Did you have recent surgery and are now convalescing at home and in need of temporary medical supplies? Or perhaps you’re a senior or person with a disability seeking to improve your well-being and independence with mobility, assistive devices or home-care products? Whatever the reason, Cranbrook-based Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment offers sales, rentals and servicing for a wide range of home-care and medical products.
Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment is focused on providing our clients with a wide selection of products that improve mobility—making your home safe and accessible—while providing powered wheelchairs and scooters to keep you on the go. For bath and bedroom safety and mobility, we offer items such as bed rails and poles, grab bars, raised toilet seats and shower seats. Our store includes a range of mastectomy products, including prosthesis, shapers and bras. Need compression garments? We carry a range of stockings, sleeves and socks designed for diabetics. We also carry Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy machines, masks and accessories.
Did you know that Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment installs indoor and outdoor stairlifts? We offer free assessments of your home, and then the setup, delivery and training for you or your family are carried out by our experienced and well-trained staff.
Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment serves the East Kootenay region, including Kimberley, Fernie, Golden and surrounding communities. For over 25 years, we’ve been taking care of clients and helping them to live the best life possible. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff will help you find the right home health-care product for your needs.
Are you convalescing at home and need to rent medical equipment?
Give Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook a call at 250-426-6600. We supply a wide selection of home-care and health equipment for rent.
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Where can I rent or buy medical supplies in the East Kootenays?
At Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Supplies in Cranbrook, we offer a wide range of home health-care products and devices for customers across the Kootenays. We take pride in providing our clients with clean, well-maintained home medical equipment rentals and supplies. You can find everything from wheelchairs and lifts to bed rails, shower seats and crutches.
This Cranbrook medical store supplies mobility and assistive devices for seniors and the disabled
Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment offers a wide range of wheelchairs, mobility scooters, canes, crutches and walkers designed to assist seniors and others with mobility issues to get out and enjoy life. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are dedicated to helping you live the best life possible.
Don’t live life at a standstill. Give us a call at 1-800-661-4022 or visit our Cranbrook office at 250 Slater Road. We are proud to support customers from across the East Kootenays.
What kind of home-care supplies does Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment offer?
Whether you need equipment and medical supplies for a short-term convalescence, a chronic illness or a disability, Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook offers a wide selection of products.
Our home-care equipment and supplies include items designed for bedroom and bathroom safety, such as bed rails, raised toilet seats, bath chairs and accessories. We offer a range of compression garments for diabetics and other clientele. We also offer a wide selection of mastectomy products, including prosthesis, shapers and bras. Our mobility devices include wheelchairs, scooters, canes, crutches and walkers. For sleep apnea sufferers and clients who require oxygen treatment, we sell CPAP machines, masks, pillows and other related supplies.
What are the benefits of installing a stairlift in my East Kootenay home?
If you’re a senior, it’s not always possible to downsize into a more suitable home for your needs—moving is costly! For someone who is disabled, being able to safely navigate all the areas of your home is crucial to a feeling of satisfaction and independence. Installing a stairlift in your home is a practical, easy and cost-effective solution for many people who want to increase the accessibility of their home and outdoor spaces.
At Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook, we install both indoor and outdoor stairlifts for homes and businesses. We provide a free assessment of your property and will deliver, set up and provide training on your new stairlift. Give us a call today at 250-426-6600 to discuss your needs and arrange an assessment.
I’m thinking of getting a stairlift for my home—what should I consider before buying one?
Thinking of getting a stairlift for your home? There are several important factors you should consider before deciding to install a stairlift in your home. Before you invest in one, ask yourself the following questions:
What kind of stairlift should you get? Stairlifts generally come in straight or curved configurations, depending on the type of staircase in your home. They are also available for outdoor use. Stairlifts vary between light- and heavy-duty versions.
What’s your budget? How much can you realistically afford to spend? Like most home improvement projects, the cost can vary depending on the type of stairlift you’d like to install.
Ease of use: For people with limited manual dexterity, a stairlift with light-touch controls or a remote control might be your best choice.
What kind of safety features should you look for? A quality stairlift should have a seat that swivels to allow you to get on and off easily but should also lock in place when moving. There should also be sensors on the foot platform that will stop the stairlift if there’s an obstruction.
Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook is happy to answer any questions you may have.
Wheelchair and power scooter maintenance tips
Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook recommends scheduling regular maintenance appointments for your mobility equipment. We also suggest keeping the following tips in mind:
Proper battery maintenance: Keep the batteries in your power wheelchair or scooter clean and dry as they are integral to the propulsion system of the equipment. Remember to charge them regularly.
Monitor your tires: Just like a car, the tires on your scooter or power wheelchair are crucial to the proper performance of the machine. Make sure that the tires are fully inflated and in good condition with decent tread.
Suitable storage: Make sure to store your mobility equipment in a location that is dry and protected from the weather. After use, clear away any debris and dirt that has accumulated in the wheel wells and body of the machine.
General checks: Keep an eye out for unusual sounds, grinding or signal lights and indicators that are not working properly.
Keeping your power wheelchair or scooter in tip-top shape is important to keep it functional and ensure your ability to get around when needed.
Does Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook repair or service wheelchairs?
We do. We have skilled technicians on staff who can repair or service your mobility equipment, including traditional wheelchairs, power wheelchairs and scooters. Give us a call to schedule a service appointment—1-800-661-4022.
What’s the difference between a mobility scooter and a power wheelchair?
At Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment in Cranbrook, we sell both power wheelchairs and powered mobility scooters. You may be wondering what the difference is between the two and which is better suited to your lifestyle and needs. Here’s the pros and cons of each machine:
Much more than the traditional hospital wheelchair you may be used to seeing, a power wheelchair is a sophisticated piece of equipment designed with a variety of different functions to make life easier.
- With 4 or 6 wheels, they are highly manoeuvrable
- Compact design, great for tight spaces like elevators and bathrooms
- Excellent battery life, with 10 to 20 miles possible on a single charge
- Variety of adaptable seat options
- Can be controlled via joystick for those with dexterity issues
- Very heavy, difficult to lift without help
- Expensive compared to scooters
- Low ground clearance, unsuitable for uneven terrain or steep ramps
A mobility scooter is intended for both indoor and outdoor use. They are available in a wide range of colours, sizes and styles, including 2-wheel, 3-wheel and compact designs.
- Affordable and cost-effective
- More storage area for personal belongings; most scooters come with a basket
- Aesthetically-pleasing and available in a wide variety of colours and designs
- Less manoeuvrable, large turn radius
- Less comfortable than a power wheelchair; seat is fixed and cannot be adjusted into different positions
- Unsuitable for tie-down in a van due to large size
Services offered by Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment
- Home medical equipment sales/rentals
- Free assessment, delivery and set-up options
- Training with our experienced, well-trained staff
- Special programs—long-term care (LTC)
- House calls
- In-house service departments
- Complimentary in-home assessments and in-home trials
Products offered by Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment
- Bathroom accessories—tub and grab bars
- Bath lifts, shower seats, transfer benches, handrails
- Walk-in bathtubs
- Raised toilet seats
- Beds—adjustable, home care and safety beds
- Bed rails/poles, accessories
- Compression garments—stockings, diabetic socks, sleeves
- Mastectomy prosthesis, shapers and bras
- Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy
- CPAP—machines, masks, pillows, humidifiers
- Cushions and backs—air, fluid, gel and pillow
- Elevators—residential, commercial access
- Stairlifts—variety of options
- Lifts—pool, ceiling, pediatric and patient transfer lifts
- Walking devices—canes and crutches
- Walkers—specialty and standard
- Wheelchairs—extensive selection
- Power wheelchairs—basic, heavy-duty and front-drive
- Mobility scooters—full-size, heavy-duty and luxury
- Wheelchair ramps
When is Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment open?
- Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday and Sunday: Closed
When was Kootenay Columbia Home Medical Equipment started?
Address: 250 Slater Road, Cranbrook, BC V1C 5C8
Phone: 250-426-6600, toll-free: 1-800-661-4022