Lift Chair Accessory Guide

Mediplus Mobility is proud to offer a line of lift chairs that represents the hightest standards of quality in the industry. We carry Pride Mobility and Golden Technologies lift chair in every available color, material, size and model.

As you research medical lift chairs, you will learn that all of them have three features in common. They lift the individual up to a standing position, they offer reclining backrests and elevating footrests. Not only are they ideal for lounging, reading and watching TV– but they can also be used by individuals to nap or sleep through the night.

Once those three main functions are taken care of, though, lift chairs come equipped with an impressive range of accessories to cater to your specific needs.

Take the option of memory foam cushioning for example- which beyond achieving ideal comfort that countours to your body, also provides an enhanced cooling sensation that keeps you comfortable and dry when you spend time on your chair.

Lift chairs also come equipped with optional heat and massage. Patients requiring these additional therapeutic features will find soothing relief in the daily use of their lift chair. Heat and massage is ideal for people looking for the ultimate experience in tension relief.

Users who are taller than 6″2 can also count on footrest extensions for their lift chair. These are especially convenient when moving the chair into a sleeping position as they prevent your feet from dangling. The average extension length is usually 5 inches.

Individuals who are at risk for incontinence, can choose one of two possible solutions. Whereas most lift chairs are upholstered in fabric, manufacturers like Pride and Golden Technologies offer spill resistant vinyls— which are easy to clean up in case of accidents. Suppliers also offer resistant protective pads, which can hold up to the equivalent of one cup of fluid and can be easily removed in order to machine or hand wash them with warm water.

Finding a great lift chair to help you live a more comfortable life is easy! The lift chair accessories offered by Mediplus Mobility will take that experience one step further. Whether you’re looking to buy a lift chair or are interested in inquiring about a lift chair for rent in Florida, our dedicated team is always available to answer all your questions.

What a Medical Air Mattress can do for you

Most hospital bed users will find comfort and healing in the use of a therapeutic, pressure prevention mattress. But individuals whose mobility is severely restricted, are especially at risk of developing bedsores and pressure wounds– resulting from the lack of ventilation and rubbing of skin that cannot move on the surface of a standard mattress. If you or a loved one are in the process of or have developed pressure soars, it might be the right time to consider the purchase or rent of an air mattress.

Medical Air Mattress by Drive MedicalBedsores can be extremely painful and severely damage the patient’s skin. The main advantage of the medical air mattress is that it is able to shift or alternate pressure points, keeping the individual’s body in movement while they rest. The alternating pressure is achieved via a programmable air pump which inflates and deflates certain sections of the mattress to ensure that the patient never experiences excessive pressure on any points of their body.

A great option that is now available with many medical air mattresses is low-airloss technology. Mattress manufacturers puncture hundreds of laser holes throughout the mattress that allow tiny amounts of air to slowly escape. This feature gives patients the feeling that they’re “floating on air” and helps to keep them cool (moisture management) and dry all the time.

It is important to consider that even though air mattresses have alternating pressure technology, this doesn’t meant that the device itself loses firmness. Mediplus Mobility’s sturdy medical air mattresses are built with durable materials that will ensure the use of your new mattress for years to come. They are perfect for use with any of our home hospital beds.

Visit our website today or call one of our experts to find a budget-friendly and quality air mattress option. Our company offers medical air mattresses for sale. If you’re looking to rent an air mattress, we also offer a convenient program ideal for patients who are recovering from surgery or injury and will need the device for a limited amount of time.

Top 5 mobility devices to help you enjoy the outdoors

Spending time indoors is at times necessary– especially for individuals who are undergoing recovery. But an environment that supplies artificial light and poorly circulating air does very little for a person’s mental and physical well-being. Mediplus Mobility is your one-stop shop to provide you with mobility devices to give you the confidence and comfort you need to feel safe when heading outdoors– as more and more research continues to show that it has great benefits for your health.

mobility devices outsideTake humans’ need for Vitamin D, for example. Spending time under the warm glow of natural light will make your bones stronger and give a much needed boost to your immune system (especially during cooler months!). Sunshine is also partly responsible for helping to prevent autoimmune disorders. When you venture outdoors you are also helping your body to rest better. Artificial light can throw off your sleeping patterns, but natural light helps to regulate your biological clock and help you achieve a smoother bedtime routine.

