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Archive - October 2015

When Do I Need to Rent a Knee Walker or Knee Scooter?

Posted On: October 29, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Mobility, Walkers

If you've recently had surgery on your foot, ankle or lower leg, you may need some help getting around while you recover. The Knee Walker (also known as Knee Scooter) is a favorite of our clients, especially those who have difficulty using crutches or find them uncomfortable. What we love about the knee walkers:

Comfortable support for your injured or healing leg Tiller folds down for easy storage and transport Simple height adjustment Large casters that are ideal for indoor...
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Tags: knee injury, knee scooter, knee walker

Need a Lift?

Posted On: October 20, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Home Care, Stairlifts

The Xclusive Straight Stairlift from Handicare is a reliable, stylish and safe solution. Easy to operate for both left and right-handed users, it can be easily installed onto almost any straight staircase.

Features:

Retractable seat belt Easy to operate Can be customized for left or right-handed users Includes 2 remote controls Compact, slim design maximizes usable space on your stairs

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Please contact us at 604-944-9644 for a...

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Tags: chairlift, geriatric, stairlift

Undercover Wheelchair Cop, Vancouver Downtown Eastside Shows True Colours

Posted On: October 13, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community

A heartwarming article (by Robin Levinson King) and video from thestar.com website, published in July 2015.

"When Staff Sgt. Mark Horsley went undercover as a vulnerable person who used a wheelchair, he expected to catch a violent robber. Instead, the Vancouver police officer learned that even in the toughest corners of the city, human compassion is a powerful force."


 
"In a video posted...
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Tags: community stories, Vancouver, wheelchair user

Fall Safety for Seniors & How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Posted On: October 8, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community, Fall Prevention, Home Care, Occupational Therapy

Falls are the leading cause of injury admissions to Canada's acute care hospitals, accounting for 68% of all days spent in hospital due to injury and 76% of all in-hospital deaths related to injuries. CAOT (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists) has an informative article on their website about how occupational therapy can help to decrease the risk of falls and injuries in the home.

 

Tags: national occupational therapy month

Pillows Don't Work

Posted On: October 7, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Home Care, Physiotherapy

One of the leading challenges for the wound care community is heel pressure ulceration. Existing modalities of heel pressure ulcer prevention and treatment have drawbacks:

Heel "boots" require frequent removal to inspect the skin integrity of the lower leg Pillows can slide out of place and compress very easily. They are also high maintenance and unreliable solution to the problem

The HeelZup Therapeutic Heel Elevating Cushion with PopliZone Thigh Support provides the most...

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Tags: heel pressure, HeelzUp, wound prevention

Emily Demonstrates the New ProBasics Bath Seat with Arms

Posted On: October 1, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Uncategorized

Emily from SelfCare North Vancouver demonstrates the new ProBasics Bath Seat with Arms. Emily likes it!

Features:

Removable, padded armrests provide comfort and added security Blow-molded seat and back for added strength Drainage holes in seat reduce slipping Tool-free assembly Height adjustable legs

 

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