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How Home Care Beds Can Improve Your Quality Of Life Category: Mobility

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When it comes to caregiving and improving quality of life—the presence of a home care bed is a vital step. These beds are essential to providing accessibility and comfort for patients with a wide variety of needs. Here we detail how a home care bed can improve quality of life, and what to consider before purchasing. 

How To Find The Right Walker Category: Mobility

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Finding the right walker for you can have a truly transformative effect on your life — opening up new possibilities and vastly improving your ease of access across both your home and when getting around. But, it’s vitally important you find the right walker for your needs. With that in mind, here’s our comprehensive guide to finding the right walker for you. 

A Guide To Bath And Shower Safety Category: Mobility

When it comes to ensuring that a property is accessible and safe for people with a wide range of mobility needs it’s important to consider every room. In particular, you need to consider the unique challenges and concerns associated with it. For the bathroom, everything is centered around the bath or shower. Getting in and out of the bath or shower is one of the biggest challenges for anyone with mobility issues — and providing comfortable and accessible solutions is vital. 

Why Is Bath and Shower Safety Important? First and foremost — being able to bathe in comfort is a necessity for everyone. This makes bath and shower safety one of the first things that must be taken care of if you or someone living at your property has mobility needs. But beyond that, there are a few key areas that reinforce just how important bath and shower safety is. 

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Electric Scooter Category: Mobility

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Electric scooters have the potential to transform lives—providing mobility, stability, and a newfound sense of freedom that lets people live their lives to the fullest every day. And, with the latest advancements in mobility technology now available there’s never been a better time to buy an electric scooter! Still need convincing? Here are 5 reasons why you should buy an electric scooter:

How To Ensure Your Home Is Wheelchair Accessible Category: Mobility

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For most properties, ensuring comfortable wheelchair accessibility will require a degree of renovation and customization — therefore it’s vital that you take the time to check that your property has the right measures put in place to make it accessible to people, no matter what their mobility needs.

It can be hard to figure out where to start, and what needs to be done. That’s why we’ve compiled this short guide telling you what you need to know in order to ensure that your home is wheelchair accessible. We provide a variety of tools and equipment to help ensure that a home is as accessible as possible. 

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.