Power wheelchairs can provide clients with independent mobility. However, determining how a client can physically drive the chair can be challenging. A little ingenuity, thinking outside of the box, an alternative drive control, and the proper mounting system can change someone's life. For this blog post I reached out to my Sunrise Medical colleague and industry veteran Robert Norton to provide his insight on selecting the ideal mini proportional joystick.
Posted to on 1/17/2018 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments
In our industry we spend a great deal of time training clinicians, suppliers, end users, and caregivers on the importance of proper positioning when clients are seated in their wheelchairs. While proper seating is vital, it's important that we consider what happens when clients are not seated in their customized seating systems. Longtime friend of Sunrise Medical and Occupational Therapist Tamara Kittelson-Aldred provides fantastic insight on 24-hour postural care.
Posted to on 2/14/2017 12:00:00 AM | 1 comments
Your help is needed to get Congress to stop major cuts in the reimbursement for complex rehab technology (CRT) items. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tells beneficiaries that cuts in reimbursement are a good thing. After all, it reduces out-of-pocket expenses, and everybody wants that, right? Not necessarily. Here's why.
Posted to on 11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM | 0 comments
Reflecting back on that conversation, I recalled one of the topics the young man was most intrigued by were the three caster housing positions available on the Quickie Q7 series of wheelchairs. In order to provide a thorough overview of the three positions, I asked veteran Sunrise Medical team member and Clinical Rehab Manager, Rob Agostino, to provide some insight.
Posted to on 7/1/2016 12:00:00 AM | 1 comments
In this day of constantly evolving technology and funding challenges, working with a knowledgeable team of professionals to obtain the most appropriate seating system and wheelchair is vital. When looking to build a top-notch roster of professionals it is important to note that each member of the team (end user, caregivers, physical therapist, occupational therapist, supplier, physician, etc.) plays a critical role in not only the evaluation process, but also the delivery and maintenance of the wheelchair.
Posted to on 12/15/2015 3:45:00 PM | 7 comments