Buying a wheelchair can be expensive and you may not even be able to buy the exact wheelchair you need, possibly because of a limited budget or your health insurance provider provides you little or no coverage.
Good thing there are other options available for you to meet your wheelchair needs. A common alternative is to rent or hire a wheelchair. This is a welcome option for individuals who are unsure or have a non permanent disability.
Some people only need a wheelchair on a temporary basis for example when a person has an accident causing a short term disability.
Wheelchair users with a permanent disability can benefit from wheelchair rentals as there are times when a specific wheelchair might be preferred for a short period of time or to test a wheelchair.
Should an individual be unwilling to commit themselves to a specific wheelchair, renting is a viable option because it is not a financially sound decision to make an investment in a wheelchair that could possibly be replaced due to it not being right for the user.
No matter what your situation may be, it would be best to consult with a medical practitioner who can make recommendations regarding your best option.
Wheelchair rentals are common among those wheelchair users who wish to travel and don't want to take their own wheelchairs with them. Renting a wheelchair at your holiday destination could prove to be more convenient and more economical.
When planning a trip to another country, you will have to pay larger fees to take your own wheelchair with you. It would be more practical to rent one at your destination and arrange for someone to have the wheelchair waiting for you when you arrive at your destination.
Although many wheelchair users still prefer buying a wheelchair, renting a wheelchair is a very viable option because it provides many benefits including saving large sums of money and having the ability to try out different wheelchairs in order to determine which wheelchair would best suit them.