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Frequently Asked Questions
There are many items available at all our locations to make sure your mom’s home is as safe as possible. Some of these items include bathroom safety, such as grab bars, bath chairs, raised toilet seats etc. Also included are lift chairs and stair lifts, to name a few....
At Living Well Home Medical Equipment we don’t just sell people reliable home medical equipment, we create relationships with our clients that last for years. Our professional team will work with you to help you once you have selected the right medical equipment, show you how to use it properly, and follow up with you to be sure you’re satisfied with the product.
Below is a list of educational topics and resources to help educate our clients and their families to make more informed decision when comes to making decisions on home medical equipment.
Making your business more profitable by making it accessible for both employees and customers!
- According to Statistics Canada, approximately 4.4 million people in Canada have disabilities; representing 14.3% of Canada’s population. (Currently up to almost 20% or 1 in 5 people)
- What’s the third largest market segment in the US? The answer might surprise you. It’s not a particular ethnicity, gender or age group. It’s people with disabilities. The size of this group —54 million strong (15.1%) —surpasses Hispanics, African Americans and Asian Americans, as well as Gen. X and teens. Add in their families and friends and you get a trillion dollars in purchasing power.
- Better accessibility isn’t just good for people with disabilities; it’s also good for business. According to an RBC Financial Group study, people with disabilities account for an estimated $25 billion a year in consumer spending in this country, and influence the spending decisions of twelve to fifteen million other Canadians.
How you can make your business Accessible
- Review and implement Customer Service Standards immediately so that persons with disabilities feel welcome in your place of business
- Install an accessible customer service desk (or portion of it) with a 30” high counter, open underneath
- Have staff come around a high desk
- Install power door operators – or train staff to watch the doors and open it for persons with disabilities respectfully
- Have a chair for people to sit while completing their transaction
- Keep background noise to a minimum
- Improve your signage (use icons) and way finding signs (high contrast)
- Remove clutter – keep aisles min. 36″ wide
- Make at least one washroom accessible
- Remove A-frames and sales merchandise from sidewalks or keep to one side
- Do not have low hanging objects
- Improve flooring surface with low pile carpet and secure to floor
- Add vision strips to glass doors
- Provide delivery services free or at a nominal fee for persons with disabilities
- Make websites friendly to persons with disabilities
- Provide large print menu’s / audio menu’s (MP3)
- Designate parking spaces for person’s with disabilities close to the front entrance and NOT across a path of vehicle traffic
- Provide a canopy or covered area at front entrance to keep it clear of snow, ice and rain
- Install larger paddle handles on doors and ensure doors are easy to swing open
- Have a clipboard at desk to hand to clients
- Install exterior grab bars or railings at steps
- Have proper levels of lighting throughout business if possible
- Install a ramp, stair lift or vertical platform lift or elevator
Are you a spouse, relative, nurse, therapists, or friend of an elderly, ill or disabled person?
As a caregiver, did you know?
- The National Safety Council reports there were 33,200 fatalities and 8,000,000 disabling injuries in the home last year.
- Falls alone took the lives of 9,000 people, four out of five of them over the age of 65.
- Less than 30% of elderly citizens have installed the basic home safety equipment or made any modifications in their home. Unfortunately, the majority of homes upgraded or equipped with safety equipment are as a result of a health care safety or rehabilitation plan from a previous injury.
Some other factors
- Many seniors do not want to believe they could be one of the home accident victims.
- Seniors on fixed incomes sometimes have a difficult time justifying the expense of preventive safety measures.
The cost of preventive safety measures in a home is typically 10% – 20% of the cost of modifying a house for semi-mobile or wheelchair bound persons after an accident occurs.
Contact us at 705-740-2650. We provide *home safety equipment installation and modification services. We gladly work with nurses and therapists on safety assessments or for unique solutions.
Fall Related Issues
People with previous falls or illnesses are three times more likely to fall again. Falls in bathrooms, stairs, and items on floor that could trip a person or impede movement are the major causes. These accidents cause over 35% of all home injuries requiring hospital attention.
Bathroom / Bathing
Grab-bars in tub or shower bathing area?
- One to three grab bars are recommended for entry, exit, and raising \ lowering into tub. Tub mounted grab bars may be substituted when wall mounting not possible.
- Bath or shower benches along with hand held showers recommended for almost all situations with balance, immobility, and poor eyesight concerns.
