your side.
Strengthening your immune system is important. Improving your diet, consuming more fluids, and taking regular short walks can help you regain your strength and confidence.