Can You Rent an Electric Wheelchair?

Sometimes, life can throw you a curveball and you might find yourself needing mobility assistance even if it’s just for a short amount of time. Thankfully, there are some options that you can explore when it comes to renting an electric wheelchair or scooter.

What can I rent?

When it comes to renting mobility equipment, there are many different options for you. You may have seen the option to rent a three or four-wheel scooter like these at your local amusement park or shopping mall. While scooters are an option you can also rent an electric wheelchair, or even a power lift recliner.

What do I need?

There are many selections and options when it comes to a power wheelchair or scooter. Some factors to consider are:

Seat size: when you are looking for a comfortable rental, you can take a few measurements to see what seat best fits you. Your seat width and back-to-back knee measurements are a good starting point to help maximize your comfort.

Weight capacity: knowing the weight range for a scooter or wheelchair is important to ensure that you have the right model for your body.

Footprint: Knowing what type of environment you’ll maneuver through is a huge factor in making your selection. Scooters and electric wheelchairs can range from compact to full sized, much like a vehicle. Some full-sized scooters would not be able to navigate comfortably through narrow spaces like a compact scooter would.

Front-wheel, Mid-wheel, or Rear-Wheel Drive: Electric wheelchairs can have a drive wheel that is positioned near the front, middle or rear of the base. Each offesr a different feel when it comes to maneuverability and steering. Selecting one that is most fluid and natural to you is important.

Where can I rent?

Location is another important factor when it comes to renting an electric wheelchair. There are a few tools online that can help you. Feel free to visit our online dealer locator here to contact an authorized Pride Mobility Products dealer who can assist you with meeting your rental needs.

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