grocery delivery, Home accessibility, power wheelchairs, wheelchair access, wheelchair ramp

Modular Aluminum Ramps Review

I have been working on making my home more wheelchair accessible. I added a DIY platform and a 3-foot suitcase ramp to my back door (6-inch threshold to sidewalk drop). I have also made free adjustments in the kitchen and elsewhere. A harder-to-fix problem has been wheelchair access using my front door. I have about… Continue reading Modular Aluminum Ramps Review

Home accessibility, Kitchen accessibility, power wheelchairs, Tips, wheelchair access

Adjusting Your Home

I have recently made some adjustments to my home to accommodate my wheelchair use better. I have already described how a son helped me access my back patio by making me an unattached platform to work with a suitcase ramp. While sipping an iced beverage on the patio, I began planning my next steps in… Continue reading Adjusting Your Home

MS Device, power wheelchairs, Tips

Power Wheelchair Footplate Hack

A problem I have with my Golden Lite/Envy power wheelchair is with the footplate. No matter how it is adjusted, the footplate does not stay flipped up.  This makes it difficult to get in and out of the seat. It can even hurt if the footplate falls on your ankle or scraps your calf.  As… Continue reading Power Wheelchair Footplate Hack

MS Device, power wheelchairs, wheelchair access, wheelchair ramp

Outdoor Access! Part 3 – Ramp

This is the last in a series of blogs that deal with my home built temporary/unattached platform and ramp at my side patio access door. This project allowed me to enjoy my morning coffee on my patio this morning! It sounds simple, but I had not been able to enjoy a breeze in my hair… Continue reading Outdoor Access! Part 3 – Ramp

power wheelchairs, wheelchair access, wheelchair ramp

Outdoor Access! Part 2 – Design & Build

Last time I detailed why I needed a platform and ramp built out my side door.  I also listed the materials and tools we needed for the project. I recruited a son to help by doing the actual cutting, attaching, and painting labor needed. The rest of the household helped with the picking up materials… Continue reading Outdoor Access! Part 2 – Design & Build

power wheelchairs, wheelchair access, wheelchair ramp

Outdoor Access!

Accessing my back patio had been between difficult and not possible for awhile.  When I was getting around by cane and then rollator it took patience and sometimes help navigating my back door’s 6 inch step and closing the door behind me. When the step became too steep I required assistance. Then I became an… Continue reading Outdoor Access!

MS, MS Driving, MSLiving, power wheelchairs

Golden Literider Envy

My first power wheelchair was the Golden Literider Envy. As I mentioned, I bought this power chair when I realized that I just lacked the stamina needed to use a rollator or cane for activities away from my home. I also had my daughter’s college orientation looming. Through online research I narrowed down my options… Continue reading Golden Literider Envy

MS, MS Device, MSLiving, power wheelchairs, Uncategorized

Golden Compass Sport SLE Review

As I mentioned, I had to get a new wheelchair as my old powerchair (Golden Lite/Envy) was considered portable and therefore not suitable for driving a vehicle. I ended up with a Golden Compass Sport. I have had it for a few weeks now and decided it was time review this powerchair. I describe this… Continue reading Golden Compass Sport SLE Review

MS, MS Device, MSGladiator, MSLiving, MSWarrior, power wheelchairs, Tips

Walking to Power Wheelchair Transition Tips

I have gone over points to consider when you shop for power wheelchairs, but I wanted to also give you some tips on using power wheelchairs also called power chairs.  It's hard to accept needing to use a power wheelchair.  It can be very emotional. Each device step further from walking unassisted is emotional. This… Continue reading Walking to Power Wheelchair Transition Tips