Choosing a wheelchair is not an easy decision.
With so many brands, models and price points, it can quickly become a complex decision. For many people, a quick Internet search provide a lot of information. Yet, there is still so much to choose from.
Which wheelchair is right for you?
Fortunately, there are some good articles online that highlight the pros and cons of various brands and models, comparing them to each other and the providing broader details that might help your wheelchair buying decision.
We’ll share a few of these articles below. But remember, the right wheelchair can dramatically improve your quality of life and provided you with the freedom of mobility that you deserve.
It’s important (and sometimes difficult) to consider the features that are best suited to your personal needs — including:
- Style, Comfort and Fit for Your Body Shape
- Ease of Transport
- Warranty and Warranty Options
- Potential Maintenance and Repair Issues
Best Electric Wheelchairs for 2018
From RetirementLiving.com: Best Electric Wheelchairs for 2018
“We evaluated 14 electric wheelchair models, and after careful review identified the 4 best electric wheelchairs in 2018. To draw our conclusions, we looked at sales data, analyzed consumer reviews, consulted with seniors & checked with experts in the industry.
While many of the electric wheelchairs we reviewed might be good choices, we found four options that also stood out for key buyer needs: Best to Transport (Pride Jazzy Passport), Best for All Sizes (Merits Heavy Duty Power Chair), Best Value (Drive Medical Cirrus Plus), and Best Battery Life (EV Rider Allure).”
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Top 10 Best Electric Wheelchairs for 2018
From ConsumerAffairs.com: Top 10 Best Electric Wheelchairs for 2018
“Finding the right electric wheelchair is a matter of finding the best fit—one that accommodates your body and lifestyle and provides you with the independence you want. Electric wheelchairs help you travel in comfort and speed without tiring you out on the way. You’ll be able to go further on your own than with a manual wheelchair. To help you find your ideal chair, we’ve put together a guide to answer common questions and reviews of available products and the companies that make them.”
This article does a deep dive on 10 brands of electric wheelchairs including both expert overviews as well as actual customer reviews. Those brands include:
- Pride Mobility
- EZ Lite Cruiser
- Smart Chair
- Sunrise Medical
Read actual reviews like this one:
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The Best Lightweight Electric Wheelchairs for Sale
From InsideFirstAid.com: The Best Lightweight Electric Wheelchairs for Sale
“For those with disabilities, freedom, or lack thereof, can be life changing. For disabilities that prevent the use of manual wheelchairs, electric or power wheelchairs can offer a solution to get you back out and about.
These days there are several portable, lightweight, electric wheelchair options that can fit in your car, be lifted by one person, fly on airplanes, and be driven for miles on a charge.”
For each of the following brands and models, Inside First Aid offered their take on pros, cons, spec.’s, warranty information and additional thoughts. A nice read when deciding between these 6 electric wheelchair options.
- Pride Mobility: Jazzy Passport
- Sentire Med: Forza D09 – Heavy Duty Lightweight Electric Wheelchair
- KD Smart Chair – Lightweight Electric Wheelchair
- Golden Technologies: LiteRider Envy – Adjustable Electric Wheelchair
- PW-1000XL – Electric Folding Wheelchair
- Drive Medical: Cirrus Plus Power Wheelchair
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Remember When Buying a New Electric Wheelchair…
All electric, motorized or powered wheelchairs will come with limited warranties. Because of their heavy use — for most people a wheelchair is a piece of mechanical equipment they will use everyday — wear and tear will mean that your chair will need maintenance or occasional repair for a list of common problems. Batteries get old and stop working. Joysticks get stuck. Controllers stop controlling. And you’re just not able to go. For help with repair of ALL brands and models of electric wheelchairs or mobility scooters, our experienced and certified technicians are just a service call away.