The benefits of being exposed to the outdoors are numerous, but as discussed earlier– getting there can be a challenging if you suffer from mobility impairments. That is why, we compiled a list of the TOP 5 Mobility Devices that will help you get outside!

1. Wheelchair: A staple in the mobility industry, whether it be a simple foldable wheelchair or a highly complex tilting wheelchair, this device is an ideal option for individuals who can propel themselves or have a caregiver who can assist them. Wheelchairs are created with durable frames and casters, with some models making them more suitable for outdoors use than others. More and more, wheelchairs are also becoming lighter and easier to push and store– carbon fiber and aluminum wheelchairs are quickly starting to dominate market preferences.

3. Mobility Scooter: Scooters are a good solution for individuals who either tire or suffer from lower-body pain when embarking on long walks. Rated for use on sidewalks– but also malls, indoors spaces, grass and other surfaces– power scooters come packed with features like headlights, shopping baskets and different size batteries. Whereas some are made to be taken apart (or even folded!) for easy transport, other Heavy Duty scooters are large enough that they need to be kept in your garage.

2. Power Wheelchair:  A power wheelchair combines the comfort and maneuverability of a wheelchair with the ruggedness and range of a mobility scooter. Usually operated with a sensitive joystick, power wheelchairs are suitable for use in most surfaces and eliminate the need for an individual to propel themselves or seek assistance to do so. As opposed to scooters– which can be bulky– power wheelchairs have an extremely tight turning radius, making them a good option for indoors use. They are the ultimate tool for independent living!

4. Rollator Walker: Oftentimes, individuals are advised to keep as active as possible during their daily activities. A great way to remain active while feeling safe and finding balance is by considering a rollator walker. Rollators are four-wheeled walkers that come equipped with a seat, back-rest and hand brakes. This device is ideal for outdoors use as the combination of brakes and a seat allows you to take a break from your walk to catch your breath!

5. Foldable Walker: This is the least invasive of the devices we just discussed. A simple, aluminum frame with two small wheels at the front, it provides more support and stability than a cane but doesn’t come equipped the features of a Rollator. Aluminum walkers are easy to fold (often with just one button!) and are ultra-light .

Wondering which device is best for you? Let Mediplus Mobility’s experts discuss your needs and priorities as we jointly discover a path for you to enjoy the outdoors again! Not only do we sell power wheelchairs, rollator walkers, walkers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters at excellent prices but they are also part of our comprehensive rental program.

 

Our best-selling home hospital bed in one package!

Purchasing a home hospital bed can be a daunting task. Not only are there many different models with different features, but they also come at drastically different price levels. At Mediplus Mobility, we heard our customers and decided to simplify their shopping experience with an entry level fully-electric home hospital bed package that is both simple and affordable.

Delta Ultra-Light Full Electric Bed by drive medical with vital mobility
Delta Ultra-Light Full Electric Bed

The fully electric Delta bed by Drive Medical includes all the features that make a hospital bed a true life-changer in the homecare setting. The sturdy bed frame can be lowered as low as 12.75″ or raised as high as 26″ at the touch of a button in order to facilitate access to the bed by the patient and everyday care-giving tasks. The backrest of the bed can also be raised and lowered so as to achieve an optimal level of comfort for the patient. The leg section of the bed can also be regulated when an individual requires their legs to be raised in order to avoid swelling or to aid in recovery.

Despite being categorized as an ultra-light bed, the delta has an overall weight capacity of 450 lbs, making it an ideal choice for individuals weighting up to 300 lbs.  It’s zinc-coated spring deck is easy to install and disassemble– it is also a breeze to move it around your home when casters are installed.

When you purchase the Delta full-electric home hospital bed by Drive Medical from Mediplus Mobility, you’re not only taking home an excellent quality and reliable bed. Our package includes your choice of short of long side railings as well as an upgraded Gravity 8 long term care mattress. Suitable for both recovery or long term use, our full electric bed package comes full of excellent features at top value for your money.

