What Are the Benefits of Power Mobility Chairs?
If you or a loved one is in need of mobility equipment, you may be wondering what a power mobility chair can do and if it is the best option for you. If you are familiar with a standard wheelchair, a power mobility chair is similar, but has additional functions that can more easily assist with daily activities. At Landmark, we offer several different options for mobility equipment including Basic Power Mobility Chairs, Complex Power Mobility Chairs, Manual Wheelchairs, and Reclining & Tilt-In-Space Wheelchairs. Each of these types of equipment are best suited for Patients with different conditions. It is best to speak with your Physician about which option is best for you and your mobility needs. Here are some of the benefits that Power Mobility Chairs can allow Patients to do.
Improved mobility is one of the most obvious benefits of getting a power mobility chair. These chairs provide a way for people to transport themselves easier if they have trouble walking or standing for long periods of time. These chairs can be taken with you in the car and used for travel. With the aid of a power mobility chair, individuals are able to participate in more activities inside and outside of the home because their ability to move around is significantly increased. This benefit alone has the ability to greatly transform someone's life and allow them to return to some activities they would otherwise not be able to do.
Power chairs are able to be transported to and from the home easily. Some of our Patients get a vehicle lift added to their vehicle so they can easily take their power chair in their car and transport it. Mobility chairs can also be transported by using a van that is modified to be made accessible for power chairs and scooters. Also, most public buses contains lifts that can be used for those using a power chair.
Using a power mobility chair truly does give individuals so much more freedom in their daily life and activities. Power chairs and scooters aren't a "one size fits all" and with the help of an ATP, you can choose the right chair that fits into your lifestyle. There are so many different types of chairs that can be customized to fit your needs and help you live the life you deserve. At Landmark, we work with our Patients and their Physicians to choose the right chair for you. With the help of a power chair, you have the freedom to go where you want to go.
Finally, comfort is a major benefit to owning a power mobility chair. There are many power chairs that are customized to fit your specific height, weight, and preferences. Some power mobility chairs can improve posture and allow you to change seating positions to enhance comfort. There some chairs that can be elevated, reclined, and tilted for your benefit. For many people, they find that power mobility chairs provide them more comfort than not having one at all. The proper size of your chair, seat, and positioning is crucial and at Landmark we value your comfort and safety to make sure your chair is properly fit to your needs. Owning a power wheelchair has many benefits and they can help bridge the gap between those with and without mobility complications. You can take the first step by calling us today at 877-693-0007.