I’ve just posted a new article by a new guest author about steps that can help you find a college that will be accessible for your needs. If this article interests you, you can read it here:
Sliding glass doors involve tracks and often are elevated off the floor making traversing with a wheelchair a challenge. Power wheelchairs with larger casters or mobility scooters don’t usually have trouble with the tracks for sliding glass doors because of the larger wheels that roll over obstacles easier.
I’ve written an article with a few ways of dealing with the track so that wheelchairs with small casters can roll over it easier. To read the article please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/wheelchair-ramps/sliding-glass-doors
Under the Healthy Aging Advice for Seniors banner I’ve just added an article on How Older Adults Can Reduce the Risk of Falls.
The article outlines a list of things older people can do for themselves and things that their loved ones can do for them to help them prevent falls in the home and mitigate the effects of any falls that do happen.
This article is a guest submission by Christian Worstell, a health and lifestyle writer living in Raleigh, NC.
To read this article please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/how-older-adults-can-reduce-the-risk-of-falls
Caster load is the amount of weight that is supported by the wheelchair casters. Too much weight and the chair will be difficult to push, too little weight and the chair may tip over backwards.
I’ve just added a new article about caster loading, the causes and steps that can be taken to minimise the effects.
For those who are interested in reading this article it can be found at https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/caster-load-information
Wheelchair and scooter batteries are designed to last for years with proper care and maintenance. They are the most common cause of service calls and can cause all kinds of weird symptoms if not working properly.
I’ve recently been helping a lady work out a battery issue with her scooter and felt that the information I’ve been giving her might be of benefit to the readers of MobilityBasics.ca
If you are interested in reading this article you can find it at: https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/wheelchair-battery-info
I’ve just posted an article supplied by the Mattress Advisor with some good advice and tips on setting up and organizing a bedroom.
Although the article is about bedrooms specifically, many of the tip provided could apply to just about any area of a house.
For more information or tho read the article please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/bedroom-design
This year’s Abilities expo will be held in its normal venue the Toronto International centre at 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga, Ontario On April 5, 6 & 7, 2019.
This is a free show that has, but does not require, prior registration. You’ll find many new products from a wide range of manufacturers in many fields beyond basic mobility.
Its hours of operation are 11:00 am to 5 pm Friday and Saturday and 11:00 to 4:00 pm.
For more information please visit: https://abilitiesexpotoronto.com
I’ve added a couple of new pages to the Mobility Basics website today about the two newest folding electric wheelchairs from EZee Life.
The CH4070 Ultra-light is an extremely lightweight power wheelchair intended for traveling around home and on most hard surfaces. I wouldn’t tr to use in snow, sand or even on a soft lawn but if you need a really light power wheelchair, this is it.
For more information visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/wheelchairs/-ezee-fold-ultra-light
The CH4075 is at the opposite end of the scale in both weight capacity and size. It’s a heavy duty EZee Fold that has a 20″ x 20″ seat size and 500 pound weight capacity. With larger wheels and more powerful batteries this model has more possibilities in terms of terrains it will traverse.
For more information visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/wheelchairs/-ezee-fold-bariatric<
I’ve added several pages of links to Canadian treatment centres and hospitals that may be of help for those who have children with disabilities or conditions requiring medical attention. The links are set up by province or territory and can be found in the pediatric section of the Mobility Basics website.
If you have an interest in where to find children’s services in Canada please visit our main pediatric page for a list of links.
I’ve just posted an article to our website provided by Karen Weeks of Elder Wellness that provides healthy aging advice for seniors.
The article provides information on maintaining and promoting physical and mental health as well as the importance and benefits of socializing in the golden years.
If you’re interested in reading this informative article please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/healthy-aging