Used Wheelchairs – Should You Buy One?

If you have recently had an illness or injury that has left you confined to a wheelchair temporarily, then you may be wondering if you can save some money on medical bills by buying a used wheelchair. Normally, one would not consider buying a used wheelchair, especially if the use was to be permanent.

Things that are taken into account are the user’s weight, height, limitation, capabilities, nature of illness or injury and whether the wheelchair will mainly used indoors or outdoors. All of this is taken into consideration when the doctor or physical therapist prescribes a wheelchair.

However, if your condition allows it, and because you will not be using it completely, you may be willing to stop just a little comfort to conserve some cash on your wheelchair. Browse
http://www.welcaresupply.com/spanish/wheelchairs to know more about the best Wheelchairs in Brooklyn (even called as “Sillas de Ruedas en Brooklyn” in the Spanish language).

One thing you should know up front is that wheelchair manufacturers do not allow for the transferring of warranties since wheelchairs are not intended to be resold. Therefore, you would want to think very hard about buying a used electric wheelchair.

Even used, electric wheelchairs can be very expensive, often costing thousands of dollars. If something is wrong with the motor or battery, you will be out of luck if you buy a used one. Buying a manual wheelchair used is a little safer. If possible, you should sit in the chair to make sure you aren’t too tall for it, or too short. Usually, the leg rest can be adjusted so a single chair can be adjusted to accommodate a wide variety of people sizes.