Pool Lifts Offer Significant Benefits to Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Swimming is one of the most relaxing activities, and it can also be a great source of low-impact exercise. It offers significant benefits for those with physical disabilities, however, there has always been a problem in providing those with physical disabilities a simple, safe, and convenient means to get in and out of a swimming pool. Most pools are accessed by stairs or via a ladder, which will not work for those who use a wheelchair.

Pool Lifts Make Entering the Water Easy

There are options available to help make getting in and out of the water a simple, safe process. Pool lifts come in a range of types, sizes and capabilities. For instance, chair lifts are able to lift an individual up and over the lip of an above-ground pool and then lower them gently into the water. Once in the water, the individual can choose to remain seated in the pool lift chair, or they can move to another seating platform.

Pool Lifts Offer Multiple Uses

Of course, you’ll find that pool lifts are not limited to use with swimming pools alone. These types of lifts can also be used with spas and hot tubs. Spa therapy can be an invaluable therapeutic tool for individuals with physical disabilities, and pool lifts can help ensure that they are able to make the most of the experience.

Choosing the Right Pool Lifts

When considering pool lifts, you will need to make sure that you choose the right model for your needs. One of the first considerations will be the configuration of the lift — is it designed for use with above-ground pools and spas only? Can it be used with an in-ground pool as well? You should also consider the lifting capacity and the anchoring system used to attach the lift to the ground or floor. To learn more about pool lifts and which one is right for your needs, contact a Mobility Consultant at Access Options in Fremont or Watsonville, CA.

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Wheelchair Lifts Provide Convenience and Accessibility

For people with physical disabilities who use a wheelchair, mobility can be quite a challenge. However, modern technology offers solutions in the way of mobility equipment that can be added to any van to ensure you are able to get in and out easily. In the realm of mobility equipment, the wheelchair lift is one of the most important considerations. You’ll find quite a range of options out there, and choosing the right one is important.

For instance, if you prefer something that doesn’t get in the way of your wheelchair or your vision while you’re riding, you might consider the Braun UVL wheelchair lift. This innovative design is actually mounted underneath the van, rather than inside the doorway. This ensures maximum floor space for your use and that there is nothing obstructing the windows or doors in your van. Of course, there are many other options out there, too.

You might consider something like the Braun Vangater wheelchair lift, which uses a trifold design to offer a wider platform, without blocking the entrance. In fact, this lift gives more than half the van’s side door in entrance and exit width, so it’s perfect for those who need a bit more space. The Braun Millenium series is another excellent option. This is the perfect choice for those with a need for more lifting capacity in a wheelchair lift. The design is capable of supporting up to 750 pounds, with full hydraulic operation.

If you prefer something else, you might consider Ricon, which offers the klearvue platform lift and the UNI-Lite wheelchair lift. The klearvue uses a split folding design that provides immense access and visibility with a dual post system, while the UNI-Lite design is one of the lightest wheelchair lifts on the market. To find out more about mobility equipment, wheelchair vans and other solutions offered visit Access Options, Or if you live in California stop by our Watsonville or Fremont locations for more details.

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PVI Modular Ramp System

PVI offers a line of quality ramp systems that are available at Access Options. These ramps are wonderful products that offer residential solutions for those in a wheelchair. One of the ramps offered is the PVI is the Modular Ramp System.

The Modular ramp system is very versatile in that it can be used in both commercial and residential settings. It rises at a slight angle to allow users to make a gentle incline through doorways. It also comes with the option for ADA handrail extensions, guardrails and gates.

The Modular ramp offers the peace of mind that comes with a quality product. This model is extremely safe– it has passed extensive testing to become ADA-compliant. It is durable and weather resistant. The all-aluminum construction can accommodate a rise of up to 60 inches.

The ramp is also a favorite because of the ease of installation. There is little to no site preparation work before the installation process. The ramp is easily installed, and also offers the option to be moved or reconfigured just as easily.

For more information on the PVI Modular Ramp system, visit the Access Options website today. The Access Options website also lists their entire stock of PVI ramps, as well as other ramps offered. Access Options hopes to assist you in finding a ramp that provides you with complete access to life.

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Wells- Engberg Disability Driving Aids at Access Options

When you are searching for something extra to enhance your driving experience, come to Access Options to get your hands on our line of Wells-Engberg Disability Driving Aids. With products ranging from mechanical hand controls to pneumatic hand controls, Wells-Engberg has the products that can make your drives easier and more enjoyable.

The Wells-Engberg CT-100 Rotary Cable Operated Control system is the perfect system for controlling both the accelerator and braking systems of your vehicle by hand. The CT- 100 features a flexible accelerator cable, which is directly linked to the accelerator pedal. Similar to a motorcycle grip, if you twist this handle, the vehicle accelerates. To brake, you simply push the handle toward the brake pedal. The system is made primarily of aluminum, and its compact design reduces the amount of hardware in the driver’s area allowing for more legroom.