If you only require the bed package for a limited amount of time, Mediplus Mobility also rents the exact same equipment– giving you flexibility and a chance to try out one of our top selling products!

For pricing and more information, reach one of our mobility experts at 1(855)819-5050 today.

 

Forget crutches! Try a knee walker with Mediplus Mobility

Traditionally, crutches have always been prescribed by physicians for individuals who have suffered a lower leg injury or have undergone surgery. However, many individuals find the use of crutche cumbersome. Not only does the proper use of a pair of crutches require a considerable amount of upper body strength, but they hardly allow for any use of their hands in order to carry out everyday tasks like brushing their teeth or cooking.

woman riding on knee scooter by drive medicalA great solution for individuals who would rather forego the use of crutches is the knee walker. This convenient device is made up of an ergonomic foam cushion onto which you can rest the upper portion of your lower leg, two back wheels and a steerable front wheel with brakes.

Now imagine, rolling up to the counter, putting on the brakes and cooking up a meal without having to compromise your comfort and support your injured leg or foot requires.

Knee walkers have a tight turning radius, meaning that they are perfectly suitable for use at home or outdoors. Mediplus Mobility patients who have either rented or purchased a knee walker, often report a great improvement on their quality of life as they are now able to move much more swiftly and comfortably.

These devices are also a breeze to take with you wherever you go. Their t-bar handle, equipped with foam grips, is easy to fold down—allowing for the scooter to fit into any car trunk. Once you arrive at your destination, you simply unfold the handle and you are ready to go.

When it comes to using a knee walker, we generally advise that individuals possess sufficient balance and strength in their unaffected leg as it will be used to propel the device and help balance it at higher speeds.

Knee walkers are truly a life-changing invention that will facilitate your daily activities from the very first moment you try it out. Mediplus Mobility stands behind their quality line of knee walkers for sale and rent and we look forward to sharing this revolutionary product with you.

How to make your bathroom a safe space

Bathrooms can be tricky places to navigate. Slippery and uneven surfaces, as well varying heights of toilets, sinks and access to showers/bathtubs can present difficulties for anyone experiencing a mobility impairment or lack of physical stability.

Luckily, our nation’s top manufacturers of bathroom safety equipment have devised products that can simplify that experience and make sure that your bathing or toileting experience is as safe as possible.

Grab bars are a reliable option for individuals– for example– who need added stability when entering or leaving their bathtubs or showers. Not only will they find support in a grab bar that’s affixed to the wall and features metallic construction, but they will also achieve better balance. Grab bars can also be installed inside a shower stall or tub wall. These are ideal for individuals who are also in need or a bit more support when moving through their hygienic routine. Another great placement for a grab bar is next to the toilet as it provides a supporting aid for individuals lowering themselves or trying to get up from that sitting position. Grab bars come in chrome and white powdered coatings and in different lengths– from 12″ – 32″. They can be installed vertically, diagonally or horizontally.

Still on the subject of toileting, another great device on the market is the raised toiled seat. For individuals who
experience pain or rigidity in their hip or knee joints when using the toilet, the raised seat can be a life-saver. By raising the toilet height by 2-5″, this device can help reduce the need to bend your hips or knees. Raised toilet seat come in three different configurations: basic models have no arms and others have the option of fixed arms or removable arms. Arms on raised toilet seats provide users with additional balance and support.

Toilet frames are another alternative to raised toilet seats. These metallic structures can be installed around your toilet to provide you with more stability when lowering yourself or getting up. Unlike a raised toilet seat, the toilet height itself remains unchanged.

In the shower or bath tub, people who find that a grab bar is not enough to provide them with the necessary support they seek, have other options. Shower chairs or shower benches (back-less) are made of rust-proof metal and durable plastic surfaces– they’re a great choice if you would rather shower in a sit-down position. Their rubber feet make sure that your chair will grip to your shower surface and prevent slips.

