Don’t be down if your doctor just informed you that you will need a wheelchair to move around safely. Most new wheelchair users think that their lifestyle will be severely limited by using a wheelchair, but this isn’t necessarily true.
With the many wheelchair options available on the market today, you can still enjoy an active and fun lifestyle.
Ramps and Lifts
Very few places are not wheelchair accessible today including restaurants and businesses.
Ramps and lifts make it convenient and safe to access your home or buildings and to the various levels there in. There are many different ramps on the market today and you can easily find one to suit your needs.
Some smaller lifts are designed to get you safely into and out of your vehicle and some larger lifts can be as big as elevators. Be it a small ramp that gets you to your entrance or a lift that takes you to another floor of your home, they are designed to get you where you want to go safely and securely.
A stair lift is a great alternative to improve your mobility within your house if you have to a wheelchair. Depending on your upper body strength and mobility, you might be able to transfer yourself to the stair lift.
This way you can safely go up and down stairs without worrying about doing yourself harm. You will now be able to access all levels of your home safely, which will make using the wheelchair even more comfortable.
Different types of stair lifts are available such as straight and curved designs. Family members can install some but some will need to be installed by professionals. Some stair lifts blend in perfectly and will not affect the aesthetics of your stairwell. Your home will remain lovely while giving you all the convenience and freedom you desire.
If you are going to be in your wheelchair for extended periods, you should try to make it as comfortable as possible with the many accessories that are available today. Cushions keep you comfortable and from getting sore even if you are in your chair all day.
Most wheelchairs can add accessories like trays where you can write on, eat meals etc from the comfort of your chair. You can also get bags to carry your necessities when you are out, you can even get them in designer styles.
You don’t have to stop living your life when you have to begin using a wheelchair. With the right chair, you can enjoy life just as much as before.
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