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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - How to use a portable lift
    Move the lift as close to the bed as possible coming at it from the side The legs of the lift will generally roll under the bed enabling you to position it very close with the swivel bar directly over the bed Once you have the lift in the desired position apply the brakes Most portable lifts come standard with caster locks To lock them you will press down gently with your foot until you hear a click Double check that the brakes are working properly by attempting to move the lift If it doesn t move all four casters are locked If it does move look at each caster and reapply pressure Some devices like the Rifton Tram even come with directional caster locks These help keep the portable lift moving in a straight line across the floor as you move it 2 Positioning the Sling You will want to slide the sling under the patient Most slings are in the general shape of a horseshoe The closed end is to be positioned near the patient s head The open end is to be placed toward the patient s feet 3 Securing the Sling to the Swivel Bar Slings have 2 to 3 straps on each side with 2 to 3 loops within each strap A good way to remember how to attach the straps is the following to keep the patient in the most upright position you will hook the straps according to shoulder short shortest loop legs long longest loop The straps on the right side of the sling hook to the right side of the swivel bar also called a crossbar and the left side straps attach to the left side of the swivel bar 4 Lifting the Patient Once the straps are securely hooked into

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Walker or Rollator?
    Brunswick Northern Territories Ontario Saskatchewan About Us About Us Privacy Security Policy Careers Contact MEDIchair Shop Online Walker or Rollator For many people a little extra assistance with walking longer distances can be very beneficial If a cane is no longer providing the proper support then most therapists or doctors will recommend a rollator or walker In the past few years there have been numerous changes in the designs of walkers making them lighter and much easier to fold The new rollators even come in a multitude of colours making them fun as well as functional When choosing a rollator or walker there are a number of important considerations Will you be using it outdoors as well as indoors If using it outdoors you should consider looking at a rollator with larger wheels on it as they will be more stable outside Wider wheels also track better over rougher surfaces Will you be lifting onto a bus up stairs or into a vehicle Lighterweight walkers are better if you are lifting the walker You also want to look at whether you have to remove the basket before it can be folded and if so how easy is it to remove Do you have limited space for storing it If you have a small home you should look at walkers that fold up smaller and can stand on their own when folded so they can easily be stored in a closet or hallway Do you need financial assistance to cover 75 to 100 of the cost of purchasing the walker or rollator We can work with you to determine what funding you would be eligible for and walk you through the application process We are authorized vendors for the various provincial funding programs Veteran s Affairs Canada and Workplace Safety and

    Original URL path: http://www.medichair.com/index.php/walkerorrollator (2016-02-11)
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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - How to know if your walker fits you?
    stand in a normal and relaxed posture It s similar to going to the chiropractor when someone is reviewing our posture we will attempt to stand straighter and taller in the hopes of appealing to what the doctor wants to see When we get home however we relax a little and move differently Walkers come in different sizes or heights They have adjustable arms that allow you to raise or lower the push handles The height of the seat will vary from person to person and depend on leg strength tall people with good leg strength sometimes prefer a lower seat even though they might be measured for a higher one Shorter individuals might be measured for a low seat but prefer a taller one because they have bad knees or poor leg strength For them the less they have to bend the better Generally however when sitting on the seat your feet should be flat on the floor A good rule of thumb for knowing if your walker fits you is to stand in front of your walker in a relaxed but upright position You don t want to strain to point that you are creating discomfort while standing but you do want to get better at remaining aware of your posture and striving to improve it Standing straight allow your arms to fall loosely at your sides The top of the push handle should meet at the approximate location of your wrist If the push handle is closer to your fingertips the walker is too short and needs to be adjusted If the push handles are closer to your elbow the walker is too high In both cases you will need to adjust your walker so that it fits your properly If you have already adjusted it and there is no adjustability left you might be a new walker Keep in mind that walkers are not meant to be pushed in front of you like a shopping cart Otherwise if you stumble the walker can push forward and you could fall When you walk with your walker you should be standing in next to the seat Often people feel like the handles on their walker are too low but when you stand properly next to it you ll find those handles are higher than you thought I always suggest standing next to the walker with arms at your side and to look for the handles to be at wrist watch height If they line up with your watch you should be good to go Subheading Adjustable Knobs Help You to Adjust the Height of Push Handles Many walkers such as the Nexus have two adjustable knobs positioned about halfway between the push handles and the wheels You will use these knobs to adjust the height of the push handles Simply turn the knob in a counter clockwise position until it unscrews completely Set it down somewhere safe Now you will remove the screw that was fastened into the

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - National Agencies
    Muscular Atrophy Stroke Learning Centre CPAP Therapy Daily Living Aids Healthy 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

    Original URL path: http://www.medichair.com/index.php/national-agencies (2016-02-11)
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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - BC Agencies
    Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Incontinence Multiple Sclerosis Osteoporosis Parkinson s Disease Spina Bifida Spinal Cord Spinal Muscular Atrophy Stroke Learning Centre CPAP Therapy Daily Living Aids Healthy 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

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Alberta Agencies
    Arthritis Broken Hip Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Incontinence Multiple Sclerosis Osteoporosis Parkinson s Disease Spina Bifida Spinal Cord Spinal Muscular Atrophy Stroke Learning Centre CPAP Therapy Daily Living Aids Healthy 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

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Manitoba Agencies
    Delivery and Setup Medical Conditions ALS Aging Arthritis Broken Hip Cystic Fibrosis Diabetes Incontinence Multiple Sclerosis Osteoporosis Parkinson s Disease Spina Bifida Spinal Cord Spinal Muscular Atrophy Stroke Learning Centre CPAP Therapy Daily Living Aids Healthy 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

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  • MEDIchair - The Home Medical Equipment Specialists - Ontario Agencies
    Osteoporosis Parkinson s Disease Spina Bifida Spinal Cord Spinal Muscular Atrophy Stroke Learning Centre CPAP Therapy Daily Living Aids Healthy 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

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