AFFORDABLE MOBILITY AIDS IN AUSTRALIA

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A Mobility aid is a piece of equipment manufactured to assist people who have difficulty in moving themselves independently and enjoying freedom.

Incidentally, disability or mobility aids are used by the aged who are at risk of falling, those who have disabilities or injuries. These disability products provide many benefits to users in gaining their independence back, pain reduction and increasing their confidence and self-respect.

Mobility aid equipment is now available in the form of canes, walking aids, wheelchairs to lift chairs, and mobility scooters to meet the disability of the user.

Independent Living Specialists has affordable mobility aids in their stores Australia wide for the disabled and aged people.

Walking Aids

A walking stick or cane is an ideal disability aid for those who need less support to move around and conveniently priced from $19.99 to 99.99. Currently, this device is available in the market in a variety of material and designs to cater to various strengths. Independent Living Specialists provides an array of walking sticks and canes from heavy duty for the heavier persons to lightweight foldable canes/walking sticks for more support and walking sticks with wider bases for improved stability. In addition, the lightweight tripod stick with a seat has been specially designed to rest midway.

Independent Living Specialists assures that disability aids such as walking aids are available according to a person’s height, weight and environment, and mobility requirements. Although a simple but strong cane or walking stick is ideal for minimum support a walker frame or seat walker is favored by some users as it permits to move and stop to rest safely and independently. The most affordable mobility in this range is the folding walking frame with ball and rope priced at 99.99.

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Wheelchairs

A wide range of manual wheelchairs is now available at an affordable price for the disabled and aged people in all the stores of ILS. Those with limited mobility can easily get back their independence by using a wheelchair. ILS assures their best to select the correct wheelchair to suit the user’s physique, lifestyle, and budget ranging from lightweight to heavy duty. These disability products are procured from some of the well-known brands in the market. The most affordable wheelchair is the Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair priced at $239.99.

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Lift Chair

A lift chair is a mobility aid that suits people of all ages in addition to the elderly, although, it is usually referred to as an adjustable lift aged care chair. It provides great comfort, freedom, and relaxation and the most affordable lift chair available at ILS is the Mayfair Select electric recliner lift chair at a price of $798.99.

Mayfair Select Lift Chairs

Mobility Scooter

This disability equipment has been manufactured especially for people with disabilities to travel on a footpath, turfs or any other place they wish to go. The Scout portable economy mobile scooter is the most affordable mobility scooter available at ILS at a price of $1249.99.

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HOW TO RENT WHEELCHAIRS IN SYDNEY

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Being mobile independently is every person’s wish with the advancement of age or a sudden handicap and Independent Living Specialists has wheelchairs on hire in all their stores in Sydney to suit the budget of every customer ranging from $21 to $91 per week.

Products

Action 3 Lever drive hire, Wheelchair transit hire-lightweight, wheelchair transit hire and wheelchair tilt in space hire are some of the most popular products available on hire.

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Action 3 Lever Drive Hire

This product is available at $79 per week for a minimum hire period of two weeks. It is billed up-front for four weeks with the unused weeks refunded on return of the product. However, the brand and model may change depending on the availability.

Once the reservation is done a qualified mobility specialist will get in touch with the customer to confirm the hire request and organize delivery or collection of the order.

The Invacare Action 3NG Wheel Chair (18x16)

Wheelchair Transit Hire-Lightweight

This wheelchair is a lightweight, foldable product with wheels to be transported easily. It is available on hire at $21 per week for a minimum period of two weeks billed at once for four weeks and the unused weeks refunded on return of the product. However, the brand and model may change according to availability.

Once the reservation is made a qualified mobility specialist will get in touch with the customer to confirm the hire request and organize the delivery or collection of the product.

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Wheelchair Transit Hire

This product is also lightweight and designed to make the user comfortable with every drive ideal for indoor and outdoor use. It is available on hire at $21 per week for a minimum period of two weeks billed at once for four weeks and the unused weeks refunded on return of the product. However, the brand and model may change according to availability.

Once the reservation is made a qualified mobility specialist will get in touch with the customer to confirm the hire request and organize the delivery or collection of the product.

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Wheelchair Tilt in Space Hire

This wheelchair is a product that has many features and multi-adjustable device suitable for most customers. The gas assisted tilt-in-space and recline options make it perfect for the best postural positioning.

Available at $70 per week for a minimum hire period of two weeks. It is billed up-front for four weeks with the unused weeks refunded on return of the product. However, the brand and model may change depending on the availability.

