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On electric power chairs are there any with an overall width of 23 inches or less ?

No Comments 22 October 2010

Question by Bernard T: On electric power chairs are there any with an overall width of 23 inches or less ?
Due too bathroom doors of 24 inches in width I need a Power Chair less than 23 inches in total width, the chair is for indoor use only. I am looking for examples of chairs that can be used.

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Answer by Liz L
The problem here is that chairs, whether power or manual, should be chosen to fit the user, not the door. If the user is extremely slim, then you should have no difficulty in finding a power chair to fit.

If the user is permanently in a chair, it should be chosen in conjunction with either a Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist, not just because it feels comfortable or fits through a particular door.

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Lastest Electric Power Chairs News

No Comments 18 October 2010

Supertyphoon Juan devastates Northern Luzon
HAVING developed into a supertyphoon just before smacking into Isabela, Typhoon Juan (international name Megi) forced provincial officials on Monday to declare a state of calamity within three hours of landfall when it toppled power lines and trees, flooded large areas including farms, destroyed mobile phone repeaters, and blocked roads with landslides cutting off towns and cities from each other.
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Energy policy impasse looms in Congress
WASHINGTON For many guardians of the planet, the record 113-degree heat that cooked the Los Angeles area recently could be yet another consequence of global warming.
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U.S. energy policy may hinge on 2010 elections
Efforts to adopt an energy policy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and U.S. dependence on foreign oil have hit a wall in Congress. A continued stalemate is likely if Republicans win control of either chamber in the Nov. 2 elections.
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The SCOOTER Store Scooters and Power Chairs Earn Senior Approved Certification

No Comments 27 September 2010

New Braunfels, TX (PRWEB) November 3, 2005

The SCOOTER Store, America’s leading supplier of scooters, power chairs and electric wheelchairs for people with limited mobility far surpassed the 90 percent senior satisfaction rating required by Senior Approved Services, an independent consumer-driven survey company. Senior Approved Services was founded as a method to actively advocate for the right of all seniors to receive excellent care and they only recommend services, products and resources meeting or exceeding this high standard.

Millions of seniors are in need of the kind of assistance offered by The SCOOTER Store. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) more than 1.8 million seniors age 65 and older were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. (CDC 2005). Of those who fall, 20 percent to 30 percent suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas that reduce mobility and independence. Federal health statistics show that about 34 percent of the U.S. population aged 70 or older reports difficulty walking a quarter of a mile. Many seniors need a power chair or scooter to help them get around.

The Senior Approved certification requires an independent confidential survey of senior clients (and family members) that asked how they felt about The SCOOTER Store’s service, personal in-home visits conducted by personal mobility consultants, response time, and how they felt about The SCOOTER Store’s fulfillment of promises made.

“Our goal is to help seniors connect with verifiable quality services,” says Barbara Mascio, founder of Senior Approved. ”Twenty percent of the companies who contract with us to do this survey don’t meet our requirements. Many of the seniors we contacted about The SCOOTER Store’s service were stressed and not feeling very well, so to get the exceptionally high marks they did was quite phenomenal.”

Many of the senior clients and their family members added unsolicited comments to the survey, which included statements such as:

“They hold true to everything they promise in their advertising. I put them to the test because I was skeptical – they are honest people, you can feel safe to call them.”

“My dad is working in the garage on his wood crafts again. You have added an extra 10 years to his life. Bless you!”

“The fact that these comments were added voluntarily really impressed us,” says Mascio.” We look for companies that treat seniors like gold and The SCOOTER Store definitely qualifies.”

Founded in 1991 The SCOOTER Store started as a dream to help people with limited mobility regain their freedom and independence with the use of scooters, power chairs and electric wheelchairs. Personal one-on-one service is the cornerstone of The SCOOTER Store and their service is based on a core ideology: “Always Do the Right Thing,” The SCOOTER Store has grown from a vision into a highly successful national enterprise with more than 1,000 employees.

For more information about mobility assistance, scooters and electric wheelchairs, call 1-866-703-0340 or visit us on the Web at http://www.thescooterstore.com/news.aspx

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Power Chairs – The Cadillac of Mobility Devices

No Comments 25 September 2010

Power Chairs – The Cadillac of Mobility Devices

Do you want to get out of the house? Do you want to enjoy your freedom again? Do you crave the open air? Do you want to be able to live on your own terms? Power chairs give you the mobility and independence you’ve been looking for.

If you are looking to regain your independence, then a power chair is the right option for you! A power chair is an electric wheelchair, but it is designed to be distinctly different than simply a wheelchair with a battery and motor. A power chair has a base with a plastic housing and the chair is more like a captain’s chair than the typical chair you see on a wheel chair. While electric wheelchairs look like traditional wheelchairs with a battery attached, a power chair is designed to be sleeker looking. It is slightly taller but like a traditional wheelchair, it is steered by a joystick in the armrest.

Power chairs come in either front wheel drive (which is the most common) and rear wheel drive. Almost all wheelchairs come with 6 wheels but power chairs have a slight difference in the configuration. Traditional wheelchairs have smaller wheels in front, larger wheels in the back (that you can move with your arms) and a pair of very small wheels at the rear to help avoid mishaps where the user accidentally tips backward.

This configuration is not necessary on a power chair since the design reduces the risk of back tipping. Power chairs still have 6 wheels, but the larger set are up front and there is another sent at the very front of the device so that you can get over a curb.

Here’s how it works: When you approach a curb, slow down as you get nearer. When the very front wheels (the “curb ascenders”) touch the curb, accelerate your power chair and the curb ascenders will lift the chair up the curb so that the large front wheels can grip the top of the curb. Then accelerate again, slowing down to let the back wheels climb at a slower pace (to avoid an uncomfortable bump).

In the early days of your power chair ownership, you’ll quickly discover that although the power chair can climb some curbs and steps, it can also get stuck because the clearance on the chair is fairly low. In those early days, you may want to bring a cane with you so you can push yourself off of the curb if you do get stuck on it.

Power chairs are the next generation wheelchair in that they combine the mobility and turning radius of a wheelchair, but they do it with style and power and improved design and comfort, too. If you want your independence and mobility back, a power chair is the way to go. Try out different kinds and find the one you like best!

Owner of www.AssistiveLivingMobility.com, Assistive Living Mobility with articles about assistive living.

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British Group Rise and Recliner chairs and products

No Comments 07 September 2010

At the British Riser and Recliner chair company, we don’t just supply you with a chair just to sit on, our Relax-Well-Pedic chairs are life changing we expect this unique chair to do more for years and years to come, whatever you’re requirements, we have a chair to suit your individual needs and make you feel good all over. At the touch of a button you can put your feet up, or rise to a standing position with ease when you want. We only make our Relax-Well-Pedic chair to order, and can vary the dimensions to suit your requirements, the correct height, width and depth of the chair is so important to you, so comfort is assured.

More than Mobility are the UK’s leading supplier of rise and recline chairs. To view our complete range of rise and recline chairs go to www.MoreThanMobility.com
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