Available Power Wheelchair Options
Wheelchairs have been developed for all kinds of people. As society has evolved, so have powered mobility chairs that enhance the quality of life for disabled individuals.
Powered chairs are basically wheelchairs that do not need to be physically propelled because they use electricity to make them move.
When deciding whether powered chairs are best for you, consider your lifestyle needs and activities of daily living. Ideally, electric mobility chairs are best for people who are unable to propel manual wheelchairs; yet require independent mobility.
In addition to physical considerations, an individual's environment and living conditions are key factors. For example, since powered chairs are heavier than manual chairs, they cannot be easily lifted on curbs and steps.
In addition, it is important to have a living environment with wide doors and halls to accommodate the wheelchair.
Think carefully of how you will use the chair to make sure that it will hold up to your needs. Decide if you will be traveling a lot because power wheelchairs do not fold conveniently, making them difficult to transport.
Additionally, these kinds of chairs are run by electricity so you need to consider the batteries and charger.
To reduce cost, you can purchase a used powered chair. However, secondhand chairs don't have transferable warranties so be careful when buying them. Always check to see if costs can be defrayed by your medical insurance.
Advantages of a power wheel chair include great sophistication in stability and control, the availability of different models, and the capability to maneuver and travel distances with minimal strength.
They can also reduce pain in the arms and shoulders from daily use. Powered mobility chairs can permit continued activities even if there is a decline in the body's function.
A doctor or physical therapist can help in making sure that the chair fits correctly and is positioned for your physical skills.
This article was written by Viojieley Gurrobat.
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