Some of the factors to consider when buying a wheelchair involve the following.

  1. Will you self-propel or have an attendant?
  2. How frequently will you use the chair?
  3. Will you use the chair both indoors and outdoors?
  4. Will you need to transport the chair in a folded-up position?
  5. What overall weight limitations do you have for lifting the wheelchair for transport or storage?

The primary features to consider when buying a wheelchair include the following.

  1. Rear Wheels:
    • Size
    • Rims and spokes, or MAG type
    • Tires – pneumatic or solid rubber
    • Quick release or not
    • Anti-tip wheels at back or not
  2. Front wheels:
    • Size
    • Swivel
  3. Footrests:
    • Fixed or removable
    • Elevating or not
    • Height adjustable or not
    • Straps:
      • Calf
      • Heel
  4. Armrests:
    • Full or half length
    • Removable or turn up 90 degrees
    • Tip and remove, or tip and pivot out of the way
    • Height adjustable or not
  5. Brakes:
    • Wheel brake:
      • Ease of access
      • Push forward or pull back
    • Attendant brake
    • Ease of adjusting brakes

To assess the correct size, you need to consider the following.

  1. User weight:
    • 250 lbs or less
    • More than 250 lbs – heavy duty
  2. Seat size
    • Width – Not to loose of tight
    • Depth (base of spine to back of knees):
      • Too short – too much weight put on your bottom
      • Too long – irritation on back of knees
  3. Backrest height
  4. Armrest height

Wheelchair accessories to consider include the following:

  1. Wheelchair cushions – based on susceptibility to sores of user:
    • Low Risk – foam
    • Medium Risk – memory foam and gel
    • High Risk – gel or air-based
  2. Walking stick or crutch holders
  3. Weather protection:
    • Simple mac, gore-tex, or fleece-lined
    • Leg protection or not
  4. Storage options for personal items:
    • Size – small personal items only, or bigger items
    • Position on chair -under chair, on armrest, or in back

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HOMCOM Rolling Shower Wheelchair Bath Toilet Commode Bariatric with 24″ Wheels

  • MULTI-USE MOBILITY: Ideal for the elderly or disabled to assist in mobility and transportation throughout a house or hospital. Focusing on comfort, this chair makes showering and self-care more accessible.
  • SHOWER ACCESSIBLE: This FDA certified commode chair features a PU covered surface and aluminum alloy construction making it easy to wheel under a shower. With four waterproof castors and brakes, showering can be safe and hassle-free for anyone.
  • LARGE DETACHABLE BUCKET: Unlike others with a rounded bucket, our upgraded version is equipped with a large rectangle bucket with lid under the seat which can be easily removed for cleaning.
  • EXTRA COMFORT: This medical shower chair with arms comes with a convenient flip away footrest for added comfort. The armrests and seat are padded for added comfort
  • LARGE REAR WHEELS: 2 14" large rear wheels allow the user to move themselves around easily with a hand-brake to control the speed and stop as they may like.

Karman 29 pounds S-305 Ergonomic Wheelchair 18″ Pearl Silver

  • Weighs only 29 lbs
  • Quick Release Wheels Standard
  • Removable Anti Bacterial Seat and Back Cushions
  • Flip Back Armrest and Height Adjustable. Storage pouch on backrest
  • Seat Height Adjustable 18", 19", & 20".7 inch x 1 inch Polyurethane Front Casters

Medline Lightweight & User-Friendly Wheelchair With Flip-Back, Desk-Length Arms & Elevating Leg Rests for Extra Comfort, Gray, 18″ Seat

  • Flip-back, desk-length arms make it easy to navigate under tables | elevating leg rests enhance comfort and remove easily
  • Breathable nylon upholstery is soft and comfortable
  • Premium welds ensure reliability and durability
  • Smooth-rolling Mag wheels with low-maintenance flat-free tires; foot-powered movement with 2” seat-height adjustments (hemi-height)
  • 300-Lb. Weight capacity | 33-lb. Product weight, without leg rests. Latex free; Not MRI safe

Medline Mobility Ultralight Transport Wheelchair, 19” Wide Seat, Permanent Desk-Length Arms, Swing Away Footrests, Blue Frame

  • Our 300 lb weight capacity ultralight transport chair allows you to travel light while making outings and/or and rehab situations easier
  • This durable transport chair weighs less than 15 lbs | Compact, simple-folding design is great for travel and storage
  • Stow-n-go clips allow the comfort footrests to be locked to the side of the chair when not in use
  • Restaurant-style permanent armrests allow the user to sit closer to tables and desks
  • Padded nylon upholstery | 8 inch rear wheels for easy forward and reverse | Made of high-grade aluminum | 16 inch seat depth, 19 inch seat width

Nurth 4 in 1 Chair Shower Commode Mobile Chair Commode/Shower Wheelchair Padded Toilet Seat Shower Transport Chair with 4 Brakes, Removable Pedal, Adjustable armrest, PU Commode Seat and Pail 220lb

  • MULTI-USE 4-in-1 -- commode/shower chair/chair /Wheelchair can be used anywhere as a standalone commode thanks to the included pail. Can also be used directly over a toilet for safer toileting or as a safe and comfortable shower chair.
  • SAFER, CLEANER DESIGN -- WORKS GREAT AS A PADDED COMMODE CHAIR as it fits over a standard toilet, which enables you to easily perform multiple transfers. Seat height is 20 inches, Seat Width 16.5 inches, Total Height 31.5 inches. unlike old style white/gray chairs that blend into the backgound. Especially Helpful for Dementia and Visually Impaired Users to Help Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls; the Leading Cause of Death by Injury in People Over 65.
  • EASILY MOVE ACROSS FLOORS AND THICK CARPETS with large -- durable wheels, along with rear locking wheels to set it in place. Weighs only 26 pounds and supports up to 220 pounds.
  • High Quaity MEDICAL GRADE -- Aluminum Frame Will Never Rust. Institutional Quality for Reliability, Durability and Safety. LIFETIME WARRANTY. PADDED SEAT,
  • ADJUSTABLE ARMRESTS AND BACK Provide Comfortable, Warm-to-the-Touch Seating and Minimzes the Risk of Skin Tears and Subsequent Infections.
  • 100% SATISFIED - If you are not happy with your buying experience, simply contact us and tell us what we can do to solve the problem! If the product fails to meet your expectations or is not as described, we will replace the item(s) or give you 100% of your money back.

Rolling Shower Chair with Drop Arms, Antimicrobial Mesh Seat, Locking Casters, Seat Belt, Slide Out Footrest and Commode Pail. 300 lb. Capacity, Fits Over Standard Toilet.

  • Drop Arms and Footrest Slides in for Easy Access. 30 Day Return Policy.
  • 4 Locking Casters. Rolls Over Standard Size Toilet.
  • 300 lb. Capacity, Seat Dimensions: 40.5" Height x 22" Width x 25.25" Depth.
  • Seatbelt and Removable Commode Pail.
  • Medical Grade PVC with an Antimicrobial Mesh Seat.