Monday, April 29, 2013

Stairlifts, Ramps and Platforms, Oh My!

More than 3 million Americans use wheelchairs and mobility scooters on a daily basis. Many people wonder: "What is the best incline or platform for wheelchair and scooter users to get from place to place?" There are many different options including: stairlifts, ramps and platforms. Since every situation is different, let's explore the different options that wheelchair and scooter users have.

A stairlift, commonly referred to as a chair lift or stair glider, is a mechanical device used for transporting people and wheelchairs up and down the stairs.

With a stairlift, a removable rail is mounted to every other stair. And a chair or platform is attached to the stair rail. The chair or platform will carry the person up and down the stairs. 

A wheelchair ramp or an inclined plane is often installed in addition to stairs. The ramp allows wheelchair users to easily access a building and move from floor to floor. Most wheelchair ramps are permanent fixtures. However, some people have portable wheelchair ramps. The portable wheelchairs ramps are made of aluminum. They easily fold up and allow the wheelchair user to take the ramp with them.

Platforms lifts are also referred to as wheelchair lifts, vertical lifts, and vertical platform lifts. A platform lift raises or lowers a wheelchair / scooter and its occupant from one level to another. Platform lifts are found in many places including homes, vans, city buses, porches, and public buildings.

Whether you are a wheelchair or scooter user, there are many different options available to you. Contact the knowledgeable staff at Miller Mobility Products to find out the best option for you.
Waukesha: 262-549-4900
Mequon: 262-240-9811
Madison: 608-340-1092

For questions about stairlifts, ramps and platforms, contact Miller Mobility Products at: Waukesha: 262-549-4900 | Mequon: 262-240-9811. Or visit our web site:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mobility Scooters Provide Independence for Seniors

Seniors make up the largest percent of the U.S. population. Every day, more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65. With increasing age comes more health problems and the inability for seniors to live on their own. Many elderly adults are finding it hard to perform day-to-day tasks, forcing them to move into assisted-living facilities and yearning for ways to remain independent.

With independence comes freedom. But how can a senior gain this freedom they yearn for? The answer is simple. Purchase a mobility scooter.

Investing in a mobility scooter will make life easier for the elderly and disabled. It will also make things easier for the assisted-living staff. Seniors will not have to rely on family, friends or the assisted-living staff to care for them 24/7. They will have a new found independence and be able to be more active.

For instance, seniors will be able to go grocery shopping on their own. They will also be able to go outdoors and go for walks with family and friends without becoming exhausted or fatigued.

Prevent Falls
Mobility scooters are also a great way to prevent falls. By using the scooters both indoors and outdoors, seniors can move around without the risk of falling and injuring themselves.

Injury/Illness Recovery
If a person is recovering from an injury or an illness, a mobility scooter is an ideal way for the person to get around. It would prevent them from being confined to the house and feeling trapped.

If you believe mobility scooters would benefit you or a loved one, there are many models available. Do some research and figure out what would best fit your needs. Remember to ask for a free consultation to discuss options and find the product that is right for you.

For questions about mobility scooters, contact Miller Mobility Products at: Waukesha: 262-549-4900 | Mequon: 262-240-9811. Or visit our web site: