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Author Archive: Michelle Johannes

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Thirty years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, but the needs of people with mobility disabilities continue to be overlooked and unheard. According to a recent study by BraunAbility, nearly half of people with disabilities still feel excluded from community participation because of their mobility impairment.

Most people can agree, 2020 was a year like no other. After having experienced restricted mobility and isolation under shelter-in-place orders, the same study showed nearly 70 percent of the general population expressed having a greater willingness to understand and accommodate others who experience isolation or challenges because of a mobility impairment.

This is where R&J Mobility Service comes in. We are here to help you live your life with no limits! We have multiple products, from scooters to wheelchair accessible vans and even mobility aids to keep you living a great life.

Our customers come from many different backgrounds, including those who have [...]

People with mobility challenges come from many different walks of life, from the young to the elderly, and from illness to injury. Unfortunately, injury is something that befalls many men and women in the military, which can result in a need for mobility assistance. One such senior veteran, David, suffered injuries during his Service that made it difficult, or even impossible, to get out and do the things he loved because walking caused so much pain.

David wanted to find a scooter so he could regain some of his independence and have easier mobility. He worked with his local Veteran’s Affairs (VA) office and was referred to R&J Mobility Service. David visited the store in search of the perfect scooter. He was able to try out over fifteen different models on the showroom floor and was assisted by staff on how to use each one. After a few visits, the staff and the VA helped [...]

The kind of wheelchair and scooter lift you should have is entirely dependent on your unique mobility needs! If you want to learn more about unoccupied wheelchairs or scooters, click here. You’ll need something a little heftier if you need a vehicle lift that will work to lift your wheelchair (or scooter) while you’re still in it!

An occupied wheelchair lift is a mechanical platform designed to raise and lower, which will allow you to enter and exit a vehicle while in your wheelchair.

There are several styles of occupied wheelchair lifts: Standard Dual-Post, Single-Post Split-Platform, Dual-Post Split-Platform and Under-Vehicle.

 

Dual-post:

This lift uses two hydraulic arms and a sturdier platform to lift heavier wheelchairs. Many people rely on the dual-post wheelchair lift for its strength, dependability and stability. It does block entryway for other passengers when deployed.

 

Single-post Split-platform:

This lift has a platform that splits or folds when stowed to [...]

Here at R&J Mobility Service, we sell a variety of unoccupied wheelchair and scooter lifts for vehicles that are designed to enhance the lives of those challenged by limited mobility. What are they exactly? Simply put, it means that you’re not in it! These lifts make it easier to transport the wheelchair or scooter but are NOT intended or safe for lifting while occupied. If you’re looking for information on occupied scooter and wheelchair lifts, please click here.

There are two styles of unoccupied lifts: Swing-Arm Style and Platform Style.

 

Swing-arm Style:

This lift uses a mechanical arm secured to the vehicle. A webbing strap attaches to the scooter or wheelchair via a docking device provided by the lift manufacturer. The lift will raise and lower the unoccupied scooter or wheelchair effortlessly using an electric motor powered by the vehicle’s battery. The swinging motion may be either manual or power-assisted. You just push a button [...]

What does it mean when we say “conversion”? It means that when you find yourself in need of a mobility adapted vehicle, RJ Mobility Service can, depending on make a model, convert your current vehicle to suit your personal mobility needs. You don’t HAVE to buy an already converted vehicle.

With all the latest advances in the industry, you have many options when it comes to the type of vehicle, conversion, and wheelchair you use. In fact, the options can be overwhelming, especially when you consider how the three must fit well together and fit your unique needs. We are here to help! We can help answer all of your questions to find the perfect wheelchair accessible vehicle and/or equipment that best suits your specific needs.

R&J Mobility Service offers conversions for personal use, ADA-compliant conversions for commercial use, as well as custom conversions. Custom conversions are available in a variety of configurations and on [...]


Choosing a Mobility Company

Independence is a natural human desire. We want to be able to work, travel, and just live our lives without our health problems stopping us. Everyone should be able to travel and move freely between their destinations independently! An injury or health problem doesn’t have to restrict your mobility.

If you have a disability, have been injured or have any other health issue which affects your mobility, there are trained mobility experts who understand your frustration and can assist you. You don’t need to lose your mobility or compromise your vehicle accessibility.

There are businesses that specialize in mobility vehicles and equipment. They sell new and used wheelchair vans, but can also adapt your current vehicle with mobility and accessibility equipment, depending on the vehicle. Some available products include: wheelchair & scooter lifts, hand controls for vehicles, and many other custom modifications. These adaptations can provide those with mobility limitations the freedom and independence that

 

Independence is a natural human desire. We want to be able to work, travel, and just live our lives without our health problems stopping us. Everyone should be able to travel and move freely between their destinations independently! An injury or health problem doesn’t have to restrict your mobility.

If you have a disability, have been injured or have any other health issue which affects your mobility, there are trained mobility experts who understand your frustration and can assist you. You don’t need to lose your mobility or compromise your vehicle accessibility.

There are businesses that specialize in mobility vehicles and equipment. They sell new and used wheelchair vans, but can also adapt your current vehicle with mobility and accessibility equipment, depending on the vehicle. Some available products include: wheelchair & scooter lifts, hand controls for vehicles, and many other custom modifications. These adaptations can provide those with mobility limitations the freedom and independence that everyone wants.

So, what should [...]

By Anthony Marx

As a disabled veteran, Veteran’s Day is a very special day to me. As a country, we pause – to honor our service members and sacrifices they have made and the courage it takes to defend, honor, and protect the liberties and freedoms each of us enjoy in our country.

The writer Michel de Montaigne once said, “Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.”

On Veteran’s Day, many people go to parades, others go to cemeteries to lay wreaths, and still as a nation we remember veterans on this somber day. It is a day to honor our heroes, to remember their achievements, their courage and their dedication, and to say thank you for their sacrifices. Thinking of heroes, I think about our customers that are disabled veterans who may have passed but are here in spirit; a person can’t help but feel awed by [...]

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