A wheelchair is needed when a person faces difficulties in movement or sometimes complete immobility as a result of a medical condition, injury or physical impairment. Some conditions that may contribute to movement difficulties include spinal cord injuries, diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome, traumatic brain injury, birth defects, accidents, falls, sporting injuries, and act of interpersonal violence. A person could have faced these conditions either at birth or along the course of growing up or well into adulthood. Depending on the severity of the condition, a person may need the use of a wheelchair either on a temporary or long term basis.
Wheelchairs can generally be moved by the user’s hand or by someone pushing the wheelchair from the back of the user. There are even modern wheelchairs nowadays which run on batteries and electric motors. In fact, there are numerous types of wheelchairs to cater to the user’s specific needs. Generally, a good wheelchair needs to be in excellent condition, easy and safe to use, lasts long and is clean.
There are also other important specifications to look out for when selecting a good wheelchair. This includes how much the wheelchair weighs and how much weight it can support. You do not want to be in a situation where the wheelchair you obtain cannot support the weight of the user. This will be extremely dangerous for the user and will definitely damage the wheelchair. The next specification is the width of the wheelchair seat. It will be wise to ensure that the width is of appropriate measurements so that the user will be comfortable while sitting on the wheelchair. Other important and useful specifications to look out for may include elevating and adjustable foot rest for leg fractures, waterproof backrest and seat, self-wheel and whether or not the wheelchair is foldable.
Wheelchairs can be used for various reasons. The main reason is of course for the user’s mobility to get around the house or go from one place to another. Secondly, it can be used for trips to clinics and hospitals during the user’s weekly/ monthly medical check-ups. People with temporary ailments or injuries can also benefit from the use of wheelchairs. In addition, wheelchairs can be utilized for a short family trip overseas to facilitate the user’s mobility and enable the user to better enjoy the tourist attractions and spend quality time with family members.
While it is recommended to purchase a wheelchair for long term use, it is more cost effective and convenient to get a wheelchair rental instead if it is only for a short term use. You can get a wheelchair rental in Singapore simply by calling the wheelchair rental company or visiting their website. They will usually provide detailed information about the wheelchairs to rent such as the wheelchair rental cost, duration of rental, types and specification of wheelchairs and how to collect and return the wheelchairs.
If you are interested to find out more and rent a wheelchair, check out Habibi Wheelchair, Singapore’s first dedicated wheelchair rental provider which focus on providing excellent service with real time support.