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  1. We used an outdoor blanket made by Mambe and...

    We used an outdoor blanket made by Mambe and attached it to the frame bungee style. They have various sizes that they characterize as for pets and humans, lined and not.
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    It's a nice soft-but-firm gel; my 250# husband...

    It's a nice soft-but-firm gel; my 250# husband used the toilet pad in a shower/commode chair. It won't squish to nothing. I still use another block of it as a footrest when at my desk. But yeah, get...
  3. Yup --they want you to pay what they want to get....

    Yup --they want you to pay what they want to get. That it violates their contract with BCBS is a mere nicety.

    I'd check your plan certificate and confirm with BCBS that they cannot balance bill...
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    Medicare...

    Medicare and possibly private plans will pay a small amount toward it if filed correctly by an in-network DME supplier (like a hospital bed, they think you should have the bare minimum unpowered...
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    Hairspray works...

    Hairspray works.
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    You can go to this page...

    You can go to this page, scroll to the bottom and click "Sizing." You need to take the size of your calves into consideration as shown.
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    The client or someone around at the home can...

    The client or someone around at the home can likely do this themselves.
  8. Thread: need new bed

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    You can still ask the DME for a specific bed and...

    You can still ask the DME for a specific bed and chip in the cost past the allowable (for a standard bed unless you meet criteria for more). Yes, it's more work for the vendor but it's your nights of...
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    Levo rolling tablet floor stand

    An older version (tablet attaches with bungee cords, not clamps, but very secure) of the Levo G2 deluxe, non-powered version. Free to good home if you pick up in Seattle. Good for using tablet in...
  10. There's probably a clause in her benefits package...

    There's probably a clause in her benefits package that says she can't make her policy primary for you since you are eligible for other coverage. If you only had Medicare, her policy might come in as...
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    Don't know what products you've tried, but you...

    Don't know what products you've tried, but you might take a look at the PivotFit ("standard" version is more restrictive, "dynamic" less so), or the Trimline Shoulder Harness worn in the backpack...
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    All Bodypoint fabric products, including the...

    All Bodypoint fabric products, including the Aeromesh ones, can be machine washed at the hot setting (they are tested up to 140 F), and machine dried. This is in the care instructions. And that is...
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    You can also mount it on a midline mount if it...

    You can also mount it on a midline mount if it helps for it to be closer to your core, and have your drive controls there as well, so you're not reaching back and forth.
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    So sorry I missed the flap hx -- but of course...

    So sorry I missed the flap hx -- but of course it's not just pressure per se but if/how moisture leads to chafing/new lesions. An unhealed wound merits special protection on any surface, of course.
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    I would look at the Action Products overlay...

    I would look at the Action Products overlay also (when I bought it for a non-Mariner chair, I did compare it with the ROHO), thinking about your setting/pressure relief needs/how you transfer.
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    If you can borrow a power chair, tilt and recline...

    If you can borrow a power chair, tilt and recline help. Larger clinics should have an exam room big enough to fit the chair. My husband had eye surgery in his power chair. There are some offices...
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    Another approach is a low-voltage heated mattress...

    Another approach is a low-voltage heated mattress pad (works with a regular, hospital or adjustable bed). Heat from underneath is more adjustable and less likely to take the heat past what you can...
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    I can't speak to OKC specifically, but here is a...

    I can't speak to OKC specifically, but here is a link to the RESNA registrants in OK who do seating (always look at multiple cities, as the surrounding areas can be more fruitful). They work with...
  19. The mattress is one thing; the pillow is another....

    The mattress is one thing; the pillow is another. You may want a pillow that cuts out or shelves the shoulders all or partially, and some also shelve the arm in side sleeping.

    Here is an example...
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    You might look at the Gel Ovations Permobil...

    You might look at the Gel Ovations Permobil slipcovers line.

    Cheaper than that is to buy gel slipcovers for office chair arms (on Amazon) and stretch them to fit.

    There are various mounted...
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    In addition to bundling up using lightweight more...

    In addition to bundling up using lightweight more technical layers --(example: a nylon water-resistant outer layer on top of technical fleece wrapped around your lower body/bungeed without added...
  22. Chrome tracking

    Slimjet is a Chrome clone that will sync across devices but does not require Google sign-in and has other privacy features.
  23. Seat belts

    Late to this thread, but yes, evidence favors staying with the chair. Judging by crash test dummy testing and retrospective data, you're less likely to suffer serious injury.

    Hope your fracture...
  24. Thread: New Wheelchair

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    Invacare

    In re Invacare, the FDA has cleared them to sell without a med necessity letter in the US now. They are launching the TDX SP2 here in August.
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    There are several "four function" ceiling lifts,...

    There are several "four function" ceiling lifts, including those made by ArjoHuntleigh (Maxi Sky series), T.H.E. Medical (Pinnacle) and Horcher (Unilift). "Powered traverse" is sometimes the English...
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