Recommend you call your nearest MDA location. You can find the locations on-line. [url]http://www.mda.org/locate/[/url]
also, suggest you ask the same question over on the ALS forum. Statistically, it is far more likely that you will find people in a similar situation as you are in.
For example, they have a section for Tips, Tricks and Gadgets-
If, for some reason the link no longer works go to [url]http://www.alsforums.com/[/url]
In addition, I like to peruse these two catalog websites-
Patterson Medical, makers of Sammons Preston products-
and North coast Medical- [url]http://www.ncmedical.com/index.html[/url]
Click on the area of interest or enter a search parameter. I usually look at ADL (Activities of Daily Living) or Mobility Aids.
Specific things we’ve done is to change all the door knobs in our house to levers.
good luck, I hope all the best for you.
Interesting, I was just wondering what a small 4-wheeler ATV (all terrain vehicle) would do for you. We have a large 660 Yamaha Grizzly in the garage that my son & husband use for hunting season, & in the winter months my husband has a plow for it. I have never driven it myself, but it certainly works well in the winter months for getting around. Maybe you could find a smaller used 300 ATV to get around? My husband said Canada makes the Ski-do & Bombardier, probably a lot of used ones around?
I still use a shower chair to shower, take a transport chair when there will be a lot of walking to do, & have to wear AFOs & a cane to walk. Up in the garage, I am storing my manual wheelchair, my walker, my commode (also could be used to slide in & out of the shower.) Up at the cabin I keep my other commode in the porch, so I don’t have to walk to the outhouse at night. My powerchair I primarily use as my computer chair now, but will use it for walks around the neighborhood in the non-snow months. I keep all of these, in case I ever start to decline. BTW, my insurance paid for all of these items, except for the transport chair, which was $150. I sure can’t complain…