Skip to Content

Tag: Wheelchairs


Also Noted

Motion expands in BC 

May 5, 2021HME News Staff

TORONTO – Motion, formerly Motion Specialties, a provider of mobility and home accessibility solutions in Canada, has acquired A-1 Wheelchairs Unlimited in Langley, British Columbia. A-1 Wheelchairs, a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1985, provides products and services to Langley and its surrounding communities – from Vancouver to Hope. “Building on our expansion throughout British Columbia, which began with the integration of North Coast Home Medical Equipment...

Home Accessibility, Motion, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Mobility

Q&A with Vincenzo Piscopo

April 29, 2021Tracy Orzel

NEW YORK – Seventy-five years ago, a small support group of paralyzed World War II veterans banded together to advocate for themselves and others in New York City. Today that small support group has 57,000 members and goes by the name of United Spinal Association. HME News spoke with Vincenzo Piscopo, president and CEO, about how the organization is celebrating its year-long anniversary campaign and where the next 75 years will take them. HME News: Who are some of the advocates United Spinal...

Complex Rehab, United Spinal Association, Vincenzo Piscopo, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

RehabPulse takes showroom online 

January 21, 2021HME News Staff

MIDDLETON, Wis. – RehabPulse, an online marketplace for mobility and home medical equipment, has launched a virtual showroom for wheelchairs and scooters. Users can book an appointment for a video conference with a support specialist to view options and customize wheelchairs. The seamless process then allows the user to check out with the click of a button. Rowheels, a manufacturer of manual, electric and power wheelchairs, launched RehabPulse to increase access...

mobility scooters, RehabPulse, Rowheels, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Vendors

Merits Health turns inward

August 3, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

FORT MEYERS, Fla. - Merits Health plans to add five inside sales reps in 2020 to increase exposure to its product line, particularly its consumer power wheelchairs.“That was the plan before the COVID-19 pandemic, and our fingers are crossed that we'll be able to do that sooner rather than later,” said Dave Jones, executive sales director.Merits Health currently has 10 inside sales reps in the field, including regional sales managers, to sell across its product lines: Merits Health, Avid...

Merits Health, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

FODAC raises $45K for HME

May 19, 2020HME News Staff

TUCKER, Ga. - Friends of Disabled Adults and Children (FODAC) raised more than $45,000 on its 20th Run Walk 'n Roll on May 9. The event, one of the organization's main annual fundraisers, was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We were overwhelmed by the response from our supporters who enthusiastically embraced the reformatted event,” said Chris Brand, president and CEO of FODAC. “Many nonprofits have had to postpone or cancel major fund-raising events because of COVID-19...

Donation, FODAC, fundraiser, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Pride Mobility launches German subsidiary

May 14, 2020HME News Staff

HOVELHOF, Germany - Pride Mobility Products has launched its newest international standalone subsidiary, Pride Germany. Pride has had a presence in the Germany for more than 20 years and discussions for the subsidiary started in earnest in the fall of 2019. “We had to locate an appropriate facility, hire knowledgeable staff and create a top-notch sales force,” said Tim Murphy, vice president of European and Middle East operations and sales. “It has been with much help from staff...

Pride Germany, Pride Mobility Products, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Mobility

Users Unite4CRT

January 17, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - After a successful first virtual town hall meeting last summer, a group of wheelchair users has given themselves a name, Unite4CRT, and has taken a more strategic approach to sharing their stories in 2020.The group plans to host town halls on Facebook Live each month leading up to the Access2CRT Summit, March 30-31 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. February's town hall will be hosted by Jenny Siegle and will cover caregiver essentials.“Jenny manages her own...

Unite4CRT, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Broda funds seating research

January 10, 2020HME News Staff

KITCHENER, Ontario - Broda has committed to contributing CA$15,000 to fully fund the Canadian Occupational Therapy Foundation Research Grant in 2020. “This is a special opportunity to work with an outstanding organization to advance the level of knowledge in an often-overlooked area that desperately needs rigorous research,” said Nick Hoffmeyer, vice president of marketing. Proposed research objectives include demonstrating the care benefits of tilt wheelchairs in long-term care; demonstrating...

Broda, research, seating, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

United Spinal to hold leadership meeting

September 18, 2019HME News Staff

NEW YORK - United Spinal Association will hold its 7th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting Oct. 3-5 in Las Vegas. The meeting of more than 50 chapter leaders will help the organization identify critical needs within the spinal cord injuries and disorders community. This year's meeting also will highlight how chapters can build membership, partnerships and community engagement; and will feature a “Creativity Award” that will be presented to a chapter that has found creative ways to connect...

United Spinal Association, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon

Also Noted

Wheelchair users to host town hall

July 19, 2019HME News Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine - Wheelchair users will host a virtual town hall meeting on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. EST to educate the general public on the unique needs of complex rehab technology users. “Our mission is to provide an outlet for CRT users to share their unique stories and educate through personal experience,” a bulletin says. The agenda for the meeting includes giving attendees the tools to portray the importance of CRT and strategies they can use to push important legislation like H.R. 2293,...

Complex Rehab Technology, NRRTS, Wheelchairs


Read Full Articlered right arrow icon