Before purchasing a wheelchair you may have questions about what type of wheelchair will best suit your needs, or whether you should choose a power or manual wheelchair. You’ll also want to ensure that you’re choosing a wheelchair that will last you depending on how often you intend to use your wheelchair or whether the chair will be used indoors or outdoors. If your wheelchair is going to be transported then you want to take into consideration the size of the vehicle and whether or not you will be able to lift and transfer the wheelchair in and out of the vehicle yourself or if an assistant will be with you to lift the wheelchair for you. Of course, there are also lifts available as well that may assist you in traveling with your wheelchair. Another thing to consider is your living arrangements. If you live in an apartment or condo you will want to know that there are no barriers within your residence. The same applies for a house. You’ll need to have a plan for how you can get a wheelchair in and out of the house and whether you can do this independently or if you’ll have a caregiver to assist you. In some cases people choose to have more than one wheelchair so that they can keep them on different floors of their home or inside and outside.
Motion Specialties has a team of expert consultants across the country that can help you identify the best solution for your needs. We always recommend having an occupational therapist assist you in prescribing the best chair for your needs. They’ll help you take into consideration your posture and the type of seat and back cushions you will require and they also can assist you in applying for potential funding for your wheelchair. Your sales consultant will also help provide you with warranty information and tips on how you can maintain your wheelchair. Contact us for help in answering any of your questions on wheelchairs.