The CP-200 Right Angle Cable Control is another Wells-Engberg driving aid, which assists in accelerating and braking a vehicle. It is a handle, which can be pushed towards the lap to accelerate or pushed toward the brake pedal for braking. Both the CP-200 and the CT-100 can be order in either right or left-handed models.

If you are interested in giving yourself an easier, more convenient driving experience, contact Access Options today. The friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer advice and information to assist you in choosing a driving aid to fit your needs.

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Liko Mobile Patient Lifts at Access Options

Access Options has a full line of Liko patient lifts, which provide users with the support and security they need to access the mobility they deserve. Liko Mobile patient lifts are one of the most popular Liko products sold. Because of easy maneuverability and convenient features, the Liko Mobile Lift is the perfect lift for around the home.  There is a Liko model that is compatible with almost any size or layout of room, thanks to the different model sizes offered.

The Liko Viking XS is the ideal mobile lift for many lifting situations. Because of its compact size, the XS model is able to fit in the smallest of areas. It is often used in bathrooms, bedrooms and in lifting to and from the floor. The XS is made of sturdy aluminum and weighs only over fifty-five pounds. It is able to lift up to five times its weight for a maximum lifting capacity of 350 pounds.

The Liko Viking M offers the great quality of the Liko XS, but is a larger model with a higher lifting capacity. The Liko M weighs just over seventy-five pounds, but can lift up to 450. Perfectly accommodated for situations such as gait training and rehabilitation, the Liko offers armrests, wireless hand controls, and the Liko Diagnostic System.

The Liko Viking XL offers the highest lifting capacity of the Liko mobile lifts. It weighs 95 pounds and is able to lift 660. It is made of the strongest aluminum and is environmentally friendly.

Access Options also offers the Liko S and Liko L option to provide more specialized size options for customers. For more information on any of the Liko lifts or mobility products offered at Access Options, contact them today!

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Pools Lifts at Access Options

Get ready for a sizzling hot summer by equipping your pool with a lift from Access Options. Access Options, the leading provider of home accessibility options and mobility vehicles in the Monterey Bay and South Bay Areas, has a large selection of pool lifts ranging from above to in-ground models. Access Options has virtually all of the options for you to choose from in converting your pool into an accessible and safe environment.

Access Options has several models of above ground lifts from Aquatic Access and Liko. Each model has different perks, which makes finding a model to fit your pool almost as easy as it is to relax poolside. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor pool, the above ground lift options are great ways to make your pool handicap accessible for anyone.

The in-ground lift option makes a pool handicap accessible by allowing users to gently lower themselves into the water. There are several Aquatic Access models featured at Access Options, making it easy to explore the choices available to you.

If you are ready to get in the water, don’t hesitate to contact Access Options today. For a more detailed description of any of the pool lifts featured, check out the Access Options website at http://www.accessoptions.com/poollifts-all.php. Access Options is ready to provide you with complete access to life!

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When a Used Wheelchair Van is the Answer

Budgets…oh, most of us hate that word! It is our budgets that often put the limits on what we can and cannot do in life. The budget is the reason we cannot travel to the places we want to see. The budget is why we cannot go out to dinner each night. Often, it is the budget that prevents us from getting a wheelchair van. Fortunately, those living in the San Francisco Bay area have Access Options and its amazing range of new and used mobility gear. Continue reading

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Full Sized Van Lifts from Access Options

Access Options, Monterey Bay and South Bay’s leading provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles and home accessibility options, is proud to feature a wide variety of full sized van lifts. At Access Options, we feature the newest and most streamlined lifts on the market. We are fully stocked with the lifts you need, as well as the experience and expertise to install and service them to meet industry standards. Continue reading

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Rent a ride from Access Options!

Tired of putting off travel plans because you are unable to find a vehicle to fit your wheelchair accessible needs? Ready to take a vacation, but not sure how you will find the transportation you need? Look no further than Access Options to provide you with a rental vehicle that can transform all of your worries into solutions.

Access Options, Monterey Bay and South Bay Area’s local sales provider of handicap accessible vehicles, is pleased to be a licensed Wheeler’s Accessible Van Rental Dealer. This means that we can help eliminate transportation barriers by renting you a late-model, low mileage, lowered-floor minivan for a very affordable fee. If you are interested in renting a vehicle, please visit the Rental Center to see our line of vehicles available to rent. Continue reading

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VMI Northstar Van from Access Options

VMI Northstar lowered floor wheelchair conversion vans are a convenient way to easily get in and out of your vehicle. The in-floor power ramp offers an open, unrestricted entryway and exit, along with plenty of room for maneuverability inside the vehicle. It comes with a one-touch remote to deploy the ramp, and the PowerKneel system provides a low angle that makes it easy and safe to get in and out. The tumble forward third row seating options of many vans makes it even easier to accommodate your family without disrupting the ramp, providing plenty of room for extra passengers or luggage. Continue reading

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