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Introduction

Some Persons with Mobility Impairments rely on Assistive Devices to do something that they are unable to do without assistance. Some of these Assistive Devices such as Wheelchairs, Hoists, Over Bed Tables, Shower Chairs, Adjustable Beds, Beach Wheelchairs, Pressure Care Mattresses, etc. are available to rent in various provinces in South Africa, from companies & organizations such as Prima CareMobility Aids, Pro Mobility & QASA. This service that these companies & organizations supply, is very beneficial for persons with Mobility Impairments who's disability is only temporary, they therefore may not want to layout a lot of money to purchase equipment that they may only need for a short period of time. Persons with Mobility Impairments who travel and rely on these various Assistive Devices on a daily basis, also benefit from renting some of these products, as they cannot always transport all the equipment that they need with them. Some airlines such as SAA for example, only transport one Mobility Aid free of charge in addition to your standard baggage allowance. (Visit our Travel Page to find out more.) Transporting all of your Assistive Devices with you while travelling, can therefore work out very expensive and can also be an unnecessary hassle. Read the article below to find out more information about the equipment that is available to rent here in South Africa from companies & organizations such as P rima CareMobility Aids, Pro Mobility & QASA, as well as companies that provide this service overseas.

Prima Care: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and throughout South Africa! They are a Home care, Hospital & Medical Equipment Provider and have Health Care Consultants with many years of experience and extensive Knowledge to assess your needs and help you choose the products best suited for you. “We pride ourselves in supplying high quality products from trusted and well known German and Other suppliers. These products include a variety of Pediatric Equipment, Adjustable Beds, Hospital Beds, Home Care Beds, Mobility Scooters, Oxygen Concentrators, Alternating Pressure Mattresses, Anti-Bedsore Mattresses, Ripple Mattress, Walkers, Rollators, Mobility Aids, Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Cushions, Wheelchair Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Rise Recliners, Grab Rails, Bed Rails, Shower Aids, Commodes, Toilet Aids and Much More.

Our locations are staffed with certified fitters who offer private services in our stores or in the convenience of your own home. We also supply speedy delivery of our products and good After Sales Service, with trained technicians and a vast range of spare parts available to ensure that our products exceed their life span. Prima Care also rent out a variety of products to those clients that may only need the product for a limited period of time, therefore accommodating our clients’ needs to ensure their funds are maximized to their full potential. Please feel free to contact a Prima Care professional to assist, you can contact us on: +27 (021) 555 1596, via email: info@primacare.co.za or visit our web site at: www.primacare.co.za to see our extensive catalog of products which we deliver country wide to your door!

Mobility Aids: specializes in providing a good quality service and a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Gauteng and South Africa. Mobility Aids have been serving persons with disabilities since 1995 and carry a wide range of products including Hospital Beds, Mobility Scooters, Pressure Care Mattresses, Walkers, Rollators,Mobility Aids Wheelchairs, Cushions, Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Bathroom Aids, Eating and Dressing Accessories and much more. "We offer a good After Sales Service, and can service and repair your Assistive Devices, we also rent out a variety of products including Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Commodes, Wheelchairs and More. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or are interested in a particular product. Mobility Aids is based in Benoni, at 7 Kei Road, Farrarmere, you can contact us on: 011 849 2810 or 011 425 1095 or email us on: info@mobilityaids.co.za. Alternatively you can visit our web site to view our products at: www.mobilityaids.co.za"

Pro Mobility: are Authorised Agents for Autochair and Ardoo Products in South Africa, Pro Mobility provides leading-edge services and solutions to those with mobility and agility impairments or limitations. With first class service and support, we cater individually to each of our clients to find the best accessible solutions according to their mobility needs. We sell and rent out a wide variety of "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" as well as other Assistive Devices and can also install, service & repair many of the products that we supply.

Pro Mobility has their main branch in Durban, but have opened branches in Johannesburg & Cape Town. You can contact them on: Cell: +27 (0) 83 775 0611 or Email them on: clinton@pro-mobility.co.za or via their web site: www.pro-mobility.co.za Durban Address: PO Box 2123 Westville, Kwa-Zulu Natal, 3630, South Africa.

QASA: The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) is a non-profit organisation (NPO 000-881) of Quadriplegics and Paraplegics in South Africa. QASA’s mission is to be an effective “co-ordinating, policy-making and supporting organisation striving to prevent spinal cord injury and to improve the lives of quadriplegics and paraplegics by securing resources to advocate, educate, capacitate, support and mobilise.”

QASA now has six regions and has provincial organizations within QASA, which are able to assist it's members in a particular province. The six Regional Associations which are affiliated to QASA are: Gauteng South, Gauteng North, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, North West and KwaZulu-Natal. The QASA Management Board is made up of representatives of each Regional Association.QuadPara Association of South Africa

QASA runs a number of Projects and Services which include providing equipment such as Beach Wheelchairs to rent & Advocacy & lobbying ; Conducting awareness campaigns on the cause and prevention of spinal cord injury;  Publication and distribution of information on disability rights; Rural outreach; Developing social enterprises to sustain individuals and Regional Associations; Providing sport and hobby activities; driver training in adapted vehicles, Provision of transport, Provision of education bursaries and facilitating skills development through internships, Computer training, Consulting, Disability sensitizing and workshops.

