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.

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