New Articles on Sleeping & Seniors

I’ve just posted two new articles by guest authour McKenzie Dillon about the Importance of Sleep in Active Seniors and Tips on Getting a Good Night’s Sleep for Seniors.

These articles can be read at mobilitybasics.ca/articles/sleep-is-crucial-for-adults.php and mobilitybasics.ca/articles/sleep-tips-for-seniors.php

Accessible College Selection

College Campus – Image by Yinan Chen from Pixabay

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:

https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/accessible-college-selection

Preventing Falls for Older Adults

Healthy LIving for Seniors

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 Loading Article

EZee Life CH1096 Aluminum Wheelchair

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

New article on Wheelchair & Scooter Batteries

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

Bedroom Design Article

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

New Article on Mobility Basics Website

Healthy LIving for Seniors
Healthy LIving for Seniors

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

Aluminum Shower Commodes

155 Tilt Rehab Shower Commodde
155 Tilt Rehab Shower Commodde

I’ve just added two new pages to the site with information on the EZee Life Aluminum Rehab and the EZee Life Tilt Rehab Commodes. These commodes are available with a variety of options and se

veral seat widths to accommodate most  users.

The aluminum frames will not rust and will support weights up to 400 pounds depending on the model & size chosen.

These commodes have features found only on much more expensive commodes and are worth checking out for both residential and institutional use.

Anyone who may be interested in these commodes can find them at https://mobilitybasics.ca/bath-safety/180-aluminum-rehab-commode or https://mobilitybasics.ca/bath-safety/180-aluminum-rehab-commode

Doorway Widths for Wheelchairs

I was contacted last week from a lady wanting information about the width of a doorway that is needed for a wheelchair to pass through easily. Although this seems like it should have a simple answer, it doesn’t.

After writing a rather long and complicated response by email, I thought it should be a topic that I should go into with more depth on the website.

So, I’ve added a page in the Articles section of the Mobilitybasics.ca website about wheelchair and doorway widths for those who are interested.

To view this new article please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/door-openings

Hip Supports and Seat Options

Knee Block

I’m currently in the progress of updating the accessories section of the wheelchair seating area of the website. The original seating accessories page had very few products mentioned and not much information about what is there.

Proper seating requires the best possible pelvis position and stability. The Hip Supports and Seat Options page has a number of products and information on how positioning and stability can be achieved using aftermarket products.

For information about these products please visit our Hip Supports and Seat Options page.