Is your mobility becoming more and more limited? Do you find yourself using your wheelchair more frequently than before because of decreased mobility? Transitioning to a wheelchair full time can be overwhelming and the thought of modifications you’ll need to make is daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some practical tips you can put into action to make your transition into a wheelchair smoother.
Invest Where You Need To
For many people the cost associated with transitioning into a wheelchair can be very overwhelming, and many people are tempted to cut costs wherever possible. But consider the amount of time you’ll be spending in your chair, cutting corners with the quality of your wheelchair likely won’t pay off in the long run. If you will be spending a considerable amount of time out and about in your wheelchair, your comfort is of utmost importance. By investing in a higher quality, more comfortable wheelchair you will be more likely to enjoy your time out of the house, while also reducing the likelihood you’ll need to replace your chair in the future.
Accessories and “Extras”
Another thing that can make a huge difference when transitioning to a wheelchair is investing in accessories for your chair. Things like comfort cushions, posture adjustors, and support add ons can make a huge difference in your overall comfort. By investing in both a quality wheelchair and quality comfort cushions, you can ensure you are comfortable during long periods in your wheelchair.
In addition to the actual chair itself and it’s accessories, making adjustments in your home can make your transition so much easier. By modifying your bathroom to be wheelchair accessible you can maintain your independence while remaining frustration free. By adding guardrails, modifying the toilet, raising the vanity, and transitioning your tub into a curbless shower, you can make your bathroom easier to navigate. Likewise, by making your entryways wheelchair accessible you can make getting in and out of the home easier. If you recently made the transition into a wheelchair full time, or you are about to, give Freedom Mobility a call today. As a top Maryland wheelchair store, our team of passionate professionals can help you navigate the process of purchasing a wheelchair and outfitting your home to be wheelchair friendly. We love our work and we love our customers, and we’d love to help make this transition as easy as possible for you!