The Triumph Escape: A rollator packed with features

Escape rollator in action
Features sturdy 7″ wheels

When you decide to buy a rollator for yourself or a loved one, you are committing to a life-changing device that you will find yourself using every day. More and more, the team at Vital Mobility has heard from our customers that not only are they seeking the ultimate in safety and reliability when it comes to picking a rollator, but they’re also searching for comfort and added features. That is why we are proud to introduce the Triumph Escape– a premium quality device that also looks great and accommodates your every mobility need.

Lets begin with the Escape’s outstanding comfort features. The rollator features a large padded seat that’s the ideal spot to comfortably rest your legs or take a breather. The Escape’s depth-adjustable padded backrest offers you added comfort and stability. Additionally, while you’re walking with your rollator, you will find that its pressure-reducing anatomical hand-grips keep your hands strong while its cable-free Gentle Touch braking system guarantees a worry-free experience anytime. No visible cables means no danger of having the rollator become tangled with other objects while you’re on the go.

Red Triumph Escape RollatorPlus, the Escape is a breeze to store. It’s compact folding system allows you to fold the rollator with a quick lift of the release handle. The ultra-light device (just 15 lbs) will remain standing, which will facilitate easy storage or lifting it onto the trunk of your car. While you’re on the go, the Escape will come in handy with its large folding shopping basket and optional accessories including a cup holder, cane holder and plastic tray.

For residents of the province of Ontario, there is an added benefit to considering the Triumph Escape walker– the device is covered under the Assistive Devices Program (ADP). To learn more about government subsidies for individuals in need of assistive devices as well as to learn more about Vital Mobility’s great line of quality rollators, visit www.vitalmobility.ca or call 647-688-1934.

 

Lift Chair Rentals in Toronto and the GTA- 5 things to look for when working with an online supplier

The comfort that a lift chair rental can bring to your recovery process and daily well being, especially during the winter months, is almost unparalleled. If you have undergone spinal surgery or abdominal surgery, if you recently experienced a hip or knee replacement, or if you have trouble sleeping in a fully lay-down position and have no room for a hospital bed, a lift chair rental Toronto might be right for you. 

At Vital Mobility we retail and rent lift chairs. Here are five tips that will help you make you or a loved one make a great rental decision that will add significant quality of life to your everyday.

prideliftchair1- Look for Value for your Money: When you opt for a rental program, because you are almost certain that you will only need the recliner lift chair for a limited amount of time, you want to make sure that you’ll be getting the very best product you can for the weekly or monthly rental price that you’re quoted. For example, Vital Mobility makes sure that the chairs we carry in our rental program are either fully featured two-position chairs or infinite position lift chairs. Whereas two-positions will be ideal for a person who needs to go as far back as a “napping position”– around a 150 degree recline, infinite positions (which function with two independent motors instead) will allow you to lean back into a 180 degree incline or zero gravity position– making them ideal for extended sleep.

2- Maintenance is Key: As is the case with any rental program in Toronto, and as we mentioned before especially during the winter, our lift chairs are often in heavy rotation. Before renting one of these medical devices, make sure that your supplier how well maintained the lift chairs are. Do they exchange the upholstery in case of any messes? Are the motors in great functioning order and the remotes replaced regularly in order to ensure maximum functionality?

3- Delivery Options: Our lift chairs for rent can easily fit into the back of a pick-up truck or large SUV. But if you do not count with the manpower to pick up the device from our location, we highly recommend that you consider hiring our white-glove delivery service. Our team of expert technicians will bring the lift chair right to your door– whether you’re living at home, at a retirement community or at a recovery facility– and we’ll set it up for you to use. Once your rental period has ended, our team will return to pick up the chair.

4- Your responsibility, and ours: When you rent a device from Vital Mobility Home Healthcare, you can rest assured that if anything goes wrong with your lift chair– and the damage wasn’t caused by misuse or abuse of the device– our technical team will pay you a free visit, within 24 hours, to make sure that the product is quickly returned to perfect working order or exchanged. Your satisfaction is our priority.

5- Quick access to your products: Vital Mobility carries dozens of reclining lift chairs in its extensive rentals program. We know how these devices are making a difference in your lives and want to be your number one source for high quality, quick rentals. Call us today at 647-430-7176 or make your reservation at www.vitalmobility.ca for quick turnaround– we often deliver within 24 hours!

 

A new year, a new (and more mobile) you!

When faced with challenging situations– such as finding ourselves unable to move around the way we once used to– it is natural to lack motivation and struggle to settle into our new realities. But as a new year begins and resolutions are made, we are reminded that there is hope out there for all of us and that there are many ways to regain the independence we once relied on. The dedicated team at Vital Mobility can be your partner in discovering your options and navigating the world of mobility in an informed and flexible manner.

vital mobility parners in recovery

Think of a wheelchair for example. You may be considering purchasing a brand new device. However, within the realm of wheelchairs, there are hundreds– if not thousands– of options available. They include basic foldable wheelchairs, wheelchairs with additional cushioning for extended use, ultra-light wheelchairs made out of alumimum or carbon fiber, and tilting wheelchairs. Our experts can work with your therapists and doctors in identifying the perfect wheelchair for your budget. We will also guide you in obtaining the government funding necessary (e.g: ADP) to ease the financial burden that a complex wheelchair can present for you and your loved ones.

