Quantum ALS Wheelchairs

The thought of living with an ALS diagnosis may be overwhelming. When it comes to your mobility and quality of life, there are many things to consider. Power wheelchairs for those with ALS provide mobility and a better life quality by fully supporting medical needs, while ensuring a more active lifestyle.   Understanding an ALS DiagnosisContinue reading “Quantum ALS Wheelchairs”

A Child Wheelchair and Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy, sometimes referred to as CP, is a chronic condition where an individual is unable to fully control muscles, body movement and coordination. The condition usually originates before birth or during infancy, usually due to lack of oxygen to the brain or trauma. There are three cerebral palsy types: spastic, ataxic, and athetoid orContinue reading “A Child Wheelchair and Cerebral Palsy”

How Much Does a Narrow Wheelchair Cost?

If you live with a disability that affects your movements, complex rehab narrow wheelchairs can help enhance your mobility and independence. In addition to aiding you in mobility, the Edge 3 Stretto™ narrow wheelchair has an overall width of 20.75 inches with a 12.5-inch drive wheel configuration, allowing you to navigate tight spaces with ease.Continue reading “How Much Does a Narrow Wheelchair Cost?”

Electric Wheelchairs and Public Transportation

Many people who use wheelchairs also rely on public transportation. Public transportation systems need to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and their assistive equipment, including electric wheelchairs. There are different rules for different transit authorities, so consult with your local transit authority onContinue reading “Electric Wheelchairs and Public Transportation”

Will Medicare Pay for a Narrow Wheelchair?

Medicare Part B may cover a portion of the cost of durable medical equipment (DME), such as a narrow wheelchair, when it is deemed medically necessary for the wheelchair user. Complex rehab narrow wheelchairs, including the Edge 3 Stretto™ narrow wheelchair, are usually needed by people who have significant physical disabilities due to birth disorders, injuries,Continue reading “Will Medicare Pay for a Narrow Wheelchair?”

Will Medicaid Pay for a Narrow Wheelchair?

Medicaid is the largest program of its kind designed to provide medical and health-related services to people with low incomes. Medicaid may cover a complex rehab power wheelchair, such as the Edge 3 Stretto™ narrow wheelchair, if the patient qualifies. The Medicaid program is funded through a combination of the federal and state governments. TheContinue reading “Will Medicaid Pay for a Narrow Wheelchair?”

Social Distancing with Interactive Assist

During these challenging times with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to maintain social distancing while evaluating a client’s electric wheelchair. Stay safe and reduce trips to a client’s home by using Quantum’s diagnostic app, Interactive Assist! What is Interactive Assist? Interactive Assist is the must-have app for remote service. The app provides a direct, real-timeContinue reading “Social Distancing with Interactive Assist”

Can My Electric Wheelchair Get Wet?

Your electric wheelchair is not meant to get wet. Still, we know that life happens sometimes. It may rain or snow unexpectedly. Maybe the only path where you can drive your electric wheelchair requires going through a puddle. Quantum® Power Chairs have surpassed testing standards for ingress of liquids, yet it is recommended to avoid prolongedContinue reading “Can My Electric Wheelchair Get Wet?”

Child Wheelchairs and Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as OI or brittle bone disease, is a group of genetic disorders that mainly affect the bones. The term “osteogenesis imperfecta” means imperfect bone formation and is caused by an abnormality in the gene that produces Type 1 collagen, a protein used to create bone. Individuals with OI have bones thatContinue reading “Child Wheelchairs and Osteogenesis Imperfecta”

Is the Edge 3 Stretto™ Right for Your Client?

Therapists have been asking for a power base that offers exceptional maneuverability in small spaces. Quantum Rehab® has the solution! The Edge 3 Stretto™ is the narrowest power base in America. It has an overall width of 20.75 inches with 12.5-inch drive wheels. Every other chair is at least 2.5 inches wider than the Stretto!Continue reading “Is the Edge 3 Stretto™ Right for Your Client?”