Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Benefits of Battery Powered Wheelchairs

Whilst standard, manual wheelchairs may suit some of our customers and battery-operated mobility scooters are useful for others, some of our independent clients’ mobility difficulties are best served by using a Power Chair, a battery-powered wheelchair.

The range of styles is vast, in order to meet varying requirements. From rugged and mean-looking to sleek and compact, Power Chairs are designed to assist with mobility challenges at home, at work, shopping, socialising, and so on. Classic Mobility provides a personal service to ensure that you select the correct Power Chair for your lifestyle - we have been advising, supplying and servicing our customers’ needs in this specialist area for twenty years.

All the Power Chairs that we offer are reliable brands of good design and technology; battery-powered or 'electric' mobility wheelchairs are designed to meet diverse needs relating to manoeuvrability, transportability, comfort and budgets. Our engineers are experienced in helping customers to choose the products that represent the best solutions.

Our sales and after-sales service options can include insurance, maintenance and repairs. Please visit our mobility website for information or call Classic Mobility on 01438 861732.


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Hoists for Lifting and Moving People

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I-Transia hoist system in use
I-transia hoist system on gantry
I-Transia hoist on XY gantry
When people are unable to move from bed to chair to bathing facilities unaided, a reliable hoist may be the best solution, saving time and discomfort for patients and carers. There are a number of solutions – both portable and fixed, ceiling mounted hoists.

Classic Mobility supplies and installs the Invacare I-Transia hoist, cost effective for community and residential care. It is primarily a ceiling hoist, designed for daily use by carers, enabling transfers of patients and residents to be carried out with the minimum of fuss or physical effort - quickly, safely and comfortably.

Comprised of a ceiling hoist and gantry rails, the range of hoist solutions includes: room covering axis system, single track, or free standing gantry, depending whether flexibility of location or permanent solutions are the top priority.

The free standing gantry takes only minutes to assemble and dismantle; adjustable from 2.02m to 2.82m for movement of up to 2.5m. It has a maximum outside length of 3.89m and a maximum handling capacity of 250kg (39 stone).

The single track gantry rail can be fixed to the ceiling (max. 4m length) or a wall (max. 3.5m) for use with the appropriate hoist (maximum weight 205kg / 32 stone). The “XY” rail system comprises one rail fixed to a ceiling with a second rail that crosses at right-angles, traversing the length of both rails, providing full access to all areas of the room.

Hoists are available to carry up to 205kg or 250kg. Features include easy charging and snap-hook attachment plus emergency lowering and stop system. Classic Mobility will gladly discuss your patient moving and handling requirements and provide you with a quotation. Please telephone 01438 861732 during office hours.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Choosing a Mobility Scooter

There is a wide choice of mobility scooters available. How can you be reassured that you choose the right scooter for your needs?

Budget

Do your research so that you know you are not being ‘taken for a ride’. The price of Mobility Scooters is readily available on the internet and guide prices should be available by telephone from local suppliers. Extras may apply for baskets, spare batteries, rainproof clothing, etc.

Size

Smaller models are more manoeuvrable in shopping centres and homes, some models will fold into the boot of a car for holidays or visiting. If you are quite heavy, choose a model that is compatible with your weight.

Power

If your journeys on your scooter are likely to be long and perhaps hilly, for example, if your nearest village is a couple of miles away, a larger more powerful scooter may be advised.

Before You Buy & After-sales

At Classic Mobility, we want you to be happy with your choice and to remain safe which is why we will give you our best advice and let you try before you decide whether to buy. We also offer a choice of purchasing new, used or annual hire including get-you-home insurance in the event of break-down. Additionally, we will contact you when preventative maintenance is due and will arrange any repairs or spares for you.

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A selection of mobility scooters is shown on our website. If you would like a brochure of our recommended scooters, please call the office on 01438 861732.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Cost-Effective Choice of Wheelchair

The new multi-functional IBIS Comfort Wheelchair from Handicare has a modular design and flexibility that enables a perfect fit for each individual user.

Easy to operate by the user or a carer, IBIS is designed for comfort. The adjustable wheel position and seat width ensures optimum manoeuvrability and ride.
The low seat height and ample leg space allows for easy foot-propelling. There is an adjustable seat frame with a choice of support and positioning options plus options for leg support, including a manually elevating central leg-rest.

It is a cost-effective choice for care homes and hospitals, due to its adjustability and versatility and the zipped cushion covers are waterproof, breathable and washable between users. Arm and leg rests are easily removed for patient transfers.

This IBIS is also available with PowerSupport attendant control. See the Classic Mobility website for further details of the IBIS Comfort Wheelchair.


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Experience and Expertise at your disposal

A small enterprise that began in the Hertfordshire countryside in 1995, when the two founding engineers offered a maintenance and repair service within their local community, has developed and grown to an established mobility specialist network service.

Classic Mobility, near Stevenage, covers London, the home counties and south midlands, specialising in PAT testing for electronic equipment, such as adjustable beds and hoists, installations of gantry systems, ramps and level-access plus servicing and repair of mobility scooters, power-chairs, riser-recliner chairs, stairlifts, bath lifts and wheelchairs.

A small yet dedicated staff can help guide individual customers when choosing the right mobility equipment for their needs. Classic Mobility also supplies equipment, spares, accessories and consumables. Further information and contact details are available on the website www.classicmobility.org.uk.