A wheelchair is an equipment that can bring you great mental and social satisfaction in addition to assisting in carrying out your daily chores without any hindrance.
A wheelchair is a handy tool for the user and caretaker as it helps to improve ways and means of getting around independently, enabling to partake in usual daily activities, regardless of the limited mobility. In addition to being a support for carrying out daily chores without difficulty, a wheelchair provides mental health and social benefits.
Various Models of Wheelchairs
Wheelchairs in Australia have been manufactured with differing forms and advantages but could be differentiated as manual or motorized wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs are units that can be self-propelled and pushed by a caretaker or nurse. Motorised wheelchairs are installed with a motor and rechargeable battery and controlled with a switch on the armrest, needing only little effort from the user.
Although choosing the correct wheelchair depends on the mobility needs and how it is going to be used, the benefits are much, irrelevant to which wheelchair is chosen by you.
Boost in Independence
Manual and electric wheelchairs help the user to move around and do their daily chores without a helping hand. The electric chair is noted for its ability to boost a person’s independence with the easy to use features and comfortable traveling without tiring.
A manual wheelchair could also provide added adaptability for the user and caretaker. A wheelchair is able to reduce risks and fear of falling in the residence or outdoors of those with limited mobility or who need to support to walk. This gives a sense of confidence when moving around.
Wheelchairs have been particularly manufactured to adapt and move into limited spaces making it a perfect object to be used around the home. Stronger wheelchairs are also manufactured to be used outdoors and could also be used on hard surfaces such as slopes and pavements.
A wheelchair can also be used combined with other mobility aids or types of transport. For example, transit wheelchairs are lightweight and perfect for traveling on vacation or holidays. In the same way, most public transport services are accessible with a wheelchair and both motorized and manual wheelchairs could be easily taken into the vehicle.