Shoprider pitches providers on Group 2 complex rehab
by: Liz Beaulieu
Thursday, January 24, 2019
TORRANCE, Calif. – Shoprider Mobility Products returned to Medtrade in October to double down on its education efforts for its XLR14 line of Group 2 complex rehab power wheelchairs.
Company officials believe the line uniquely positions providers to serve patients who don’t quite qualify for a Group 3 complex rehab power wheelchair (they don’t have neurological issues), but who need more than what a Group 2 standard power wheelchair typically offers.more...
In a perfect world, all homes would be built, so they are accessible for people with disabilities. While many homes are not built with accessibility in mind, you can make changes to them to improve their accessibility level. Here are the areas of most homes that can be improved for accessibility reasons.
- Keep an Open Floor Plan
Even if your home does not have a completely open floor plan, think about arranging the furniture in a way that opens up the floor space. Look around all the rooms, hallways, and bathrooms for areas that could be a problem for accessibility. Removing clutter can also help with accessibility. There are also portable wheelchair ramps that allow for accessibility for wheelchairs inside of the home.
Both power chairs and wheelchairs move around more smoothly when they are on hard surfaces like hardwood or tile floors, than carpeting. Another problem with carpeting is in areas that have heavy traffic, the padding wears down and leaves tracks. Flooring is an important step in improving the accessibility of a home.more...