Power wheel chairs offer ease of mobility for the elderly and differently-abled. This article will discuss the various types of power wheelchairs and some advantages of each.
All of the wheelchairs will feature a joystick for control and speed options that allow you to make the wheelchair as slow or fast as you need. There are also horns for safety.
Folding power wheelchairs are great for those who need something that can be transported readily and often. The folding feature significantly reduces the area the wheelchair takes up, allowing it to be stored in the trunk of a van, SUV, or another form of transportation.
Travel power wheelchairs are essentially the same, but they disassemble instead of folding together. These chairs are a bit heavier and durable, and still very easy to transport.
Full-sized power wheelchairs offer more weight and durability and also disassemble. However, the added weight and size mean that it is not as convenient for travel. You can also get an elevated wheelchair. This can help you reach higher shelves and be at eye level during conversations with others.
As you can see, there is a lot of variety when it comes to power wheelchairs. If you’re interested in these options, speak with your doctor or physical therapist for referrals.