- Toilet Safety Rails and / or raised toilet seats are recommended for moderate to severe immobility.
- GFI electrical devices should be installed on all bathroom electrical circuits.
Anti-slip floor / tub coverings
- Anti-slip floor coverings, (strips, mats, etc.) recommended for slippery surfaces such as smooth bathroom, tub and some shower floors.
Shower used? If so, are shower doors installed?
- Many tub mounted shower doors actually impede the safe entry and exit into the bathtub. Also, the towel racks mounted on these doors are often used for grab bars actually causing falls when they are grabbed and break off the door. These doors may be removed and replaced with curtains using solid bar mounting as opposed to spring loaded or sectional bars.
Are residents’ bedroom and bath on main house level?
- If on other than main level, are railings installed on stairways? For moderate immobility, railings on both sides recommended. For more severe immobility, stair lifts may be recommended.
Steps from ground level to main entrance, garage, patio, rear entrance?
- If steps, are railings installed? Even one or two steps need railings for general stability and anti-slip protection on ice and snow. If wheelchair used, Is there an ADA slope compliant ramp in place?
Does main entrance have proper lighting?
- Motion sensitive lighting recommended for instances where lights have not been turned on before departure. These lights also serve for overall safety from intruders.
Carpets \ Rugs
- Are throw rugs used in the home? If so, they should be removed (moderate or severe immobility) or replaced with rugs with latex backing.
- If carpeted, check for loose carpet or heavy carpeting over 5\8″ high on stairs.
Are there extension cords or other hard to navigate obstacles on any of the floors?
- If so, remove by re-configuring home furniture arrangement or add receptacles to areas needed.
- Are steps to basement, garage, patio etc. well lighted?
- Is there night-lights in bedroom, bath and hallway areas?
- Are outside lights by patio and garage operational?
General Safety Related Items
- Is the home address clearly visible from the street?
- Are emergency numbers posted by all telephones?
- Is a fire extinguisher provided and accessible?
- Are operational smoke detectors on all house levels?
- Is a step stool with handrail available in the kitchen?
- Are kitchen cabinet top areas cleared and hot pads in place for immediate use?
- Is the water heater set to 120 degrees or less to prevent scalding?
- Does the resident wash his or her clothes? Location of washer / dryer?
- Railings where needed – along hallways and both sides of stairs, etc.
- What chores does the resident perform giving them the most problems or inconvenience?
- In many cases, products are available to make these chores easier and safer.
- Does resident spend time in the yard, garage, patio, or porch areas? If so, and after dark then lighting and access to / from house is important.
- Walking assistance utilized? (Walker, cane or wheelchair used?). If so, types & textures of flooring are more important (shag carpet is hard to wheel over vs laminate flooring, etc)
- How is balance when bending over or reaching up for items? (Closets, cabinets etc.?) Lowered closet rails and slide out cabinet containers make these chores easier & safer
- What kinds of footwear are normally worn around the house? Shoes should fit well and have latex or rubber soles
- What electrical outlets does the resident normally use for cooking? Are they reaching over them?
Home Safety Checklist
Use this list to identify fall hazards and accessibility issues of the homeowner and family members. Home modification strategies on the next page can help prioritize your work.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal Muscular Astrophy
Dealing With Aging
Common ADL Equipment For The Home
ADAPTED UTENSILS – Forks, spoons, and knives that are modified to assist with feeding. These may include utensils with built-up handles, weighted handles, and angled utensils.
ADL SPLINT – Allows user to hold utensils without grasp or wrist control.
BED LADDER – Series of connected loops attached to end of bed to assist with bed mobility.
BED MOBILITY – Movement of the body in the bed. Includes rolling and transitioning from sitting edge of bed to lying down.
BEDSIDE COMMODE (BSC) – Portable commode with armrests that can be used beside the bed or over the toilet.
BUILT-UP HANDLES – Larger handles used to assist user with weak grasp to perform ADLs.
BUTTON HOOKS – Assist user who has poor hand control to fasten buttons.
DRESSING STICKS – Assist user to reach legs without bending for putting on pants.
DROP-ARM BEDSIDE COMMODE – Portable commode with removable armrests that can be used beside the bed or over the toilet.
ELASTIC SHOE LACES – Shoe laces made out of elastic material, which are laced into shoes and permanently tied to allow shoes to slip on/off.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL UNITS (ECU) – Electronic system that allows user to control aspects of his/her environment.
