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Drive Adjustable Seat Height Rollator
Drive LS Clever-Lite 5" Wheeled Walker
Millennial In-Motion Pro Crutches, 1 Pair
Drive Duet Rollator/Transport Chair
Drive Aluminum Transport Chair
Drive All Terrain Cane
Spitfire EX 1420 Compact 4 Wheel Travel Scooter
Drive Go-Lite Bariatric Steel Rollator
Nova Flip-Up Cup Holder
Rubbermaid Black Cane Tips
There are many factors to consider when choosing a wheelchair. The type of the chair, how big the wheels are, and how wide the seat is all play a role in the comfort of your mobility aid and how smooth your ride should be.
Read below to find out what features to look for when choosing a wheelchair:
Standard wheelchairs feature larger wheels so that you can push it yourself while seated. These chairs are very sturdy and able to support more weight than transport wheelchairs.
Transport wheelchairs are smaller, lighter and more portable than standard wheelchairs. These chairs are ideal for short outings and are pushed by a caregiver.
The wheelchair should be wide enough to fit you comfortably, yet not so wide that it cannot go through narrow spaces or hallways in your home. Many wheelchairs also have height adjustable handles to accommodate different users.
The bigger the wheel size, the easier it’ll be to tackle rocky and uneven terrain. Smaller wheels work best for indoors and tight spaces.
Aluminum chairs are lightweight, while wheelchairs made of steel are heavier and more durable.
Take note of the seat’s width. You want to make sure that it is wide enough for your body and comfortable to sit on for long hours. Some seats are also height adjustable for the perfect fit.
Loop lock brakes are similar to bicycle brakes, where you squeeze both handles to stop the wheels. Push-down brakes are activated by pushing down on the handles. These are ideal for people with limited hand dexterity.
If you’re looking for a portable wheelchair, check out its weight and folded depth. Transport chairs are more portable than standard wheelchairs. Lightweight aluminum chairs are also easier to lift and store into the car trunk or backseat.
Most wheelchairs have a fixed straight back, but there are a few with a reclining backrest. Some backs even fold down for easy transport and storage. Use a back cushion for more comfort and lumbar support.
Full length armrests provide more support and are about 4” longer than desk length armrests.
Desk length arms make it easier for users to pull up to a desk or table since the arms don’t bump into the edges.
Removable and flip back armrests are convenient when transferring patients.
Wheelchair armrests can be fixed or height adjustable. Adjustable armrests allow for the perfect fit and can be used in conjunction with a lap tray.
Footrests and legrests (calf pad or calf support) are great for those who need extra support and comfort.
Some wheelchairs feature one-piece platform footrests, but most offer separate, adjustable footrests. Some footrests can swing away or detach, making it easier for patient transfers.
Make sure the wheelchair you choose supports your own weight, plus any additional items it will carry (e.g. oxygen tank or backpack).
Choose from a wide range of wheelchair accessories to make your travels more comfortable and safe. Prevent pressure sores with a wheelchair cushion. Keep your belongings close with a wheelchair bag or pouch. Need a drink? Attach a cup holder to your wheelchair to stay hydrated.
We carry a large selection of wheelchairs to accommodate all persons with limited mobility. If you still need help choosing a wheelchair, please call us at 1-888-986-0660 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Standard wheelchairs are great for people with limited mobility who plan to spend a lot of time in a chair. These wheelchairs have larger wheels and premium seats which provide more comfort. Read More
Transport wheel chairs are the perfect low cost solution for people who need occasional help, especially when traveling because they are lighter weight and have smaller wheels. Many transport chairs look and store like a camping chair, with the addition of wheels make them perfect for someone who does not want the attention of a traditional wheelchair.
We also carry 2-in-1 rollator/transport chairs which give the user the freedom to use a traditional rollator to walk and then transition to a transport chair for easy pushing. A full selection of many wheelchair accessories and parts for wheelchairs allow personalization for all your needs.