You got a phone call one day from your dad's boss, saying that he had been in a lot of pain at work, so they sent him to the hospital in an ambulance. You rushed to the hospital and upon arrival, you found out that your dad had blood clots in both of his legs and they were being forced to amputate. This was the worst day of your life, but you would take it in stride and help him adjust to his new life.
Since your dad has full use of both of his arms, you want him to be able to feel independent, so you'd like for him to drive himself places. One of the best ways for him to do that is through car hand controls. Car hand controls are all over medical news these days and allow the driver to use his or her hands to control what is going on with his or her vehicle. There are several things you should look for when you're purchasing these car hand controls for your dad.
The first thing you should consider is the material they're made from. Some control systems are made from aerospace aluminum, which means the system will be strong and durable so that your dad can rely on it. Aerospace aluminum is also lightweight, making the control system much easier to collapse if you need to travel.
The second thing you should consider is the installation. Are the controls you're purchasing easy to install? You don't want to purchase something that's so difficult to install that you end up messing the car up. What if your dad decides to sell his car? Are the controls easy to remove, so that you can put them on the next car your dad drives?
While those are really important components of car hand controls, there are some other important things to watch out for. What is the grip on the controls made of? You don't want your dad to burn his hands. Will the controls get hot when the car gets hot? Moreover, are they collapsible? If you're traveling and you're taking the controls with you, will they fit in the vehicle?
Once you've decided on the controls you want to order, choose a company to order them from. You can often order them from the manufacturer, or you can order them from a medical supplies company.