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Importance of Wheelchair Maintenance in Promoting Mobility

Wheelchairs are among the most relevant equipment that can promote mobility, particularly in the elderly and those with walking impairments. This mobility equipment is part of the BM Healthcare’s product offerings, which are all aimed at helping the elderly and people with disabilities to do daily routines and tasks with minimal issues.

At BM Healthcare ( www.bmhealthcare.com.au ), we offer reliable wheelchairs and other mobility equipment, including walkers and scooters. Our mobility products come only from trusted companies INVACARE and MLE, which are known to provide only top quality mobility products. In line with proper assistance that we provide with our mobility products, we also offer incontinence products, which can be placed in wheelchairs to make life easier for people with both incontinence and mobility problems. Our goal is to make shopping as comprehensive as possible for the elderly or for people with a disability.

Basic Care for Wheelchairs

If you depend on a wheelchair for your mobility or if you are taking care of a person who does, then you should be fully aware of the importance of proper maintenance of this equipment. Failing to property maintain the wheelchair may result in unwanted accidents or injuries. Wheelchairs also cost a considerable amount of money, so it is only logical and practical that they are given proper care and maintenance

For wheelchairs equipped with automation, it is best to seek the help of a technician who specialises in the repair and maintenance of automated wheelchairs. It will be easier for you to maintain manual wheelchairs as they will only need common tools.

If you are the user of the wheelchair, you will be the first to notice if there is something wrong with the wheelchair. It will do you well to read the product manual for you to become more familiar with the machine. The next time you notice something is not working properly, then you will be able to pinpoint the problem. From there, you can decide if the problem will require the services of a professional.

Preventive Maintenance

It is important that your daily routine includes basic checks of the wheelchair. Make sure to properly clean the wheelchair daily with a good wipe, using a piece of cloth. Applying car wax can also be a good way of cleaning the frame of the wheelchair. The wheelchair must also be checked for any possible damage due to daily usage.

As for automatic wheelchairs, you can test the brakes and anti-rollback features regularly before you put the wheelchair into use. It is also essential to assess if there are parts that need to be adjusted, repaired or replaced.

Doing routine inspection and checks will help prolong the life of the wheelchair and keep you or your patient safe.

 

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