The Days R2 Tilt Wheelchair is fully featured and multi-adjustable wheelchair design to suit most clients. A key feature to the R2 Tilt wheelchair is the use of pressure reducing comfort upholstery as standard.

The Days R2 Tilt Wheelchair is fully featured and multi-adjustable wheelchair design to suit most clients. A key feature to the R2 Tilt wheelchair is the use of pressure reducing comfort upholstery as standard.

Once the reservation is done a qualified mobility specialist will get in touch with the customer to confirm the hire request and organize delivery or collection of the order.

Although delivery and collections can be organized, the cost of the delivery can change according to the location of delivery and size of the device. For further details our customer service team could be contacted on 1300 008 267, All showrooms are open Monday to Saturday.

Free shipping is not applicable for items on hire.

ADVANTAGES OF A MANUAL AND ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIRS

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A wheelchair is an important device that gives the user a sense of independence to move about freely and improve mobility with or without a caregiver. Using a wheelchair does not hinder the daily activities despite the decreased mobility. In addition to carrying out your daily chores easily, this device has many social and mental health advantages.

Wheelchair Types

There are various kinds of models and brands of wheelchairs with differing specifications and advantages. However, this device generally comes in two types such as a manual wheelchair and a motorized wheelchair. A manual wheelchair comes as a self-propelled wheelchair which is manipulated by the user and the other being, a transit wheelchair which is pushed by the caregiver. A motorized wheelchair has a motor and rechargeable battery controlled by a joystick on the armrest, which requires very little force from the user and controlled and managed easily.

Although the correct wheelchair depends on the nature of the user’s disability or limited mobility and how it will be used, the advantages are numerous regardless of what type of wheelchair is chosen.

Ultralight portable wheelchair, Breezy Basix 2 folding wheelchair and Omega lite transit wheelchair are 3 popular manual wheelchairs and Titan Power Chair, Travel Lite folding power chair and Cobalt travel power wheelchair are some of fast-moving motorized wheelchairs available at all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.

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Elevated Self-Reliance

The electric and manual wheelchairs assist the user to move around and engage in daily chores without any help. An electric wheelchair, especially, is able to increase self-reliance due to its easy maneuvering and capability of moving without tiring the user.

The manual wheelchair is also capable of providing extra resilience for the user and caregiver. A person with limited mobility may not be able to walk without help and a wheelchair is capable of decreasing the dangers and anxieties of falling at home or outdoors and assist to move about confidently.

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Maneuverability

Wheelchairs have been manufactured especially to maneuver and adapt to small areas making it the best device to move about at home. There are much stronger wheelchairs manufactured for outdoor activities and usable on rough grounds such as hills and sidewalks.

A wheelchair can be used combined with other mobility aids or types of transport. For example, transit wheelchairs are lightweight and perfect for travelling on vacation and similarly, most public transport services are accessible by wheelchair and both motorized and manual wheelchairs could easily embark and disembark the vehicle with ease.

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Socializing

Mingling, socializing and taking part in friendly gatherings could sometimes be a difficult task for those with limited mobility. It is a known fact that socializing is important for the wellbeing of emotional and physical health. Therefore, maintaining a healthy social life is very important.

A wheelchair and other mobility aids are an asset to those with limited mobility and these devices permit the user to enjoy their most preferred social activities continuously, regardless of walking around the local park, visiting the local mall or going to a gallery or cinema. The active lifestyle a wheelchair provides often results in a having confident attitude towards life.

TOP 6 WHEELCHAIRS AT INDEPENDENT LIVING SPECIALISTS

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A wheelchair is an equipment that is quite an essential part of a person who is aged, handicapped or immobile due to an illness. The value of this device cannot be compared with the support and assistance it provides in many ways. Independent Living Specialists has done its best to supply a large range of manual and electric wheelchairs to suit the lifestyle, budget and body type of its customers.

All these wheelchairs are manufactured with either transit operation or self-propelled to make the usage easier for the user or caretaker. It also ranges from light-weight to heavy-duty equipped with durable and reliable aluminum frames.

A wide range of famous brands such as Auscare, Pride, Breezy, Day Healthcare, and Invacare are available in all the stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide.

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Top 6 wheelchairs

Six of the fast moving and popular wheelchairs are Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair, Omega lite transit wheelchair, Breezy basix 2 folding wheelchair,Ottobock M2 wheelchair, the drive S1 steel wheelchair and Breezy basix transit wheelchair.

Ultra Lightweight Portable Wheelchair

Priced at $239.99, this wheelchair comes with a carry bag. It is lightweight as well as sturdy and ideal to get about on shopping trips, day outings to holidays. It could be folded to 1/3 the size of a normally folded wheelchair for storage and easy transportation. It also has padded desk arms which could be flipped up for easy side transfers and give additional comfort.

