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Wheelchairs can make it possible for people with limited mobility to move independently in and out of their homes. For you or your loved one to fully reap the benefits of a wheelchair, it's necessary to find one that can comfortably accommodate you or them. CVS can help with a diverse assortment of bariatric wheelchairs. This product selection contains all of the bariatric wheelchairs currently available, so you can compare your options and conveniently purchase the best model for your or their needs online.

The Bariatric Difference

Wheelchairs are mobility aids that consist of a metal fame, a fabric or leather seat and large wheels. All wheelchairs are designed to support individuals of a certain size and have maximum weight capacity ratings. With bariatric wheelchairs, the frames and seats are constructed with strength in mind. As a result, the chairs are able to support individuals who weigh more than the maximum weight ratings on conventional wheelchairs. In addition, the seats of bariatric wheelchairs are usually more generously sized to give users enough room to sit comfortably.

Comparing Your Options

There are a number of features to consider when you're comparing individual wheelchairs. It's a good idea to start by focusing on the models that have the right maximum weight rating for your or your loved one's needs. Then, you can consider what types of support are necessary. Wheelchairs are available with half- and full-length arms and with desk arms that provide a surface for writing. In some cases, the arms may be detachable to simplify transferring in and out of the chair and make storing the mobility aid easier. Footrests also differ between models. Some wheelchairs do not have footrests at all and can be a good choice for individuals who are able to use their legs to propel the chair.

Choosing the Right Heavy Duty Wheelchair

Each person's needs when it comes to wheelchair design are different. If you're shopping for a wheelchair for the first time, consult your or your loved one's medical provider for advice. He or she can give you tips on what to look for in a wheelchair and let you know if any features are required for safe use. Make sure to read the maintenance and care instructions included with your new wheelchair. Following these instructions will help to keep the chair in good condition for as long as possible and ensure safe use.

 

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