Benefits of a Power Wheelchair

A powered wheelchair can help you to navigate comfortably from one room to another in your home, or from one destination to another in your neighborhood or city.

 

People in the market for a powered wheelchair can find it quite overwhelming when they realize that there is such an array of different brands and models to choose from, as well as specific features and conveniences that vary from one choice to the next.

A Modern Electric Wheelchair for a Disabled Person.
A Modern Electric Wheelchair for a Disabled Person.

Our staff is here to help! We understand that purchasing a power wheelchair is both a big decision and a big investment. We know exactly what the most important factors are to take into consideration to help you choose a power wheelchair that's ideal for your needs and budget.

Power Wheelchairs: Just the Facts

A power wheelchair resembles a manual wheelchair in design. It has a tight turning radius and can be maneuvered quite easily by almost any user. These chairs have generous padding on the seat, back and headrest to provide maximum comfort for all-day use.

These rely on batteries that can be charged overnight to power their motors. They have over-sized durable wheels to assist in maneuvering safely over rugged outdoor terrain. A joystick is usually located on the arm rest, enabling the rider to steer and control the power wheelchair with the greatest possible ease.

Power Wheelchairs: Important Factors to Consider

Clearly, it's important to take into account the physical attributes of the person who will be using the chair. Many power wheelchairs are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. Here in Philadelphia, a power wheelchair being operated outside in all seasons must be capable of withstanding dramatic variances in temperature, moisture and humidity.

As far as overall design, different brands and models will each come with their own features. For example, not all chairs come with seat-belts or swing-away footrests. Other variables might include the degree of padding in a chair, whether or not it can be folded for storage or transport, battery life, choice of colors, length of warranty and quality of customer support.

With all these details to consider, it's obvious that this decision is best made with a little expert advice. At Liberty Wheels, we pride ourselves on being able to provide it.

Request a Free Power Wheelchair Quote

Ready to find out more? Get a free quote on a new or used Power Wheelchair from Liberty Wheels. Please send along a few details by email to info@libertywheels.net  . If you'd prefer to call us, the number is 267-765-1530 to speak with a Liberty Wheels representative. No matter how you choose to get in touch, we'll be ready and waiting to help.