When you need to make your home wheelchair accessible, you’ll have two main options: ramps or vertical lifts. Unsure of which is right for you? Let’s take a look at them both and why you might choose one option over the other. The Basics of Ramps Wheelchair ramps are a tried and true method of […]

  Injuries in caregivers are a major issue, and every time a patient needs to be lifted or transferred, such injuries are possible. The New York State Zero Lift Task Force was created in 2005 to make environments safer for both patients and caregivers. If you’re not yet familiar with the Task Force, here’s what […]

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established to ensure that disabled Americans could access public places, like hotels and schools, without difficulty. The ADA released 2010 accessibility requirements for public swimming pools, wading pools, and spas to make more public facilities handicap accessible. If you have a public pool, you will need to make […]

How to Maintain Your Oxygen Concentrator Your oxygen concentrator is an important investment in your health. This medical device can have a significant impact on your overall health, so it’s important that you maintain the concentrator in order to keep it performing at its best. With proper maintenance and care, a quality oxygen concentrator will […]

It’s a decision that rarely has an easy answer. Should you age in place in your home or move to an assisted living facility? Most seniors face that question at some point in their lives. As you age, it’s likely that you may have increasing difficulty performing basic living functions. While you may want to […]

Are you the culinary mastermind behind your family’s annual holiday meals? Does your family crave your famous turkey seasoning or your legendary stuffing recipe? While there are many mentally and emotionally challenging aspects to being in a wheelchair, the loss of independence in the kitchen may be one of the most difficult. That’s especially true […]

Limited mobility, whether temporary or permanent, can bring a host of different challenges. There are the practical and logistical difficulties of managing daily living activities, like getting dressed, using the restroom, and even feeding one’s self. There are also the mental challenges that can arise. It’s difficult to lose some or all of your independence. […]

For many seniors, the most difficult part of a serious injury or illness isn’t treatment or recovery. Rather, it’s adjusting to a new way of life with limited mobility. There are a wide range of conditions that can cause mobility limitations, from strokes to arthritis to joint challenges and more. The loss of mobility can […]

Aside from Christmas, there may be no more widely-anticipated holiday for children than Halloween. It’s a night to put on a fun or scary costume, roam the neighborhood with friends, and load up on candy and other sweet treats. For most children, Halloween is one of the high points of the year. If you have […]

If you have recently begun suffering from mobility challenges, you may already have a scooter on your radar. Scooters are often invaluable tools for those with mobility limitations. They can help you access places that may be difficult to navigate in a wheelchair. They’re also helpful when you’re able to walk, but could use assistance […]