The wheelchair has been around for many years and is common in hospitals, airports, and other such places. They are a simple and economical solution for people who can't walk and need assistance due to short-term and long-term conditions such as feet and back injuries, arthritis, asthma, Alzheimer or other such medical conditions.
Benefits of wheelchairs
Due to medical conditions an affected person can become bound indoors. Their activities and movement decrease over time and the person becomes isolated indoors. Wheelchairs provide freedom to you and enable you to move around wherever and whenever you like. Most of the wheelchairs are designed and made to fit in congested and tight spaces which mean you can easily roam around in your house and live an active and healthy lifestyle.
When you face difficulty walking and balancing you often need to depend on others to lift you and be your support. If your home alone you might constantly worry that you’ll fall, this constant fear may lead to depression and sadness and make you socially isolated from your friends and family.
A wheelchair can help brighten your days, as it gives you full control of your movement while being sturdy support. So that you can enjoy activities that you love both indoors and outdoors such as picnics, bonfires, weddings, and trips. You can also go shopping, dining and visiting friends and family.
Wheelchairs can make the user more optimistic and happy and increase their self—esteem and self-confidence. Not just that they also increase their pride and independence and help them live an active life.
They provide maximum comfort by supporting your back and keeping your posture straight and upright. The backrest and armrests are cushioned with soft fabric that provides a comfy and cozy feeling.
Some seniors and users of wheelchairs even receive discounts at many events and venues. Most amusement parks permit the wheelchairs users to avoid the long queues. You can also get a discount at a movie theatre if you’re a wheelchair user.
Wheelchairs are easily available nowadays for buying and renting. They are the most basic form of assistive equipment that can be brought at a low price and can help the user live a normal life.