"Cane to walker to manual wheelchair. Then scooters and power chairs, travel chairs. There's really every option available," said Ferguson, adding not every scooter or chair is right for every situation. Ferguson meets with customers in their home to learn about their daily environment and what choice might work for them.
"Lots of times a scooter may not work in the home where a power wheelchair will. There's a different turning radius in the two options. I go do an in home evaluation. I will sit down with the client and take a couple of devices out." A prescription from a doctor is required - as well as final approval once the equipment is chosen. You can learn more about the process by calling Ferguson at Health Essentials.