Product Solutions

Mobility and Accessibility

The mobility market can be tricky to navigate given its breadth, ranging from funded complex rehab technology to retail devices.

Medicare makes the process of funding mobility difficult and lengthy, leading some consumers to fund their own independence. For instance, geriatric patients have largely accepted the fact Medicare won’t pay for mobility products beyond bottom-rung options, which means they are more willing to pay out of pocket for what they want, sometimes with the help of their family.

At the same time, CRT patients’ needs continue to grow and require highly specified solutions. Manufacturers in that segment of the mobility market continue to expand in terms of the types of products that they offer to serve the needs of pediatric to adult patients.

Furthermore, regardless of condition or funding source, mobility clients require a variety of related products, such as home access, bath safety, and auto access products, which are typically provided on a retail basis.

The result is that mobility providers — whether they pursue the retail side of the market or funded services — must have an equally broad and deep knowledge of the offerings available on the market. Here are some compelling solutions in that regard:

Heavy-duty vehicle lift carries hefty chairs

HARMAR AL580-HDXHarmar AL580-HDX

  • High-capacity hitch mounted lift.
  • Designed to carry popular heavy-duty power wheelchairs on a hitch-mounted vehicle lift.
  • Ideal for large power wheelchairs that can’t be carried inside a vehicle (due to size restraints).

Harmar Mobility
(941) 308-7300
harmar.com


New ramp series builds on design innovations

Enable modular ramp“Enable” Series Modular Ramp

  • Made-in-USA aluminum ramps adapt to site conditions, and provides attractive appearance.
  • Subtle changes make handrails stiffer and reduce water retention on walking surfaces.
  • Compatible with all Access4U modular accessories such as stairs, gates, angled platforms, picket railings and guardrails which may be required for a convenient and safe installation.

Access4U Inc.
(800) 355-7025
www.access4uinc.com


Shower-commode chair packs in the features

Aquatec Ocean Ergo Dual VIP Shower and CommodeAQUATEC Ocean Ergo Dual VIP with Collection Pan/Lid/Pan Support Rail

  • Features 5-40 degree tilt with a smart weight shift mechanism that helps ensure stability on a small footprint and 5-35 degree backrest recline.
  • Ergonomic, height-adjustable swing-away armrests and footrests and angle-adjustable flip-up textured footplates with heel loops for security.
  • Innovative ergonomic seat encourages a more upright position for enhanced comfort and independence.

Invacare Corp.
(440) 329-6000
www.invacare.com


A lighter and smaller model of the company’s UPWalker

UPWalker Lite Upright WalkerUPWalker Lite Upright Walker

  • New take on a familiar mobility format helps users walk upright in a safer, more secure posture as compared to walkers and rollators that cause users to hunch over.
  • Especially well-suited for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Compared to the original UPWalker, the UPWalker Lite walking aid is easier to maneuver in tighter spaces, easier to lift and transport better and suited for smaller, frailer users.

LifeWalker Mobility Products
(714) 803-3259
upwalkerlite.com


Rollator is sized for the youngest people being cared for

Marcy rollatorMarcy rollator and gait trainer

  • An anterior rollator/gait trainer with a wide range of accessories to assist toddlers and children in their first attempts in mobility.
  • Comes in four sizes with fun colors to encourage attention and participation.
  • Can be a child’s new best friend for indoor and outdoor play and adventure.

Clarke Health Care Products
(888) 347-4537
www.clarkehealthcare.com


Rigid wheelchairs puts an emphasis on efficient motion

QUICKIE NitrumQUICKIE Nitrum

  • Features patented ovalized frame tubing made of aerospace-graded 7020 aluminum to help cut weight; starts at 18.3 lbs.
  • Patented caster link is one hollow forged component for strength and can be personally tailored for handling, turning and propulsion efficiency.
  • Twist-to-Lock bar lets users fold, lift and load the Nitrum into a car with just one hand.

Sunrise Medical
(800) 333-4000
www.sunrisemedical.com


Scooter’s ultra-lightweight design makes for easy travel

iRide ScooteriRIDE

  • Scooter combines an aluminum frame, lithium batteries and brushless motors to create an ultra-lightweight design for easy travel.
  • Offers quiet operation and a new electrical system that works with brushless motor technology.
  • Has a height-adjustable, removable seat with a foldable tiller and includes an air-safe lithium-ion battery pack.

Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab
(800) 800-8586
www.pridemobility.com


Lift duo offers access into and then within facility

UpLift Seating and UpLift EntrywayUpLift Entryway and UpLift Seating

  • Designed to help wheelchair users access facilities and then, once inside, be raised to better engage in activities and events.
  • UpLift Entryway is a relocatable platform lets wheelchairs users lift themselves unassisted into and out of facilities. Both products can be quickly folded, stored and set up.
  • UpLift Seating is a relocatable platform that lets wheelchair users control an LCD touchpad to raise and lower themselves while in a facility.

Lexia.Solutions
www.lexiasolutions.com


A unique blend of rear- and midwheel technology

QUICKIE Q500 HQUICKIE Q500 H

  • With the drive wheel closer to the midposition, the Q500 H has improved traction and a smaller turning radius over a traditional rear-wheel drive and improved outdoor driving over a mid-wheel drive.
  • Responsive suspension system coupled with the drive wheel placement helps the Q500 H be a highly maneuverable rear-wheel drive power wheelchairs.
  • Available with the adjustable SEDEO PROT seating system in Group 3 standard and HD, and Group 4 standard duty.

Sunrise Medical
(800) 333-4000
www.sunrisemedical.com

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2021 issue of HME Business.

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