What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?

The word “Bariatrics” refers to a couple of different topics in the medical field, including both in treatment and products. This terminology addresses obesity, which refers to anyone with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. Medical equipment with appropriate weight capacities may be referred to as bariatric or heavy duty. Some wheelchair users with obesity require the use of a specialized bariatric power wheelchair. Pride Mobility®, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products, meets your bariatric mobility needs by providing technologies specific toward those living with obesity. Bariatric wheelchairs are both wider and heavier than traditional wheelchairs and accommodate more weight.

Bariatric Wheelchairs and Scooters

Our Jazzy® motorized wheelchair line is designed to fulfill a variety of consumer needs and lifestyles, including consumers with bariatric needs. With Jazzy bariatric power wheelchairs, you can experience ultimate traction and robust features. One of our bariatric mobility devices is the Jazzy® 1450 power wheelchair, offered in Candy Apple Red or Viper Blue, with a weight capacity of 600 pounds. It offers heavy duty construction and performance components, including upgraded motors and a reinforced frame for superb indoor maneuvering. You can cruise up to speeds of 4.5 mph. Click here for more information on Pride Mobility Power Chair solutions for those living with bariatric conditions.

An alternative to our bariatric power wheelchairs is our heavy-duty mobility scooters. Pride motorized scooters are engineered to last and go through rigorous factory testing to ensure consistent and top performance, as well as long-lasting durability. We offer one model of heavy-duty mobility scooter, known as the Maxima. This electric scooter is equipped with upgraded electronics and has a weight capacity of 500 pounds. This bariatric scooter is a great choice to maintain independence. Check out Pride’s heavy-duty mobility scooters today.

Where to Buy a Bariatric Wheelchair or Heavy-Duty Scooter

When you are ready to purchase your wheelchair, you may not know where to start. Pride Mobility makes finding local dealers near you simple! If you are looking for a dealer that sells bariatric wheelchairs or heavy-duty mobility scooters, you can use our online dealer locator to find someone in your area who can assist you in making a purchase. Just follow these simple steps:

Visit our website, pridemobility.com

Click on the Buy Online/Find Dealer button in the upper center part of the homepage to go to our Pride Dealer Locator

Enter your ZIP code, check the box, and hit search

You’ll see a list of authorized providers near your ZIP code

You can adjust the mileage box to find a provider that is as close as five miles or as far as 100 miles from the ZIP code you entered

The search results of dealers include the dealer’s contact information, such as their name, address and phone number. If you are unfamiliar with the address of the provider, you can also view directions and a map for added convenience. After obtaining the dealer’s information, you can choose to contact the dealer yourself, or request to be contacted. Just click the “Request to be Contacted” button on the right and fill out the form. The provider will then contact you directly. If you have more questions on the purchasing process or about our mobility scooters or power wheelchairs, such as buying through insurance and other general questions, check out our Scooter FAQ page and our Power Chair FAQ page.

Published by Pride Mobility

Welcome to Pride Mobility! We are a leading manufacturer of mobility products, including power chairs, scooters, lift chairs, and more. Our goal is to help people with mobility challenges live their best lives by providing innovative, high-quality, and reliable products that enhance their independence and comfort. Our company was founded in 1986 with a mission to improve the quality of life for people with mobility limitations. Since then, we have grown to become a global leader in the industry, with a wide range of products designed to meet the unique needs of individuals with varying levels of mobility. At Pride Mobility, we are committed to delivering exceptional customer service and support. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced professionals is dedicated to helping our customers find the right products to meet their specific needs, and we are always here to answer any questions or concerns. We take pride in our products and stand behind them with a comprehensive warranty and service program. Whether you are looking for a power chair to help you navigate your home or a scooter to explore the outdoors, you can trust Pride Mobility to provide the quality, comfort, and reliability you deserve. Thank you for choosing Pride Mobility as your partner in mobility. We look forward to helping you live your best life!

2 thoughts on “What is a Bariatric Wheelchair?

  1. I own a J600ES, but I have no manual. So I don’t know how to adjust the headrest. Somehow it has been raised and I need it at its lowest setting. Could I somehow get a manual that includes instructions for problems like that? Or maybe someone could send me directions for adjusting its height? Thank you.

    1. Hi Susan! I hope you are doing well, thank you for visiting our blog. I’ll be happy to help direct you to the owner’s manual for your reference. Please visit this link and you’ll be taken to our main website where you can download the specification sheets and manuals for your specific product: https://www.pridemobility.com/jazzy-power-chairs/jazzy-600-es/manuals.asp

      Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with?

      I hope you have a great day!


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