QASA is sustained by strategic relationships with corporates, social enterprise, the National Lottery Commission and a number of campaigns & events. Some of QASA’s projects generate revenue which services the essential non-revenue generating projects. Read the article below to find out more about these Products that QASA rent out, or visit our Organizations - QASA Page. You can also contact them through their website at www.qasa.co.za.

Tips On Travelling With Assistive Devices

Travellers with Mobility Impairments who use Wheelchairs or Scooters, may also need to travel with additional equipment that they require on a daily basis, such as Hoists, Commodes, Adjustable Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, etc. Some of these Assistive Devices are too big to lug around with you when travelling but are available to rent in South Africa from companies such as Prima Care, Mobility Aids and Pro Mobility, alternatively there are also some foldable compact equipment that is ideal to use when travelling, (Contact Us for more inormation.) Persons with Mobility Impairments who don't regularly travel can benefit from various Blogs, Web Sites, Facebook Pages or Twitter Feeds, which we have been put together by experienced travellers to assist you when hiring equipment or travelling with equipment in South Africa or in other countries around the world. Click on the links below to find out more information about travelling with equipment and Assistive Devices:

International Equipment Hire Companies

Persons with Mobility Impairments who are going to be travelling outside of South Africa may also need to rent Assistive Devices in various countries around the world. Click on the links below to find various companies which are recommended, that supply this service in a country that you will be travelling to:

Equipment for Hire In South Africa

Persons with Mobility Impairments who are looking to rent equipment in South Africa such as Wheelchairs, Scooters, Hoists, Shower Chairs, Adjustable Beds, Beach Wheelchairs and Pressure Care Mattresses, can contact companies & organizations such as Prima CareMobility Aids, Pro Mobility & QASA to see what equipment is available to rent, or read the article below to find out more.

Accessories

Some persons with Mobility Impairments require Accessories to assist them on a daily basis. Some of these Accessories such as Overbed Tables, Cot Sides & Bed Cradels are available to buy from Companies such as Prima Care, Pro Mobility & Mobility Aids who can also rent them out.

Overbed Tables

Overbed Tables make many aspects of home and hospital care convenient for those who spend prolonged periods of time in bed, activities such as reading, eating or writing can become easier as the users can push the Overbed Table in front of them and can tilt it to multiple positions. Overbed Tables can also be used to place medications within easy reach. These products are available to rent from companies such as Prima Care & Pro Mobility who rents out the following Overbed Tables:Overbed Table

Prima Care - Twin Top Overbed Table: The Twin Top Overbed Table from Prima Care (pictured right), has a multiple tilt mechanism which is easily adjusted. This Overbed Table also has an adjustable height setting and is made of durable wood-grain melamine laminate which is easy to wipe clean. It is also equipped with one movable surface and one static surface. The additional , non-movable, surface serves an ideal spot for medications and drinks and a raised edge keeps books and papers securely on the tabletop, it is a handy precaution for spillages and unwanted wastage’s whilst tilting the table. This product is available to rent from Companies such as Prima Care, you can contact them for more information about the packages that they have available and the prices.

Alternatively visit our "Accessories Page - Overbed Tables" to find out what types of Accessories and Overbed Tables are available to purchase in South Africa.

Cot Sides & Bed Cradels

Cot Sides & Bed Cradels are two Accessories that are also used in the Bedroom which are available to rent here in South Africa. Cot Sides are designed to stop people from falling out of bed when unattended, while a Bed Cradle is a frame placed over the body of a patient in bed for application of heat or cold or for protecting injured parts from coming into contact with the blankets. Cradles vary in size according to their intended purpose and can be used over the entire body or over one or more of the limbs. Companies such asBed Cradels Mobility Aids stock the following types of these Accessories to rent:

Mobility Aids - Cot Sides: Cot Sides from Mobility Aids, (pictured right) are available in aluminium frames which can be adjusted for height. These cot sides are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids in single and double bed versions. Contact them for more information about the packages that they have available and the prices.

Mobility Aids - Bed Cradels: These Bed Cradles keep the blanket off your limb after an operation & are available in 2 sizes (single and double bed) versions to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them for more information about the packages that they have available and the prices.

Alternatively visit our "Pressure Care Products - Bed & Bedroom Accessories" to find out what types of Bed & Bedroom Accessories are available to purchase in South Africa, or Contact Us if you have any questions.

Bathroom Aids

The Elderly and persons with Mobility Impairments who use equipment such as wheelchairs, often have difficulty completing daily tasks, such as bathing, showering or using the toilet. Bathroom Aids are purposefully designed to give extra assistance in the bathroom to those who need it, this includes the elderly who may be unsteady on their feet, or those who use wheelchairs and require a Bath Lift, Commode, Shower Chair, etc. There are a wide variety of different types of these Bathroom Aids which are available to rent from companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility, this equipment includes both Shower & Toilet Aids and Bath Aids.

