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How To Ensure Your Home Is Wheelchair Accessible Category: Wheelchairs

Living room with hardwood floors

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. 

Our Guide To Skin Breakdown Prevention Category: Wheelchairs

Man in wheelchair

For anyone who spends a significant amount of time in a bed or wheelchair, skin breakdown can be a serious problem. Once the onset of skin breakdown has started it can escalate, and spread, quickly - this makes preventative measure vitally important. Depending on your individual needs and circumstances, there are a range of measures that can be taken to help prevent skin breakdown. Should you need treatment a prompt and decisive response can help to prevent the spread and escalation while offering relief from the symptoms of skin breakdown. 

Battery Care For Wheelchairs & Mobility Scooters Category: Wheelchairs

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: Wheelchairs

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!

MS Society of Canada: Support With More Than Money! Category: Wheelchairs

The MS Society of Canada was founded in 1948 to provide support and services to those suffering from multiple sclerosis. They also raise funding for MS cure and prevention research. Communities all across Canada come together once a year for the MS Walk, MS Bike, and MS Golf, as well as I Challenge MS and Women Against MS, raising awareness of the disease and collecting donations to help and support those affected by it. Their website is also a great way to send in a monetary donation at any time of the year.

But did you know that financial donations aren’t the only way you can help?

Wishes for Wheels by Motion Concepts Category: Wheelchairs

Red Dot-winning medical equipment manufacturer Motion Composites has launched a program called Wishes for Wheels, where they give away one free manual wheelchair every quarter this year! The program is open to residents of Canada and the US, and you do not need to meet any financial qualifications or submit any proof of income to participate — you can apply no matter what your financial means are. Learn more!