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Breezy Basix 2 Folding Wheelchair

This wheelchair is priced at $489.99 and one of the most flexible Eco wheelchairs on the market and a product that is preferred by the allied health professionals. It is a self-propelled device with improved adjustability and rigidity mixed with a modern up to date look.

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Ottobock M2 Wheelchair

Priced at $895.99, it is one the most advanced type of wheelchairs manufactured to suit personal adjustment. It is lightweight and gives a very good support to the body with options for the user to choose as per their needs. It has swing-away footrest with an angle adjustment which permits the foot to be placed in a comfortable manner. It is also easy to keep a patient in the wheelchair as the swing-away footrest is unique and the knee lever brake keeps the wheelchair in place with just a snap is also created for more security. The push handles can be adjusted to enable the caregiver to manoeuver the wheelchair effortlessly without a strain.

Ottobock M2 Wheelchair

Omega Lite Transit Wheelchair

Priced at $359.99, this product has a lightweight aluminum frame with swing away footrests that can be removed and a foldable backrest. These two features make it the perfect portable wheelchair. With a user weight capacity of 125kg, its additional features include 8 inch rear wheels and attendant brakes.

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The Drive S1 Wheelchair

Priced at $274.99 it is a lightweight and cost-effective device usable indoor and outdoor. Its strong steel frame is exceptionally stable and reliable for longer drives. It could be folded easily for travel and storage. The plastic footrests are easily adjustable to suit to user’s height and support.

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Breezy Basix Transit Wheelchair

Priced at $489.99, it is an extremely powerful and easy to use device. Built and designed with the user in mind, it has been tested properly to ensure a secure and reliable ride making it a trusted name.

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Social and Health Benefits.

Using a wheelchair improves the users’ health and help them to enjoy life by participating in social activities independently.

How To Find Folderble Lightweight Wheelchairs

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These days any person with limited mobility need not worry about not being independent or moving around without a hassle as several brands of ultra-lightweight aluminum wheelchairs which could be folded down for easy storage and transportation are now readily available in all the stores of Independent Living Specialist throughout Australia. These collapsible wheelchairs can easily fit into a car boot and ideally usable indoors and outdoors or when traveling on holiday, shopping, attending social functions etc.

Types of wheelchairs

ILS has the best range of wheelchairs to suit your budget, lifestyle and body type. There are also different varieties of lightweight to heavy-duty wheelchairs manufactured with self-propelled or transit operation for easy maneuvering by the user or care attendant.

Brands

The best brands have been carefully selected by the ILS for those with limited mobility. Ultra lightweight portable wheelchair plus carry bag, Omega lite transit chair, Drive medical 18” transit super budget wheelchair and Breezy Basix folding wheelchair are some of the fast moving foldable lightweight wheelchairs available in their stores throughout Australia.

Ultra Lightweight Portable Wheelchair with Carry Bag

This is a strong but lightweight wheelchair which could be folded into the carry bag included. It is ideal for holidays, days out to shopping trips. The carry bag included with the wheelchair is fixed with wheels to make transportation easy.

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Omega Lite Transit Wheelchair

The Omega wheelchair has a lightweight aluminum frame removable footrests and back rest that could be folded down. It also features 8 inch rear wheels with attendant brakes and has a weight capacity of 125kg.

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Drive Medical Super budget Wheelchair

The drive medical wheelchair is also a foldable lightweight wheelchair manufactured by keeping user’s comfort in mind. It is a perfect wheelchair for outdoor and indoor use, highly efficient and foldable easily. It could be purchased at an affordable price and is considered to be great value for money.

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Breezy BasiX Folding Wheelchair

This is a trustworthy collapsible lightweight wheelchair as it has been thoroughly tested to make sure the ride is stable. It also provides caregivers and users great satisfaction in terms of dependability, quality, and easy operation. It is a self-propelled wheelchair with improved adjustability and toughness, together with a new clean look. Greater seat depth adjustment, tension adjustable backrest are some of the improvements included The Breezy Basix wheelchair is usually preferred by the Allied Health Professionals and considered to be the most versatile eco wheelchair in the market.

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Social and Health Benefits

Any person with limited mobility who chooses to use a lightweight foldable wheelchair will definitely see an improvement in their lifestyle. The low feeling of being handicapped and missing social activities could also be easily overcome. Being able to participate in social activities and leading a normal life will also help to ease stress and mental stability.