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Exploring The Many Benefits Of Wheelchairs


Wheelchairs are among the most commonly-known and commonly-used mobility devices in the world. They are staples within hospitals for helping patients to get around. No matter the age of the patient or his/her medical concern, a wheelchair is generally readily available to make traversing around the hospital very easy.

Of course, wheelchairs aren’t made for hospitals alone. Individuals with mobility issues count on wheelchairs to help them to get to and from various parts of their homes and places throughout their communities. Most importantly, wheelchairs help to restore senses of independence for those who would have great difficulty with walking. Naturally, wheelchairs enable such individuals to get around on their own.

There are several different types of wheelchairs that can accommodate the varying needs of their users. At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we happily work with our clients in order to ensure that they’re choosing the perfect wheelchairs for their specific needs. We proudly offer wheelchairs of both the electric and lightweight, foldable, manual variety.

What are the benefits of a manual wheelchair?

Manual wheelchairs are ideal for individuals who have strength and full range of motion in their upper bodies. This is important, of course, because these wheelchairs need to be self-propelled. Because they are easily foldable, they allow for easy storage and transport in vehicles. This makes it very convenient for users to be included in car trips with their families without complications.

Manual wheelchairs can also be customized quite easily. They can be designed to meet the specific requirements of their users. Seat widths, depths and heights can all be customized. As well, they can be adjusted to ensure maximum comfort with the foot rests and arm rests. Manual wheelchairs can be constructed with steel, aluminum or carbon fibre, ensuring durability and long-lasting usefulness.

What are the benefits of an electric wheelchair?

Electric wheelchairs are often used to travel longer distances than manual wheelchairs. Naturally, they are controlled by joysticks that allow users to “drive” themselves around without exhausting much energy at all. They are available in front-wheel drive, mid-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive to give users a variety of options. Electric wheelchairs also have high levels of customization as seat widths, depths and heights can all be adjusted to the user’s specifications.

As well, they come with a number of arm rest and leg rest options. Users can also choose between left handed or right handed joysticks. Electric wheelchairs provide added stability so users can remain safe when travelling on uneven terrain, going up and down hills and curbs or getting over small obstacles. As you may have guessed, they are ideal for use both indoors and outdoors.

At LifeCare Mobility Solutions, we proudly carry a variety of high-quality wheelchair products including Invacare, Pride, PowerPlus Mobility and Helio. If you have any questions about both our manual and electric wheelchairs, please don’t hesitate to call us at 647-350-4488 or email us at info@lifecaremobility.ca. You may also contact us by filling out the form on our Contact page!

Be sure to ask us about the funding options made available for Ontario residents who require wheelchairs!

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