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Understanding Complex Rehab Funding By Kevin Phillips, CRTS. ATP/SMS If you think funding for equipment is bad today, think about this: When your grandfather was a young man, there was no funding for wheelchairs. Individual ownership of a wheelchair was rare. In fact, “wheelchairs” were better known as “invalid chairs,” and most were owned by...
Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Wheelchair Van These days, traveling by car is often necessary. For those living with disabilities, accessibility can be a challenge. Fortunately, through contemporary technology and handicap accessibility laws, mobility is easier than ever. The ability to convert an ordinary van into an accessible wheelchair van has made daily living...
Transportation Solutions for Active Lifestyles If you have worked in the mobility industry for any length of time, you have probably seen this: A recently injured man rolled across the parking lot of the store where we offer accessible vehicles. He approached with a beaming smile and began to extol the virtues of his brand-new,...
Las Vegas Electrician Makes life Transitions Ability Center - Las Vegas There To Help "My, how our lives have changed in the last month. In 1987 I received a back injury while working as an Electrician in Las Vegas totally disabling me and causing back operations that were quite unsuccessful. As time has gone on...

Whether you’re looking to add accessible products to a car you already own or want to buy a new vehicle, driving with a disability is more attainable than you might think. Here are 10 useful wheelchair tips to help you achieve mobility independence. Make Lemons Out of Lemonade Transportation is one obstacle wheelchair users face…

VMI Announces Next Generation Slide-Away Platform Lift For Wheelchair Accessible Vans PHOENIX -- July 8, 2010 -- Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced that its much anticipated next-generation Ricon Slide-Away platform lift for wheelchair-accessible vans is now available for purchase from VMI/Ricon dealers nationwide. As an innovative manufacturer and distributor of accessories and vehicles for mobility-restricted...
Wheelchair Lacrosse League is rolling "What's special about (wheelchair) lacrosse is that it has opened up doors for guys who haven't been really interested in anything (since their injury). They're here because they love lacrosse," said Baker, a 38-year-old paraplegic who organized the nation's first wheelchair lacrosse league here 16 months ago. "It's different. It's...
TEN TIPS TO HELP YOU REDUCE THE RISK OF BECOMING THE NEXT VICTIM OF FINANCIAL ELDER ABUSE 1. CHOOSE A CAREGIVER WITH CAUTION Do not assume that by hiring a caregiver through a bonded agency you are guaranteed to get someone who has been checked. There is no current law requiring mandatory background checks for...
Why Buy from a NMEDA QAP Dealer? When searching for a wheelchair-accessible van to give you back your mobility and enhance your life, it's normal to encounter a few obstacles. However, if you do not purchase from the right source, then you can run into far more than just a few problems. In order to...