What to consider when buying a wheelchair:

Always consult with your medical practitioner before buying a wheelchair. You can also do your own research so that you can make a well informed decision regarding your final purchase.

Here are some points to keep in mind:

  • Capacity
  • Cost
  • Design
  • Flexible back
  • Foldability
  • Location of battery supply for electric power wheelchairs
  • Removable armrests, adjustable footrests
  • Seat width
  • Size
  • Warranty
  • Weight

Wheelchair Accessories: 

Over time, wheelchair accessories have carved a niche for themselves in the market. You can upgrade your existing wheelchair, replace damaged parts, enhance both comfort, and function with modern wheelchair accessories. These are widely available online where you can also avail advice on fitting accessories to your wheelchairs.

Wheelchair Availability:

New wheelchairs are available for purchase online or through nearby retailers. Even if you are not able to get out of the house, wheelchair websites often list the wheelchair models, pictures, cost, accessories etc. You can simply order online and have the wheelchair delivered to you. If you are looking for an affordable option, take a look at used wheelchairs. If your disability is temporary, a wheelchair rental might be the best option.

Wheelchair Safety:

  • Ensure you use safety belts and the various other safety accessories
  • Do not use the wheelchair in ways it was not designed for
  • Use the wheelchair the appropriate way

For instance, an indoor wheelchair could result in injuries to the user and the chair if used outdoors.

Insuring Your Wheelchair:

In order to get insurance for your wheelchair, you will need to get a Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) from your doctor to submit when filing your claim.

Wheelchair Search:

You can do a search on Google to help you find the ideal wheelchair. There are many providers worldwide that will be happy to help you out. Your disability does not have to be life ending or confining. Get back into life and regain your independence with your wheelchair!


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