Important Reimbursement Changes to Consider When Choosing Your Next Wheelchair Cushion
Every wheelchair cushion has a finite lifespan and eventually, every brand, make and model of cushion will wear beyond its usability. When this happens the cushion no longer supports and protects your skin the way it was designed — putting you at risk of a pressure sore. This is why it is vital to replace your cushion before it fails. Two important questions I’m frequently asked and have written about in the past are, “How often should I replace my cushion?” and “How often will insurance pay for a new cushion?” The answers to these two questions are linked. It is a good idea to replace... [Read More]
Lucky Break: A Love Story
“Lucky Break: A Love Story” by Belinda Ann Begley is a captivating true story about how Begley met, fell in love, and shared an amazing life with the late Kirk Kilgour, a C4 complete quadriplegic – the result of an accident while training with the Italian National Volleyball Team in 1976 (at age 28) – with no movement below the shoulders.
Reading the book about Kilgour’s life, one is reminded of “The Most Interesting Man in the World” commercials. A similar commercial featuring Kilgour would play something like this: “He has coached five volleyball Olympic gold medalists. He travels... [Read More]