If you are a veteran that is living with a medical condition that affects your mobility and your ability to complete daily activities, you should consider whether a custom wheelchair may be right for you. You deserve to have more independence in the home and Quantum Rehab® designs custom wheelchair models to help those living with disabilities or medical conditions such as ALS, multiple sclerosis or multiple extremity amputations and provide a greater quality of life.
What is a Custom Wheelchair?
A custom wheelchair is sometimes referred to as complex rehab technology wheelchairs (CRT) that are medically necessary and customized to fulfill the needs of the user. CRT wheelchairs are made up of different components that support positioning, comfort, posture and much more. These CRT wheelchairs require an evaluation, configuration, fitting and sometimes programming. Learn more about the process of obtaining a CRT wheelchair.
Quantum’s narrowest power chair is the Edge 3 Stretto®, an ideal choice for veterans who live in homes with tight doorways and small rooms. The Stretto offers a narrower width of 20.47 inches. It comes standard with front and rear LED fender lights and a USB charger. It also includes independent SRS (Smooth Ride Suspension) for a comfortable ride.
iLevel® Technology on a Custom Wheelchair
The Edge 3 Stretto is available with iLevel® Power Adjustable Seat Height, which raises the seat of the power chair up to 12 inches. This elevation allows veterans to complete daily living activities safely, such as cooking, grooming, reaching, toileting and transferring. The Edge 3 Stretto Power Chair can also drive at 3.5 mph while elevated. Other benefits of having iLevel include:
- Improve self-esteem
- Improve social function
- Enhance employment potential
- Enhance communication
- Improve quality of life
The VA will consider funding a power wheelchair with iLevel for any veteran if the technology meets the benefits of the veteran as listed above. iLevel may result in improved functional independence, allowing the veteran to access surfaces that cannot normally be reached from the lowered position on power chairs.
How iLevel Helps Veteran Bryan Anderson
Bryan Anderson is a veteran and triple amputee from the Chicago area. Thanks to iLevel, Bryan maintains his independence in and outside of the home. He can do the dishes, make his bed, do his laundry and take out the trash. He is also able to cook for himself safely. Learn more about Bryan and his custom wheelchair.