April 26, 2013

Power Wheelchairs Make for Good Accessible Transportation

When it comes to mobility, there is nothing better than being able to get around on your own with little to no assistance from someone else. For many people with mobility concerns, the solution is a power wheelchair.

Power wheelchairs offer a level of comfort, maneuverability and accessible transportation that a standard wheelchair simply cannot provide. They come in a variety of styles, colors and speeds to suit your needs and can be very economical with assistance from government grant programs and comparison-shopping. People who have issues with their upper bodies, or do not have the agility to sit in a scooter type chair, use these chairs predominantly because they can be built with working arm rests and a joystick to control the chair with whichever hand is more functional.

They can be a fantastic alternative to a traditional wheelchair to provide independence and mobility, however; power wheelchairs (particularly the more economical versions) are not easily transportable and therefore do not easily dismantle. The more upscale models are more portable and are lighter so that they may be transported for your convenience, though they come with a heftier price tag.

For the most mobility and independence, a motorized wheelchair can mean the difference between having accessible transportation and staying home.

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