Most patients say that the hardest part about undergoing abdominal surgery is the recovery period. Simple tasks like going from a lying down to a seated position, and from sitting to standing up can be extremely painful and pull at your stitches.
Patients who have recently left the hospital after a c-section, appendectomy or a more severe intervention, can benefit from the use of a lift chair for rent in the weeks and months following their discharge.
A medical lift chair recliner takes the pain out of recovery by easing you into otherwise painful movements. For example, a rental lift chair– at the touch of a button– will allow you to slowly lower your body into a seated position. Conversely, it will gradually raise your bottom until you have reached an almost-standing position.
You will also find a lift chair to the be perfect spot where to sleep while you convalesce. Whereas sleeping in your own bed will be perfectly comfortable while your body is horizontal, you will likely need someone else’s assistance the moment you need to sit up to watch TV or stand up to use the bathroom or grab a glass of water. If you sleep on an infinite position lift chair though, you will be able to raise your back and lower your legs onto the floor with almost no effort.
There is no other medical equipment device in the market as convenient and versatile as the lift chair. In the Miami area, Mediplus Mobility offers a wide selection of lift chairs for rent in different sizes and configurations. The best part? Once you are nearing the end of your recovery period, you can give their mobility experts a quick call and they will put an end to your rental contract and drop by to retrieve the chair. No need for you to leave your home! Plus, many lift chair rental contracts are covered by your health insurance– just inquire with your provider!
It is not easy getting back on your feet after suffering a fracture, injury or undergoing surgery. Many of these situations compromise a patients’ use of their abdominal muscles, spine or legs. That is where the use of a wheelchair during some time is often advised by doctors, occupational therapists and physiotherapists alike.
When it comes to choosing the right wheelchair for their recovery and for rent, individuals have various options to help suit their needs. Patients who may have undergone spinal or abdominal surgery, might have limited use of their upper body. In that case, they will be best served by renting a transport chair.
What’s the difference between a transport chair and a wheelchair, you may ask? As opposed to regular wheelchairs, which have two large wheels for an individual to propel herself, transport chairs possess four small casters. They are made for someone else to push the person on the chair around. A great advantage of transport chairs is their feather-weight. These devices weigh just 16 lbs, making them ideal for putting in and taking out of the trunk of a car or to store them with minimal space requirements.
If the person is able to propel himself, then renting a regular wheelchair will be their best option. Wheelchairs are easy to fold, come with swing-away footrests and easy-to-clean vinyl or nylon upholstery. Their weight varies between 28-32 pounds, which makes them heavier than transport chairs but still a good fit for bringing with you in the car or on a plane.
Patients requiring wheelchairs sometimes suffer from leg ailments– from swelling to recovering from a fracture in the foot or leg area. Wheelchairs equipped with elevating footrests will ensure that their legs are maintained in a raised, horizontal position to assist in the healing process.
Wheelchairs come in different sizes and configurations to best suit the body shape of an individual. A slim recovery wheelchair often has a 16″ seat width. Regular wheelchairs are 18″; there’s also larger ones measuring 20″ or 22″ wide or more for bariatric patients. They come finished in chrome or silver vein and are equipped with either solid or inflatable wheels– depending on the device.
Rental wheelchairs are ideal for patients who will not require them in the long run. With affordable monthly rates and included service from the supplier, wheelchairs can play a pivotal role in the recovery of any post-surgical patient.
Although most of us in need of medical equipment, such as a wheelchair, would prefer to ideally purchase it for ourselves or for our loved ones, many customers are not able to afford that option. Luckily, for the approximately 2.8 million wheelchair users in the United States, renting these devices is an affordable and convenient option. Mediplus Mobility has several rental options available for our customers. Among those options, we do wheelchair rentals, electric hospital bed rentals, electric scooter rentals / scooter rentals, and rental options for patients in need of renting crutches.
Renting a wheelchair is not only a practical option, but an affordable one. You can save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars by renting a wheelchair in some cases. Choosing the option of a wheelchair rental rather than purchasing one, will also give you the chance to be able to return it once you lo longer needed.
There are many reasons why individuals and their loved ones might need a wheelchair. Wheelchairs can be necessary to help in the recovery of a broken leg, but also useful in the case of more serious injuries and illnesses like spinal cord injuries, paraplegia and cerebral palsy. To cater to the wide range of individuals who need wheelchairs to facilitate their everyday living, Mediplus Mobility offers a wide range of wheelchairs to accommodate their needs. We rent standard, manual wheelchairs that must be wheeled by the wheelchair user or pushed by another person. Additionally, electric wheelchairs/ power wheelchairs don’t require manual guidance- they can be controlled with a joystick on the arm of the wheelchair and run on electric motors.
There are many other reasons and benefits to renting other kinds of medical equipment. If you do not wish for a loved one to spend a long time in the hospital, renting medical equipment like a hospital bed from us will help you care for your loved ones in the comfort of their own home for a long as needed. The team at Mediplus Mobility is proud of helping to make the lives of our patients in need of mobility aids easier and we are hard at work making usre that our rental equipment fits your needs. Nursing home and assisted living organizations can also benefit from renting medical equipment.