Choosing a manual wheelchair can be an overwhelming task with all the many options out there today. If you are in the market for a simple but reliable manual wheelchair, a lightweight wheelchair could be just what you need. Lightweight wheelchairs are easy to use, easy to store, and fairly easy to obtain.
Here are some quick facts on lightweight wheelchairs:
Not only are lightweight wheelchairs true to their name by actually having a lightweight frame, but they also provide easy transport for heavier individuals. With weight capacities up to 250 lbs, a lightweight wheelchair allows self propulsion without undue stress or pain on your extremities. The frame of the chair is built so that you will be able to propel your own weight consistently to achieve independence with your daily activities.
Another advantage of lightweight wheelchairs is the ability to store them virtually anywhere. These chairs can be easily folded and placed in the corner or even under a bed or couch. They can fit effortlessly into the trunk of a car or into the back of a van, which make them perfect for those who need to travel to and from doctor’s appointments or other outings that would require use of your wheelchair.
Lightweight wheelchairs can be purchased from durable medical equipment providers such as Aeroflow Direct. Aeroflow’s online store provides many lightweight wheelchair options. These lightweight wheelchairs are relatively inexpensive and payment plans are available.
If paying for a wheelchair out of pocket is not an option, insurance may be able to help out. In fact, lightweight wheelchairs are covered by most insurance plans with a physician’s prescription. If you are experiencing difficulty with mobility, contact your healthcare provider and schedule an appointment to address your issues and get relief with a lightweight wheelchair.
Aeroflow Healthcare can review your insurance policy to see if you may be eligible for your equipment through insurance. Simply complete our Qualify Through Insurance form and one of our Patient Care Representatives will contact you to discuss your coverage and options. If you need additional information or have questions regarding lightweight wheelchairs, give Aeroflow Healthcare a call at 888-345-1780. We have a dedicated staff that can help you in determining if a lightweight wheelchair is the best option for you and can also give you tips on how to initiate a conversation with your physician about your mobility issues.