Choosing The Right Wheelchair For Home Use
Whether you’re out and about or just getting on with day to life, choosing the right wheelchair can be an effort. Depending on your needs, you may want a wheelchair perfect for travel, or you may want something simple to aid with heading to the shops. When it comes to picking the right one for when we’re outside, we tend to look into specialist chairs. But what about wheelchairs for the home? Wheelchairs fo the home are often overlooked when in reality, it’s where we spend most of our time. So whether you’re looking for something simple to aid in daily living or something more substantial to use with your Wheelchair Access Lift, below is my guide to choosing the right wheelchair for home use.
Transit wheelchairs are ideal for if you want something highly versatile. These chairs are portable, foldable and lightweight. They make great wheelchairs for travelling as well as for the home. If your disability means that you only need a wheelchair every so often, these chairs are ideal for you.
Also known as powerchairs, electric wheelchairs come in handy when you’re unable to push yourself and would like to rely less on a carer. Choosing a compact powerchair is a great option for inside the home, as they can sometimes be folded and can fit into narrow spaces such as corridors or hallways.
Although many wheelchairs fold, not all of them are made equal. If you’re looking for a wheelchair that’s not only lightweight, but can fold easily for storage, then a foldage self-propelled wheelchair is the choice for you. These are also some of the cheapest wheelchairs on the market, making them perfect if you’re on a budget, or would simply like a wheelchair handy for relatives and loved ones who need them.
Active wheelchairs don’t have to be just for the outside world. If you find that you can move around at an easier pace with your active wheelchair, then there’s no reason why you can’t get one for the inside of your home.