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Aids To Daily Living Category: Mobility

There are aids designed to ensure your daily life is safer and easier for you, all while allowing you to maintain your independence. Concern over whether or not they will be able to carry on living in their own home is usually one of the first things we hear from our customers. This is often complicated by the change in mobility and needs that comes with aging.

Thankfully, there are a wide variety of products that are made specifically for these circumstances, and we can help you find exactly what you need in order to make your daily routine easier.

Battery Care For Wheelchairs & Mobility Scooters Category: Mobility

Mobility scooter users at the Australia Zoo. Photo credit @Phasmatisnox on Wikimedia.

When people are first introduced to their medical equipment, the proper daily use and care of your wheelchair or mobility scooter is something that's often overlooked. There are some very specific steps to follow, especially with new batteries, in order to optimize your battery's life.

Here are some tips and tricks to make sure you are getting the most your of your mobility scooter's or electric wheelchair's battery.

Working With Occupational Therapists Category: Mobility

Occupational Therapists review the Activities of Daily Living Simulation Suite at the University of Salford. Photo credit @salforduniversity on Flickr.

One of the most common things we hear from our customers is, "I just don’t even know where to start!"

Disability can be very overwhelming for yourself and loved ones. You want to live in your own home for as long as possible, but you also want to be safe and secure. Occupational therapists are there to make that happen for you.

An occupational therapist is trained to assess your abilities, disabilities, home and environment, and your personal specific needs. And don't worry, this can all be done free of charge!

Get Started With Urban Poling Category: Mobility

A couple using Nordic walking poles on a city sidewalk. Photo credit Tsippendale on Pixabay.

More and more doctors, physiotherapists, and occupational therapists are starting to prescribe and recommend walking poles! Studies show that using walking poles is not only good for physical recovery, but also good for balance, confidence, and your overall health.

Island Mediquip carries poles from Urban Poling, a Canadian-owned and -operated company dedicated to not only providing quality poles, but also educating people on how to use them to optimize their health. Urban Poling offers two varieties of walking poles, both offering different health benefits.

How To Choose A Mobility Scooter Category: Mobility

Shoprider 778 EL Cobra Scooter

Motorized mobility scooters are a great way to keep your independence and continue to have an active, fulfilling life. Whether you had to give up your drivers license for medical reasons, or simply decided that you don't want to drive your car much anymore, scooters are a great option for getting around. They give you the freedom to head out for coffee with friends, get the groceries, hit the golf course, or enjoy some of the beautiful scenery around us.

Buying a scooter may seem like an easy, straightforward purchase, but there are a few things to take into consideration when looking at the many options that are available to you.

Residential Stair Lifts Category: Mobility

Handicare Curved 2000 Stairlift

Our homes are our sanctuaries. We spend a majority of our lives working for them and making them a place of comfort and security. So when we get older and our mobility starts to decline, the thought that we may have to leave our home is often very scary. It is one of the most difficult decisions to make for a lot of people. While your head might understand that by staying in your home you're putting yourself at risk every time you need to use the stairs, the idea and feeling of leaving a place of comfort is overwhelming.

Thankfully, there's an option that can help keep you safe while still living in the home you love: Stairlifts.

How To Choose A Walker Category: Mobility

Piper Rollator

We often have customers come into our store looking to purchase a walker for a loved one. While this in itself is wonderful, we can't help choose the right walker for your loved one without having them test it in person. Here are only a few of the things we need to take into consideration when helping you choose a walker that is both safe and comfortable: