Caregivers Guide: What to expect

As a caregiver of a person who has disabilities and complex seating needs, you are faced with tremendous responsibility. With numerous appointments, a household to run, attention to give (sometimes acting as the clinician), and adapting to a new way of life, your day-to-day becomes hurried for reasons beyond your control.

Support to manage daily demands

Every day you are learning and trying to understand various elements of your loved ones’ changing needs. Whether it be learning how to make adjustments to their tilt-in-space wheelchair, taking notes during appointments to keep up with clinical assessments or researching funding, you will ultimately do your best to keep up with what’s being sent your way, but at times it can be a daunting task.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to go, where you can find helpful tips and information that is condensed in one place for your ongoing reference?

Caregivers' What to Expect Guide: Browse by topic

Best Practices for Self-Care

Self-care is a necessity for caregivers. You may already feel as though it’s hard to find the time to care for yourself. We’re here to help and have compiled a list of ways that will allow you to make time for you.


Comfort and Skin Care

Comfort plays a key role in quality of life for your loved one. As a caregiver, you will know the tolerance levels of the person you’re looking after. However, there are a number of other factors influencing their comfort and things you can look for to offer better support in positioning and skin care needs.


Funding and Reimbursement

Have you wondered how your loved ones custom seat will be paid for? What happens when their needs change or if repairs are needed on their system? We’re here to provide you with the right questions to ask and provide guidance that will help you navigate your way through the funding process.


Travel and Transportation

Chances are your loved one will need to travel while in their seating system, whether it be to and from appointments, family engagements, or vacation. We have compiled helpful tips to think about when traveling by car, accessible vehicle, and public transport, as well as tips for easier transfers in and out of a chair.