Category Archives: Wheel chair

Choosing the right wheelchair

Heart-Health-Wheelchair-Stock-Photo-wheelchair-cartoonChoosing the right wheelchair for an elderly relative is a non-trivial activity. Wheelchairs come in many shapes and sizes, in many different materials, and designed for different uses.

Here are 15 questions for which you need to know answers in …

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair

When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder …

IIT-M students working on advanced wheelchair

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Two students of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) have developed a wheelchair prototype that allows users to sit, stand and recline too.

The wheelchair, which allows users to manually operate it, has controls for the sitting, standing and …

Senior friendly railway stations

At Old is Gold Store, wherever we go, we make it a habit to look at all public places such as railway stations, resorts, hotels and restaurants through the eyes of a senior citizen so that we can highlight all …

Free wheelchair service during kutcheri season

FreeWheelchairservicebanner1December is the season of music and dance in Chennai and the music season has started in full earnest.  Every year, a large percentage of rasikas are older people and this year is no exception.  In order not to miss …

International Day of people with disability – 3rd December

ribbon-135x110 (1)International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to promote an understanding of people with disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.

Searching the net for information regarding IDPwD and …

Limited Mobility and flying

If you are flying domestic or international, and have mobility issues, it is important that you understand what facilities your selected airline carrier provides. Different Indian airlines seem to provide different levels of service and some charge for the services …

The Karma Fighter C Wheelchair

This Karma fighter series wheel chair and is a very basic, no-frills, inexpensive wheel chair.  It has leather-like polyester fiber material for the bottom and back and a chrome plated metal frame and is ideally suited for indoor use.  It …

Wheel Chair – Safety Precautions

Here are some simple things you need to check and do to ensure that the person sitting in the wheel chair is safe.

1.  When you are wheeling the patient within the house, the passages and door ways may be …