What to look for in a Wheelchair

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Are you in the market for a wheelchair? Whether it’s your first wheelchair or your fourth, there is a lot of information to consider before making your purchase. A wheelchair is a long-term investment so it is important that you consider all the options that are available. When you become informed about the options that are out there you can make an educated decision on what type of wheelchair you are going to purchase.


Your wheelchair has to be designed to work for you. That’s why it is important to consider an individual’s age, gender, current mobility, as well as strength. It is also important to know how the wheelchair is going to be used. If the wheelchair is just going to be used around the house then you would be looking for a different wheelchair that would be used on sidewalks and pavement. When you consider all of these factors you will have a better idea of what kind of wheelchair will work best for you and your life.


Wheelchairs come with the option of many different wheels. These different wheels are designed for different individuals and for different types of mobility needs. If you plan to use the wheelchair around the house on hardwood you would opt for a different type of wheel than if you planned to use the wheelchair to play basketball on a concrete court.


The comfort level of the seat is an important part of choosing a wheelchair. If you are going to be sitting in it for several hours a day, the cushion on the seat must be plush and comfortable to ensure the user isn’t in any pain. Take your time to test out multiple options and ask questions so that you are sure this is the right wheelchair for you!

If you’re on the hunt for a wheelchair in the Greater Toronto Area, contact ADAPT Home Health Care today! We have two locations in Mississauga and one in Brampton to better assist you in finding the perfect wheelchair for you. Our team will help to evaluate your current situation, listen to your wants and needs, and find you the perfect wheelchair to fit your life and provide you with the ease of mobility that you desire!

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