Guide to Wheelchairs for Disabled Adults

Choosing a wheelchair for disabled adults is a big decision. Wheelchairs for disabled adults are available with a wide range of features, including portability, elevation, comfort, and heavy duty/bariatric design. Use this helpful guide to learn more about the features available so you can make a more informed decision for yourself or your loved one.

Go Chair® Wheelchair for Disabled Adults

The Go Chair is the right wheelchair for disabled adults who value portability over all else. Feather-touch disassembly makes taking the chair apart a breeze, as the heaviest piece is just 36 pounds. The Go Chair features height-and width-adjustable armrests, a large footplate for convenience, and an 18″ by 17″ five-point swivel seat. Handy under-seat storage is a plus, too. The Go Chair is available in six color options. Some important specifications are:

  • Maximum Weight Capacity: up to 300 lbs.
  • Turning Radius: 25.5 inches
  • Maximum Speed: up to 3.7 mph
  • Maximum Range per Charge: up to 8.7 miles, or up to 10.9 miles with extended range battery

Jazzy Air® 2 Elevating Wheelchair

Other elevating wheelchairs for disabled adults may sacrifice on other features, but not the Jazzy Air® 2. This modern-looking wheelchair for disabled adults operates in both normal and elevated modes and can switch between the two in just 11 seconds. Touch a switch, and the Jazzy Air 2 raises 12 inches! Elevated mode allows for access to higher counters and cabinets and enhances social interaction. As a bonus, the elevated position offers a seat-to-floor height that is two inches lower so that users can sit comfortably at standard table or desk. Some important specifications are:

  • Maximum Weight Capacity: up to 300 lbs.
  • Turning Radius: 20.75 inches
  • Maximum Speed: up to 4 mph (for both elevated and non-elevated operation)
  • Maximum Range per Charge (U1): up to 16.8 miles
  • Maximum Range per Charge (40 Ah): up to 19.2 miles

Jazzy Select® 6 2.0 Wheelchair

The Jazzy Select 6 2.0 is a great choice if you’re looking for comfort when shopping for wheelchairs for disabled adults. It’s a six-wheel chair that features Mid-Wheel 6 technology and Active-Trac ATX suspension. These features give the user a great level of stability and a smooth, steady ride over a variety of terrain. The incredibly comfortable high-back seat folds flat when not in use. The seat itself comes in several sizes, from 16″ by 16″ to 20″ by 20″, and the covers are replaceable for your convenience. To further enhance your comfort, the flip-up foot platform is height adjustable, too. Some other specifications include:

  • Maximum Weight Capacity: up to 300 lbs.
  • Turning Radius: 23.76 inches
  • Maximum Speed: up to 4.3 mph
  • Maximum Range per Charge: up to 19 miles

Jazzy® 1450 Wheelchair for Disabled Adults

The Jazzy® 1450 is a bariatric wheelchair for disabled adults. It features heavy-duty construction, upgraded motors, and a reinforced frame. It has a maximum weight capacity of up to 600 pounds and extended seat dimensions up to 32″ by 28″. This wheelchair offers front-wheel drive using extra-large front wheels that give greater absorption of the bumps along the way. And in front of the drive wheels are anti-tip casters to help maintain stability over uneven terrain. Some other specifications include:

  • Maximum Weight Capacity: up to 600 lbs.
  • Turning Radius: 26.5 inches
  • Maximum Speed: up to 4.5 mph
  • Maximum Range per Charge: up to 15.7 miles

These four models cover a wide variety of needs that you or your loved one may have. Yet, these wheelchairs just scratch the surface of what’s available. Contact us today to talk in greater detail about which of our models is right for you.