Permobil Retractable Joystick Mount

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What good is a joystick if you can’t comfortably use it? The Retractable Joystick Mount pivots both medially and laterally, allowing an attached joystick to be rotated to the inner or outer edge of the armrest. This ensures better access to tables, easier transfers and more protection during wheelchair transport. The new Slimline version of the Retractable Joystick Mount is slimmer and easier to retract, without tools, for even greater access to friends and the environment. When paired with the Adjustable Height Panel Bracket, a functional and flexible joystick position can be obtained for every user, to maximize control and independence.

 

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Group 5 Power Wheelchairs

Part 19 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11,Part 12,Part 13,Part 14,Part 15,Part 16,Part 17, and Part 18.

While we have covered all options for adults when it comes to power wheelchair bases, there is one last topic to address. They are Group 5 power wheelchairs, which are simply pediatric power bases

Group 4 Power Wheelchairs

Part 18 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11,Part 12,Part 13,Part 14,Part 15, Part 16, and Part 17.

While Medicare does not recognize/pay for wheelchairs in the Group 4 category, it is important to at least briefly discuss this grouping as some private insurances, as well as the VA, will occasionally fund these bases. Also, some clients choose to pay the difference—out of pocket or through fundraising—to upgrade to this grouping of chair as it really is what best meets their needs.

Climbing the Insurance Ladder: Group 3 Power Wheelchairs

Part 17 in our seriesA to Z Considerations for Seating & Wheeled Mobility: A Quick Reference Clarifying Confusion Around CRT. SeePart 1,Part 2,Part 3,Part 4,Part 5,Part 6,Part 7,Part 8,Part 9,Part 10,Part 11,Part 12,Part 13,Part 14,Part 15, and Part 16.

Last week, we wrapped up our discussion of a general look at Group 2 power wheelchairs and who may qualify for this type of power mobility device. This week, we continue to “climb” the ladder to the next rung: Group 3 power wheelchairs.

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