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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Lift Chairs
    should fit Fit Your Mobility Requirements It s important to see if the chair is the right fit for your height weight and mobility requirements For this reason it is important to try the lift chair before you buy it Lift chairs are largely two position or three position The main difference between them is that three position chairs offer the possibility of a full recline Other lift chair models like the Pride Mobility LL 570T Lift Chair offer infinite positioning allowing you to keep the chair in a position that is comfortable and just right for you Often chairs offer additional features depending on your mobility requirements For instance some chairs can be customized to improve posture or reduce pressure for people with spinal curvatures like Kyphosis or Lordosis of the spine People with Parkinson s also report therapeutic benefits when using lift chairs with the massage feature as it can help to calm tremors Massage and heat features together can also be beneficial for people suffering from arthritic problems When you are seated the arms of the chair should be at a level where they can support your weight and provide you sufficient grip The chair back should be relatively high to allow you to maintain good posture as far as possible yet flexible enough to keep you comfortable When you re seated in the upright position your feet should be on the floor and not dangling above it In some cases where people cannot do without the assistance of a lift chair we occasionally recommend the use of a seat assist so that they can sit down and stand up in other rooms of the house However a lift chair is almost always the primary recommendation Fit Your Home While the foremost consideration should be the degree

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Long Term Care
    than 25 years in the home medical equipment industry that the catalyst hastening a move to long term care revolves around the mobility of the patient in the home Safety and ease of use in transferring a patient between areas of the home is paramount Examples may include transferring from a bed to a wheelchair or power chair transferring into a bath tub or onto a toilet To the uninformed these mobility issues can be daunting However new advancements in home medical equipment coupled with highly skilled and trained home medical equipment specialists these challenging tasks are becoming increasingly simpler to perform New Products for a Safer Bedroom One product that has allowed many caregivers to keep their loved ones in their home longer is the home care bed New split spring designs enable these beds to be easily installed in small areas where it would be difficult if not impossible to place a conventional bed New pressure relief surfaces mattresses can be applied to home care beds to reduce the risk of bedsores Technology also allows home care beds to be raised independently in both the head and foot areas In fact the entire bed can be raised and lowered to facilitate ease of transfer to a wheelchair These beds also come equipped with side rails for safety providing the caregiver with peace of mind that their loved one will not fall out of bed Another product the overbed table can be a great accessory for both the caregiver and loved one Overhead Lift Track Systems Products that only a decade ago were available exclusively in hospitals and other healthcare institutions have been modified and adapted to the home environment One such product is a noverhead lift and track system At MEDIchair we are installing more of these products than ever before Caregivers find them easy to use and make their tasks simpler and safer The overhead lift and track system can either be permanently installed with tracks to a variety of rooms in the home or temporarily installed in a single room to facilitate the transfer of a patient from their bed into a wheelchair or onto a commode At MEDIchair our home equipment specialists are trained to provide caregivers with a proper assessment and an installation quote for using this technology Caregivers also have the option of obtaining similar functionality using a hydraulic electric portable floor lift Both the overhead system and a hydraulic electric portable floor lift eliminate caregiver back strain and other safety hazards associated with patient lifting Both of these products can be easily adapted for bathing New Products for a Safer Bathroom Having easy access to bathing and toilet needs in the home is critical for the caregiver and their loved one With today s techniques gaining access to the toilet is both easy and inexpensive Facilitating ease of entry onto a toilet is often as simple as raising the toilet seating surface by two to four inches This can be accomplished by

