What are Rollators and How are They Useful ??

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Rollators have been used in other Countries and Regions including Europe and Asia for a number of years now. Recently, it has really become popular in the United States. They can be best described as a regular Walker that is taken to the next level. There are 4 tires that replace the two small wheels and two posts of the walker. The handles of a rollator have neat things like caliper brakes. You see these on things like ten speed bicycles. And you just squeeze these hand brakes and it will lock the wheels in place or release them to continue walking forward.

A Rollator also has a large basket for storage purposes and usually contains a canvas seat and back between the handles. You will use this seat to take short breaks whenever you deem it necessary. The storage area of rollators are usually more spacious than the storage basket of the standard walker. They are also collapsible which makes it easy to fold and store at your convenience. Standars walkers are not nearly as compact as this.

There are not many disadvantages to rollators. Mostly advantages !
Rollators tend to bear the user’s weight at the level around the hips. This can take much of the stress off the ankles and knees when you are walking. There is one problem with this though. With the weight bearing you are more limited in ranges of motion over time. A Rollator allows its owner to change direction more conveniently. But unfortunately, it doesn’t always encourage the natural muscle mechanics that you use to walk. This may be an indication that patients facing short term disabilities may be better suitable for crutches or just a standard walker.
And those that have more long term issues might be better off choosing a rollator.

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Choosing the Right Electric Wheelchair Provider for You…..

By Chris I

When looking into power wheelchairs like any other product on the market there are no two alike. They may have similarities, but they are not exactly the same. The same can be said for the users; there are no two users just alike either. So when you are shopping for a power wheelchair you don’t want to make the mistake of thinking that power wheelchairs are “one size fits all”. That is the wrong attitude to take to the provider because just as the power wheelchairs they offer, there are no two providers just alike either. You are better off staying away from providers who have a sales environment. They may just want to put you into a chair and don’t really care it is the right chair for your needs. You want a provider who has the atmosphere of a professional guide for the consumer. These providers will help the user understand their needs and the best power wheelchair that can meet their needs. You want a provider that seems to have a wealth of knowledge and experience in choosing the right chair for the user. To do this they will get to know you and ask you questions about your lifestyle and what you need from the power wheelchair. You will know all about the chairs and will be well informed, which will help you make the best decision on a power chair that best suits your needs.

Some will say that you need to find a provider who has the skills of a professional with the heart of a teacher. You might think that finding a professional with the heart of a teacher would be a difficult task. Actually it might really be easier than you think. These types of people are not that rare as long as you know what to look for.
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Disabled people are among many professional from doctors to therapists. These doctors and therapists will have the best interest of their patient in the forefront of their minds when dealing with them. It is natural for the newly disabled person to see the selection of a power wheelchair as part of the medical process. It is easy for them to assume that all power wheelchair providers are like the doctors and therapists and have their best interest at heart. Some providers do have the customer’s best interest at heart, but some do not because providing power wheelchairs is a business. So it is important for the person looking for a power wheelchair to go into the shopping process with an open mind and a wary eye.

When looking for a provider, you can find recommendations from medical professionals or disabled friends, however you may have to resort to the yellow pages of your local phone book. Don’t avoid looking for a provider from the phone book, but you will look at them just as you will all the others, which is as a possible provider who must go through your screening process.

As you are talking to a potential power wheelchair provider, the first thing you will want to look for is a professional certification. Just as a doctor or lawyer have certifications; you will want your provider to have a certification also. These rehab providers must meet a certain criteria in order to receive the certifications. They may be certified by Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America as an Assistive Technology Supplier, and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. These are two professional standards that is a sign of competence.
Once you have established their professional certification, arrange for an initial consultation to discuss your needs. The provider will discuss at length your disability and lifestyle during the consultation. They may even complete a client history survey, which will include extensive background information, so they can best understand your needs.

If you have a power wheelchair provider that steers you straight to a particular model without asking questions, this is a provider you will want to avoid. It does not matter how knowledgeable they may sound. The fact is they no absolutely nothing about you or your needs. The only knowledge they have is about the chair and it capabilities. Dealing with this type of provider you could possibly end up with an inappropriate power wheelchair for you and your needs, and you may run the risk of having no support after the sale. In other words, if they act like a salesman, they probably are and you need to walk away.

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So Why has the Theme of this Blog Shifted more Towards Mobility Scooters and Electric Wheelchairs and Away from Making Money ??

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Well, in the last 6 months or so a few of our readers here at MoneyforDisabled.com have asked why the shift in focus on Mobility Aids away making money ??

Well, actually there was NO conscious decision on my behalf myself to do this. Rather, it was a gradual and natural evolution that took place on this Blog without any intent on my part.

