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Choosing a Power Wheelchair

by: Brett Flitton

When it comes to choosing a power wheelchair, what is the best method? In today’s world, there are many different types of power wheelchairs to choose from. Motorized wheelchairs come in many different weights, sizes, materials, and functions; and it is often difficult to decide which is best for you.

When selecting an electric wheelchair, it is important to first consider your current and future needs. Take a look at how you need to use the power chair, what it will be used for and how it will help you. It is also important to reflect on your lifestyle and what daily activities you will be doing with it. Next, look at the environment you will be operating in. For example, will you be using in indoors or outside? What types of surfaces will you drive on?

Another major issue to consider is your insurance and what it will cover. It is also important to think about your physical abilities and functional skills. Make sure you are able to operate and transport the chair. And last, consider the accessibility of the places you go to and the type of transportation you have available. In conclusion, when choosing an electric wheelchair it is basically up to your personal preference.

Power wheelchairs can help regain your or your loved one’s mobility and independence. This may seem like a lot of information to go over and so to help you choose the best chair go over the following to assist you along the process of regaining independence.

When choosing a power wheelchair consider your:

Physical abilities
Functional skills
Accessibility and transportation
Personal preference

Hopefully these steps can help you continue to be as active and independent as possible.

Orbit Medical

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