Showering & Toilet Aids

Showering & Toilet Aids include products such as Shower Benches, Seats & Chairs, as well as Toilet Seat Raisers & Commodes or Shower Chairs which are ideal for the elderly and those persons with Mobility Impairments. There are a variety of different types of this equipment which is available to rent from various companies in South Africa such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility who offer different packages, options and products such as:Toilet Seat Raisers

Mobility Aids - Toilet Seat Raisers: Toilet Seat Raisers from Mobility Aids (pictured right) are made of unbreakable polyethylene, it raises the toilet seat height by 5”  & fits standard size toilets. It is strong, portable & has adjustable brackets, so easily attaches to the toilet pan. No assembly is required & it is easy-to-clean, it has a weight capacity 112 kg. This product is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Mobility Aids - Basic Commode: This Basic Commode is made from high tensile, epoxy coated, mild steel & has a conventional toilet seat. It has removable armrests and pan with a waterproof polyurethane seat & an epoxy powder coating steel frame, with a seat width of 45 cm. This product is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Mobility Aids - Taxi Commode: The Taxi Commode has 4 medium size castor wheels making it easy to push anywhere that it is required. It has a strong rigid framework with swing down or height adjustable armrests with swing away, removable & height adjustable footrests & a removable backrest for easy transport. It also includes a removable bucket with lid, 4 castor wheels & 2 castor wheels with locks/brakes & a quality PU seat - Chrome. This product is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Prima Care - Shower Bench (Option 1): This Shower Bench includes a high density PE Seat with drainage holes; Aluminium frame and a Lightweight Construction with multiple height adjustments, height adjustable legs and a weight Capacity of 90 kg. It is durable and includes legs with rubber tips which provide increased safety & stability. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product and the packages and prices.

Prima Care - Shower Seat with arm rests and backrest (Option 2): Is adjustable to fit a comfortable height for almost everyone. It has removable armrests & backrest which allow the choice of extra stability, or easy transfer from the side of the bench if need be. It has a high density PE Seat & backrest with Drainage holes, Aluminium frame with Height adjustable legs and a weight capacity of 100 kg. It has a durable removable back rest and arm rests and legs with rubber tips which provide increased safety & stability. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about what is available and the packages and prices.

These and other Shower & Toilet Aids are available to rent from Prima CareMobility Aids & Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Bathroom Aids - Showering Aids" page to find out what types of Showering Aids are available to buy in South Africa.

Bathing Aids

The elderly or some persons with Mobility Impairments who prefer to bath may need some assistance or support to get into or out of the bath, they can benefit from a variety of equipment such as Bath Benches, Bath Boards, Bath Swivel Seats and Bath Chairs, to assist them to make the bath comfortable, keep you from slipping in the bath & to assist you to get out of the bath safely. These Bathing Aids are available to rent from various companies in South Africa and include various makes and styles of products such as:

Bath Chairs:

Using a Bath Chair helps to increase safety by decreasing the chance of you falling by providing a secure area in a slippery bath. Bath chairs are especially useful for those that are in wheelchairs, the elderly, or anyone who finds excessive movement painful or difficult. Bath Chairs are available to rent in South Africa & include products such as:

Prima Care - Swivel Bath Chair For Hire (Option 1): This Bath Chair has the ability to fit a wide range of different bath tubs and is easily removable in seconds, it promotes a great sense of independence in the bathroom and offers great stability and comfort to its users. The Swivel Bath Chair Specifications include a Stainless steel frame & Plastic seat with Drainage holes and a 360 degree swivel chair with Locking mechanism. No fittings are required & it fits most bath tubs and has rubber ends which prevent slipping and Arm rests which provide stability and support. You can contact Prima Care to find out more about this product and the packages and prices.

Bath Lifts:

Some persons with Mobility Impairments may require a Bath Lift to get in and out of the bath. There are a variety of different types of these Bath Lifts which are available to rent forBath Lift persons with Mobility Impairments, these products include Bath Lifts such as:

Mobility Aids - The Bellavita Powered Bath Chair Seat Lift: The Bellavita (pictured right) weighs only 20.5 pounds and is excellent for standard or deeper model bath tubs. The comfortable padded backrest can recline up to 50 degrees at the seat’s lowest position. The water tight hand control floats in water, making it easy to access the control buttons while bathing. The two-piece construction makes this lift easy to assemble and disassemble for transport, the back also folds for space-saving storage. The washable hygienic covers are available in white, blue or grey, and the hygienic cutaway and slim-line profile make handling a cinch. This product comes standard with four quick-release suction cups providing an anti-slip base for added safety and security. In addition to all the special features, the lift includes several additional options for your convenience. An option for two additional suction cups offers the potential for even further security and headrest for additional comfort. This product is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Prima Care - Bath Lift - Bella Vita For Hire (Option 2): The Bella Vita is lightweight, affordable and reliable. The versatile unit boasts some of the best specifications on the market today, which include a weight of 9.3kg and height range of 6 to 48cm. The backrest reclines to 50°, this device is easy to install and operate with a lightweight floating remote control. It has washable coves for hygiene purposes, Hygiene recess and a maximum user weight of 140kg. You can contact Prima Care to find out more about this product and the packages and prices.

These and other Bath Aids are also available to rent from companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids & Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other equipment, Options or Packages they can supply, or visit our "Bathroom Aids - Bathing Aids" page to find out what types of Bath Aids are available to purchase in South Africa.

Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids

Most persons with Mobility impairments who use wheelchairs may need the assistance of equipment such as Hoists to help them to complete transfers of different types, there are a wide variety of Assistive Devices, categorized under "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids", which can assist you with this, some of these products are available to rent from companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility, they include equipment such as:

Patient Lifting Pole:

The Patient Lifting Pole is sometimes referred to as a "Monkey Pole" & can assist patients in rising from a seated or lying position, it can also aid in re-positioning in bed for people with immobile lower limbs. Their are a variety of different types of this equipment which is available to rent in South Africa, including:

Mobility Aids - Patient Lifting Pole: The strong metal frame has a wide base section for stability and to provide a confident user experience. It is mounted on 2x 75mm Swivel Castors and 2x 75mm Locking Castors. The adjustable chain and handle made from mild Steel & is epoxy powder coated with round tubing which is ideal for easy moving to other beds. These Patient Lifting Poles are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Hoists:

Hoists are available in various types, styles & sizes & are extremely useful to assist in transferring patients who need assistance to get from bed to Wheelchair, Commode, etc & visa versa. Some of these types of Hoists which are available to purchase in South Africa are also available to rent in South Africa, from companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility, they include equipment such as:

Mobility Aids - CE Hydraulic Hoist: The CE Hydraulic Hoist from Mobility Aids offers an economical option for safe, reliable patient lifting and transferring. Supplied with a standard sling and spreader bar, the mechanism is operated with a hydraulic system designed to assist with heavy lifting. It safely lifts to a maximum user weight of 150kg & we also have wide variety of slings which allow maximum comfort for the user. The base on 4 wheels allows the hoist to be moved and used in different rooms, the brakes on 2 wheelsare easy to apply and release. It has a removable mast and boom for disassembly and transport, the base spreading adjustment handle spreads the base legs for maximum stability, it has 5 settings. These Hoists are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.Samsoft 150 Patient Lifter Hire

Prima Care - Samsoft 150 Patient Lifter Hire (Option 1): The Samsoft Mini’s compact design (pictured right) enables it to be manoeuvred easily in small spaces and through doorways. This folding hoist can be vertically stored away when not in use or taken with you on travels. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product and the packages and prices.

Prima Care - Novaltis Sit-to-Stand Patient Lifter Hire (Option 2): The Drive Novaltis enables users to be quickly and efficiently transferred from bed to chair, chair to commode, or to the bathroom etc. in a fraction of the time required for a conventional sling lifter. It allows the User to participate with the lift/transfer encouraging the User to remain active. This Hoists includes low castors which allow for better access under beds; Ergonomic push handle; Large knee pads for safe and secure transfers & Dewert Control System with emergency Stop button. It has a high weight capacity of 175 kg (27.5st). You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product, the packages and prices.

These and various other Hoists are available to rent from Prima CareMobility Aids & Pro Mobility contact them find out what other Equipment, Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" page to find out what types of "Hoists, Lifts, Ramps & Transferring Aids" are available to purchase in South Africa.

Mobility Aids

A Mobility Aid is an Assistive Device which is designed to assist persons with Mobility Impairments to improve their mobility. There are a wide variety of different types of these products which are available to purchase in South Africa and includes products such as Crutches, Walkers, Strollers, Manual and Motorized Wheelchairs. Some of these Mobility Aids are also available to rent from companies, such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility, these products include:

Crutches

A Crutch or Crutches transmits loads to the ground through a shaft, but has contact with the arm, at the hand and either below the elbow or below the armpit. This allows significantly greater loads to be exerted through a Crutch in comparison with a Cane. Crutches can be made from wood or metal and are available to purchase in a variety of different types & styles in South Africa, including the Underarm or Axillary Crutches and the Forearm Crutch. Some of these types of Crutches are also available to rent here in South Africa including the following products:Crutches

Mobility Aids - Crutches: These high quality, affordable Crutches which are manufactured entirely in South Africa are available to rent from Mobility Aids. These Crutches are fully adjustable & have 10 settings, an integrated soft grip handle & a new design adjustment clip. These Crutches are made of high tensile steel which is stronger and lighter than aluminium, they are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

If you prefer to purchase Crutches, visit our "Walking Aids - Crutches" page to find out what types of Crutches are available to purchase in South Africa.

Mobility Aids - Children's Crutches: There are also various types of Pediatric Crutches which are manufactured for Children of different ages which are also available to purchase from companies such as Mobility Aids. These Crutches are fully adjustable & have various settings & are also available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

If you prefer to purchase Pediatric Crutches, visit our "Pediatric Equipment - Pediatric Crutches" page to find out what types of Crutches are available to purchase in South Africa.

