It’s never easy to change something you’re accustomed to. When you familiarize yourself with something, it becomes a part of your routine and your daily lifestyle. For many individuals, a wheelchair is standardized to become part of your life. In this situation it’s very hard to switch to something else, especially when you’ve been using the same device for a long period of time.

There are several circumstances that are usually identified before making the switch from a manual wheelchair to a powered one. If you feel like your inability to get things done is getting in the way, it might be time to make a switch.

Switching to a Power Wheelchair

Quality of Life

It might not always be obvious that you need a different source of mobility. Fatigue and pain can easily be masked especially if they take long to actually set in. When your quality of life is at stake, it’s usually a good time to consider your options for switching your method of mobile transportation.

Pain and fatigue can easily overshadow your willpower to do the things you need to do. This usually results in skipping activities, ignoring chores, and even avoiding social gatherings with friends and family.

Purchasing A Power Wheelchair

When you purchase a power wheelchair the first thing you’ll probably notice is that it’s significantly larger than your previous manual wheelchair. It also can’t jump curbs if you were used to taking shortcuts. Having a power wheelchair means it you probably spent a significant amount of money and would be seriously agitated if something damaged your investment.

Power wheelchairs taking some serious getting used since they are so different from manual wheelchairs. If you’re having trouble getting around and feel like you’re confined in one place, consider changing to a power wheelchair to regain your independence and ability to travel as freely as you’d like.


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