How I Clean with My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

I have begun to gather my cleaning tools and formulate my plan to get the homestead prepared for the fall with its barrage of holidays, guests and visiting family members. I am a little limited on what I can handle since I rely heavily on my Edge® 3 Power Chair with iLevel® technology to move through life. Luckily, due to some of the features on my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair, I can still help my hubby to get all the chores done.

My To-Do List

My list includes dusting, washing walls, baseboards and door frames; cleaning all the custom blinds on the almost twenty windows; cleaning the windowsills and window screens; cleaning behind and under all the heavy appliances. Removing expired medications, creams, and ointments in all the medicine cabinets. Not to mention, rotating the wardrobe for the kids and my husband. We live in a very warm climate and most of the year is temperate to hot. In the fall and winter months, however, longer sleeves, light jackets, and some heavier fabrics are essential.

Reaching with My Quantum Rehab Wheelchair

Quantum Rehab Wheelchair with iLevel

When doing chores around the house, reaching is important. Because I can adjust the height on my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair, up to 12 inches. The wheelchair is functional and stable even at maximum height. I can get into every drawer, many shelves and access almost any space.

I love the fact that my Edge 3 assists me reaching the top drawers on the dresser and most of the shelves in everyone’s closet. I can get most of the clothing items down from the closet rod if they are not too heavy.

Holding Things While Driving My Power Chair

My husband is the heavy lifter in the family. Although I can’t help with moving heavy appliances, I can drive my power chair with one hand and use a push broom with the other to sweep away the accumulated dust and small kids’ toys that end up under the washing machine or fridge. The front fender lights on my wheelchair also come in handy to help me get every speck of grime!

I am still learning how to use the features on my Edge 3. I’m sure there will be more benefits that come to light in the future. Still, my all-time favorite feature is iLevel!

About Merlisha Henderson: Merlisha uses an Edge 3 Power Wheelchair for mobility and lives in Arizona with her family. As a wife, mother and disability advocate in her community, she stays active and independent, working toward bringing equality and access to all. Click here to learn more about Merlisha.


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