Walkers & Rollaters

A Walker is the most stable Walking Aid and consists of a freestanding metal framework with three or more points of contact which the user places in front of them and then grips during movement. The points of contact may be either fixed rubber ferrules or wheels, or a combination of both. Wheeled Walkers are also known as Rollators, these Rollators may include three or four wheels and some may include a breaking system. A variety of these different types of Walkers & Rollaters are available to purchase in South Africa & some of these products are available to rent from companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility, they include equipment such as:

Four Wheeled Walkers & Rollaters:

Prima Care - 4 Wheel Rollator For Hire (Option 1): This Rollator is ideal for providing support when you are out and about, it is one of the most versatile walkers around and is height adjustable to suit most individuals. The handles are height adjustable and the frame can be folded flat for storage or transportation. It has an Aluminium Frame which is liquid coated and includes a PVC padded seat with 8″ Solid castors and a weight capacity of 100 kg. The Weight of the unit is 7.8 kg. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Three Wheeled Walkers & Rollaters:

Prima Care - Rollator - 3 Wheel For Hire (Option 2): Also known as a Tri Wheel Walker, this Walker features easy to operate loop brakes and 3 wheels for easy manoeuvring in limited spaces and secure stopping, they also lock into place for security. The height adjustable handles ensure the correct position for each individual user. It has a Powder coated frame, 8″ Solid castors, a weight capacity of 100 kg. The weight of the unit is 7.4 kg and it includes a lightweight construction and folding capability with removable bag and an optional basket & tray. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Mobility Aids - 3 Wheel Walker: This 3 Wheel Walker (pictured right) has 3 heavy-duty wheels, a Steel foldable frame, which is compact and is easy to3 Wheel Walker manoeuvre with the crucial support needed while walking. It has a weight of 7.5 kg and is Height adjustable. The standard model comes with Cable brakes, a convenient front shopping basket and a tray, it has a weight capacity of 95 kg. These 3 Wheel Walkers are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Two Wheeled Walkers:

Prima Care - Walker With Wheels (Zimmer Frame) For Hire (Option 3): This Walker adds extra ease with the Zimmer frame which conveniently folds away with a simple push of a button, making it easy for storage. The Aluminium frame has a Lightweight construction and is strong and durable. It is has a foam hand grip, double crossbar, and 2 front castors for easier manoeuvrability. You can contact Prima Care to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Mobility Aids - 2 Legged Pulpit Walkers: This Lightweight, foldable, aluminium Pulpit Walker provides a stable support for walking when more security is required than crutches. These Walkers include a secure, easy to operate clip that prevents accidental folding while in use. The front wheels allow you to move the walker without lifting it & the solid feet at the rear prevent the walker from rolling once weight is applied to the walker. This Walker is Height adjustable: 79cm – 96cm, with a width of 45cm (inside handles) and a maximum user weight of 120kg. These products are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Walkers With No Wheels:

Mobility Aids - 4 Legged Pulpit Walker: This lightweight, foldable, Aluminium Walker provides a stable support for walking when more security is required than crutches. It's height is adjustable and it has a maximum user weight of 120kg. It is secure but easy toZimmer Frame Walker operate and has a clip that prevents it from accidental folding while in use. These 4 Legged Pulpit Walkers, (Pictured on the right) are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including  Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Prima Care - Walker With No Wheels (Zimmer Frame) For Hire (Option 4): The Zimmer Frame Walker is durable, sturdy and has an Aluminium Frame and a Lightweight construction which is height adjustable and can fold quick & conveniently at the push of a button. It has a foam hand grip and double crossbar. You can contact Prima Care to rent this Walker or find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

These and other Walkers & Rollaters are available to rent from Prima CareMobility Aids & Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Walking Aids - Walkers & Rollaters" page to find out what Walkers & Rollaters are available to purchase in South Africa.

Knee Walkers/ Knee Scooters

A Knee Walker or Knee Scooter is a two, three or four-wheeled alternative to Crutches or a traditional Walker as an ambulation aid. It is known by many other names, such as Knee Coaster, Knee Cruiser, Knee Caddy, Orthopaedic Scooter, or Leg Walker. The objective of the Knee Scooter is to create a safe, comfortable, and easy-to-maneuver alternative to the traditional Crutch. Knee WalkerThere are different types of these Knee Scooters which are available to rent from various companies around South Africa including the following products:

Mobility Aids - Knee Walker: This Knee walker (pictured right) can be steered for increased manoeuvrability. It is ideal for persons recovering from foot surgery, breaks, sprains, amputation, and ulcers of the foot. The new foldable steering column allows for easy storage, it has a deluxe dual-braking system & the sturdy dual frame adds stability and durability while the Leg Pad with "channel" provides added stability and comfort. The Tiller can be easily folded for storage and transportation and the Tool-free height adjustment of the seat and handle makes it easy to fold, transport and store. The 8" casters are ideal for indoor or outdoor use and the silver vein finish is easy to maintain. The product weight is 8.8kg and the handle has a maximum height of 37.5" and a minimum handle height of 33". The overall product height is 33" with an overall product length is 32" and it has a width of 17". This product has a weight capacity of 136kg and is available in black and is made from Aluminium. It also has a Pad height of 17.5"-21.5"; Pad length of 14.25" and Pad of width of 7.25". These Knee Walkers are available to rent from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Scooters

A Mobility Scooter allows a user with normal balance and foot, knee or hip conditions to unload their lower extremities. Scooters substitute for walking by providing a wheeled device on which the user sits, they are electrically powered and are useful for persons without the stamina to walk longer distances but who are still able to stand & walk a few steps, sit upright without torso support, & have use of their arms & can control the steering. Scooters are available in a variety of models and sizes and are available to rent from companies, such as Prima CareMobility Aids & Pro Mobility, who rent Scooters such as:Spitfire Scout

