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Rascal Searches For Marketing and Sales Professionals – by Scott Patrick

No Comments 28 April 2010

Today, Rascal Insurance Service has over 1000 employees and independent contractors, plus a national service network that reaches all 50 states and 22 foreign countries. These hard working men and women make up the Rascal Insurance Service and they’re all dedicated to fulfilling our corporate mission. “To be the world leader in products and services that improve the quality of life for the mobility impaired.” (PRWEB) July 7, 2005 — Rascal Insurance Services is a division of Electric Mobility dedicated to offering a range of powerchairs and scooters to individuals who qualify for Medicare and/or supplemental insurance. To us, mobility is about more than just wheels. We take pride in the fact that we help our clients regain their mobility so they can keep their independence. Since 1974, Rascal has been helping make people’s lives better by providing a complete line of Rascal Powerchairs, Rascal Scooters, accessories, and transport systems We are searching for extraordinary people for our national Medical Marketing and Sales force in all 50 United States and Puerto Rico, to introduce our services to physicians and other healthcare provider We are seeking persons with outside marketing and sales experience who are able to function as a polite and cooperative team member with a positive attitude, and possess people sensitive personality with a desire to help others. To apply , contact Scott Patrick, Professional Relations. Fax your resume, toll free to 877-282-1447 or email e-mail protected from spam bots.

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Rascal Insurance Services Awarded Accredidation From Joint Comission – by Scott Patrick

No Comments 27 April 2010

Sewell, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 31, 2005 — Electric Mobility Corporation, distributor of the world famous Rascal powerchair and scooter, announced today that its Rascal Insurance Services division has earned the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations’; (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval™. JCAHO is widely considered to be one of the country’;s most respected healthcare accrediting bodies. “Achieving this accreditation is a significant accomplishment,” says Michael Flowers, President of Electric Mobility. “The Joint Commission recognizes our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest level of quality and care, and we’;re proud that Electric Mobility is one of the few mobility companies to receive this honor.” Electric Mobility, headquartered in Southern New Jersey, has been a pioneer in the mobility marketplace since 1974. The company now includes over 1000 employees and independent contractors, supported by a nationwide service network. These hardworking men and women are dedicated to fulfilling the corporation’;s mission “to be the world leader in products and services that improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers.” Rascal Insurance Services is a division of Electric Mobility that offers a range of powerchairs and scooters to individuals who rely on Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and worker’;s compensation to cover this equipment. The Division’;s long-standing history of excellence in healthcare is evidenced by its 150 managed care and 18 state Medicaid affiliations. This commitment does not stop with insurance contracting. The Division maintains a physical presence in doctor’;s offices nationwide and has Mobility Consultants located across the country within an hour of most of the U.S. population. Michael Johns, Vice President of the Rascal Insurance Services Division, says, “We strive to provide the highest level of service in patient care, claims processing, and managed care partnerships. Obtaining Joint Commission accreditation shows that we have been recognized for our clinical excellence.” For more information on prescribing or obtaining a Rascal mobility product, or using Rascal Insurance Services as a contracted provider, contact Michael Johns, Rascal Insurance Services, at 1-800-718-2082, or visit www.rascalinsurance.com.

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Purchasing a Mobility Scooter? Here Are Things To Think About – by RC Rougeux

No Comments 24 April 2010

If you have just bought a mobility scooter (or are planning on buying one soon), there are a few things you should consider before venturing out and spending your money on one.
The first thing you should know is that there are often rules and laws regarding mobility scooters in each municipality. Check with your local authorities first about what the rules are. While most cities are very accommodating to scooters, you don’t want to break the law! One law found in many jurisdictions that scooter owners may be surprised to discover is that if you ride a scooter you are considered a pedestrian… not a vehicle operator. As such, you’ll need to stay off the roads as much as possible (unless, of course, the sidewalks are impassable). However, recent court cases have found that driving a scooter while impaired could lead to a fine under the motorized vehicles act in your state!
When you get a scooter, be sure to deck it out with reflectors, reflector tape, and a tall, bright orange flag. That will help motorists see you if you have to travel in the dark and are forced to travel on the road (if, for example, there are no sidewalks where you live). Put reflector tape across the back of the seat and the bottom of the scooter and consider a small flashing light like joggers wear. If possible, avoid being out late at night on your scooter if your scooter doesn’t have headlights. Get a headlight mounted on your scooter easily if you want to travel after dark.
If you have a long way to travel, don’t get stranded! Carry an extra battery or a solar powered charger with you. Batteries will wear out and if you have an extra one, you’ll be okay!
If you travel in a climate that gets really hot or wet or snowy, consider getting a canopy to go over your scooter. This will keep the wet and the heat off of you. Don’t forget to pack a bottle of ice water with you when you go out. You may not be doing vigorous walking, but you’ll still need to stay hydrated…and it’s easy to forget that when you’re not putting one leg in front of the other.
Although it may be tempting to listen to music while you travel, avoid putting headphones in both ears. Between the music and your scooter’s engine noise, you may not hear traffic at a crosswalk or other machinery (like those small city sidewalk cleaners) that may need to share the sidewalk with you.
Consider carrying a small, portable ramp to allow you to get into places that you might not normally be able to. Many cities and commercial buildings are becoming more and more scooter friendly but they are not all 100% compliant yet. A small ramp will make the difference between being able to go where you want and getting turned away.
Mobility scooters are a great way to gain back your independence if you’ve found that you cannot walk around as much as you used to. Use these tips to keep yourself safe and secure as you travel. Happy mobility!

