Power wheelchairs are designed for people with low to no mobility. Battery powered with optional power features, they are customized to fit for maximum comfort.
Mobility scooters are generally used outdoors or in large indoor public spaces. They have a larger turning radius than a power wheelchair making them less maneuverable indoors or in spaces such as elevators or narrow doorways.
Full-sized chairs are the most common types of power wheelchairs and feature a full-sized seat. They are built for daily use with long-lasting batteries.
Typically, the chairs include two drive wheels with other stability casters that keep the chair stable and add easier maneuverability to navigate through turns. Seat cushioning varies by the needs of the user including options for gel or air systems, as well as contoured foam inserts. A tilt-and-recline style chair provides positioning changes to relieve pressure and increase blood flow.
Options such as joystick controls, keypads for electric features and controls for head positions can be added as required. A typical power chair carries up to a 300 lb capacity. For heavier clients, higher capacity power wheelchairs are available. Portable power wheelchairs are available for travel needs. They fold up for stowage in a vehicle or airplane.
Did you know there are special lifts than can be installed in a vehicle to lift and safely position a wheelchair inside the vehicle for travel? Our sister company, Silver Cross Automotive sells and installs these lifts.