Prima Care - Spitfire Scout Mobility Scooter (Option 1): The Spitfire Scout Mobility Scooter (pictured right) combines easy and convenient mobility with superior value. It can be taken apart quick and easily and disassembles into five easy-to-handle pieces, allowing for easy and convenient travelling. The four-wheel version of the Spitfire Scout allows for enhanced stability on rougher outdoor terrain. It also offers great features like a quick connect battery pack and a delta-style tiller, to make operating the Scooter easier for those with limited strength or dexterity. This model comes with color-through panels to hide scuffs and scratches and black wheel rims, it is available to rent from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Mobility Aids - i-GO Compact 4: The i-GO Compact 4 Scooter from Mobility Aids is a 4 wheeled Scooter that is very stable especially if you need to do some outdoor traveling, it is compact & transportable but has greater leg room than you would expect from a smaller Scooter. It has 5 cm ground clearance (centre deck) & 3.8 cm ground clearance (motor). It also has a 123.1 cm turning radius & an electronic speed control with electro mechanical brakes. It has 2 x 12volt 20 A/h deep cycle batteries with a length of 106.6 cm, width of 54.6 cm & height of 55.8 - 60.9 cm (seat height adjustable). This Scooter is available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

Prima Care - Mobie Mobility Scooter (Option 2): Is a space saving, lightweight folding Mobility Scooter that allows you to get around safely with the greatest of ease. It requires no tools for assembly and can easily be folded and unfolded in less than a minute. It’s well renowned for its compact space saving design & only weighs 24.5 kg. with battery, it provides convenient storage and easy transportation wherever you go, it fits in a boot or a seat of a car, in a van, boat, bus, train or aeroplane. The Mobie Mobility Scooters lithium battery conforms to government regulations for safe air travel. This Scooter is available to rent from companies such as Prima Care, contact them to find out more information about this product, including the packages and prices.

These and other Scooters are available to rent from companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids & Pro Mobility, contact them to find out what other Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Wheelchairs & Scooters - Scooters & Shopriders" page to find out what types of Scooters are available to purchase in South Africa.

Manual Wheelchairs

Persons with Mobility Impairments who are travelling or who's Mobility Impairment is only temporary can hire a variety of different types of equipment in South Africa as they need it, this includes various types of Manual Wheelchairs which are available to rent from various companies in South Africa, including Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility. Some of these companies offer different packages & types of Wheelchairs, with different Features & Specifications, this includes:Cruiser Manual Wheelchair

Mobility Aids: Cruiser Manual Wheelchair: This Cruiser Manual Wheelchair (pictured right) is available to rent in various sizes to rent from 16" to 20", it includes removable armrests & removable, height adjustable footrests. This Wheelchair is also foldable & has quick release Mag wheels & 8 x 1" or 8 x 2" solid front castors. The puncture proof tyres are standard with the padded, durable upholstery. These Manual Wheelchairs have a weight capacity of 120kg & are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more, including the cost.

Mobility Aids: Invacare Action 1 Manual Wheelchair: The Action 1 is a steel Manual Wheelchair, which is simple & robust. It is available in sizes 16”-20”  (40cm – 50cm) & has Q/R solid rear spoke wheels, a folding frame, flip back arm rest & swing away footrest. It has a loading weight of 16.5kg (with wheels) & 10.5kg (without wheels) & also includes 8” castors & fold down brake levers. These Manual Wheelchairs have a weight capacity of 127kg & are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more, including the price.

Prima Care: Standard Wheelchair (Option 1): This Entry level Wheelchair for hire option, serves everyday basic needs with regards to a wheelchair. Specifications include a Black powder coated foldable frame & black nylon upholstery, with a seat width of 18” 45 cm and a weight capacity of 100 kg. The weight of the unit is 17.4 kg and it includes fixed foot rests, full length armrests, solid 200*25 front castors & Solid 24” grey rear wheels. These and other Manual Wheelchairs are available to rent from companies such as Prima Care, contact them find out more about this option, including the price.

Prima Care: Ultra Delux Wheelchair (Option 2): The Ultra Delux Wheelchair offers clients great value for money, giving the opportunity to remove both the foot and arm rests. Specifications include a fold-able metal frame in Maroon / Red powder coated color & upholstery made from black nylon material. The Seat width is 45 cm and the weight capacity is 100 kg, it includes detachable foot rests & desk length arm rests, Solid 8” front castors & Pneumatic 24” Quick-Release rear wheels. The weight of this Manual Wheelchair is 14.7 kg, it is available to rent from companies such as Prima Care, contact them find out more about this option, including the cost.

Prima Care: Transport Wheelchair (Option 3): This Transport Wheelchair weighs only 9.5kg and folds to fit most of the smallest car boots on today’s roads. Specifications include a 19” Seat Width, 6” Front Castors, 12” Rear Castors, Spoken Wheels with PU Tyre’s and it has a maximum weight capacity of 100kg. It also has a Fold-able backrest, Flip up arm rests & Fixed Foot rests, a Rear wheel brake lever & Lightweight Construction and PU Tyre’s & Seat Belt for added safety. These Wheelchairs are available to rent from companies such as Prima Care, contact them find out more about this option, including the cost.

