This basic mount allows for fore-aft and rotational positioning of the joystick (within the mounting clamp). Separate part numbers appear on the order forms in order to indicate if the joystick should be mounted on the left armrest or right armrest.
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Part 2 in our series about Seating & Wheeled Mobility in Home Health. See Part 1 here.
Last week we looked at some of the challenges facing a home health therapist. In today’s post we’re taking a look at a common seating & wheeled mobility misconception. When we asked home health therapists about the barriers they face when it comes to seating and wheeled mobility, we found that there are a lot of misconceptions. So, let’s start out by breaking down some barriers and addressing some misconceptions.
Home health care is on the rise as a viable option for therapy especially as the health model shifts from fee-for-service to value based care. Inpatient rehab stays are getting shorter and therapy is increasingly being provided at home due to the significant cost-savings 1,2). Permobil understands that home health is a unique setting, and we want to address the specific challenges to providing seating and wheeled mobility interventions in the home. In today’s blog, we’re discussing why home health therapists may feel ill-equipped to providing these services when asked to do wheelchair or seating evaluations.
Today's blog is written by Rachel Fabiniek, our clinical educator in Australia. Rachel has been offering a blog series on drive wheel configuration which has led to this blog on the importance of power wheelchair suspension for the end user. Although all power wheelchairs have some sort of suspension, it’s important to understand that they are not all equal. Read Rachel’s blog to better understand what you should look for when comparing power wheelchair suspension.