transferring

posted on April 1, 2009 - 4:10pm
For people with disabilities, travel can present both wonderful opportunities and daunting obstacles — the latter due to the inaccessibility of transportation, accommodations and popular tourist sites. The good news is that many countries are making more locations accessible to wheelchairs. And even more good news: Increasing numbers of devices and services are appearing on the market for the...

The right tools for the transfer

posted on March 1, 2006 - 10:02am
QUEST Vol. 13, No. 2
You’re still transferring independently, but you’ve fallen a couple of times on your way from the wheelchair to the bed. Your caregiver still lifts you in and out of the bathtub, but her groans from back pain are getting louder. It’s time to start thinking about a mechanical or powered lift system that you can use at home, and maybe one for work, too. Risky business