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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Monday, December 21, 2009

Durable Medical Equipment Makes The Holidays Easier For The Elderly







During the holidays we are all busy and our time is overly booked, and any type of delay will upset us as we struggle to get our shopping and cooking completed on time.

For those caring for elderly parents or disabled family members, the stress of the holidays can be even more difficult. As caregivers, we want to ensure the people we are caring for have the most normal experiences possible, and we want to ensure their safety while doing so. If someone in your family needs physical assistance, consider investing in the proper type of durable medical equipment for use in their home.

Using these types of assistive devices, such as bath benches and wheelchairs will make the handicapped person feel a greater sense of independence when they can perform normal activities more easily, and it will help reduce the stress of their caregivers by requiring less assistance from them.

While shopping at the mall, wheelchairs or walkers can be very helpful. If you are a caregiver, you can actually take some time and enjoy shopping with the person you are caring for, instead of worrying if they are ok or asking them if they need to rest constantly, and they too can feel like they are contributing.

Durable medical equipment is a smart investment for anyone who is a caregiver or anyone who requires assistance, and can help both parties enjoy greater independence every day of the year, not just around the stressful holiday times.

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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