GRAB BARS – Mounted onto wall to assist with balance and transfers.
HAND HELD SHOWER (HHS) – Showerhead with a hose that allows user to hold shower in his/her hand to direct the spray. A HHS with the controls on the handle is recommended.
LAP TRAY – Wooded or plastic tray attached to wheelchair to provide support for arms.
LEG STRAPS – Attach to users legs at thigh, knee, and ankle to assist with moving legs during activity.
LONG-HANDLED BRUSH – Hairbrush placed at the end of flexible, extended handle to allow user to reach hair.
LONG-HANDLED SHOE HORNS (LHSH) – Extra-long shoehorn to allow user to keep heel of shoe up without bending over while putting on shoes.
LONG-HANDLED SPONGE (LHS) – Bath sponge placed at the end of extended handle to allow user to reach legs and feet without bending.
LONG STRAW – Extended, reusable straw to allow user independently drink from a cup.
MOBILE ARM SUPPORTS (MAS) – Mounted arm supports that assist user with feeding and other ADLs.
MOUTHSTICK – Allows person with limited arm function to use mouth to access switches.
NON-SKID BOWL – Dish with non-skid material on bottom to provide stability during feeding.
PLATE GUARD – Attaches to rim of plate to allow user to scoop items onto fork/spoon.
RAISED TOILET SEAT (RTS) – Attaches to existing toilet to increase the height for easier transfers.
REACHERS – Allows user to retrieve items out of reach.
SCOOP DISH – Dish with one side sloped upward to allow user to scoop items onto fork/spoon.
SHOWER CHAIR (WITH TILT/RECLINE FEATURE) – Rolling chair with tall back that will recline to assist with balance/safety in a roll-in shower.
SKIN INSPECTION MIRROR – Dual sided mirror attached to extended, flexible handle to assist with inspecting skin for pressure sores.
SOCK AIDS – Allows user to put sock on without bending.
SWIVEL UTENSILS – Utensils attached to moving handle to assist user with getting food into mouth.
TOILET AID – Toilet tissue aid designed to assist user in cleaning perineal area when reaching is difficult.
TRANSFER BOARD – (Also known as a sliding board) – Plastic or wooden board used to bridge the gap between two surfaces to make a transfer safer and easier.
TUB CHAIR/TUB BENCH WITH A BACK – Placed into tub or shower to provide a seated surface while bathing.
TUB/SHOWER CHAIR – Fits into tub or shower to provide surface for bathing. A shower chair with a back and seatbelt is recommended for increased stability and balance. Also available as an Electric Bath Chair.
TUB TRANSFER BENCH – Base of bench extends outside tub to make transfers easier. A tub transfer bench with back and seatbelt is recommended for increased balance and stability.
UNIVERSAL-CUFF (U-cuff) – Splint that allows user to hold ADL items without grasp.
WASH MITT – Large mitt that can be used by a person with limited hand function to bathe.
A patient lift is a manual lifting device or hydraulic or electric lift that is commonly used in nursing homes and other medical facilities to help transfer patients from beds to wheelchairs and back again. Special care and attention needs to be used when transferring any patient using a using a Lift, as injuries and even death may result from improper techniques or use of the lift.
A patient lift comes in different sizes and shapes, and each comes with a manual that designates weight capacity and guidelines for correct use. Before transferring anyone using a patient Lift, it is strongly suggested that individuals receive adequate training.
The sit/stand lift is a mobile lift that allows for patient transfers from a seated position to a seated position. This lift is used for bed to chair transfers; toileting and performing perineal care/changing incontinent briefs.
This lift differs from a full body lift in the fact that the patient must be cognitive and provide some cooperative input. The patient must possess some muscle tone in at least one leg and the trunk – no upper body muscle tone is required. The sit/stand lift is much better for the patient in terms of physiological and psychological benefits than a full body lift since he/she is participating in the transfer rather than being completely dependant on the device. Muscle tone and range of motion can be maintained or increased in the patient’s legs and blood flow is optimized. The patient’s mental acceptance of a sit/stand assistive device is usually much greater than that of a full body lift.
Common Retail Items That Make Daily Living Safer And Easier
GRAB BARS – a pair of grab bars installed in the bathtub helps people get into the tub safely. $30.
