Yes, thankfully my mom is quite strong in the upper body and the GBS didn’t really hit her arms strength much, so she can use a manual chair. My dad helps her out as well.
Their house is really not suited to a wheel chair. So far, my dad has removed two hallway doors to allow more room so my mom doesn’t bash her hands as often.
It doesn’t seem like BC Medical covers the chair and my folks are retired without extended medical that we have while working for a living. Luckily, my parents do have sufficient funds to handle the unexpected expenses.
Thanks for your feedback. It is a tough transition for sure.