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Our team is glad to welcome you to WheelchairAssistance.Com web site! Wheelchairs let the users to move around relatively naturally and to lead dynamic and independent lifestyle. Anybody can find lots of various makes of wheelchairs to meet special users' necessities, such as the manual wheelchair, power wheelchair and electric wheelchair. Wheelchairs became a real blessing for the Disabled, they are invented to provide mobility to the people for whom walking is difficult or impossible. Lots of inventions have been made in the wheelchair area to make the life of Disabled more and more convenient.
Take your time to compare features when searching for a power wheelchair - it is a significant purchase and the buyer should take several things into account. Different models are good for different disabilities, varied spaces where the user normally travels, and different levels of income, including payments from Medicare or insurance.
Power wheelchairs offer easy mobility for the disabled with no stress of pushing a wheelchair. So if the man or woman is not able to use a manual wheelchair through his or her disability, a power wheelchair can be the only way to reach independency and mobility. Plenty of models of power wheelchair are produced with a specific level of road clearance, and can cross doorsteps and obstacles of up to 8 cantimetres, letting user overpass raised doorways and thus making such wheelchairs more useful than the manual ones.
Power wheelchairs for sure make traveling much more comfortable, especially if the user travels very frequently. Such lightweight models obviously can be taken by a vehicle or plane, you could fold or disassemble them to save more space. You can buy an additional loading mechanism to place a more heavy wheelchair in a car trunk. An electric wheelchair may not suit you if you don't travel often, or maybe if you need a bigger wheelchair, but there are many services that offer wheelchair rental for travelers.
If your weight is more than some certain amount, than you probably may need more powerful or heavy-duty wheelchair. Wheelchairs can be bought with changeable maximum weight maintenance; heavy-duty models can support from 400 to 675 pounds. An average power wheelchair support the weight of 250-300 pounds. Heavy-duty models are usually more expensive, but medical insurance or Medicare generally cover the cost.
The most expensive high-end power wheelchairs are not covered by insurance or Medicare. You should consider such wheelchairs if you physically need a special unit that isn't covered by insurance or Medicare, or if you've got enough money to purchase your preferred high-end model. Remember that some sellers can carry out the Medicare paperwork at no additional cost, so don't forget to define more exactly which models are covered.
Mobility scooters are a little more economic, they also could be a great choice for people with reduced mobility. These devices are larger and because of this you may not be capable to operate them in your house, but if you can move around your house with a cane, than such scooters can provide much greater mobility outdoors. In this way, if you are disabled and searching for a cost-saving way to move not pushing a wheelchair, you can buy a mobility scooter and keep the wheelchair at home.
An electric wheelchair is a significant investment. You won't be able to ask a compensation from your insurance company or Medicare for the replacement of a wheelchair in a few years after buying one, so try to ensure that you found the one that completely meets all your requirements. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor for assistance in making this important decision.
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