Diabetes

Long term spinal cord injury (SCI) and diabetes? According to some researchers the two go together like coffee and cream, like Bonnie and Clyde. Dr. Bill Bauman, for example, has studied diabetes extensively in spinal cord injured people. He writes that as many as 20 percent of spinal cord injury survivors have adult-onset diabetes; anContinue reading “Diabetes”

Will Medicare Pay for an Electric Wheelchair?

Medicare may pay for an electric wheelchair if you qualify. Medicare may cover the cost of a power mobility device for use in your home. Power wheelchairs are covered only when they are deemed medically necessary. To qualify, there are several steps that need to be completed.  Schedule a face-to-face examination with your doctor orContinue reading “Will Medicare Pay for an Electric Wheelchair?”

Which Electric Wheelchair is Best?

With so many motorized wheelchairs on the market, it can be an overwhelming task deciding which power chair to purchase. There are portable wheelchairs and folding power chairs, as well as full-size wheelchairs and bariatric wheelchairs. Where to begin?  When choosing the best electric wheelchair for you, it’s important to consider your needs. Everyone isContinue reading “Which Electric Wheelchair is Best?”

What is a Power Wheelchair?

A power wheelchair is a device that aids in mobility. It is typically used by individuals who have a medical condition and have difficulty walking. People use power wheelchairs because they are unable to use a manual wheelchair or an electric scooter.  Every electric wheelchair has a base, which is equipped with four or moreContinue reading “What is a Power Wheelchair?”

How Much Do Electric Wheelchairs Weigh?

When considering a motorized wheelchair for purchase, you might wonder: how heavy is an electric wheelchair? The answer may surprise you. Although power wheelchairs may have similar components, the weight of these components can vary. Plus, there are a variety of wheelchair types, and many can be customized based on the user’s needs.    AllContinue reading “How Much Do Electric Wheelchairs Weigh?”

How Fast Do Motorized Wheelchairs Go?

When it comes to choosing a power wheelchair, speed is an important factor for many wheelchair users. While consumers may desire to own the fastest wheelchair on the market, faster speed is not necessarily better. Consider your lifestyle and how the electric wheelchair will be used. When you compare indoor use to outdoor use, theContinue reading “How Fast Do Motorized Wheelchairs Go?”

Can Electric Wheelchairs Go on Buses?

Many wheelchair users today rely on public transportation to get around. As required by the Department of Transportation regulations that enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), public transit systems must provide reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and their assistive mobility devices. An electric wheelchair is considered an assistive device protected byContinue reading “Can Electric Wheelchairs Go on Buses?”

Mobility Scooter vs. Power Wheelchair

When considering purchasing a scooter or a power chair, you might have a lot of questions. There are many differences between motorized scooters and electric wheelchairs. By understanding these distinctions, you will be able to choose which mobility product is right for your needs. One of the biggest differences between a scooter and a power chairContinue reading “Mobility Scooter vs. Power Wheelchair”

How Can I Get My Mobility Scooter Repaired?

If you use your motorized scooter every day and put a lot of miles on it, eventually, repairs may be needed. Whether it’s a simple repair or something more complicated, your provider can help! Regular service checks are vital to keeping your scooter running smoothly. Motorized scooters must be serviced by an authorized Pride provider. OurContinue reading “How Can I Get My Mobility Scooter Repaired?”

PRIDE MOBILITY LAUNCHES REPOSITIONED ZERO TURN SERIES

EXETER, PA – Pride Mobility announced today a brand repositioning, creating the Zero Turn Series. Formerly known as the Jazzy Zero Turn Scooter and ZT10 Scooter, these products have been renamed for clarity to the Zero Turn 8 Scooter and the Zero Turn 10 Scooter. The two Zero Turn scooters now make up the ZeroContinue reading “PRIDE MOBILITY LAUNCHES REPOSITIONED ZERO TURN SERIES”