Why You Should Consider Investing in a Powerchair


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If you are a wheelchair user or have a loved one that uses a wheelchair – you more than likely have seen or heard about powerchairs. Powerchairs offer greater control for this with limited mobility – restoring independence and helping those that have conditions which make it difficult to manually operate their wheelchair. 


When looking for a new powerchair or first powerchair – it’s understandable highly important that you are able to choose a powerchair that fully meets all of your needs and requirements. Our team of experts can help you find a powerchair that suits your needs to the letter.


At Bristol’s Mobility Centre, we have a wide range of powerchairs to ensure that you have an extensive range available. In this article – we cover the main areas and considerations that you need to make when looking for your powerchair as well as the ways in which you can acquire your powerchair (also covering the Motability Scheme.)


If you are interested in finding out more about purchasing or acquiring a powerchair from our mobility shop in Bristol – get in touch with a member of our friendly team today. Use an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 


Assessing Your Needs When Choosing a Powerchair


You will need to assess your needs when looking to purchase a powerchair. At Bristol’s Mobility Centre – we can offer free ee assessments and advice, we would bring along equipment for you to try and discuss your personal requirements. This can help you to understand your requirements and ensures that you fully understand how our equipment can benefit you in the long run. This also ensures that you can find a powerchair that suits you – and will allow you to enjoy the finer things in life with your powerchair.


Should you have more specific requirements including posture or pressure relief – this will typically result in a larger investment in your powerchair. This is due to the fact that the more basic models will not fit your posture correctly and may cause physical discomfort therefore you will require a powerchair that fits comfortably. 


Where you or a loved one are likely to travel is also an important consideration when looking for a powerchair. If you or they are going to be travelling outdoors often then you may need to consider a more powerful powerchair or a powerchair that allows for increased mobility in smaller spaces. If you or a loved one is going to be travelling often in the car then you will need to consider whether your new powerchair is suitable for you vehicle or WAV.


Main Reasons to Choose a Powerchair


Powerchairs are utilised because of their superior comfort which can hugely increase the quality of life of those with certain conditions. The ability to travel over difficult terrain also makes certain areas that are simply in-accessible with a wheelchair – accessible with a powerchair. For those with limited mobility and therefore cannot use a wheelchair and want independence rather than needing a carer or assigned person to assist with their wheelchair – a powerchair can restore independence and greatly increase the overall mobility and comfort of the user. The user may choose different positions and postures which further increases their comfort whilst using the powerchair.


Users with severely limited mobility are able to use the joystick for greater independence which gives the user the ability to travel without the need of carers in certain cases. Use of a wheelchair can cause health issues later down the line for those who have the ability to use a wheelchair so powerchairs are also a viable consideration for those who are still able to use their wheelchair. 


It’s really important to consider whether you will need to travel by car and whether you will need a specific vehicle to deal with the load. Powerchairs tend to be very heavy which means that you will have to choose a vehicle that will be able to bear the load if you need to travel by car. This may affect your choice of powerchair however there are many chairs available which will allow you to tailor your choice to suit you.


Motability Scheme – Leasing a Powerchair


Should you be eligible for the Motability Scheme then you can arrange for a powerchair through the scheme. Our team will also support you during the entire process. The Motability Scheme allows you to use your higher mobility allowance to arrange for a 3 year lease of your powerchair with insurance, replacement tyres, maintenance, servicing and batteries are all included within the cost of your lease. High End Powerchairs with special adaptations added can be leased for a 5 year period.  We can advise you on your powerchair leased through the Motability Scheme and help you find the perfect powerchair for you.


Explore Our Range of Powerchairs Today!


Purchasing a Powerchair

With the range of powerchairs that we have available, our expert team can advise you on the powerchairs that are available as well as the powerchairs that we can provide via the Motability Scheme. Not one clients’ requirements will be the same so it’s important that clients take their personal requirements and needs into consideration. With a free assessment – our team can also ensure that your requirements are identified and met. As this is highly important when choosing a new powerchair – every consideration will be taken into account before considering the powerchair that suits you or a loved one best.


Should you be looking for a powerchair in Bristol, it’s highly recommended that you get in touch with Bristol’s Mobility Centre today. We can advise you as well as discuss your requirements – which is highly important when looking for a powerchair or mobility product.


If you are interested in finding out more about purchasing or acquiring a powerchair or if you want to arrange for a free assessment – get in touch with a member of our friendly team today. Use an online contact form on our website or telephone now on: 

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