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Wheel chair making life easier for those having mobility problems

Article By: heena
Health and fitness

Tags: Wheel, Chair, Chairs

To find the right wheel chair with different useful accessories is a key to make life easier for all those having mobility problems. A good way to buy or rent wheelchairs is to go through the yellow pages under the category of ‘medical equipments’.

Submitted:May 23, 2012    Reads: 2    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

Many elderly people suffer from knee and hip problems, which make it quite difficult to walk freely. Even handicapped and disabled persons, bedridden patients, and those recovering from a major surgical operation would require some kind of support to move around. They might require a cane or walker for the support. For all such people, wheelchair hire would be extremely helpful as quite often, the cane or walker might not be suitable for a public setting. Wheelchair would be the most viable option for them.

A wheel chair can provide the extra support for moving around easily and swiftly. There might be some who would need the wheel chair permanently. For all such people, it would be a good choice to buy a new or used wheel chair. However, wheelchair hire would be a good option for all those who require them for a short period of time.

Individuals should however make sure they look for a company that offers affordable wheelchair rental. There are several companies that provide wheelchairs on rent for just few hundred dollars on weekly or monthly basis. There are even some companies that offer long term wheel chair hire, which allows the users to avail discounts on their rentals. Many resorts and hotels offer wheelchair rental. Individuals should make sure they ask their travel agent to make arrangements for a wheelchair.

Moreover, individuals can select from a wide variety of wheelchairs, suitable for a given situation. For instance, if they are going outdoors, exploring on a terrain which is quite difficult for them to move around with cane or walker, they can opt for a wheelchair hire perfect for their situation.

Motorized wheel chairs are great tool for handicapped and disabled persons and those having mobility problems. While the electric wheel chairs come handy, most people would not prefer to buy one for limited use. If they are planning for a trip or attending some events where it is necessary for them to have increased mobility, they would find that wheelchair hire would be the best option. If elderly people are going for a wedding or any other occasion, which has been arranged in a large open space, an electric wheelchair can be blessing for them.

By necessity, motorized wheel chairs are much bulkier and heavier as compared to manual ones, as they have to carry around the additional weight of the battery and motor. Thus, individuals would find that these wheel chairs are much robust for use in rough terrains. Many of them are even equipped to climb staircase. Those who have ever thought of buying these chairs, they would know that they are priced anywhere from 2000 to 30,000 dollars depending on the type of wheelchair they intend to buy. It is no surprise that many people cannot afford to spend that much and thus they need to take benefit of wheelchair rentals. They need to make enquiry and find out if the company offers different types of electric wheel chairs. If they are on Medicare, they should enquire if they accept Medicare payments and whether they can file the paperwork on their behalf.


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