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Pressure Relieving Mobility Aids – by Handy Healthcare

No Comments 22 April 2010

For those people who spend a lot of time in bed, in a powerchair or wheelchair, or a riser recliner chair, the risk of pressure sores can be high. With the right pressure relieving mobility products and remembering to change positions regularly, the risk of pressure sores can be greatly reduced.

Bed sores are areas of skin that are damaged, and usually affect the bony areas of the body, such as heels, hips, elbows and head. Pressure sores are serious, and can damage the fatty tissue underneath the skin. Untreated, they can lead to infection and blood poisoning, and in severe cases, they can even be life threatening.

Pressure sores and ulcers, or decubitus, are caused a person staying in the same position without moving; shearing, which is when the skin drags when slipping or sliding in bed and friction from poor lifting, moving and handling techniques. Those susceptible to bed sores include those with reduced mobility, those suffering from an acute illness, the immobile, the elderly, the very young, and the malnourished. The patient can also be affected by moisture and any medication that they may be taking. For healthcare professionals as well as the individual, pressure relief is a very important consideration in the rehabilitation process.

There are several different types of mobility aids which can help reduce the risk of pressure sores. Here is a list of six types of pressure relieving mobility products suitable for home use or use in a care giving environment.

1. Constant Low Pressure devices such as mattresses and overlays spread the body weight over a larger area. A pressure relieving mattress has a supportive, or “memory foam” base, which means that no additional mattress topper is needed. Some types of pressure relieving mattress are flexible enough to be suitable for electric adjustable mobility beds. Mattress toppers, as the name suggests, sit on top of a traditional mattress, and mould to the shape of the body, and so provide additional comfort. Pressure relieving bed pads have sewn in sections to prevent the material moving, and so reduce friction. These bed pads are normally for temporary rather than long term usage. Foam and fibre mattress overlays are used with a mattress, and allow the air to circulate. This reduces the build up of moisture which can lead to pressure sores. The various types of mattresses, toppers and overlays are available for different situations. For example, some are more suited for medical use than others.

2. Alternating Pressure devices mechanically vary the pressure beneath the patient, and may not be suitable for those with fractures. These types of mobility devices are often programmable so that the patient gets the correct amount of support. These pressure relieving systems are usually virtually noise and vibration free. Some models work on the patient’s BMI (Body Mass Index), and depending on the model, the control unit can be used with several mattresses to save on costs and storage.

3. Low Air Loss pressure relieving devices work by supporting the patient on air filled sacks inflated at a constant pressure, through which air can pass. Air fluidised devices are designed for high-risk individuals who are not able to tolerate pressure. The airflow is warmed through sand-like grains or beads which are in an air-permeable fabric to create a dry flotation system.

4. Pressure relieving mobility devices are available for bony areas of the body such as the heels, hips, elbows and the head which are also at risk of pressure sores as the skin is thinner and so is damaged more easily. These types of mobility aids are commonly used in hospitals and nursing homes as well as domestically. Depending on the type of protector, medication can be applied to the protector.

5. For people who sit in the same position all day, using a proper pressure relieving cushion can drastically reduce the risk of pressure sores. If you use a riser recliner chair, you can adjust the position of the chair to change the position and spread the pressure. If a traditional type of chair is used, a dedicated chair cushion can help. Common types of cushion include ring cushions which are round and inflatable, and waffle cushions which can be inflatable and have ventilation holes which allow good air circulation.

6. Wheelchair and powerchair cushions are very important to reduce the risk of pressure sores and should not be overlooked when purchasing a wheelchair or powerchair. Purchasing the right size of cushion for the chair is vital in order that the cushion can be effective.

Using the correct pressure relieving mobility products is important and has measurable health benefits; however the most important point to remember is that changing positions regularly is the best way of preventing and treating pressure sores.

For more information about Mobility Aids and Disability Aids, Healthcare Products and Occupational Therapy Supplies, please visit www.handyhealthcare.co.uk

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Paying for Your Electric Mobility Scooter – by Scooter Review team

No Comments 19 April 2010

It can seem a daunting task, the thought of shopping for the right electric mobility scooter and then actually paying for it. After all, we’re talking about an electrical vehicle designed to carry somewhere around 300 pounds, able to go up to 10 miles per hour. But, the fact of the matter is, if you’re eliglble and qualified, Medicare may help pay for some or all of the cost of your electric mobility scooter.
Generally, to qualify, you must require a scooter to get around your home. Inside and out. Secondly, to qualify, you’ll need to be unable to operate a manual wheelchair. Lastly, you’ll need a doctor’s recommendation – can you say, “doctor’s note!”
Before you go electric mobility scooter shopping, be sure to talk with your doctor as to whether he or she feels you’ll eligible to receive Medicare aid for your purchase. Its very possible Medicare could cover up to 80% of the cost of your scooter. If you have an HMO, you may be pleased to find out that they can possibly cover the remaining 20% of the cost.
When pricing electric mobility scooters, you’ll find that while expensive, they may actually cost less than your washer or dryer! As many of them start at $450 and go up to $1,000+ in price. And even if you can’t get Medicare to chip in, you can usually get good financing deals where the monthly payment would seem nominal.
Keep in mind, that when you go to the electric mobility scooters dealer, that you should have a good idea of what you need in the way of a scooter. Because the fact of the matter is, many sales people, in order to drive up their commission will push “add-ons”. And they can be quite persuasive. It would prove wise to talk to people who’ve purchased electric mobility scooters and ask them where they bought theirs. Where they recommend you go and who specifically to talk to at the dealership. That way, you aren’t pressured into getting something you really don’t need.
Written by the Mobility Scooter Review Team. Go to www.electric-mobility-scooter-reviews.com to see more free articles, tips and info. Updated weekly! This is the ultimate resource on mobility scooters.

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