power wheelchair

  1. nishant

    Wheelchair or electric scooter

    Hi, I am new to this forum and so excuse me if I am posting in the wrong section. I was diagnosed with ALS in Sept 2007, and you can read more about my journey so far at my blog: http://www.nishantsblog.com/category/als/. I am still working, but it's getting hard for me to get around. So to...
  2. Al

    Quantum 600 power chair 4 sale

    Apparently the gentleman couldn't post but it probably didn't show up until it was moderated because of the link. AL Originally Posted by rbm127084 I can not make a post on the for sale forum but I wanna get this out there. I have a quantum 600 power wheelchair with brand new batteries that...
  3. J

    ANY Recommendations on Power Wheelchairs for ALS Patients

    My Mom has ALS and I'm about to get a power wheelchair for her. Do any of you have any recommendations on the following chairs: Quantum 6000, Quantum 6000Z, Perbombil C300 and/or Invacare TDX-SP? Thanks for your help. I just want to find the most reliable, comfortable, adaptable chair for ALS...
  4. H

    trichothecene poisoning or ALS

    My Husband was told that he has ALS and had 5 years to live. Later it was discovered that he has the toxin trichothecene. After 5 rounds of plasmapheresis he was ABLE TO STAND UP AND TAKE A FEW STEPS. But(for some reason I cannot fathom) the doctors said that was NOT AN IMPROVEMENT but a "fluke...
  5. M

    Power Wheelchair Battery?

    A questions for you PALS/CALS with power wheelchairs. I have a power chair (Quantum 600) that belonged to my mom. I went away for two weeks and when I came home, the battery was not only dead, but it won't charge. It's less than a year old. Did I really botch this? Any of you users/experts...
  6. K

    Communication tip

    I lost my wife to ALS last year, and would like to pass along one method of communication that we found helpful. In the early stages, I could go outside and work, and she would call me on my cell phone when she needed help. As time passed, her hands and arms grew too weak to use the phone. I...
  7. C

    Als Assoc. Wins Fight For Power Wheelchairs

    For everyone's information: HR 6331 LEGISLATION PASSED TODAY THROUGH THE US SENATE THAT WOULD EXCLUDE POWER WHEELCHAIRS FROM MEDICARE'S NEW COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM. THE BILL, WHICH PASSED BY A 69-30 VOTE, ALSO WOULD DELAY IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROGRAM FOR 18 MONTHS. THIS A TREMENDOUS...
  8. L

    caregivers..need some advice

    Hi, I am new to this board and I am desperately searching for some advice as to how to help my mother. My father was diagnosed with ALS in 1998. My mother is his caregiver and it is getting to a point where it is is physically and emotionally taking it's toll on her to the point where I am...
  9. quadbliss

    Public Transportation in NYC

    Hi All, I am considering planning a trip to NYC. This will be my first air travel with a vent, and there are a lot of details to consider. I am interested in hearing from anyone with personal experience using public transportation in NYC from a power wheelchair. Thanks, Mike
  10. T

    Motorized wheelchair carriers

    Was wondering if anyone has a good way to transport their power wheelchair other than a handicapp van. With the chairs cost being so high we want some ideas of what you all have found to work.
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