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3 Smart Steps For Helping An Elderly Loved One With Mobility Issues

3 Smart Steps For Helping An Elderly Loved One With Mobility Issues

Living with an older adult who has mobility issues can certainly be challenging. Your natural instinct is to help him/her so that he/she doesn’t get injured. As you’re likely aware, seniors are prone to slips and falls. Many of those falls lead to hospitalizations....
Following ADA Standards Offers Canadians Maximum Safety On Ramps

Following ADA Standards Offers Canadians Maximum Safety On Ramps

In 1990, the United States signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The legislation provides more building access for individuals with disabilities. Within the ADA are guidelines for safe ramps. These guidelines are required both for commercial and...
Wheelchair Safety Is A Worldwide Concern

Wheelchair Safety Is A Worldwide Concern

No matter where you live in the world, you share commonalities with every other human on Earth. Take, for instance, aging. As we get older, we all experience issues with diminishing strength and balance. Therefore, wheelchair use is certainly not something exclusive...
Practicing Wheelchair Safety Is A Key To Optimum Health

Practicing Wheelchair Safety Is A Key To Optimum Health

We would be willing to venture the following guess. If the “Family Feud” television game show were to ask contestants to “Name something that helps those with disabilities to get from one place to another”, “wheelchair” would be the number one answer. We all know what...
Keeping Your Wheelchair In Tip-Top Shape All Summer Long

Keeping Your Wheelchair In Tip-Top Shape All Summer Long

Rejoice! The season we’ve all been waiting for is officially here. The start of summer got underway this past Sunday. If you’re like most Canadians, you’re thrilled at the opportunity to enjoy warmth and sunshine for the next two to three months – if we’re lucky!...
The Art Of Keeping Seniors Safely Upright

The Art Of Keeping Seniors Safely Upright

According to Parachute.ca, falls are the number one reason for injury-related hospitalizations for seniors in Canada. In fact, more than 1.6 million older adults fall each year. Almost half of them experience serious injuries, such as fractures and sprains. As well,...