LONG-HANDLED TOILET/TUB BRUSHES – make it easier to clean without bending or stepping in the tub. $10
TOILET SAFETY FRAMES/RAISED TOILET SEATS – make it easier for someone to stand up safely from seating. $45
BATHROOM MODIFICATIONS – replacing your existing tub with a walk in tub or shower
SUPERPOLE – vertical poles that are installed beside beds, bathtubs, toilets or chairs to provide support when standing and sitting. $250
STAIR LIFTS – motorized chairs carry a person up/down stairs safely. Re-conditioned lifts are also available.
PORCH LIFTS/ELEVATORS – open or enclosed lifts for home use to access porch (front door) or second floor
STAIR RAMPS – ideal for people who are a little unsteady when climbing a couple stairs. $400 and up.
REACHERS – these are handy for picking items off the floor. $12
LIFT CHAIR – recliners that gently tilt you forward to stand or back to recline. $995+
MAGNIFYING DEVICES – Hand-held and full magnifying glasses help make reading considerably easier.
AMPLIFIED TELEPHONES – some with integrated personal emergency response system. $85+Swing Away
DOOR HINGES – installing these hinges can gain an extra 1 ½” of clearance. $25 pr.
Peterborough Renovates Program – the replacement for RRAP, www.wigwamen.com The Peterborough Renovates Program (PRP) is offered by the City and County of Peterborough funded by both the provincial and federal governments and is delivered by Wigwamen Non-Profit Residential Corp. PRP provides financial assistance to carry out modifications to the home that would improve accessbility for occupants who have a disability (and major home repairs the cannot afford). Homeowners must meet eligibility requirements based on income and house value below a set threshold. Property taxes, house insurance and mortgage payments must be up-to-date. Assistance is typically provided in the form of a forgivable loan up to $25,000.
Easter Seals, Helping Kids with Physical Disabilities Succeed, http://www.easterseals.org/ Financial Assistance Program – dedicated to helping children, youth and young adults with physical disabilities achieve their full individual potential and future independence. Easter Seals funds disability solutions through financial assistance, summer camp, the Recreational Choices funding program, research, advocacy, and public and consumer education. Telephone: 416-421-8377 or 800-668-6525. This agency has a Financial Assistance Program. The eligibility criterion for financial assistance for equipment is for children with physical disabilities not developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome or Autism. The exception to this is the incontinence supply grant program. On average, Easter Seals has put about $5,000 towards a van conversion. If this charity funds more than 51 per cent of the equipment that is purchased, they will retain ownership of it, and lend it to you on a long-term basis.
Ontario March of Dimes, Home and Vehicle Modification Program, http://www.marchofdimes.ca/dimes/people_with_disabilities_caregivers/programs_and_services/barrier_free/ The Ontario March of Dimes enables people with physical disabilities to participate more fully in community life, by providing them with the tools they need to enhance their independence. Programs and services include: Home & Vehicle Modification Program, Assistive Devices Program, and Recycled Rental Equipment Program.
To be eligible for funding, the applicant must: be 19 years of age and over; reside in Ontario; possess a valid Ontario Health Card, and; have an ongoing physical limitation. Financial assistance is based on the impact the device will have on the individual’s personal mobility and independence, as well as on his/her financial needs. Contact Ontario March of Dimes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-765-7237 to explore your options.
March of Dimes ADP Program (Note this is not the same as the Ontario Ministry of Health ADP Program). They will fund manual and motorized wheelchairs, bath aids, seating inserts and wheelchair cushions, canes, crutches and walkers, lifting equipment, repairs to devices, etc.
Home Vehicle Modification Program. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services the Home Vehicle Modification program is administered by the Ontario March of Dimes and is open to all residents of Ontario who meet the eligibility criteria. This program provides funds for modifying vehicles and homes to make them functional and usable by disabled Ontario residents.
Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, http://www.mssociety.ca The MS Society offers two types of funding; equipment purchase and permanent loan as well as special assistance programs. Please note that funding programs vary from province-to-province. The most common service provided by most divisions and chapters is assistance with equipment to help people with MS maximize their quality of life. MS Society provides information and advocacy as well as full or partial purchase of equipment or permanent loan.
