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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. Post-Purchase Care: How to Maintain and Clean Your Wheelchair Ramp

    Post-Purchase Care: How to Maintain and Clean Your Wheelchair Ramp

    Invested in a ramp? Here is a guide on how to prolong the life of a ramp.

    For individuals and loved ones with limited mobility, wheelchair ramps are critical tools to access the world around them. Whether installed in a home setting, or public building, or folded and taken on trips, a wheelchair ramp can provide safety and increased independence for many. 

    Like any other piece of equipment, it’s important to consider periodic maintenance for your wheelchair ramp. This makes sure it remains safe and functional, as well as can significantly prolong its product lifespan. 

    In this blog, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about maintaining your wheelchair ramp– cleaning, proper maintenance, and storage– all to keep it in pristine condition for years to come. 

     

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  5. 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

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  6. Safety and comfort to fit any budget: The best lift chairs for your home

    Safety and comfort to fit any budget: The best lift chairs for your home

    What is a Lift Chair?

    For loved ones who struggle with getting in and out of an upright position, something as simple as sitting in a chair can become a daily challenge. Home lift chairs can dramatically improve the quality of life for both patients and caregivers, offering a way to safely transfer to and from a sitting position without external assistance (just press a button to activate the lift chair motor!).

    Whether you're looking for affordable lift recliners or the best comfort chairs on the market, we've got you covered. Read on for a round-up

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  7. Why Installing a Mobility Ramp Is Essential for Your Business And How to Get Started

    Why Installing a Mobility Ramp Is Essential for Your Business And How to Get Started

    Imagine running errands, only to find that you aren't even able to enter a store due to the way their entrance is built.

    As a business owner, it's important to make sure that your business is accessible to customers of varying mobility needs. If your building includes areas with steep curbs, stairs, or other difficult pathways, this may mean installing a mobility ramp.

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) mandates that all companies must make their public facilities accessible to customers with disabilities. For customers who use a wheelchair, walker, or power scooter and may struggle with steps, a mobility ramp can offer the perfect solution to help them safely access your business.

    In this guide, we'll cover the basics of what you need to know about choosing and installing a wheelchair ramp on commercial property.

     

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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