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Occupational Therapy - Driving Evaluation for Older Drivers in Canada

Posted On: November 4, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community, Occupational Therapy

Have you ever wondered if an older friend or relative is still safe to drive? An Occupational Therapist can conduct a driving evaluation and make sure your loved one is still able to drive safely. Warning signs that an evaluation might be necessary may include:

Leaning towards an object when trying to view it. Poor coordination when trying to find or pick up objects. Driving too fast or too slow for the current road conditions. Having a hard time staying in the lane. Difficulty...
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Tags: driving safety, seniors

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."


 
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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

AHC of Montreal Purchases PDG

Posted On: June 22, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community

Announcement of June 18, 2015:

"Advanced Healthcare Products (AHC) of Montreal has purchased PDG Product Design Group (PDG). Best known as the distributor of ROHO products in Canada, Advanced also has several other product lines."

"Incorporated in 1991, Advanced Health Care is a leading distributor of home health care, long term care and rehabilitation products across Canada. Advanced Health Care has a portfolio of 15 superior brands. PDG products will be added to this...

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Tags: ahc, PDG, roho

Spring Cleaning? What Options Do You Have to Recycle Medical Equipment?

Posted On: May 25, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community

Are you wondering what to do with used medical equipment? There are several organisations in Vancouver that accept donations, including Vancouver Poppy Fund, Opportunities for the Disabled and Hope Haven Canada.

Vancouver Poppy Fund: Telephone - 604-876-6010 - Takes lift chairs, power wheelchairs, scooters and manual wheelchairs in relatively good, useable condition. Opportunities for the Disabled: Telephone - 604-437-7780 - Takes usable medical equipment. Hope Haven Canada:...
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TREO Tolling Exemption for Persons with Disabilities

Posted On: May 19, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community, Funding

Did you know that TREO has tolling exemptions for persons with disabilities? Check out www.treo.ca/tolls-and-fees/tolling-exemptions for the details and the criteria for exemption. You will also need to download the exemption form and fill it in. TREO's customer service telephone number is 604 516 8736 if you have any questions.

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Canada Cares - Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and a Chance to Win $10,000

Posted On: April 10, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community

From Canada Cares:

"The search is on for exceptional caregivers across Canada. In celebration of National Caregiver Day, which occurs on April 7, Canadians are being asked to nominate a family or professional caregiver for a unique caregiver award and explain what the caregiver would do with $10,000. It's part of a unique program, called Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org), that supports and celebrates caregivers. The awards, which will be presented both regionally and nationally,...

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Kimberley McMane is Back!

Posted On: March 19, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community

Kimberley is returning to our Vancouver location from maternity leave. She joined National Seating & Mobility in 2007 as a seating and mobility consultant after 10 years in the industry. Since then, she has performed hundreds of wheelchair fittings and works with OTs and other health care professionals to help users find the equipment that best meets their needs.

Kimberley has excellent experience with all types of medical equipment. With a positive, can-do attitude and a cheerful manner,...

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Look Inside...

Posted On: February 25, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community

A Google representative came and photographed all of the National Seating & Mobility locations for the "See Inside" feature of Google Maps. Check out the inside of our stores on Google!

Tags: google inside view, selfcare stores

EATI Winds Down

Posted On: January 12, 2015 by National Seating & Mobility in: Community, Funding

Here is a notice from EATI dated December 23:

"Unfortunately, EATI is winding down and is no longer handling any repairs to EATI funded equipment. The Ministry will now be responsible for handling any repairs... The EATI email and phone number will no longer be operational after December 31st."

As a health care professional, if your clients have EATI funded equipment that needs repairs, contact National Seating & Mobility or pass on our contact details and we will contact the...

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