The right medical equipment can enhance your mobility and access to your home as well as ensure your safety during everyday activities.
- When you get ready to leave the hospital, you may need a wheelchair. Make sure you have one designed for an amputee that fits properly, is lightweight, collapsible and easy to transport.
- If you are a bilateral amputee, you need a wheelchair with roll bars to prevent tipping.
- You can get your wheelchair through the hospital, or you can contact a medical equipment company.
- If you need a shower chair, make sure it is wide and sturdy.
- You may need temporary or portable ramps for enhanced access.
- A stair lift or elevator expands your access beyond the main floor.
“When two people walked into my hospital room and I didn’t realize they were missing limbs, that was a huge, huge turning point for me. That’s when I knew I was going to be okay.”