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  1. Recognizing the Signs: When to Replace Power Wheelchairs

    Recognizing the Signs: When to Replace Power Wheelchairs

    For many power wheelchair users, this mobility device can be the single most important tool to lead an independent, active, and fulfilling life. However, just like any other device or car, a power wheelchair can occasionally break down, require maintenance, or need to be replaced altogether.

    The best time to start planning to purchase a new power wheelchair is before you need one. In this guide, we'll go over the average lifespan of an electric wheelchair, as well as signs to look out for when your mobility device may be reaching the end of its life. Planning ahead gives you the time to research and make an informed decision, rather than rushing into a quick purchase because of a sudden emergency.

     

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  2. Your Passport to Accessibility: The Benefits of Portable Wheelchair Ramps for Travel

    Your Passport to Accessibility: The Benefits of Portable Wheelchair Ramps for Travel

    As we grow older or experience illness, accessibility can play a critical role in visiting new destinations.

    If you regularly use a manual or powered wheelchair, power scooter, or rollator, you're all too familiar with the importance of accessibility. There's nothing worse than being excited to visit a bucket list destination or new restaurant, only to find uneven ground that makes it inaccessible to wheelchair users.

    Don't let accessibility limitations negatively affect your travel experience. For those unexpected travel situations, you need portable ramps. In this guide, we'll go over how these access ramps can transform your independence while on-the-go.

     

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  3. Temporary vs Permanent Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

    Temporary vs Permanent Wheelchair Ramps: Which is Right for You?

    For customers, loved ones, or anyone with a mobility device, a wheelchair ramp can make a world of difference in everyday life. These ramps let users safely and independently access buildings and places that would otherwise not be possible for them. 

    If you’re a business owner, installing a wheelchair ramp at your business may be mandatory in order to comply with ADA requirements. But these ramps aren’t just for businesses– consider installing a ramp at your home for greater day-to-day accessibility. 

    In this blog post, we’ll cover the differences between a temporary vs permanent wheelchair ramp so that you can make the best purchase decision for your unique needs.

     

    What are Wheelchair Ramps?

    Wheelchair ramps are platforms that make it

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  4. ADA Guidelines for Mobility Ramps: What Business Owners Need to Know

    ADA Guidelines for Mobility Ramps: What Business Owners Need to Know

    Business owners and ADA requirements- a guide to navigating ADA compliance.

    If you’re a business owner with a physical storefront or office space, it’s important that you understand and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This civil rights law, which was launched in 1990, is a cornerstone of accessibility requirements for individuals with disabilities. Under Title III of the ADA, all businesses that are classified as “public accommodations”— a term that refers to businesses that are open to and serve the public—  must comply with the ADA. 

    For business owners with physical spaces, ADA compliance includes ensuring that visitors with a mobility device or mobility limitations can safely navigate your building. In practice, this can mean things like offering accessible parking spaces, installing wheelchair ramps to create accessible routes

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  5. 6 Tips for Improving Bathroom Safety for Seniors

    6 Tips for Improving Bathroom Safety for Seniors

    Do you know what the most dangerous room in your home is?


    You may be surprised. Even considering the hot stove and sharp knives in the kitchen, bathrooms are statistically the most accident-prone room in your home.

     One report by the CDC in 2008 found that an estimated 234,094 accidents occurred in residential bathrooms every year. These accidents can range from broken bones to serious head injuries. 

    For elderly individuals or those who struggle with mobility, bathrooms can be particularly tricky to navigate safely due to slippery floors, hard tile, and frequent transfers. 


    Don’t let you or a loved one become a statistic. Here are some of our top tips to improve the safety and mobility of your home bathroom. 

     

     

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  6. Navigating the Tax Landscape of Medical Devices – A State-by-State Guide

    Navigating the Tax Landscape of Medical Devices – A State-by-State Guide

    Navigating the Tax Landscape of Medical Devices – A State-by-State Guide

    When purchasing medical devices for personal or family use, your state may impact the overall cost of your items. While most states provide some form of sales tax exemption for medical devices, the details vary from state to state.

    In general, most states provide a blanket exemption for all medical devices, or a tax exemption for medical devices prescribed by a licensed provider. However, there are some exceptions.

    In this blog, we'll provide an overview of medical device taxes in each state.

     

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  7. Mobility Scooter Vehicle Lifts: How to Select and Use Your Lift

    Mobility Scooter Vehicle Lifts: How to Select and Use Your Lift

     

    As we age or navigate physical limitations, mobility scooters can become important tools for maintaining an independent, active life. But transporting these devices can pose a challenge. While some mobility scooters can easily disassemble or fold for transport, other models are too heavy to be easily lifted into a car or van. 

    That's where mobility scooter lifts come in, providing a practical solution for users to load scooters

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  8. What is a Geri Chair? How to Choose the Right One

    What is a Geri Chair? How to Choose the Right One

     

    Have you heard of a geri chair? Designed for individuals with mobility challenges, geri chairs (also known as geriatric chairs or jerry chairs) offer a comfortable and supportive wheeled seating solution beyond typical wheelchairs and recliners. Depending on you or a loved one's needs, they can offer the perfect balance of mobility and relaxation.

    Here, we'll explore what a geriatric chair is, different types of geri chairs, and what features to consider when shopping for the perfect chair for your lifestyle. 

     

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  9. Top Airline Approved Mobility Scooters in 2023

    Top Airline Approved Mobility Scooters in 2023

     

    Have you taken a vacation this summer? Travel continues to be at an all-time high post-pandemic, with a record number of people taking flight to seek out new vacations, experiences, and spend quality time with loved ones.

    If you rely on a mobility scooter to navigate everyday life, air travel can feel overwhelming. What are the scooter requirements? Are you able to take your scooter onboard, or will you store it as checked baggage?

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  10. Will Medicare Cover My Wheelchair ?  Common Insurance Questions Answered

    Will Medicare Cover My Wheelchair ? Common Insurance Questions Answered

    Types of mobility equipment covered by Medicare

     

    Medicare Part B typically covers DME that is medically necessary for individuals at home. This includes mobility equipment like manual/power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, walkers, rollators, and more.

    In all cases, the mobility equipment must be prescribed by a healthcare provider, approved via prior authorization, and the patient must be able to use the device at home. The exact coverage and out-of-pocket costs can vary widely, so it's important to confirm specifics with Medicare or a range for a wheelchair or mobility scooter healthcare provider.

     

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