Going a bit further, if you have a tub at home and have trouble accessing it for showering, Mediplus Mobility has a wide selection of transfer benches. Transfer benches are similar to shower chairs– but they are wider– meaning that two of the legs of the bench will be placed outside the bathtub and two of them inside (then can be easily adjusted to account for difference in surface heights). This way, an individual can sit on the bench outside the tub and confortably slide their body to the bench portion that’s inside the tub in absolute safety.

These are just a few of the many bathroom safety products that Mediplus Mobility puts at your disposal for purchase. Visit our website today to get a full look at our line of products! A well-outfitted bathroom can take the fear and anxiety away from daily toileting and bathing duties– let our experts show you how!

 

Why the Mobility Walker is still going places

With constant advancements in the mobility industry, assistive devices are continuously becoming more complex and customizable. However, there is one device that has had a similar shape and functionality as its earliest prototypes– that came into the market in the 1950s. The Mobility Walker hasn’t changed much since its inception, but this staple in the healthcare world continues to be as useful as ever.

drive medical walker
Drive medical walker

Walkers are simple. Nowadays, they are lightweight aluminum frames with one or two buttons per side that help to swing open their legs. Apart from that functionality, the only other features in mobility walkers that can be customized are their height and wheels.

Mediplus Mobility’s walkers for rent and walkers for sale are easy to adjust thanks to their system of pins and holes that allow you to extend the device’s legs as far down as necessary in order to adapt to taller users. Individuals renting or buying a walker also have the option of choosing a walker with no wheels, with two wheels at the front or with four wheels. Walkers come in regular, tall, bariatric and pediatric sizes.

If you are looking for a walker that will easily glide across surfaces– say you have to navigate a combination of wood and carpeted floors, our team will advice that you consider installing simple skis on your walkers. These small gliding components can easy surface transitions for a smoother experience.

In terms of their ideal use, walkers are an excellent device for indoors use. Because of their lightweight frame and the small area that they take up, they are easy to maneuver at home. One can quickly fold up the walker at the touch of a button and transport it up or down the stairs with minimal effort. Their narrow construction makes them ideal for navigating doorways and even fitting them into a bathroom.

Individuals looking for a walking aid that will provide them with added support and balance for use outdoors, might best be served by a rollator walker. Unlike a regular walker, rollators are equipped with brakes, seats and larger wheels, which make them more suitable for longer walks in uneven terrain.

Whether you require a mobility walker or rollator walker, the staff at Mediplus Mobility has at its disposal dozens of different models to show you. Give us a call today at our toll free number- 1(855)819-5050! Hablamos español!

Freedom on wheels: The Rollator Walker

In decades past, individuals who would get tired or lose balance while taking a stroll around the neighborhood, visiting a mall with friends or exploring the outdoors, would be relegated to staying at home for their own safety. Luckily, in the last few years, various mobility devices have come into the market with a sole purpose: that of restoring freedom and confidence to those exact same individuals. Among those devices is the ever evolving Rollator walker.

nitro euro style rollator by drive medical
Nitro Rollator by Drive

You might be wondering what the difference between a conventional walker and a rollator is. Whereas a walker is a simple foldable aluminum frame (with or without wheels), the rollator takes the walker experience to the next level. Mediplus Mobility’s rollators feature the latest innovations to ensure a smooth user experience both indoors and outdoors. For example, unlike regular walkers– rollators always come equipped with four wheels. Unlike the small wheels on walkers, rollator wheels are larger and many of them have tread that assists people in navigating more rugged terrains. Also, most rollators come equipped with a cushioned seat and backrest. These features are crucial for individuals who tire out after walking for a while. By having a seat surface handy, you can take a breather at your convenience.

Of course, in order to guarantee the safety of the person who’s using the rollator walker, the devices are also equipped with ergonomic brakes. Not only are the brakes important in helping individuals achieve more stability while using their rollator, but they must also be activated when using the rollator as a seat in order to prevent possible slips.

Not only do rollators come packed with features like handy shopping baskets and comfortable foam grips, but later-generation rollator walkers are styled to complement one’s personal style. Whether you’re looking for a rollator for sale or a rollator for rent, you will find that they are often painted in attractive colors like white, red, blue or black and possess modern, almost aerodynamic lines.

