EZ Walker Rollators has done all of the important research and product selection for you and we offer a great collection of transport wheelchairs that will help get you from point A to point B, no matter what your level of elderly care calls for.
Deciding which mobility aid is best for you can be confusing, and if you are not familiar with the differences between standard wheelchairs and transport wheelchairs, there are a few factors that are important to consider when deciding what your needs call for. Transport wheelchairs are easier to maneuver and more lightweight than standard wheelchairs, making them a great choice for quick transport needs or travel uses. However, they do give up the durability and freedom of independent mobility of standard wheelchairs. Lightweight transport wheelchairs usually are used with the help of a caregiver, with the brakes located on the handles that are used by the caregiver. Traditional wheelchairs, on the other hand, are self-propelled by using the large rear wheels, which also can be used to slow down and stop. Transport wheelchairs can help move patients of all sizes with models ranging to accommodate children (pediatric transport chairs) to heavy patients (bariatric transport chairs). It is very important to have the correct size transport chair that can support your weight safely and comfortably.
To determine if a transport chair is right for you, consider the factors that differentiate a transport chair from other mobility aids. If you can still walk short distances with a rollator or walker, a transport chair could be beneficial, especially the transport chairs that double as rollators. A transport chair may not be the best option for those that need full-body support and do not have a caretaker or companion that can maneuver them, however, those who need the full capabilities of a wheelchair may still benefit from also having a transport chair for traveling purposes.