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Manual Wheelchairs
    Safety Healthy Back Walking Aids Funding Assistance National Agencies British Columbia Agencies Alberta Agencies Saskatchewan Agencies Manitoba Agencies Ontario Agencies Locations All Locations Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Manual Wheelchairs Manual wheelchairs can be very basic or can be designed with highly advanced specialized features Manual wheelchairs are divided into four basic categories folding rigid positioning and sports wheelchairs offer a high level of adjustability and can accept all types of seating systems footrests and arms designed for portability and are effective for travel and storage choice of either steel or aluminum construction footrests are removable as well as arms and wheels on some models a great choice for the more dependent user who does not need maximum efficiency in propulsion they are generally heavier than rigid chairs due to folding cross braces Rigid Wheelchairs eliminates the flex associated with a folding manual wheelchair and offers a higher level of performance lighter weight can be made with steel aluminum or even titanium footrests can be fixed or removable but the frame itself is fixed which means the wheels must be removed and the back folded down to allow for transport in a typical vehicle wide range of seating systems available the choice of the full time independent user due to their high efficiency Positioning Wheelchairs commonly known as tilt wheelchairs they address specific needs no other wheelchair style can do effectively pressure reduction allows for frequent changes in position reducing the occurrence of pressure sores positioning users with a kyphosis forward curve in the upper spine constantly face the floor when seated upright but can see better when tilted back support minimizes the need for many restraints and extra supports Sports Wheelchairs similar

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Mobility Scooter
    Mobility Scooter Patient Handling Devices Power Wheelchair Stairlifts Van Conversions Bathroom Safety Healthy Back Walking Aids Funding Assistance National Agencies British Columbia Agencies Alberta Agencies Saskatchewan Agencies Manitoba Agencies Ontario Agencies Locations All Locations Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Could not load widget with the id 64 Mobility Scooter Mobility scooters are electric powered personal mobility vehicles They are a perfect solution for excursions to the park getting groceries or visiting friends and family 3 wheel mobility scooters and 4 wheel mobility scooters are available in a variety of sizes to suit your need There are travel scooters that disassemble or fold for storage and travel mid sized multi use scooters and large more robust scooters that can effectively handle more challenging terrain Contact your nearest MEDIchair store and let us assist you in choosing the right mobility scooter to match your lifestyle needs We also have qualified technicians that can adjust and maintain your scooter to ensure that it gives you years of trouble free performance Travel mobility scooter 3 or 4 wheel units designed mainly for use indoors but can be used outside on smooth hard surfaces small wheels provide superior maneuverability in tight spaces easy to dismantle for loading into a vehicle battery range is limited Mid Size Scooter 3 or 4 wheeled units designed for use both indoors and outside larger wheel size makes them easier to use outdoors but good maneuverability allows them to be used in stores malls restaurants and coffee shops wide range of prices and options including full suspension headlights turn signals and power seats somewhat more difficult to transport as they generally do not disassemble can be transported in a van or truck usually

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Patient Handling Devices
    Feet and Legs Home Accessibility House Calls Beds Incontinence Lift Chairs Long Term Care Manual Wheelchairs Mobility Scooter Patient Handling Devices Power Wheelchair Stairlifts Van Conversions Bathroom Safety Healthy Back Walking Aids Funding Assistance National Agencies British Columbia Agencies Alberta Agencies Saskatchewan Agencies Manitoba Agencies Ontario Agencies Locations All Locations Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Patient Handling Devices Overhead lifts and floor lifts help healthcare providers and caregivers transfer patients to and from beds in the bathroom and anywhere else that requires lifting of an individual They ease the process of lifting while protecting the health and safety of both the person being lifted and the caregiver performing the lift Your local MEDIchair store will help you determine the best solution provide product training for both client and caregiver and if necessary can provide installation services as well Overhead Lifts A newer and safer method of transferring patients than floor lifts Uses a series of ceiling tracks and an electric lift motor to lift and transfer a patient to various locations Caregiver guides the patient along the track rather than pushing them with a lift along the floor Movement can also be power assisted allowing for independent operation by some individuals A MEDIchair home medical equipment specialist can help determine the best solution whether permanent or temporary for your living space and budget Stand up Lift Floor Lifts An efficient way of transferring an individual from a wheelchair or powerchair to a toilet bed or change table Two types of floor lift systems Stand up lift is simpler and more efficient but requires that the patient be able to support his her own weight for a short period Sling ft is more complex