Muscular Dystropy Canada Ontario Equipment Funding http://www.muscle.ca/ontario-nunavut/services/mobility-equipment-program.html The MDA provides basic medical equipment, on loan, from a stock of recycled devices such as scooters, manual and electric wheelchairs, and hospital beds. Some funding assistance may be available for the purchase of new equipment. www.muscle.ca
President’s Choice Children’s Charity, www.presidentschoice.ca/ChildrensCharity/HowWeHelped/Ontario.aspx President’s Choice Children’s Charity aids families with children under 18 who have developmental or physical disabilities. Household income (must be under $70,000), diagnoses of the disabilities, and vendor quotes are among some of the criteria that will determine the level of support granted. The average amount of funding received by successful applicants is $9,000; the most that may be granted is $20,000. PC Children’s Charity requests that other funding sources be found prior to requesting their financial assistance. Telephone: 1-866-996-9918
Veterans Affairs Canada, http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/clients/sub.cfm?source=Services/benefits/content Veteran’s Affairs is a program provided by the Canadian federal government to provide products and services to Military Veterans and their families. They will fund and provide medical equipment which is required. The benefits are different depending on whether the conditon causing the need is related to their service or not.
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board,http://www.wsib.on.ca Only funds workers injured on the job. Compensation and funding depends on injury
Rotary Club of Peterborough Contact info changes yearly – check the website online by searching Google for the “Rotary Club of Peterborough” and then e-mail your request to the current secretary or president. Funding depends on request and amount varies.
Independent Order of Foresters (Branch Kawartha 747 Peterborough) A membership-based fraternal benefits (insurance) organization. Contact Mark Lavalle at 705-745-5194 or by mail at 697 McKellar St., Peterborough, ON K9J 1R5. Funding depends on request and amount varies. You may also have to be a member to be eligible for funding as an individual.
Kinsmen Club (Peterborough) E-mail the club using their “Contact us” form at www.kinsmenclubpeterborough.ca Funding depends on request and amount varies.
Kiwani’s Club (Peterborough) They can be reached by mailing P.O Box 1647 Peterborough, ON K9J 7S4. Visit their website at www.peterboroughkiwanis.com Funding depends on request and amount varies.
Knights of Columbus (Peterborough) They can be reached by mail at 317 Hunter St W., Peterborough, ON K9H 2M1 or phone at (705) 745-3598. Funding depends on request and amount varies.
Lion’s Club (Peterborough) Contact Elaine Laliberte, Manager at 705-740-2288 or email at email@example.com Funding depends on request and amount varies.
Automotive Manufacturer’s Mobility Programs – please note these programs change often and local dealers are usually unaware of them – call us directly if you want more info as we deal at the National level
Cerebral Palsy Support Foundation of Canada , http://www.cpsc.ca/fundinfo.html The Cerebral Palsy Support Foundation of Canada may provide funding for assistive devices in vehicles to people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities that affect their mobility. The Foundation’s support must be used as a last resort. The charity is also willing to become a co-funder when other financial resources have been obtained, but further assistance is needed. The maximum amount of support that a successful applicant can receive per year is $1,000.
Chrysler Automobility Program When the customer buys or leases any new Chrysler Corporation vehicle, Chrysler Corporation will provide cash reimbursement, up to $750, to help cover the cost of installing adaptive driver or passenger equipment on the vehicle. Contact the Chrysler Automobility Program toll free at 1-800-265-6908 or contact your local dealer.
Ford Mobility Program Open to all Canadians buying a new Ford Vehicle, Ford will grant up to $1,000.00 towards installation of lifts, hand controls and other equipment. Application is made through the dealership where purchased and must be made within 6 months of purchasing a new vehicle. www.ford.ca
GM Mobility Program Also open to all Canadians, the GM Program will grant $1,000.00 towards the purchase of modifications to a new vehicle, but you have to call their mobility assistance program to find out if you qualify at 1-800-GM-DRIVE. www.gmcanada.com
Honda Mobility Program People with physical disabilities may be reimbursed up to $600 by Honda Canada for the purchase and installation of qualified adaptive equipment in select vans. Customer Relations: 1-888-946-6329
Kia Mobility Program, http://www.kia.ca/offers/details/AB Kia Canada’s Mobility Program offers up to $750 to people with disabilities to assist with buying and installing adaptive equipment on their vans. Please contact a KIA dealer for more information. Kia Customer Assistance: 1-877-542-2886
Subaru Mobile-It-Ease-Program This program provides reimbursement assistance up to $500 for necessary vehicle modifications due to medically recognized physical disabilities. You need a doctors note but most adaptations are funded, including ramps and lifts.
