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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Stairlifts
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medichair.com/index.php/stairlifts (2016-02-11)
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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Van Conversions
    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 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medichair.com/index.php/van-conversions (2016-02-11)
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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Walking Aids
    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 Cane or Walker A walking aid such as a cane or walker can help you stay more independent and avoid falls Remember to keep your walking aid within easy reach when you re in a chair or in bed And learn how to use it safely so you don t injure yourself Using a Cane If you have a stronger side hold the cane on that side Get your balance Move the cane and your weaker leg forward Support your weight on both the cane and your weaker side Step with your stronger leg Start again from step 1 Have an Ice Pick installed on your cane Using a Walker If you are using a folding walker be sure you understand how to lock it open and check that it is locked open

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Daily Living Aids
    our customers know that we supply a wide range of products However many are unaware we carry a wide range of inexpensive Aids for Daily Living ADLs to make life much easier ADLs are not easily found in general retail stores As the Home Medical Equipment Specialists though most MEDIchair stores stock a generous supply of ADLs or we can order them in for you Let s see which ADLs can solve the challenges listed above Putting on your shoes Use elastic laces rather than regular shoe laces Double knot the elastic laces so they stay in place And purchase a long handled shoehorn to use with your elastic laces These two items will make putting your shoes on a breeze Opening doors Arthritis is a very common condition as we age And this can make opening a door or using a key very problematic Rubber doorknob grips added to your door knob will provide you with the solution Key turners are grasped with a full hand and provides added leverage for turning keys Getting in and out of your vehicle We see this as a very common problem amongst our clients If it s taking you a lot of effort and time to do this know you do not need to suffer any longer A Handy Bar portable support handle provides optimal leverage A swivel transfer disc is like a lazy susan for humans place this on your vehicle seat before sitting down and it makes turning your body easier If you have very limited leg strength a leg lifter will allow you to lift your legs independently as you enter and exit your vehicle Reaching and picking up items Very commonly after surgery clients come in to buy a reacher because their rehabilitation requires them not to bend

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Improve your Mobility with Daily Living Aids
    a greater degree of control over their surroundings These devices enable greater independence and self reliance at home and in the workplace These assistive devices are indispensable for people who are rehabilitating post surgery pregnant women older people with joint problems as well as people with special accessibility requirements These people find it difficult to engage in tasks that involve a range of movements like lifting stretching and bending Aids to daily living enable people to perform activities like bending to tie shoelaces and unscrewing jars in ways that are more comfortable In the Kitchen Kitchen aids are a section of aids for daily living that make it easier for people to perform everyday tasks in the kitchen Can opener Drive s One Touch Can Opener is an assistive device that makes it easier for people who have limited use of their hands or unsteady hands to open cans with just one touch This useful device is essential for people who cook regularly but are unable to avoid nicks cuts and injuries due to the serrated edges of an open can Jar Opener The Magic Twist is a product that makes it easy for people with arthritis or reduced grip strength to open jars It is easy to install and remains unobtrusive in the kitchen as it is attached to the outside of a cabinet base At Home One of our most commonly retailed aids to daily living is a Hip Kit which is most beneficial for people with arthritis or joint pain as a result of age It extends the reach of patients without straining their backs and joints The hip kit contains five items that can be individually purchased and is designed for people who are recovering from hip surgery or suffer from arthritis These products are designed to minimize bending and reduce the overall strain that household tasks put on the hip in order to ensure a speedier recovery Hand Held Reacher This device allows a user to reach objects that are placed at too high or too low a level without straining her his body It has a rubber grip on one end and a claw like mechanism on the other that latches on to objects like jars and cans Long Handled Bath Sponge This bath sponge is attached to a long handle that allows the use to reach parts of the body like the small of the back that would ordinarily require some stretching It can also be used to clean the tops of shelves and window ledges which are hard to reach Stocking Aid or Sock Aid This device assists the user in putting on her his socks without bending The user slips the sock over the two handles and lowers it to the floor in order to slide her his foot into the sock opening Elastic Laces Elastic laces are a simple solution for people who wear lace up shoes but are unable to bend to tie or untie them They transform lace

