The Rehab Shower Commode — Improving The Quality of Life

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 17,000 new Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) occur every year.¹ Estimates are that in 2016, approximately 282,000 people in the United States were living with SCI. Statistics also show that approximately 81% of spinal cord injuries have occurred in males, with the main causes being 1) vehicular crashes, 2) falls, and 3) acts of violence (typically

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Let’s Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

For Informational Purposes Only May 31, 2017, is the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day®.The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. Between 2014 and 2050, the world population over 60 years of age will nearly double from 12% to 22%. This year the theme of World Health Day by the WHO

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E&J Traveler L3 Plus — Accessorizing a Plus of the Plus

The journey is every bit as important as the destination, as wise people have expressed on billboards and greeting cards. Such is certainly the case for users of standard manual wheelchairs who find daily activities difficult to perform. According to Medicare, “a lightweight wheelchair (K0003) is covered when a patient self-propels the wheelchair while engaging in frequent activities in the home

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Happy New Year! First Resolution … Let’s Exercise!

When we make new year resolutions, we are seeking happiness, health, well-being, and new beginnings. First come the Holidays, followed by the end of December, then the beginning of January, and … here we go again, trying to set a goal for regular exercise, always the first resolution for a healthier beginning. Establishing the routine and finding the discipline to stick to it have always been the

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8 Steps to Wrangling In Wheelchair Theft

Theft happens! It cannot be completely avoided; unfortunately, it WILL occur. Theft is a fact of life for healthcare institutions, from gloves … to ultrasound machines … to wheelchairs. It’s almost like the wild, wild west out there when it comes to inventory control. Hospitals must manage wheelchair and mobility device theft more often with protocol than technology. Use some of the

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When to Get Mobility Assistance: A Transport Wheelchair for Your Loved One

It’s been worrying you for a while, watching your loved one who has trouble walking alongside or keeping up with friends and family. Are you wondering if they are at risk for falling, or how long they can live independently as their mobility decreases? If your loved one is slowing down as the result of an ailment or another health problem, it

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The Baby Boomer Impact on Hospital Wheelchair Transportation

By 2050, more than 20% of the world’s population will be at least 60 years of age, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Physical activity levels tend to decline with age; only one third of 70-79-year-olds meet basic WHO guidelines for physical activity. Trends show the baby boomer generation will continue to have increasing health issues, age-related disabilities, diabetes, obesity, hypercholesterolemia

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300 Pounds Is the New 250 for Wheelchair Weight Limits

Uh-oh. The title says it all. We have a collective weight problem in the United States, and we’re not losing it any time soon. The impact of our nation’s expanding waistline is spilling over into the healthcare field, not just in terms of co-morbidity factors associated with excess weight, but also in terms of the equipment necessary to safely treat

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