If you’ve recently found yourself in need of a wheelchair, it can be overwhelming to approach the market for the first time. After all, you’ll be met with a breadth of different choices. Fortunately, Ridgeview Home Medical is here to provide some background information that should help you narrow down your decision. Keep reading to learn more about wheelchairs. If you have additional questions or you’d like to browse some models, stop by and see us today. We’re conveniently located in Waconia, MN near Eden Prairie and Minneapolis.
Manual and Power Wheelchairs
The manual models are a common choice among users because they’re affordable, lightweight, and easy to transport. Keep in mind that these wheelchairs do require a certain level of physical strength to propel yourself forward. This is important to note because users who suffer from extreme fatigue or tiredness might struggle to use these models on their own.
You’ll also want to remember that speed is critical in certain situations, like crossing the street, for instance. Additionally, manual wheelchairs aren’t always the ideal choice if you’ll be navigating rough, uneven terrain. You’ll also need to use caution around obstacles. All in all, if you understand how to operate a manual wheelchair and have the physical strength needed to do so, this is a great choice.
Golden LiteRider Envy Power Wheelchair
If you’re more interested in a power wheelchair, there are plenty of these models to choose from as well. One of our favorites is the Golden LiteRider Envy power wheelchair. This is easily one of the most maneuverable and transportable options on the market today. You’ll also be able to choose the color that matches your personal style the best. Unlike many other heavy power models, this chair can be quickly disassembled in a matter of seconds. All that’s left to do is pop it in the trunk and hit the road.
As for the performance, the Golden LiteRider Envy promises a smooth, comfortable ride at all times. You’ll also enjoy a stadium-style seat with a generous footplate. The storage basket under the seat is a standard feature on all models. You won’t have to hold your items as you operate your chair. Other features include a 26” turning radius, 300lb weight capacity, 3.5 mph top speed, and a tubular frame design. To put it simply, you’ll have everything you need and more with this power wheelchair.