A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Racing

Wheelchair racing, not to be confused with electric wheelchair racing or power wheelchair racing, is racing using a racing wheelchair controlled by your hands. Racing wheelchairs are not the same as traditional manual wheelchairs. They are designed with two wheels in the back and one wheel in the front to optimize speed. Due to theContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Wheelchair Racing”

Will Medicare Pay for an Electric Wheelchair?

Medicare may pay for an electric wheelchair if you qualify. Medicare may cover the cost of a power mobility device for use in your home. Power wheelchairs are covered only when they are deemed medically necessary. To qualify, there are several steps that need to be completed.  Schedule a face-to-face examination with your doctor orContinue reading “Will Medicare Pay for an Electric Wheelchair?”

Which Electric Wheelchair is Best?

With so many motorized wheelchairs on the market, it can be an overwhelming task deciding which power chair to purchase. There are portable wheelchairs and folding power chairs, as well as full-size wheelchairs and bariatric wheelchairs. Where to begin?  When choosing the best electric wheelchair for you, it’s important to consider your needs. Everyone isContinue reading “Which Electric Wheelchair is Best?”

Where Can I Buy Motorized Wheelchairs?

When you are ready to buy a power wheelchair, it can be overwhelming in deciding where to go to make your purchase. Pride Mobility makes it easy! Ready to buy from a local dealer near you? Just follow these steps: Visit pridemobility.com Click on the Find a Local Dealer button in the upper right corner of theContinue reading “Where Can I Buy Motorized Wheelchairs?”

What is a Power Wheelchair?

A power wheelchair is a device that aids in mobility. It is typically used by individuals who have a medical condition and have difficulty walking. People use power wheelchairs because they are unable to use a manual wheelchair or an electric scooter.  Every electric wheelchair has a base, which is equipped with four or moreContinue reading “What is a Power Wheelchair?”

How to Charge Your Electric Wheelchair Batteries

As a power wheelchair user, it’s important to understand how to achieve maximum performance with your motorized wheelchair. Your Jazzy® power wheelchair uses two long-lasting, 12-volt, deep-cycle batteries, which are sealed and maintenance free. Because the batteries are sealed, there is no need to check the electrolyte (fluid) level. Deep-cycle motorized wheelchair batteries are designedContinue reading “How to Charge Your Electric Wheelchair Batteries”

How Much Do Electric Wheelchairs Weigh?

When considering a motorized wheelchair for purchase, you might wonder: how heavy is an electric wheelchair? The answer may surprise you. Although power wheelchairs may have similar components, the weight of these components can vary. Plus, there are a variety of wheelchair types, and many can be customized based on the user’s needs.    AllContinue reading “How Much Do Electric Wheelchairs Weigh?”

How Fast Do Motorized Wheelchairs Go?

When it comes to choosing a power wheelchair, speed is an important factor for many wheelchair users. While consumers may desire to own the fastest wheelchair on the market, faster speed is not necessarily better. Consider your lifestyle and how the electric wheelchair will be used. When you compare indoor use to outdoor use, theContinue reading “How Fast Do Motorized Wheelchairs Go?”

Can Electric Wheelchairs Go on Buses?

Many wheelchair users today rely on public transportation to get around. As required by the Department of Transportation regulations that enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), public transit systems must provide reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities and their assistive mobility devices. An electric wheelchair is considered an assistive device protected byContinue reading “Can Electric Wheelchairs Go on Buses?”