Home hospital beds is another product category that many of us eventually end up having to purchase for ourselves or a family member. The selection of such devices grows daily — from basic, utilitarian beds that will keep you safe and comfortable to luxurious beds that match your home decor and are packed with added features to make your life and that of your caregiver easier. Vital Mobility is proud to carry the whole range, meaning that we offer beds that are suitable for every budget. Plus, unlike many of our industry colleagues, we carry a wide selection of home hospital beds in our showroom– meaning that instead of buying from a catalogue, you’ll have a chance to test-drive these beds before making an important purchasing decision.

These are just a few examples of how we strive to serve our customers in the path to a better quality of life or a prompt recovery. To make your buying experience even easier, we also offer one of the most comprehensive device rental programs in the province of Ontario. Whether you are looking to try out a new home hospital bed or to rent a wheelchair Toronto, we deliver rental products in excellent condition– quickly and at very competitive rental rates.

Visit www.vitalmobility.ca today for locations and contact information. We look forward to serving you this 2016!

Thought power wheelchairs are only for outdoors use? Think again!

When we think of a power wheelchair, we often think of them as a convenient device for getting around outdoors– a mix of comfort with speed that make any trip around the neighourhood a breeze. But you may be surprised to learn that power wheelchairs or electric wheelchairs are a great choice for individuals who are looking for mobility in the comfort of their own homes.

Here’s why:

mother driving jazzy power wheelchair by pride medical
Jazzy by Pride

Regular Wheelchairs are self-propelled: Maneuvering through your home’s tight corridors or turning your manual wheelchair around when moving around your house can be challenging– both due to limited physical strength you might experience and space restrictions (imagine having to rub your elbows against walls in order to move the wheels in your chair!). A power wheelchair on the other hand, allows you to move at the simple touch of a handy joystick. You can install it in the area where your dominant hand would rest– keeping your muscles and limbs relaxed and safe.

Power Wheelchairs have the very best turning radius: Whether you have previously used a manual wheelchair or a mobility scooter, you will find that neither one of these devices can turn on itself. That means that if you have to access a space like a your kitchen or bathroom– which can often become very crowded by furniture and appliances– you may find these devices unsuitable and uncomfortable. Mid-wheel drive power wheelchairs for example, are a perfect choice if you are searching for a mobility aid that will provide a tight turning radius that will enable the chair to turn virtually on itself.

Power Wheelchairs are instinctive: When you get your hands on your first power wheelchairs, there’s a crucial tip that any expert will offer.

“As you begin to maneuver your wheelchair, try to visualize its movements as if they were your own.”

Because power wheelchairs have such a tight turning radius and are so highly responsive to your joystick commands, they will begin to feel more and more like they’re an extension of your body– unlike a mobility scooter which feels more like you are driving a small vehicle. If you share your home with other individuals, pets and bulky furniture in general, a power wheelchair will prove to be your best option for instinctive and accident-free movement.

Plus, as technology advances, power wheelchairs are becoming increasingly compact, nimble and even portable– meaning that people who will not be using them throughout the day, have the option of storing them under their beds or in available closet space. Vital Mobility offers a large selection of power wheelchairs, both for sale and for rent, at great pricing from North America’s leading manufacturers. We will also work with your therapist if you require a highly-customized power wheelchair to ensure that you receive the features that you need. Inquire with our customer service team today.

 

Not all Canes are made equal: What you need to know if you’re looking for a cane

The “modern” walking stick or walking cane, has been in use for hundreds of years. Ever since the 18th century, gentlemen began to replace their swords with canes– not for use as a mobility aid; but as a fashion accessory and status symbol. Walking sticks‘ trendy appeal dissipated in the 1940s, but their alternate use– as a walking aid– continues to maintain the popularity of canes among the mobility-impaired and elderly population in present days.

However, the modern cane has come a long way since its origins in polished wood. Throughout the years, manufacturers in the mobility industry have come to understand the staying power of canes and worked incessantly to improve  users’ experiences.

Nowadays, you can find many different kinds of canes to suit your condition and taste. For example, many are divided by the type of handle they offer:

Round Handle Canes: Usually equipped with foam grips, these canes are true originals. But beyond looking great, a round-handled cane is also utilitatian– the hook-shaped handle allows to easily hang the cane– from shopping carts and chairs for example.

T- Handle Canes: These canes also preserve the classical styling of days past and often come equipped with wrist-straps to help secure the cane to your hand. Many of them come in combinations of wood, metal and printed aluminum bodies. Their short, horizontal handle keeps your hand on the cane’s centre of gravity.

Offset Handle Canes: This more modern type of cane has a handle that is ergonomically designed to lessen the pressure on your hands while increasing stability– making them also ideal for heavier individuals. With grips made of gel or foam, offset canes offer the ultimate in comfort.

Then there are canes divided according to features:

Folding Cane: For some individuals, finding walking aids that are highly portable is a top priority. That’s where the folding cane comes in. These durable devices can fold into four pieces for easy storage inside your purse or suitcase.

Cane Seat: A convenient travel accessory, the cane seat is a device that when unfolded, provides you with a comfortable seating surface that stands on three, secure aluminum legs.

Quad and mini Quad Cane: Individuals looking for increased stability and balance need look no further than these revolutionary canes. Equipped with four legs (instead of a single tip), quad canes re-distribute your weight onto four equal points. They are ideal for individuals who need extra-help when climbing the stairs.

All-terrain Cane:  This specialty cane largely looks like an ordinary single-tip cane. But if you look at its tip, you will notice that it comes with four, retractable metallic spikes to give you added stability when walking on uneven or tricky terrains.

Today’s cane’s are definitely not your grandfather’s. They are mostly made in light-weight aluminum and come in hundreds of colour and print configurations to match your style. Contact the team at Vital Mobility today and they will happily help you track down the perfect cane for you.