In the world of mobility products, power chairs are the most luxurious and comfortable and offer the most features. However, these features differ by the type of power chair you or a loved one use, whether it is a pediatric, standard or bariatric power chair. Each type is designed specifically for certain users based on the characteristics and needs of those of the users.
Standard power chairs are the least specialized because they have to fit a wider range of people. Standard chairs generally feature a weight limit of around 300 lbs. and have several ways to customize the positioning of the user. In most cases, the head rest and seat back can be adjusted or reclined, as well as the armrests and footrests. Standard power chairs are controlled by a joystick-like control and are perfect for maneuvering around tight spaces inside and taking on rougher terrain outside.
Slightly smaller than standard power chairs, pediatric power chairs are made to fit the smaller bodies of pediatric patients that have decreased mobility. Built for comfort and easy to use, pediatric power chairs also have adjustable seating and other parts to help prevent contact sores and ulcers by distributing the user’s weight. Pediatric power chairs can also give your child confidence in new environments or around new people that they wouldn’t have being pushed around in a standard wheelchair or using forearm crutches.
The largest of the power chairs, bariatric chairs are made for larger patients that need help getting from place to place. Made to handle patients weighing up to 650 pounds, bariatric power chairs feature heavy-duty bases and solid all around construction for maximum durability. Providing the ultimate in high performance and comfort for the larger individual, bariatric power chairs offer a solution for bariatric mobility.
Power chairs can provide the perfect fit for you or a loved one if you need help getting around. New England Surgical is proud to offer not only the three types of power chairs mentioned above, but also positioning chairs and a wide variety of chair bases and seats. If you or a loved one needs mobility assistance, call us today at 1-800-336-1300 or browse our online catalog to see how we can help you get on the move again.