Mediplus Mobility has a large selection of rollator walkers available for rent and for sale. Not only does our team guarantee excellent pricing and quick availability, but we also have the knowledge necessary to answer any questions you may have when picking a great device for your needs.

 

The Patient Lift: Easing your life and that of your caregiver

Varying degrees of mobility impairment require varying degrees of assistance for individuals and caregivers alike. For patients who are unable to transition between a wheelchair and bed independently for example , a patient lift helps to complete the task safely and seamlessly.

patient lift by drive

Mediplus Mobility offers patient lifts for sale and for rent that are well cared for and come equipped with all the features that make their operation easy and convenient. Within our rental program, for example, we ensure that all patient lifts be battery operated. Unlike manually operated lifts– which require the caregiver to operate a hydraulic pump on the hoyer lift in order to raise the patient– battery operated patient lifts will raise and lower the individual at the simple touch of a button. This feature doesn’t only minimize physical effort on the part of the caregiver, but it also ensure the comfort of the patient as the movement becomes smoother.

Of course, as it is the case with every electrically-operated device, power failure is always a possibility. For that situation, our power patient lifts come with the option of manual lowering. Our battery operated patient lifts are easy to charge– their adapter simply plugs into any standard electrical outlet. For safety reasons, the hoyer lift will only operate when the device is unplugged.  

Another universal feature of patient lifts across the board are their wide-spread legs. When the device is being moved, the legs will come close together in order to facilitate the lift’s maneuverability. However, when the times comes for the patient transfer to take place, the legs are widened to ensure the device’s stability when moving an individual.

When you decide to rent or purchase a patient lift, you must also consider which kind of sling you will require– this conversation is often best had with your occupational therapist or doctor, who will assess your needs and pick the right kind of transfer support for you. Some common types of patient lift slings are basic, full body, u-slings, bariatric slings and padded slings.

The team at Mediplus Mobility ensures that whether you’re buying or renting a patient lift in Florida, you’ll receive it promptly and in excellent condition and hygiene. A quality patient sling can make a big difference in the life of individuals who can’t transfer between resting surfaces independently. Comfort and safety are just one call away!

Why lift chairs will help your recovery!

Have you or a loved one gone through hip or knee replacement surgery? Have you had a medical intervention in your abdominal area that has weakened your core? In those cases, Mediplus Mobility’s lift chairs for sale and for rent could be a great tool to help you recover.

Lets begin by dispelling a common misconception about medical lift chairs. Many prospective customers have approached us inquiring why lift chairs are pricier than La-z-boy-style loungers if “they’re the same thing”. That is not the case. The main difference between a comfort lounger and a lift chair is the later’s ability to help you up to a comfortable standing position. Lift chairs come in two, three and infinite position configurations. What they all have in common though, is the fact that they will assist an individual in going from a sitting to a standing position with ease. Their slow-moving upwards tilt is a safe way of relieving pressure on a patient’s knees, hips and core while easing their movement. serta lift chair

Beyond being able to move an individual to a standing position, the backrests of lift chairs can recline — in many cases all the way down to a horizontal position) and the leg rests can come up or down at the touch of a button. There are slight — but important– differences between stair lifts in the market:

Two-position lift chair: The most basic type of lift chair will move to a semi-reclining position, where the backrest will move back as the footrest will come up. It comes equipped with one motor that operates both functions simultaneously.

Three-position lift chair: Three-position lift chairs are the intermediate category, where the chair can move to semi-reclining position as well as napping position (where the backrest moves down further and the footrest comes up even higher). Three-position medical lift chairs also work with one motor.

Infinite-position lift chair: The most versatile lift-chair category, infinite position chairs are operated by two independent motors– meaning that the backrest and footrest of the chair function independently. Whether you’re seeking to find the perfect reading, napping or sleeping position– these lift chairs can accommodate all your comfort and positioning requirements.

Mediplus Mobility proudly distributes the top lift chair brands in the world. We offer floor models as well as lift chairs customized to your style and decor– vinyl, fabric and suede-like texture along with dozens of alluring colors are some of your options. And we deliver quick!

Our team looks forward to hearing from you and helping you find a great lift chair that will suit both your style and needs for sale or for rent.