Wheelchairs

Types of Manual Wheelchairs

Types of Manual Wheelchairs

Basic wheelchairs are some of the most affordable wheelchairs available, and they are designed to accommodate people weighing up to 300 pounds on average. These chairs are made of durable materials for long-term use, and they typically weigh between 38 and 42 pounds when not in use. When not in use, they can be folded. When your energy level is high, you can propel yourself in a basic wheelchair; ...

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Tips for Purchasing a Manual Wheelchair

Tips for Purchasing a Manual Wheelchair

If you or a loved one finds themselves in need of a manual wheelchair, you will find the best selection here at Mobility Caring. Wheelchairs for the disabled come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with the most popular categories being basic wheel chairs, lightweight wheelchairs, ultralightweight wheelchairs, and heavy-duty wheelchairs. Is there going to be a companion pushing the chair? As a ...

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Wheelchair Varieties You Need To Know About

Wheelchair Varieties You Need To Know About

Ever since wheelchairs came into production, many innumerable types of wheelchairs have been produced within a span of maybe half-century. Various types ranging from manually operated to tilting and reclining power wheelchairs are now freely available in the market. Here, we discuss the various kinds of wheelchairs, their functions and the pros and cons to educate and enhance the knowledge when t...

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A Guide to Manual Handling Equipment in Aged Care

A Guide to Manual Handling Equipment in Aged Care

Introduction Manual handling equipment, sometimes known as lifting and handling equipment, plays an integral role in helping older people to retain independence while also reducing the risk of injuries and accidents for carers and the people they look after. There are many different types of equipment used in aged care settings, hospitals and private homes. In this article, we’ll explore some of ...

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Top Five Travel Friendly Mobility Aids

Top Five Travel Friendly Mobility Aids

Mobility aids are appliances manufactured to assist people with issues moving around and being unable to enjoy their freedom and independence. Some of these are designed to enhance balance, increase strength and help with the weakness of the legs. It can improve safety by preventing falls, permitting users to be active without the assistance of a caregiver or loved one. Usually, those with disabil...

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Winter Storage Tips For Your Electric Wheelchair

Winter Storage Tips For Your Electric Wheelchair

Those who love being in the snow don’t usually bring their electric wheelchairs. However, those who can move by themselves opt to hire a motorized wheelchair for their travel. Sometimes, they might have left their mobility equipment at home and prefer to purchase an electric wheelchair when they want to get a second one. Assess the following storage tips if you are planning to travel to the south ...

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Benefits of adaptive equipment for those with disabilities

Benefits of adaptive equipment for those with disabilities

People may be reluctant to use any type of tool to get around their environment or to help them do what they were once able to do on their own. This can be for a variety of reasons: perhaps they have a misunderstanding about the device and what it does or possibly it is out of fear they won’t know how to navigate the device when they need it most. Some people may be hesitant to admit they need ass...

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Tips for personal safety when using a wheelchair

Tips for personal safety when using a wheelchair

While mobility devices are remarkable and sophisticated pieces of equipment, they can pose a safety risk if they are not fitted appropriately or if individuals are not properly trained in their use. As with anything, practice makes perfect. All it takes is a little time and effort for you to become well-versed in the workings and features of your wheelchair. Whether you are a new wheelchair user o...

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How to make your wheelchair more comfortable

How to make your wheelchair more comfortable

In a perfect world, everyone’s mobility device would fit them like a glove and they would have no issues spending an extended period of time as their mobility needs are met. But no one wants to be forced to use a piece of equipment that makes them uncomfortable, causes them pain, or encourages any type of poor posture. That is why there are a variety of ways individuals can make their wheelchair m...

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How to determine if you’re more suitable for a power chair or a wheelchair

How to determine if you’re more suitable for a power chair or a wheelchair

Power chairs and wheelchairs are both very reliable mobility devices. Each can assist individuals with impaired mobility as they navigate a range of terrains and create a more independent life for themselves. However, these sophisticated pieces of equipment can only be used properly by individuals who are best suited for them. People may not think there are very many crowning differences between t...

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