Purchasing A Power Wheel Chair

Choosing the type of power wheel chair may seem simple – but trying to decide what company to go through is not. There are many brands of power wheel chairs that vary in prices, models, and features.

It is important to do research and make sure that you choose a company that your insurance will work with and that has the model you are looking for. There are many things that you have to consider when choosing the right brand of model.


Obviously the first thing that you have to look consider is what type of model you want. It is true that a few of the models look very similar and it can be hard to tell the difference if you do not know what to look for. In the model that you choose you will want to find one that offers durable tires. A long lasting battery that is easy to charge and something that can be used both indoor and outdoors.


Price is a very important thing that usually makes the decision for us right away. Many of us will sacrifice the model we want because we feel it is too expensive. Keep in mind that you may be able to find the same or similar model through a different company. Pride is one of the biggest brands of power wheel chairs that offers a wide variety of models that use high quality materials. You may find that purchasing one that is used may be easier for you and more cost effective. But usually you want to consider this if insurance will not help.

Insurance Coverage

Obviously you don’t want to be saddled with the entire cost of the power wheel chair and will hopefully find something that is covered at least partially through Medicare or insurance. In order to do this find a model that they will cover and work with a company that they will cover.