Toyota Mobility Program To help cover the costs of installing adaptive driving aids or mobility assistance equipment, the Toyota Mobility Program offers up to a $1,000 to physically-challenged customers who acquire a new Toyota vehicle. Adaptive driving or passenger equipment includes, but is not limited to, wheelchair or other lift equipment, hand driving controls, and lifts or scooter storage. Upon verification of the claim, a cheque will be mailed directly to the customer. www.toyota.ca
Volkswagen Mobility Access Program Volkswagen will refund $1000 on the purchase or lease of a new Volkswagen vehicle if vehicle access equipment is installed. For more information contact your local Volkswagen Dealer. Mobility by Volvo Program Up to $1,000 in financial assistance towards the cost of adding adaptive equipment (Carriers, Lifts/Hoists or Driving Aids/Hand Controls) to an eligible new Volvo including up to $200 on alert hearing devices. www.volvocars.com
Federal Income Tax: Modified Vehicles as Eligible Medical Expenses, http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/E/pub/tg/rc4064/ Modified Vehicles: If you are disabled, you or your dependents may claim a modified vehicle or vehicle modifications as a medical expense on line 330 or 331 of your federal income tax forms. 20% of the amount paid for a van that has been previously adapted, or is adapted within six months of the date of purchase (minus the cost of adapting the van), to transport a person who needs to use a wheelchair, to a limit of $5,000 (for residents of Ontario, the provincial limit is $6,295). 100% of the modifications can also be claimed. A prescription must be sent validating your claim. The HST that was paid or is owed on the modifications of a converted van may be reimbursed. Those individuals who have leased their modified vans then opted to purchase them may also apply. Telephone: 1-800-959-8281.
The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This program funds basic and essential assistive devices for residents of Ontario with long-term physical disabilities.
Raising a Child with a Disability
Equipment for Raising Children with Disabilities
Does not include home and vehicle Modifications which are often necessary also
Car seats: $1000 – $3000
Snug seat offers the Hippo which starts at 5 pounds to 20 pounds. Snug seat also carries a traveler plus which goes from a minimum of one year of age up to 15 years of age. Convaid has a new seat which starts at children about the age of three.
Strollers: $5000 – $7,000
Convaid has stroller such as the cruiser, the convertible which allows the child independence on those good days. Convaid also has The metro and other strollers.
Otto Bock has a stroller called the Squiggles which offers a lot of growth to it. This stroller also allows you to detach the seating system and attach it to the Hi- low Base allowing the child to interact with their peers.
Walkers: $500 – $1,000
There are many types of walkers depending on the support required. The Kay Walker offers basic support with attachments for seating as well. Rifton has great walker such as the pacer required for gate training. These walkers are very adjustable and can have the wheels locked or swivel. Otto Bock Has nice walkers such as the Nurmi Neo and the Yogi. These walkers are height adjustable and offer seating. Wheels can be locked or swivel with this particular walker.
Standers: $1,500 – $3,000
Snug seat offers standards such as the giraffe. The walker can be ordered before prone seating or a three-way system (Supine). Otto Bock Has the Squiggle stander and the Horizon stander both are very adjustable and offers different types of positioning
Bathroom: $500 – $2,000
Snug seat offers the Flamingo. Very adjustable. Rifton offers the blue wave seating for toileting and showering. The seat is height adjustable. It has a wide selection of attachments for proper seating. Otto Bock has the Aquanaut that attachs to the toilet.
There are also systems to help position children while sleeping. A couple of examples are the Symmetrisleep system and the Sleep Form system. These systems allow the child to sleep in the best possible position. Sometimes full size cribs are required to ensure a larger child doesn’t roll out of a bed at night.
Wheelchairs – Manual and Powered: $5,000 – $10,000
Otto Bock Offers the Mygo which is a larger version of the squiggles stroller. Like the squiggles stroller it offers the seating to be detached and attached to a high and low base. Having the high and low base offers the child to be interactive with their peers.
There are so many pediatric wheelchairs. Some examples are the TiLite, Quickie Zippie and Zippie Zone, Myon Jr., Helio Kids, Zippie Iris. Many children are very independent and can also drive power chairs (Invacare Tiger, TDXSP Spree, Quantum 600. Quantum Q6 Edge).
Many other items that would be required by pediatrics would be specialized shool chairs. Some examples would be, the Easy Seat, Flip 2 seat, and the Pal classroom seat (which offers attachable supports).
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