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Helping your Senior Loved One Properly Use their Walker or Cane

PMC  August 13, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Help your senior loved one properly use their mobility walker or cane to reduce the risk of fall and increase autonomy. Often times, issues using these aids is related to gait problems or user error. Talk to a qualified mobility aid retailer to learn more today.

Scammed? What to Watch Out for When Purchasing Mobility Aids

PMC  August 6, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Worried about getting scammed when purchasing mobility aids? Unfortunately, that is a concern when buying major items, such as wheelchairs, scooters, or lifts. There are some tips to help avoid becoming a victim of a scam, but the most fundamental and practical advice is to buy from a certified and reliable retailer instead of searching for deals from private sellers.

Maintaining your outdoor stairlift for years of enjoyment

PMC  July 30, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

A stairlift is an investment that can change the way that you live your life, but you need to take care and maintain it. There are only a few basic tips offered for maintaining your outdoor stairlift for years of enjoyment and performance, but they are prudent and practical ones.

Mobility Aids to Make Using your Pool Easier this Summer

PMC  July 23, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

If you enjoy swimming yet struggle with mobility issues, know that there are a number of mobility aids that make using your pool easier in summer. These items are widely found through mobility vendors and dealers, and many have purposes beyond a simple swim; these devices can also improve autonomy and facilitate aging in place, which contribute to overall quality of life.

Your Stairlift’s Royal Connection: A Brief History

PMC  July 16, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

There is something regal, almost royal, about a high-quality stairlift, but did you know that there is actually a royal connection? The roots of these life-altering mobility aids runs deep and has its earliest models around the 1500s, with King Henry VIII.

Should you replace or repair your mobility equipment?

PMC  July 9, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

If you rely on mobility aids or devices for accessibility and everyday living, there may come a time when you ponder the following question: Should you replace or repair your mobility equipment? There are many situations and times that merit consideration of new, updated aids, but there may also be times when a repair or malfunction is a simple fix.

Try these Tips when Traveling with a Disability 

PMC  July 2, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

A physical limitation, mobility issue, or disability is no reason to stay home- travel! However, be prepared for complications that may arise when it comes to accessibility and convenience. Try these tips when traveling with any sort of disability, but most particularly when it comes to your mobility.

Clearing the Way: Accessibility Tips you May Not Have Thought Of

PMC  June 25, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

There are a lot of ways to increase accessibility and improve quality of life for those with physical limitations or mobility issues. Take advantage of these suggestions and clear the way with some accessibility tips you may not have thought of!

Best Stairlift Practices When Dealing with Small Staircases

PMC  June 18, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

Perhaps the biggest question that consumers have when considering stairlifts relates to whether their staircase will accommodate a lift safely. There are few scenarios that make it impossible to implement a lift and mobility experts and retailers can help you trouble-shoot challenges or concerns.

Do you need special ramps for different wheelchairs?

PMC  June 11, 2019    pmc  Jeff Conner

A common question that mobility vendors hear is: Do you need special ramps for different types of wheelchairs? The answer is yes- and no. There are distinctive regulations guiding accessibility and ramps in common or public areas, which makes them standard of sorts, but there are vast differences among wheelchairs that do make some ramps more utilitarian or convenient than others.