If you rely on a wheelchair to get around, you’ll know that there are plenty of challenges that you’ll face with your own mobility every day. Getting around independently can be one of the biggest steps you’ll take after an accident or in changing your lifestyle due to health reasons, and finding the right wheelchair for you is the most important thing in this circumstance. To help you get the best out of life in a wheelchair, whether you want something lightweight to suit an active lifestyle being out and about during the day on rough surfaces or getting involved with sport, or one more sturdy but still self-propelled, CareCo have a large range of wheelchairs to suit every person.
When making a decision on what will work best for your mobility, you need to think about what your life consists of on a daily basis and to what extent you will have the ability to deal with self-propelled wheelchairs. If you have lost the use of your legs and lower body, but have good upper body strength and want to be able to get around on your own, a self-propelled wheelchair might be right for you. These come in a large range which includes sport models such as the Silver Sport which is lightweight, but can carry a wide range of weights up to 18 stone, can be folded or disassembled easily, and has solid wheels to provide a comfortable ride over heavy usage.
Considering the environment that you’re usually in on a day to day basis is important. A folding wheelchair might fit certain needs better, if you need to travel frequently in cars, trains or buses a compact lightweight folding wheelchair would sit you best. If you’re particularly independent and have the ability to drive on your own, you’re probably looking for a lightweight wheelchair that can be easily folded up, lifted and stored in your car under your own steam. The CareCo Airglide Lightweight Self-Propelled Wheelchair is excellent for this purpose, being able to fulfil all your needs such as being light, but still sturdy to within daily use, and have folding footrests, rear wheels and arm rests, while at the same time being good value and comfortable with height adjustable options on the back rest.
If you spend a lot of time inside or in tighter spaces such as cubicle office spaces or small rooms at home, a power chair may be more suitable for you. A power chair is similar to a wheelchair except they are fitted with an electric motor and batteries, similar to a mobility scooter. A power chair is very versatile and can turn in tight circles and manoeuvre more easily. If you live alone or have limited movement in your arms choosing a power chair may be a better option for you.
When choosing a wheelchair the weight of the frame is usually very important with regards to your mobility. Most people prefer something lightweight that can be easily transported, isn’t too difficult to work with alone and can help them get out and about quickly and easily; others need something sturdier to withstand the tougher conditions they are put through on a day to day basis.
A wheelchair that is adjustable and can be customized to suit your needs is a priority for many people. This means that it can be used for various types of activity and get help you move from one thing to another easily, such as a small house space to an open sports area. If you want to be able to play sport in your wheelchair but also use it for everyday use, we have plenty of adjustable wheelchairs that are quick moving and sturdy which will suit your every need.
Your mobility is our priority at CareCo and we can give you assistance to choose a wheelchair that’s suitable for what you need to help improve your mobility on a day to day basis.