As a business owner, you may want to have a lightweight transport chair available for customers especially if you have patrons who would be assisted by using one. Doctors' offices and other businesses that assist older and mobility-impaired clients on a regular basis could also benefit from having a wheelchair on hand. You also may have to advise patients or help them locate a wheelchair for their own at-home needs.
You'll want to consider the patient's weight, width and how they will use their folding transport wheelchairs to determine the best model. The client's physical limitations will also affect what type of wheelchair he or she will need.
Consider the following transport wheelchair information:
1. If you visit transport wheelchair stores, make sure you're dealing with an educated and qualified dealer. Wheelchairs are highly specialized and require much input to match a chair to the user.
2. Make sure to factor in maintenance costs or accessories that may be added when looking at the purchase price.
3. Although some insurance plans will pay for transport travel wheelchairs, most will only pay if it is deemed medically necessary.
Find a lightweight transport wheelchairTransport wheelchairs are especially designed for easy storage and fitting in a vehicle truck. They also have folding mechanisms and are light weight for easier use. It is the ideal model for caregivers to take their loved one shopping or for other errands.
Consider power transport wheelchairsA transportable motorized wheelchair can be an obvious option for users to gain independent mobility. Lightweight chairs have become more and more popular but a motor and battery will also mean it will weigh more than a manual chair.
Buy used transport wheelchairsWheelchairs are individually made and usually not suitable for re-sale. However, some users have gone to looking into this method to cut costs. Keep in mind that you'll need to ensure the weight and size of the patient is within the capacities of the used chair. Also keep in mind that chair warranties are non-transferable.
- When looking at the price for a compact transport wheelchair, decipher which features are included in the price and which are extra. The manufacturer should provide a price list indicating which options are standard and which are custom modifications.