These and other Manual Wheelchairs are available to rent from companies such as Prima Care & Mobility Aids, contact them find out about these & other options, or contact Pro Mobility to find out what Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Wheelchairs & Scooters - Manual Wheelchairs" page to find out what types of Manual Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa.

Motorized Wheelchairs

Foldable Motorized Wheelchairs which are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, are sturdy enough to be used outdoors but light enough to be folded and transported in the boot a a car. These Wheelchairs are ideal for traveling & are available to rent inCE Power Wheelchair South Africa from various companies including Mobility Aids, who rent out some of the following Motorized  or Power Wheelchairs:

Mobility Aids: CE Power Wheelchair: The CE Power Wheelchair (pictured right) is manufactured with the latest and most reliable technology in their motors, control boxes, joysticks and batteries. Made to measure in a variety of sizes, specifications and colours, the CE Power Wheelchair comes standard with a tension adjustable backrest, adjustable and removable armrests and footrests & is foldable when dismantled. The CE Power Wheelchair has two 36 Amp/hour sealed lead acid batteries with a maximum gradient of 15 degrees & a maximum speed of 7.2 km/hour. These Motorized Wheelchairs have a user weight capacity of 1ookg & are available to rent from companies such as Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more, including the cost.

These and other Motorized Wheelchairs are available to rent from Prima Care & Mobility Aids, contact them find out about their other options, or contact Pro Mobility to find out what Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Wheelchairs & Scooters - Motorized Wheelchairs" page to find out what types of Motorized Wheelchairs are available to purchase in South Africa.

Pressure Care Products

Pressure Care is an important area in all aspects of Health Care, especially for the elderly, bedridden or those persons with Mobility Impairments. Bed sores or pressure sores, are not only uncomfortable for patients, but can ultimately end up costing a great deal of money, time and effort to heal. There are a wide range of Pressure Care Products which are available that can prevent or reduce the risk of these pressure sores from occurring, this includes products such as: Adjustable Beds, Pressure Care Mattresses, Cushions and Backrests. Some of these products such as Adjustable Hospital & Home Care Beds and Pressure Care Mattresses are available to rent in South Africa from companies, such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility.

Adjustable Hospital & Home Care Beds

Adjustable Hospital & Home Care Beds have a great deal to offer people who are frequently in and out of hospitals, have limited mobility, or require assistance with Bed Bathing, Turning, Pressure Relief and getting in and out of bed. These Beds offer adjustability for the head and feet as well as the ability to raise or lower the bed for easier transfers. Some of these Adjustable Beds are available to rent in South Africa from various companies such as Prima CareMobility Aids and Pro Mobility, these companies  offer different types of Beds with different Features & Specifications, such as:

Manual or Hydraulic Hospital Beds:

3 Section Crank Bed

Prima Care - Comforta Package - 3 Section Crank Hospital Bed (Option 1): Has a 4 Split Lying Surface and 4 Lockable Castors, it is Hi-Low (Height Adjustable) & is Manually Adjustable for the backrest, legs & height, with Side Rails and optional Lifting Pole. These Beds are available to rent from companies such as Prima Care, contact them find out more about this option, including the cost.

Mobility Aids - A-6-1 Hydraulic Hospital Bed: (Pictured right), has 3 adjustable functions with folding sides and removable parts. This bed includes a head & foot board, winding backrest, winding knee section, folding bed sides and removable head and foot ends. The Bed height with no mattress is 400 to 750 mm, with estimated dimensions of 2200 x 1100 x 510 mm. These Hospital Beds areA-6-1 Hydraulic Hospital Bed available from various companies around South Africa including companies such as Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Electrical Hospital Bed:

Mobility Aids - Electric Bed FS3230W: This 3 function Electric Hospital Bed is ideal for Home care, Frail care & Clinics, it comes with a battery backup, Aluminum folding sides, Steel epoxy coated bed frame with rubber brake castors & an electric backrest and knee section. It also includes an Overbed Lifting pole and handle & has a maximum safe working load of 172 kg. These Hospital Beds are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Prima Care -  Executive Package Fully Electric Patient Care Bed (Option 2): This Adjustable Bed (pictured right) is easy handling and has a low weight, it is height adjustable  ± 40 to 80 cm and has a 4 Section Lying Surface with a homely feel and wooden finishes. It is GermanExecutive Package Quality at European Standards and has an Electrically adjustable Backrest, Legs & Height. It meets all the standards of a Hospital Bed, the Executive Package has ideally met the need for superior care in the comfort of ones home. The endless value in acquiring this package not only means increase in quality of life and dignity, but also relieving the work load for those caring for the user. These Beds are available to rent from Prima Care, contact them to find out more about this option, including the cost.

These and other Adjustable Beds are available to rent from Prima Care, contact them find out what other options they have or contact Mobility Aids & Pro Mobility to find out what Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Pressure Care Products - Adjustable Beds" page to find out what types of Adjustable Beds are available to buy in South Africa.

