An Introduction To Handicapped Aids
If you are disabled either for a short or long term period of time, it may be necessary to make use of handicapped aids. There are all kinds of handicapped equipment that can make life much easier for the disabled. Many people dread losing their independence to their disability, but with handicap accessories they can often retain a high level of independence despite their disability. Here we will examine the most popular and practical types of equipment for the disabled.
Wheelchairs are used by people who are unable to walk. There are many injuries and conditions that may necessitate use of a wheelchair. These days there are quite a few different types of these chairs from which you can choose. The two most popular are manual and electric. The manual wheelchair is the type found in hospitals, the old fashioned kind that is moved either by someone pushing it or the wheelchair occupant. These chairs are practical, affordable and popular depending on the type of injury or disability. They can be rented or purchased from medical supply stores.
Electric wheelchairs are powered by a motor, and are ideal for someone who must use a wheelchair for a long-term or lifetime basis. These chairs are far more expensive than manual wheelchairs but can be leased, financed or rented as well as purchased outright. If there is need for assistance walking but a wheelchair is too much, there are all kinds of walkers and canes that can be used to help improve mobility. Crutches are another item of handicap equipment that are helpful for short term injuries like broken or sprained legs.
There are also handicapped aids that help you perform everyday tasks more easily. For example, there are bathtubs with a door so that there is less worry of slips and falls when exiting the tub. Bath chairs are another type of accessory. The type of handicapped products you need should be explained to you by your doctor. Your medical professional can diagnose your condition, treat it if possible and advise you of things that will make you more comfortable and mobile. Your doctor should also be able to recommend a medical supply store from where you can obtain the accessories you need. In many cases, disabled equipment is covered under one's health insurance plan.
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