How do you qualify for a power wheelchair?
Furthermore, what conditions require a wheelchair?
Medical Conditions Requiring A Wheelchair
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Breast Cancer.
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Congestive Heart Failure.
One may also ask, how much does a Power Wheelchair Cost? A Power Wheelchair price ranges from $1,500 to $4,000 and can go up over $15,000. Mid wheel drive systems average higher than front and rear wheel drive. High-end power wheelchairs come with many options such as recline, tilt-in-space and some can even bring the user to a standing position.
Also know, how can I get a free wheelchair?
Ask a GP, physiotherapist or hospital staff to refer you to your local wheelchair service for an assessment. You'll need to do this before you can get an NHS wheelchair. The local wheelchair service will decide if you need a wheelchair and, if so, what type. You might be able to get a voucher.
Why might someone be in a wheelchair?
Some people use wheelchairs because it's dangerous for them to walk. They can pass out or collapse. Others use them because walking is painful and causes dislocations (I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and fibromyalgia and this is the case for me).