Technology has become such a large part of the puzzle when it comes to modern mobility solutions for those with physical disabilities, including vehicle enhancements, stairlifts, patient lifts, ramps, and much more.
Technology has changed the way that those with limitations navigate the world around them, benefiting young and old alike with innovative mobility solutions to cope with physical disabilities. It is no longer necessary to feel restrained by the traditional options and products that you find in a local medical supply store. Pacific Mobility Center offers access options that can quite literally change your life. There are a world of devices and mobility solutions waiting for you!
Some mobility solutions to explore would include the following:
Preserve autonomy and maintain independence in your own home with a stair-lift. If your stairs are curved or straight, inside or out, there is a stair-lift that can be customized to your situation. If you rent or don’t live in your own home, did you know that you can rent stair-lifts to be installed at your residence? Falls are the number one cause of injury among seniors; don’t risk a debilitating accident going up and down stairs. Consider portable lifts for workplaces or offices, and when your living situation is not permanent.
Don’t struggle or strain trying to get up and out of your seat; investment in a lift chair can prevent accidents and curb discomfort. Contemporary lift chairs don’t look like medical equipment; instead, they fit cohesively in with the rest of your furnishings stylishly. Today’s buyers aren’t restricted by size, color, or style of lift chairs available; there is a wide selection of affordably-priced chairs to choose from.
If you utilize mobility devices regularly, you will want to make sure that you have safe, stable ramps to allow for optimal access around the home. Depending on the layout of your home, consider these types of ramps to solve any mobility issues in-or-out of your home or business:
- Threshold ramps. Door-threshold ramps are usually found in aluminum or rubber, and can be easily installed to the doorways and thresholds for a gentle slope that is wheelchair-accessible.
- Aluminum exterior ramps. Make sure to have aluminum railings for added security. These are a more permanent solution for when you are choosing to increase overall access to your home or business as many aluminum ramps last for a lifetime.
- Folding ramps. Folding ramps offer a portable solution that can easily be used in multiple spots or on-the-go. These typically come in a two or three-fold style that is lightweight enough to be carried, stowed, and transported.
Technology and mobility solutions
In today’s computer age, naturally mobility technology has evolved with some high-tech devices to aid consumers with physical limitations or disabilities. These fall into three distinct areas:
Transportation: High-tech developments in transportation includes vehicles, lifts, and wheelchairs that go above and beyond to help individuals get where they are going. Our service technicians can transform your vehicle to fit your mobility needs allowing safe and easy entrance and exit. The addition of a vehicle lift makes loading and unloading power scooters and wheelchairs easy for anyone.
Environmental control encompass everything from lights, thermostats, phones, doors, and any other element of the individual’s home or workspace. Some high-tech devices include voice-activated light dimmers, or controls on the consumer’s wheelchair that assist with opening doors on command.
Computer access devices encompass tools, devices, and programs that help users access and utilize computer technology at home or on-the-job.
Safely enjoy your leisure time and get in a little exercise with poolside lifts that gently allow you to enter and exit the pool. A through assessment of the pool environment allows Pacific Mobility Center to install a pool lift optimized just for you.
Today’s mobility solutions look promising, and offer many individuals with physical limitations an increase in access, opportunity, and autonomy. Contact Pacific Mobility Center to find mobility solutions that fit your needs, and talk with our experts to ascertain the best solutions for your individual needs. We’re here to help!
President, Husband, Father, Grandfather Graduate of UC Davis- Bio Sci Major- Go Aggies! Jeff has extensive experience in all of Pacific Mobility’s products and services, and specializes in accessibility products as well as stairlifts, ceiling lifts and custom wheel chairs. His hobbies include spending time with family, gardening, mountain biking, exercising and off road motorcycle riding.
24 years as Owner/President of Pacific Mobility Center – selling, installing, and servicing stairlifts, porch lifts, ceiling lifts, pool lifts, handicap ramping, specialty wheelchairs, scooters, power wheel chairs, and other power mobility devices
Certified Environmental Access Consultant since 2008
Licensed General Contractor since 1998
Certified Aging in Place Specialist since 2016
Board Member for Home Access Professionals
Member of Association of Members of the Accessibility Equipment Industry (AEMA)