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Power Wheelchair
    Beds Incontinence Lift Chairs Long Term Care Manual Wheelchairs Mobility Scooter Patient Handling Devices Power Wheelchair Stairlifts Van Conversions Bathroom Safety Healthy Back Walking Aids Funding Assistance National Agencies British Columbia Agencies Alberta Agencies Saskatchewan Agencies Manitoba Agencies Ontario Agencies Locations All Locations Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Could not load widget with the id 71 Power Wheelchair Electric wheelchairs also called power chairs are often a more suitable option for those who are physically unable to self propel a manual wheelchair Before purchasing an electric wheelchair be sure to consult with an occupational or physical therapist Electric wheelchairs are available in a wide variety of seat widths depths and heights and feature a number of armrest legrest and seating options Power wheelchairs allow users of every strength to control the electric wheelchair with a joystick but higher end models offer a multitude of alternative control options such as proximity switches sip n puff head arrays infrared switches and magnetic angle sensors just to name a few The three most common types of electric wheelchairs are front wheel drive mid wheel drive and rear wheel drive Front Wheel Drive drive wheels are placed forward of where you sit very stable for uneven terrain or up and down hills climbs over small obstacles well slower overall speeds about 5 5 ½ mph because front wheel drive tends to fish tail at higher speeds Front wheel drive powerchair feature six wheels including two rear anti tip wheels because they turn from the center like a top they are considered the most maneuverable power wheelchair even in tight spaces the power base is usually separate from the seat and will accept any number of seating or

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Stairlifts
    Handling Devices Power Wheelchair Stairlifts Van Conversions Bathroom Safety Healthy Back Walking Aids Funding Assistance National Agencies British Columbia Agencies Alberta Agencies Saskatchewan Agencies Manitoba Agencies Ontario Agencies Locations All Locations Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Stairlifts Stairlifts are an effective solution when a set of stairs keeps you from enjoying your whole home Whether it s a curved or straight rail staircase or even outdoor stairs there is a stairlift that s perfect for the job Stairlifts require no home modification to install and fold or park out of the way to allow easy access to others who need to use the stairs The qualified technicians at your local MEDIchair would be happy remove your household barriers by installing a stairlift system for you today Ask us for a free no obligation in home assessment an inexpensive solution for anyone who experiences difficulty or pain while using the stairs chairs designed to go up and down staircases guided by a track mounted directly to the steps not the wall can be mounted inside or outside on any staircase straight or curved when

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Van Conversions
    Back Walking Aids Funding Assistance National Agencies British Columbia Agencies Alberta Agencies Saskatchewan Agencies Manitoba Agencies Ontario Agencies Locations All Locations Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Van Conversions For people with limited mobility there are surprising ways to ease the process of entering and exiting your automobile In some cases even help you drive it Whether it s a turn out seat a scooter or wheelchair lift specialized ramp assemblies alternative driving controls or even a completely modified van we can help you improve your safety and independence Spend more time planning your next adventure and less time wondering about how you ll get there Accessible Vehicle Installation and Service You depend on your accessible vehicle to increase your independence and improve your way of life Our factory certified staff will take the time to understand your needs and help you choose the best accessible vehicle solution to enhance your lifestyle requirements From then on our highly trained and fully certified technicians are available to repair and maintain your vehicle modifications to keep them running smoothly Each time you choose MEDIchair you re being served by a store operated by someone who lives in your area and cares about your community This personalized attention is backed by a nation wide network of stores with qualifications and skill to provide the highest quality service possible Wheelchair Accessible Van Conversions For the ultimate in barrier free transportation consider the purchase of a specially designed minivan built specifically to accommodate personal mobility vehicles Based on the popular Honda Odyssey or Dodge Grand Caravan minivans or even full sized vans these vehicles feature lowered floors and or raised roofs for easier access using ramps or lift assemblies

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