Ambulatory and Bath Aids
Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest differences. That’s why Prisma Health Equipped for Life offers a wide range of products to help you get around easier, whether you’re at home or away.
Canes, walkers, and other aids need to fit correctly to help ensure your safety. Our service technicians can help put your device together, ensure a proper fit, and show you how to use it. Once your device arrives, we’ll schedule a time to teach you about it, conveniently in our showroom. We have years of expertise in fitting and safety and make sure you get the best product for your needs.
A cane or walking stick can improve mobility and balance when you walk; it can also help reduce pain because it takes weight off your leg and joints.
Most canes are made of wood, plastic, or metal. Standard and straight-handled canes have a single leg; broad-based canes have three or four short legs to provide more support. Equipped for Life sells many different designs and colors of canes for all ages, right in our showroom.
It is important to be properly fitted and learn to use your cane correctly. An Equipped for Life service technician can adjust your new cane to your specific height and teach you to use it for walking, climbing stairs, getting in or out of chairs, and other everyday activities. We have years of experience working with patients who use a variety of canes. We’ll make sure yours is the safest and best option for your needs.
Most crutches are made of aluminum or wood, with plastic or rubber tips and grips. Equipped for Life has both types of crutches for you to consider: the standard crutch that fits under the arm, and arm crutches that attach to the forearm.
Learning to walk with crutches takes practice, but can be done if you have the right fit. Equipped for Life specialists will measure you for a proper fit and double check that grips, tips, and other parts aren’t damaged.
Visit the Equipped for Life showroom today to choose your crutches and place an order. The medical company can deliver them to our store for inspection and training on proper use.
Purchasing a shower chair (or shower seat) can bring peace of mind to you and family members. Chairs are generally waterproof and have non-slip features such as sturdy, wide-spread legs and rubber tips. Some chairs have a simple bench seat, but others have a back for extra support.
You should consider several factors when choosing a shower chair, such as your height and weight and where the chair will be used. You’ll want to be sure the chair will fit securely in the tub or shower, so it’s important to accurately measure the area.
Experts at Equipped for Life can make recommendations based on your needs and help you choose a safe chair. After purchase we will assemble the chair and train you on correct installation and usage.
Visit our showroom to talk with a specialist about the shower chair that’s best for you.
A transfer bench is essentially a wide bath chair with an extension outside the bathtub. Transfer benches make it easier to shift from a wheelchair into the tub, or simply give you a place to sit outside the tub before moving to a shower seat.
Be sure to measure the width of your bathtub before choosing a transfer bench, so you will have adequate space to accommodate the bench.
Options include solid surface benches, benches with built-in commodes, and sliding benches that move you into the tub and lock in place. The staff at Equipped for Life can tell you about the different options and what might work best for you.
There are many things to consider when choosing a walker. Standard aluminum walkers are best for people who need more help getting around, are recovering from surgery, or are at high risk of falling. Some walkers have no wheels and offer the most stability. Others have two wheels in front and rubber-tipped legs in back.
Rollator walkers have four wheels and a seat. They often work well for people who don’t need as much help getting around, but require more training on proper usage.