Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Using Transport Wheelchairs For Occasional Mobility Needs






Transport wheelchairs are one of the best wheelchairs on the market. These lightweight wheelchairs serve a number of purposes and are great for individuals who need occasional mobility assistance.

Many elderly people can move about their homes just fine without a wheelchair, but cannot walk long distances. A trip to the mall or a doctor appointment may cause difficulty, but can be made much easier by using a transport wheelchair.

Transport wheelchairs are much lighter than regular wheelchairs, and are much easier for caregivers to lift in and out of vehicles. They are also much lighter to push than standard wheelchairs. Using these wheelchairs can give a patient a greater sense of independence by allowing them to walk when they can and only using this chair for certain situations. Many patients feel like less of a burden when their caregiver has an easy time maneuvering the chair in and out of a car, office or home, making life a bit easier for caregivers as well.

Some patients are strong enough to maneuver the transport wheelchair by themselves, and may keep it in their car in case they feel they need it when they arrive at a particular location.

Using transport wheelchairs for occasional mobility needs creates a safe environment for patients and a less stressful situation for caregivers, allowing patients to remain as independent as possible.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Great Winter Puppy Pad Uses







Most pet owners know that puppy pads are one of the most effective ways to help potty train your pet. But some pet owners don't know that puppy pads are also a good item to have around the house to help accommodate occasional pet needs, especially in the winter.

Many dogs don't like the cold weather, especially small dogs. Smaller pets sometimes have to be dressed in warm pet clothing before going outside, however their paws can still get cold. Large amounts of snow can also inhibit smaller pets from going outside because the snow piles are taller than they are. Puppy pads are great for these situations. Pets can simply use the puppy pad and stay in the comfort and warmth of their own home,and not feel guilty about making a mess in the house.

Puppy pads can also serve a disposable door mat for your pet. Pet's paws can easily drag salt, melted snow, and even mud in the house as the snow comes and goes. Keeping a pad near the door will quickly absorb any dirt or moisture dragged in my your dog and keep it from getting on your carpets and floors.

Similarly, puppy pads, both washable and disposable can be used as pet towels for those pets who do like to roll in the snow or mud during the winter. You can simply dry off your pet with a washable or disposable puppy pad before he or she enters your home, preventing any dirt and moisture from getting in your house, while keeping your pet clean and dry. Using puppy pads for this task will keep your good towels safe from stains.

Keep your pets comfortable this winter by keeping a supply of puppy pads on hand.

About the Author: Kerry Perissi is the Founder & Vice President of MEDNET Direct, a leading provider of medical supplies as well as quality puppy pads. For more information and to shop medical supplies wholesale, please visit MEDNET Direct.

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