The modern wheelchair user has many difference requirements from their disability aids. Technology has come so far in the last few decades. Now, you have many different choices allowing you to enjoy maximum mobility, no matter the condition of your illness or disability. With options in manual and self-driven wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters, there is something for everyone. You may have visited our showroom and seen one of our CareCo powerstroll devices in action. What are they and how might they benefit you?
What is a CareCo Powerstroll?
Electric wheelchairs can be expensive, even with CareCo competitive prices. You may not always need the electric functions making the device redundant. Perhaps you prefer a manual wheelchair? The problem with wheelchairs is that they can struggle to get up and down inclines. The attendant is at risk of hurting himself or herself going up a hill and at risk of losing control of the wheelchair when going down a hill. A CareCo powerstroll is a device that attaches to your manual wheelchair to give it a motor function. Designed for temporary and occasional use, it is a happy medium between big, expensive electric wheelchairs and the limits and restrictions of using a cheaper manual wheelchair.
What are the Benefits of a Powerstroll?
You might wonder why you should buy a CareCo powerstroll rather than having a separate electric wheelchair and manual wheelchair (or even a mobility scooter). Here is a list of some of the most common reasons why our customers prefer the device.
A Cheaper Alternative
The main reason most people buy a CareCo powerstroll is that they are a cheaper alternative to buying a separate electric wheelchair. These devices are expensive to buy and to maintain. Plus, you may not need all of the features and benefits of an electric device. Buying a powerstroll strips down the requirements of an electric wheelchair to the most functional, saving cost and effort.
Modern electric wheelchairs are more transportable than they ever used to be. However, they will never be as easy to transport as a standard wheelchair that you can flatten down and save on space during transport. A powerstroll is a small electronic device that fits your existing wheelchair. It’s about the size of a lunchbox, lightweight and will fit in your luggage when going on holiday.
Easier for Inclines
Slopes, even shallow ones, can place a strain on your limbs. They can also tire you out and risk losing control. As discussed above, a CareCo powerstroll will help you get up and down inclines without having to worry about either of these things. This is a great benefit for both attendant-propelled and user-propelled wheelchairs. Powerstrolls provide safety, comfort and peace of mind.
Easily Fixed and Removed
There will be days when you don’t need your CareCo powerstroll attached to your wheelchair. On those days when you simply want to go for a Sunday afternoon amble in the sunshine, it’s easy to remove the device. It’s just as easy to reattach it when the ground is likely to be hilly or harder going. Flexibility is the key to the powerstroll here; most people want some degree of choice in their lives.
It Takes up Less Space
Why go to the effort of switching between an electric and a manual wheelchair depending on the occasion? These inexpensive devices take up much less space in your home and you can use the same wheelchair all of the time without needing to get in and out. It saves on space in your home and in your car when you want to go out for the day.