Pressure Care Mattresses

Some people who spend more time in bed recovering from an operation or persons with Mobility Impairments usually need a more advanced mattress to standard mattresses in order to prevent pressure sores. Companies such as Mobility Aids rent out various Pressure Care Mattresses, (see below), where as Companies such as Prima Care who supply various Adjustable Bed rental packages, (see above) also supply more advanced mattress to the standard mattresses on the Adjustable Bed rental packages. They realize that certain people have specific needs, so for those who will be spending more time in bed and are in need of a more advanced mattress with their Adjustable Bed options above, view the Prima Care upgrade to one of the Pressure Care Mattresses listed below:

Mobility Aids: Ripple Mattress And Pump: which is designed to help in prevention, treatment and management of bedsores. This anti-decubiti’s mattress is recommended for short term use, is easy to install, maintain and use, it fits on top of any mattress, the patient achieves pressure relief by inflating and deflating the pockets of air that make up the mattress, in a regulating pattern. This offers pressure relief as well as improving air and blood circulation, however, you will still have to turn the patient every 2 hours. The Alternating Pressure Bubble Pad Mattress includes an ultra quiet pump in a compact design. These Mattresses are available to rent from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.Advance Tube Mattress And Pump

Mobility Aids: Advance Tube Mattress And Pump: Is designed to help with the prevention, treatment and management of bedsores. This mattress (pictured right) achieves this by inflating and deflating the pockets of air that make up the mattress, in a regulating pattern which offers pressure relief as well as improving air circulation. The Anti-decubiti’s mattress is for higher risk users & alternates the weight bearing areas of the body while you sleep, you should however still turn the patient every 6 hours. This unit offers optimum pressure distribution and a simple, user-friendly pump. Both the cells and the base of the unit are fluid resistant in order to maximize hygiene factors. These Mattresses are available to rent from various companies around South Africa including Mobility Aids, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Prima Care: Anti-Bedsore Mattress: Pressure Care Stage 1: (Mattress Upgrade I) This Mattress provides a soft lying to its user, the special filling material in its top surface increases the lying comfort by providing adequate support to the user. The air passages in the tube design provide air circulation and prevent heat accumulation. A range of covers are available but a PU coated cover impermeable to fluids but allowing air to pass through, is recommended. Features of these mattresses include Waterproof, Air Permeable, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Incombustible, Machine washable up to 95°C, Anti-decubitus, Ready to Autoklav. They are made in Germany to European standards and are available to rent from Prima Care, contact them find out more about this option, including the cost.

Prima Care: Anti-Bedsore Mattress: Pressure Care Stage 4: (Mattress Upgrade II) This Mattress (pictured right) consists of three hyper-elastic foam layersAnti-bedsore Mattress – Funke – Hyper Foam II with both longitudinal and diagonal cuts for exceptional air flow. The virus resistant PU-Tex incontinence cover is waterproof, breathable and also washable up to 95°C. The Funke Hyper Foam II Mattress is a maintenance free, pressure relieving mattress ideal for systematic clinic care. These Mattresses are available to rent from Prima Care, contact them find out more about this option, including the cost.

These and other Pressure Care Mattresses are also available to rent from companies such as Prima Care & Mobility Aids, contact them find out what other options they have or contact Mobility Aids & Pro Mobility to find out what Products, Options or Packages they can supply. Alternatively visit our "Pressure Care Products - Pressure Care Mattresses" page to find out what types of Pressure Care Mattresses are available to buy in South Africa.

Sports Equipment & Beach Wheelchairs

There are various Sports & All-terrain Wheelchairs which are available to rent in South Africa which allows users to access terrain otherwise completely inaccessible to a wheelchair user. This equipment includes Beach Wheelchairs (Beach-Going Wheelchair) which allow better mobility on beach sand & in the water or on uneven terrain, and even on snow. They have extra-wide balloon wheels or tires, to increase stability and decrease ground pressure on uneven or unsteady terrain. Different models of Beach Wheelchairs are available to hire or loan here in South Africa from companies such as Mobility Aids or from Organisations such as QASA:Beach Wheelchairs to Rent

Beach Wheelchair from Mobility Aids: Mobility Aids supply Beach Wheelchairs (pictured right) to rent, which are stable & can recline, they have floating armrest and tyres & allows persons with Mobility Impairments to easily transport over beach sand & down to the water’s edge, in calm conditions, with no shore break, you can float safely on the water. It can also float in a swimming pool & is suitable for anyone to use, no matter how severe the disability. Now everyone can enjoy sun, sand, beach & sea plus a swimming pool. No more being left at home whilst everyone else has fun, contact Mobility Aids to find out more.

Beach Wheelchair From QASA: The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), through the kind sponsorship from Approved Auto and the Rotary Club of Kloof has placed 2 ‘beach wheelchairs’ at Durban beachfront locations & another 2 ‘beach wheelchairs’ are placed at Granny’s Pool, Southbroom. With the floating armrest and tyres, the beach going wheelchairs allows persons with mobility impairment to easily transport over beach sand down to the water’s edge and in calm conditions, with no shore break, one can float safely on the water. The ‘beach wheelchair’ provides the user with long lasting comfort so they can relax and enjoy the outdoors & water with family and friends! Contact QASA to find out more.

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