Medical Equipment Blog


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

My dad is being treated for an endocrine condition which has caused him to gain a lot of weight and now he needs a wheelchair that will support him as well as be easy for him to use. What model or models would be the best option for him? There are specific models for people in your father’s condition. The only contingent factor here is your father’s actual weight. If, in fact, he is obese, click the links below for some appropriate manual wheelchair models for bariatric patients: If your father does not require a bariatric model, there are have heavy duty models that may be sufficient: The next thing for you to consider is who will be operating the wheelchair. If your father is not capable of operating a manual wheelchair by himself, or there is no one to constantly assist his operation of it, then your best option is a motorized wheelchair. Click the link below to be directed to a series of motorized wheelchairs; there are bariatric models as well: Hope that helps. Good luck with your search.


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