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We will periodically update this page to include frequently asked questions and other useful features. The entire category will also be changed from time to time and the old page will be archived on to a reference page.

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Grade Aids

I’ve taken great pride in being a C6 quadriplegic who is able to use a manual chair as my primary chair. There are many reasons why I have preferred using a manual chair. For me, it is much easier to get around places locally. Most of which only meet the minimun requirements for “accessibility.”  I’ve also always felt it easier to relate to people I meet, in the manual chair, more so than a power chair.

It hasn’t always been the easier option. One aspect of using a manual chair that can be quite difficult for us “quads” is hills. Most ramps are shallow enough, but it seems inevitable that I’ll be out with friends checking out a new place, or on that first date to the movies, and I’ll have to roll up a hill that’s too steep. For me, Grade Aids have been invaluable.

I originally bought a pair of grade aids because I had a converted mini-van with a slide out ramp, and I needed to be able to drive myself. Driving was easy enough, and so was the transfer from my chair to the driver seat. I just didn’t have enough strength to get all the way up the ramp without rolling back. So it was suggested that I get grade aids.

Grade AidsGrade aids are a simple device that when “engaged” (fancy way of saying you flip tab down) it allows the wheel to roll forward but will stop it from rolling backward. The simple device can be attached by itself or with push to lock wheel locks to almost any wheelchair frame. To engage the grade aids you simple push down on the tab so that the teeth on the underside come into contact with the tire.

When engaged the wheel locks do add extra resistance making it a little harder to to push forward, but allow you to stop at anytime without fear of rolling back down the hill. This greatly reduces the overall effort.

I also use my grade aids as a compliment to my D’s Locks when transfering to add an extra level of stability. The grade aids have been an excellent device for me and may be helpful for you.

MAP Prices and how it affects you.

Minimum Advertised Price or “MAP” – is a pricing restriction set by the manufacturer.  It is the lowest price a company is allowed to advertise an item for.  All dealers who buy MAP items are required to advertise them for no less than MAP price regardless of actual sale price.

While MAP pricing is not a new concept, it has become increasingly common for medical equipment manufacturers to use MAP pricing. The generally reason given for such policies is to help curb excess competition to price. However, the general consensus is that it is intended to bring online prices back in line with what brick and mortar stores have to charge to sell the product.

Whatever the reason, MAP Pricing puts a greater focus on customer service and understanding of the product rather than just the price. We believe that it provides us and the customer a great oppurtunity to focus on service. If every dealer advertises a product at the same price, than we have to differentiate ourselves by providing more information and better service to earn your business.

No need to worry, for all of you who know what you want and like to shop prices, “MAP price” refers only to the advertised price. We are allowed to sell items for any price we want.

If you see an item labeled MAP price it almost always means that there may be extra discounts available.  If ever in doubt give us a call and we’ll always give you the best price we can offer.

Welcome to Live Well Medical Supplies

We are a family owned and operated business.

Welcome to our blog. Live Well Medical Supplies is a family owned and operated company that opened its doors in 2004.

Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality products and service at the lowest possible price. We welcome you to compare our prices and product selection to others sites. We believe that you will find we have the lowest prices on the items you need. We are always adding new items for your convenience, but if there is an item you need and do not find it on our site, please let us know and we can most likely get for the same or less then other sites.  Additionally, if you can find a lower price please let us know and if we can beat it we will.

They say that there are defining moments in everyone’s life that change its course dramatically. One of ours came late September 2001 when we where heading to our sons Homecoming game. Unknowing to us the ambulance pulling on the football field as we arrived was for our son, Jeff. It was that night in the emergency room the doctor said Jeff would never walk again. If you are interested in more details please go to our About Us page.

Jeff and I started Live Well Medical Supplies help others that suddenly find themselves with a SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) or other disabling illness and have more questions then answers or find it hard to afford the required supplies and equipment to cope with their illness or injury. If you have questions please feel email or call us and we will do our best to get answer for you.