Choosing A Wheelchair
TPG Disable Aids Help & Advice Section
CHOOSING A Wheelchair
A suitably prescribed wheelchair, or powerchair, can greatly enhance the users way of life by increasing their independence, mobility and comfort.
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There are generally two main types – attendant propelled (transit chair) and self propelled. Self propelled chairs have larger rear wheels enabling the user to manoeuvre around without having to be totally reliant on others, as with the attendant type. There are several points to remember when choosing a wheelchair for yourself or others. Comfort, of course, is paramount — especially if the user is sat in the chair for a prolonged period. Everyone is individual so what one person finds comfortable may not suit another.
Other things to take into account when purchasing a wheelchair: Will you need to transport the chair in a car? Will it fit into your car boot? Who will have to lift it into the car? How often will it be used and where will it be used?
There are many different points to consider when buying a wheelchair and the fully trained staff at TPG DisableAids are available to help you in making the right choice. We offer you the benefit of our experience together with full after sales service. We also provide a comprehensive repair and maintenance service for the product that we sell.
There are many types of powerchair from which to choose, each designed to cater for an individuals’ personal requirements.
As with manual wheelchairs, there are many factors to take into account when buying a powerchair. These are best resolved by seeking the advice of our experienced staff who will ensure that the machine selected will correctly suit the users needs.
WE WILL NOT SELL MANUAL OR POWERED WHEELCHAIRS ONLINE because we (nor any other supplier) can properly determine your needs without a user assessment, Why not call into our showroom, open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm, Plough Lane, Hereford and see the extensive range we have to offer. Alternatively, we may be able to arrange a free home visit. Just telephone us 01432 351666 and have a chat with a member of our helpful sales team or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss your needs. We can then make a no obligation appointment, at a time convenient to you, for one of our friendly local advisors to bring a selection of chairs to you (provided you live within an 80 mile radius of Hereford).
Please feel free to take a look at the following manufacturers for examples of their products we supply. If you need further information or cannot view the guides please call us on (01432) 351 666.
The British Healthcare Trades Association produce several independent impartial guides:
- (Guide to buying any health equipment safely) Get Wise to Buying Safety
- Get wise to using electric scooters and wheelchairs
- Get wise to getting more from your battery