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WHEELCHAIRS AND MOBILITY SCOOTERS

Meintjes and Neethling are proud wheelchair suppliers. Wheelchairs and mobility scooters help patients with mobility. Wheelchairs may be either manually pushed by the patient him-/herself or an aide, or with the help of electricity. Electric wheelchairs and scooters are recommended for patients with significant mobility/balance impairment.

Children living with cerebral palsy require many home nursing supplies that can all improve their quality of life, but none of them quite as much as wheelchairs and scooters. This is a means of giving a child a sense of independence they would otherwise never experience. Cerebral palsy wheelchairs may be electric or not, depending on the severity of the case, but the support of mobility it brings is undeniable in both cases.

All wheelchairs supplied by our team of orthotics and prosthetics practitioners are measured and fitted to the individual client’s needs by an expert orthopaedic specialist. A wheelchair –like a car– has to be purchased by a person with a specific need and for a specific purpose.

At Meintjes and Neethling we strive to meet your needs. Our professional staff understand the possibilities of our wheelchairs and scooters and match them to your personal needs. With that in mind, we recommend buying a wheelchair from a specialist like Meintjes and Neethling so that you can receive in-house servicing and the option of reimbursing costs through your medical aid. As trusted wheelchair suppliers patients should please feel free to ask any questions concerning which wheelchair or scooter would be considered best for the level of mobility of the patient. We offer:

Aluminium Econo

With the lightweight nature of aluminium on its side this wheelchair is durable and sturdy without added weight. It is perfect for patients who may not have full strength in their upper bodies. It is also much easier for a nurse or minder to push the patient in across long distances.

Aluminium Econo Wheel Chairs
  • Sizes: 12" – 20"
  • Upholstery: nylon, washable, reinforced breathable material
  • Capacity: up to 100kgs
  • Best used indoors and for short distances
  • Short term use
  • Porter chair

Comfort Embrace

The comfort embrace model of wheelchair is perfect for cerebral palsy patients who suffer from pain when sitting for extended periods of time. It is adjustable in both its arm, foot and back rests to allow the patient to move in their chair for increased levels of comfort throughout the day. By allowing the patient to move in their chair and not stay in one static position it can help to minimise spasms and other aches and pains.

Comfort Embrace Wheel Chair
  • Sizes: 16", 18" & 20"
  • Upholstery: high quality nylon
  • Capacity: 80-110kg
  • Full aluminium folding chair with a double cross bar design
  • Quick release back wheel
  • Convenient for travelling
  • For moderate to high activity patient

Comfort electric

The comfort electric is perfect for patients with severely limited mobility as a means of giving them a sense of independence. It allows patients to cover long distances on a variety of terrains throughout their days, which is especially helpful for children attending school or university where the chair needs to get them all across campus. They are easy to travel with too and can be folded to fit in the boot of a car.

Comfort electric Wheel Chair
  • Sizes:16" & 18"
  • Capacity: 120kg
  • Height adjustable armrests that can flip-backwards
  • Detachable and swing away footrest
  • Ideal for bilateral amputees and quadriplegic patients

CUSHIONS

Flo-tech Cushions

Flo-tech Cushions
Upholstery: dual layer for ultimate protection and comfort (fluid and foam). This type of cushion is ideal for long term use and patients with a high risk of skin breakdown. It provides comfort and improves the patient’s posture while sitting.

Flo-tech Contour Visco

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  • Heavy, taller patients
  • Temperature sensitive foam to conform
  • Cover is two-way stretch, water resistant and vapour-permeable

Flo-tech Lite Visco

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  • Carries up to 100kg
  • Low profile
  • Temperature sensitive foam to conform
  • Cover is two-way stretch, water resistant and vapour-permeable

Flo-tech Solution

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  • Carries up to 140kg
  • Dual layer cushion for extra comfort
  • Superior level of protection
  • Cover is two-way stretch, water resistant and vapour-permeable

NURSING AIDS

Bathtub Safety bar

NURSING AIDS: Bathtub Safety bar
This rail is used at the bath side and provides the patient with confidence and stability when getting in and out of the bath. It has a powder coated finish and attaches to side of the rail.

Raised toilet seat non-adjustable

NURSING AIDS: Raised toilet seat non-adjustable
Our raised toilet seats are easy to fit, fits most toilets and easy to clean.

Raised toilet seat –Adjustable

NURSING AIDS: Raised toilet seat –Adjustable
Maximum load 275 kg, 5 support alloy brackets, easy to clean, fits all toilets and gives comfortable seating.

Grab Rails

NURSING AIDS: Grab Rails
Grab rails are used all over the house to give the patient a stable grip. It is especially used for getting in and out of the bath/shower, getting up from a seated position or to balance a patient in a long corridor. The grab rails come in different lengths (12", 16", 24", and 32") and angles.

OTHER AIDS

Utensil kit

NURSING AIDS: Utensil kit
The utensil kit is used when a patient has restricted wrist and/or finger movement. The fork and spoon can be bent to provide better angles to cater for the patient’s needs.

Plastic plate guard

NURSING AIDS: Plastic plate guard
The plate guard fits around the rim of around plate between 200-300mm. This edge prevents the food to be pushed off the plate; it is useful for upper extremity amputees and patients suffering from a CVI and children with cerebral palsy.

Tablet Crusher

NURSING AIDS: Tablet Crusher
Suitable for carrying in pocket, easy to clean, tablet store compartment in lid and grind mill for tablets.

Tablet Splitter

NURSING AIDS: Tablet Splitter
The front tray is used for storage of tablets. The holder with blade dived tablet in half for small dosages or easier swallowing of tablets.

Standard drinking cup

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The standard drinking cup has a long mouth piece which makes easier to hold when drinking, it holds 250ml and is dishwasher safe.

Kettle Pourer

Kettle Pourer
This is a wire frame designed to hold a kettle at a slanted angle. With gentle pressure, on the handle the water can be poured into the cup. The kettle is secured by a strap.

4 wheel walker

4 wheel walker
  • Folds for easy storage and height adjustable
  • Lightweight with hand brakes
  • The 4 wheel walker has a padded seat and basket for storage
  • 3 wheel walkers are also available.