transport wheelchair is a mobility chair designed for convenience,
short-distance use and easy handling by a caregiver. Lightweight and
foldable, these wheelchairs are easily moved and typically fit in the
trunk of most vehicles. There is even a model designed to fold into a
bag to be carried over the shoulder.
Transport chairs are practical for errands and trips to the store or the doctor. Hospitals sometimes utilize these flexible mobility chairs to move patients around their facilities.
You can identify a transport chair by looking at its rear wheels. They are much smaller than standard manual wheelchairs and similar in size to the front wheels. Without large rear wheels, the user must rely on someone else to push the chair, which is why the transport chair is often referred to as a companion wheelchair.
Transport wheelchairs provide many advantages:
When looking for a companion chair, there are three factors to take into consideration.
Other features to look for include a fold down back, swing away footrests, added upholstery, removable arms, padded arm rests, attendant-operated hand brakes, non-skid footplates, back pocket and warranties.
Above all, one of the most important aspects of owning a transport chair is the freedom and flexibility it provides the individual and the caregiver.
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