In caring for people with certain illnesses or disabilities, you should always have a mobility device that you can use to conveniently and quickly transport them anywhere in the house or outside. A transport wheelchair would be a perfect choice. These chairs offer easy and safe patient transport by being lighter and less bulky compared to standard wheelchairs. Another advantage is it can easily be stored. These wheelchairs are designed for convenience and easy handling by a caregiver.
A transport wheelchair is made to assist physically incapacitated people to transfer effortlessly from area to another. Because of its narrow structure it can conveniently pass through tight hallways and the narrow doorways around the house. They are foldable chairs with extremely light weight and weatherproof steel frames. They are equipped with four small wheels making the chair’s maneuverability effortless. Some of them can weigh as little as only 19 lbs.
Transport wheelchairs have solid rubber tires that will never go flat. With the absence of the hand rims, which are found in a standard wheelchair, it will require someone to assist and push the transport wheelchair to move. Thus, a “step tube” is attached at the back of the transport wheel to help the assisting person to lift it and pass over bumps and curbs. Some are also equipped with oversize wheels and swing-away leg rests, adding to the comfort of the user and the ease of the caregivers as well.
Most people, especially the elderly, can use a transport wheelchair in their own daily lives as they go out and enjoy time with friends taking trips to church, shopping, or for visiting family. They are especially good for people with limited capabilities to get to important appointments or attend lengthy events like weddings or when on vacations. They are also a lot less expensive than typical full size wheelchairs.
Again, their compactness either in storage or while in use makes them valuable tools for those with physical challenges. Even if a person can still walk, the transport wheelchair makes a perfect alternative to walkers and canes that can be unstable. Allowing the physically limited and the elderly to conveniently be in motion will bring them a more positive outlook in life and make them feel comfortable and less of a burden to their care providers.