I think the main reason is the fact I witnessed a demand when I begin to see some of my Readers send me Private Messages on questions concerning devices like mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs. I began to see an overall demand for more resources and information about mobility aids. So consequently. I decided to talk about this topic more at this Blog.

Of course , we will still continue to have the resources on making money on the right side of this Blog. And I myself continue to make money with these free programs.

But quite honestly, we will continue to focus on what people want to hear. And right now mobility scooters, powered wheelchairs, rollators, stair lifts, walkers,etc… is what people who visit this Blog want to hear more about.

Its interesting to note that the mobility aids industry is one of the fastest growing ones in the World. Especially here in the US where we have the largest group of people, the Baby Boomers, entering the age where these devices can be of great use to their Lives.

It seems like every time I turn on the TV I see an Ad about the Hover round or Pride Mobility and the Scooter Store. And it seems like with each passing year these Commercials are popping up ore and more.

It is a multi- billion dollar industry and it does not seem to be slowing down.
In my opinion ,it is a very noble and worthy industry in the fact that it sincerely tries to improve the Lives of many people ! Providing mobility for people to get up and move around it such an important cause.

And as long as I can I plan on being right here at this Blog and giving people some decent info. and resources about living a noble, mobile Life in this World !! 🙂

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Electric Wheelchair or Mobility Scooter ?? Important Questions You Need to Ask to Decide !!

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Whether it is through age, disease, or accident many people will require at some point in their Life the need for mobility products and mobility aids to be able to get around in this World! For some it may be just a temporary hurdle, while for others it could be a permanent situation. In either case, its very crucial in deciding on what type of device that you choose!

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The traditional decision is to go with wheelchairs. Wheelchairs can come as Manuel products which the user moves thru wheel rims or a lever. Or there is also electric wheelchairs which are powered by rechargeable batteries.

The second kind of similar mobility device is mobility scooters. These look like what you would call a scooter but function like a wheelchair. They come in two forms, a Class 2 on-road type and a Class 2 on-pavement type.

So how do you find out which of these mobility aids is the right one for you?

Well you need to ask these 5 questions…

1. Is there the possibility you will need to stay in your device for long periods of the day? If you find this true then the wheelchair is the one for you because it offers the best support for the head, neck, feet and torso..

2. Do you have the overall strength to power the device? If you don’t you will need an electric wheelchair or mobility scooter!

3. Are you able to sit upright easily on your own? The scooter’s tiller steering mechanism demands unsupported upright posture. It also needs some strength in the shoulder and hands as well as the upper-body. If you can’t sit upright easily then a wheelchair device might better suit you! !.

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4. What is the type of terrain that you will need to traverse over? Mobility Scooters may have difficulty covering some kinds of surfaces. Whereas electric wheelchairs and manual wheelchairs could be of better use in certain circumstances.

5. Finally, is there a possibility you will be traveling a lot via air or train? Mobility Scooters are lighter but wheelchairs can fold up pretty conveniently!

Hope this helps in making your decision a little easier! Disabled people really need to take a hard look at this important issue concerning mobility products and mobility aids! ! And be sure to ask these specific questions before a purchase is made!

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Mobility Scooters are Becoming More and More Popular with the Aging of the Baby Boomers………

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The Baby Boomer phenomenon was an explosion in the Births of new babies after World War II . People went goo goo for gah gahs !! 🙂

Now many of those Baby Boomers have just hit the early Sixties and with the prospects of getting old comes the realization that the human body will start to deteriorate.

So obviously mobility products like electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters will find its way into the needy hands of the bodies of these aging baby boomers.

Many people who have only been window shoppers for these products from a far are now coming in and actually starting to make purchases. This according to a mobility scooter dealer. We just happen to meet up with him at his place of establishment in New York where he showed us some of the latest models from a very famous brand called Pride Mobility. They have everything from portable lightweight scooters to heavy duty scooters that many hardcore users require.There is a whole lot of demand for Pride Mobility and just scooters in general.But the funny thing is that other Brands also have sold real well this year. And we see a particular increase in demand for the lightweight scooters.

On top of this there has been an interest that has been steadily increasing as prices have plummeted in the last few years. When the US Dollar is at its weakest in relation to the Asian Currencies , then the US Brands become much more affordable.
And at the same time , insurance companies are much less willing to settle paying for an expensive Asian mobility scooter !

Its a fact now that medical scooters have gained alot of momentum and many models have completely sold out at the beginning of the year. And in a way this is a good thing. Because you can really find well kept and well run medical scooters from the nineties that are essentially as good as new. And the Price ?? Well, we are talking about a real bargain in the neighborhood of $1,000 !! 🙂

Mobility Scooters are definitely here to stay and we will continue to see their popularity increase as more and more people see the value that they can offer.

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