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Your guide to buying an adjustable bed
    diabetes sinusitis and arthritis They are tremendously beneficial to people with respiratory problems because they allow users to gradually ease themselves into the upright position without compromising on comfort Adjustable beds provide relief to people suffering from insomnia acid reflux poor circulation and back and neck tension These beds also make it easy for people with spinal injuries and hip and back problems to sleep better because they beds contour the natural shape of the spine Adjustable beds are not just for people diagnosed with medical conditions They are also beneficial for pregnant women during the later stages of pregnancy as these beds make it easier for them get in and out of bed with ease Moreover adjustable beds are a great way to watch TV use a laptop or read in bed Do all adjustable beds offer the same features Adjustable beds offer a variety of features and control settings depending on your requirements While making your selection ask about the control features of your adjustable bed Some beds have a programmable remote control while others are pre programmed MEDIchair also offers adjustable beds with a variety of supplementary features such as massages night lights and timed muscle relaxation We also offer a Wall Hugger feature in some of our beds which gradually shifts the mattress towards the head of the bed As a result of this movement your proximity to your nightstand stays the same It is a relaxed movement and optimizes the available space For your adjustable bed to deliver maximum comfort you should be able to understand the control features of your bed You should also be able to use the control wand or remote control with relative ease since you will often be handling the controls while being in a reclined position The Medichair team

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Advantages of using hospital beds
    offer users are 1 Better positioning for patients When people spend extended periods of time in bed the pressure that the bed exerts on their bodies causes skin tissues to become trapped between bone and the bed s surface causing pressure sores or bedsores For such patients hospital beds provide an effective solution they enable users to make adjustments to the positioning of the bed allowing them to shift the pressure that the bed places from one part of their body to another Moreover patients at risk for bedsores should also take care while choosing mattresses and select one that will reduce friction 2 Improved Circulation Hospital beds allow users to alter and adjust the bed to better position their head and feet These changes allow for movement as well as periodic change to the pressure points on the body thereby improving the patient s blood circulation while she he is in bed 3 Safety Hospital beds become a requirement for people who suffer from conditions that require a caregiver s monitoring or occasional restraint Especially in the case of people who are at risk of falling out of bed for instance people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments the bed rails on hospital beds assist in reducing the risk of fractures due to falls While full length bed rails are a necessity for some patients many people use rails as an assist while getting in and out of bed or to re position themselves in the bed These patients do not require the restraint of a full length rail Most of our hospital beds are available with both full and half rail options 4 Transferring Often patients experience difficulty getting in and out of beds Hospital beds make this problem easier because they have the ability to raise

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Understanding Bed Accessories and Their Uses
    rolling off the bed and injuring themselves Most bed rails are easy to install and require minimal assembly Bed rails also come in an extended size this type of bed rail tends to be useful for transporting patients while they are still in bed without any danger of harm In general bed rails can be attached to beds of most sizes and offer several features to cater to specific user needs For instance the EZ Adjust Bed Rail is best for patients who frequently get in and out of bed because its length can be adjusted post installation This feature allows the user to take advantage of varying lengths that are optimal for different functions like repositioning in bed getting out of bed as well as general support This model also offers a flip down option which keeps the bed rail relatively discrete when it is not being used Bed rails also vary by the degree of severity of the patient s condition The Stander bed Cane for example is the simplest bed rail and is especially designed for people who only need a little extra support Other models like the Stander bed Rail Advantage Traveler offer advantages like portability Above all bed rails prioritize a user s safety and are designed to give stability to his or her movements in bed The increase in mobility as a result of bed rails gives patients a measure of independence and a sense of control over their environment Moreover bed rails alleviate their anxiety about involuntary falls while sleeping thereby contributing to a positive sleeping environment Overbed table These assistive devices have immense utility for people who are confined to the bed for relatively long periods of time Overbed tables have adjustable heights allowing users to comfortably eat read write and use

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