How To Tighten Wheelchair Brakes? (Keep Breaks Working Properly To AVOID Falls)

If your wheelchair has brakes that aren’t working correctly, it can be a severe safety hazard. Falls are the leading cause of injuries for people in wheelchairs, so it’s essential to make sure your brakes are in good condition. Here are some tips on how to tighten wheelchair brakes and keep them working correctly. The…

How Much To Tip an Airport Wheelchair Attendant? (Should You Tip?)

If you travel in a wheelchair, you know how difficult it is to get the chair through the airport and onto the airplane. Often, your wheelchair must be checked on the aircraft, and you must use a wheelchair provided by the airline to make it through security and to your gate.  An airport employee attends…

How To Weigh Someone in a Wheelchair? (Can You Use Home Scale?)

People in wheelchairs often have to keep track of their weight for health reasons. But it is not easy to weigh someone in a wheelchair, so the question, “How to weigh someone in a wheelchair?” often arises. Monitoring the weight of someone in a wheelchair is key to reducing unnecessary health problems. Read on to…

Have a Wheelchair to Donate? Give HOPE Through the Gift of a Wheelchair

There is a huge need for wheelchairs worldwide! 21 million people have access, despite the need for 131 million. Knowing where to donate a wheelchair can help a lot. Donating a wheelchair can enhance someone’s quality of life by improving their mobility.  We all have things we don’t use anymore. If they are useful it…

Can You Use a Rollator as a Wheelchair? (Beware Risk of Falling!)

Rollators are a popular mobility aid for seniors and disabled persons that have exploded in popularity. The devices resemble walkers and the manufacturers have attached wheels to make pushing the device less taxing for the user.  They are also significantly cheaper than purchasing a wheelchair, which is an expense that can sometimes cost thousands of…

How Wide Is a Wheelchair? Can a Wheelchair FIT Through Your Doors?

Do you know how wide doorways need to be for wheelchair users to pass through them without difficulty?  We will discuss different types of wheelchairs, how they measure up, and ways homeowners can make their doors more accessible. ADA Standards The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that new construction include standard doorways, which measure…

Should Walker Wheels Be Inside or Outside? (WHERE To Install The Wheels?)

Want to add wheels to your existing walker or purchase a wheeled walker? The wheels can be installed inside or outside, but it is essential to understand the pros and cons of wheel positioning. You may ask yourself whether installing the wheels inside or outside your walker is best. With wheels inside, a walker will…