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Alberta Aids to Daily Living Program (AADL)

Folding Wheelchair

Invacare Patriot Wheelchair

I’ve just added a short article on the Alberta Aids to Daily Living program for those interested. The program is only available to residents of Alberta who have a long term (six months or more) medical need for equipment and medical supplies.

In many ways it is similar to the Ontario Assistive Devices Program (ADP) but it caps the user contribution to $500.00 per year, in some categories of equipment, the user may get a used piece of equipment instead of new and amny bathrooom aids are included.

If you have an interest in this program you can read more at: https://mobilitybasics.ca/aadl

Pride Full Size Scooters

Pride Mobility Sport Rider

Pride Mobility Sport Rider

Yesterday I published a page on the Pride Mobility Go-Go travel scooters and today I have added a similar page that presents information on their full size scooters.

These full size scooters are available in 7 models and are primarily designed for outdoor and longer distance use. They are larger scooters and many have features such as headlights, turn signals, suspension, longer travel range on a charge and more power.

For more information on these scooters please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/scooters/-pride-scooters

Pride Mobility Go-Go Scooters

Go-Go Scooters

Go-Go Scooters

I’ve just posted a page with information on the Go-Go mobility scooters from Pride Mobility. There are 7 models of the Go-Go scooters with most models offering both a 3 wheeled and 4 wheeled version.

These are small scooters often referred to as portable or travel scooters that are intended to be easy to dis-assemble or fold up to fit into vehicles so they can be transported to the venue where they will be used.

These are not scooters that one would purchase to travel long distances or spend a lot of time on rough terrains.

For more information on the Pride Go-Go scooter visit https://mobilitybasics.ca/scooters/-pride-go-go-scooters

EZee Travel Mobility Scooter

EZee Travel Mobility Scooter

EZee Travel Scooter

I seem to be on a roll today. I’ve just added the EZee Travel scooter from EZee Life to the scooter section of the Mobility Basics website for those who want specific information on specific products.

The EZee travel is a portable, lightweight, folding, rear wheel drive mobility scooter that has a weight capacity of 250 pounds.

This scooter is designed to be loaded into a vehicle and taken to places where extended periods of walking may be encountered. Its light weight (59 lb) and small size allows it to fit into most vehicle types.

For more information on the EZee Travel scooter please visit https://mobilitybasics.ca/scooters/-ezee-travel-scooter

EZee Classic Portable Scooter

EZee Classic Mobility Scooter

EZee Classic Scooter

I’ve just added another mobility scooter profile to the site’s scooter section for those who want to see some specific information on specific products.

The EZee Classic scooter is a front wheel drive portable scooter designed to be lightweight, easily foldable and taken apart for easy loading into and out of vehicles. This scooter is ideal for those who want to be able to a take their scooter with them to a mall, park or other venue where there may be a lot of walking involved.

The Easy Classic’s best feature is that their small size and light weight allows most people to disassemble and fold it to fit into vehicles without the need of a lift of some sort.

For more information on the EZee Classic please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/scooters/-ezee-classic-scooter

Rover 4 Mobility Scooter

EZee Rover 4 Mobility Scooter

EZee Rover 4

After a bit of a break in adding new content to the site I’ve added information about the Rover 4 mobility scooter to the scooter section of the mobility basics website.

The Rover 4 is a full sized scooter with large wheels to enable use on rough terrain while still being a folding scooter that also comes apart for easier loading into vehicles.

A full light package and other features make this scooter a good all around scooter for everyday use in a variety of conditions and terrains.

For more information on the Rover 4 mobility scooter please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/scooters/-rover-4-scooter

Portable Power Wheelchairs

After a bit of a break I’ve begun adding some new content to the site.

EZee Fold

EZee Life EZee Fold Wheelchair

Today I began providing information on specific power wheelchairs that people may be interested in. While it will be impossible to list every model of every make of power wheelchair I’m hoping I can provide a good cross section of chairs in each category that visitors can see to get a grasp of what’s available on the market.

I’ve started with two power chairs that I’ve classed as portable folding wheelchairs. These chairs look similar but have some different features and specifications that may make them appropriate, or not, for people interested in this type of wheelchair.

KD Smart Chair

KD Smart Chair


These first two chairs are chairs sold by my advertisers but this isn’t the reason they are listed and it doesn’t preclude my presenting other chairs from companies that don’t advertise here. I used them to begin because I’m most familiar with these companies. There will be more to come.

If you’re interested in a portable power wheelchair you find the information on these two chairs at https://mobilitybasics.ca/wheelchairs/-ezee-fold and https://mobilitybasics.ca/wheelchairs/-kd-smartchair

Winter safety for wheelchair and scooter users

I read an article yesterday about a fairly young man found on the ground in his driveway between his wheelchair and his car. He was a fairly healthy man who played sports likely was in pretty good shape in spite of his inability to walk. It appears he spent the night there and the wind chill was approaching -40 degrees. He did not survive.

I guess there was a power failure in his neighbourhood and one neighbour speculated that he might have been trying to get in his car for warmth.

As far as I know no one has actually determined what occurred to put this fellow into the situation but it did remind me of warning I used to give my customers when I worked for a wheelchair dealer. Continue reading

Website Encryption

PadlockThis past week I’ve been working on making the MobilityBasics website an encrypted website. Although we do not collect any information from our visitors, do not sell any products and don’t have any payment gateways there are a few good reasons for encrypting the site for the peace of mind of our visitors.

Many websites these days are fully encrypting their sites in an effort to make the web more secure and Google will be rewarding them, in the future, by ranking them higher than non-encrypted sites. I believe full encryption is a good idea for all sites and haven’t waited for it to become the norm before encrypting Mobilitybasics.ca. It’s good for you and it’s good for me. Continue reading

Turning Seats Update

I’ve just updated the turning seat section of Mobilitybasics.ca with information on a couple of products from a Canadian company, Adapt Solutions.


XL-Base

XL-Base

XL-Base


The first product is for their XL-Base. The Xl-Base converts a conventional van seat into a turning seat that will turn and lower users out of the van and features a manual backup system in case of lose of power or malfunction.

The XL-Base reuses the original van seat and mounting holes so that no damage or modifications are done to the van that will affect the resale value of the van.

This turning seat system can be mounted in either the front or mid passenger position of most of todays popular minivans.
Click here for more information on the XL-Base


XL-Seat

XL-Seat

XL-Seat


The second product is the XL-Seat which is a transfer device that aids wheelchair users in accessing and exiting the front seats of vans, pickup trucks, SUVs and some crossovers.

The XL-Set folds up between the seat and the door when not in use and the transfer board part of it is removable for easier access by people who don’t need a transfer device.

The XL-Seat is mounted using existing the vehicle seat mounting system and does not damage or modify the vehicle in any permanent way.

Click here for more information on the XL-Seat