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Wheelchairs for Sale

We carry high quality, name brand wheelchairs like Pride Mobility and Invacare. We carry a selection of wheelchairs to try out at our stores and also have financing available through Synchrony Financing.

Red pride mobility jazzy 600 ES power wheelchair

POWER WHEELCHAIRS

Travel safely in your handicap van or wheelchair accessible vehicle with the right wheelchair. From small maneuverable wheelchairs that will fit in your apartment or home, to heavy duty power chairs with power seating, we can get you where you want to go. We feature quality brands of power wheelchairs from Invacare and Price, a perfect your mobility and lifestyle needs.

invacare tracer manual wheelchair

TRANSPORT AND MANUAL WHEELCHAIRS

Compact and tightly folding designs make it possible for your manual wheelchair to fit into tiny car trunks and even overhead bins on airplanes, while providing a rigid frame performance creating stability and better handling. Adjustable wheelchairs and folding wheelchairs are well suited to active users. We carry reliable brands like Invacare and Drive Mobility.

How much does a decent wheelchair cost?

One of the biggest factors that will determine how much you pay for a wheelchair is what type of chair you buy.

A standard, manual wheelchair has four tires, a seat, armrests, footrests, handles, and a manual brake. It is a basic setup that you move on your own without the assistance of electronics. Some are self-propelled, and some are companion compelled. If you select a manual wheelchair, you can expect to pay from $100 to $500.

Several factors can impact the price of a manual wheelchair, including:

  • The material used to create the wheelchair
  • The type of manual wheelchair you buy
  • Additional features
  • Accessories included with the purchase

A power wheelchair has the same basic design as a manual, but it includes a motor, battery, and a steering device. They are heavy, so a wheelchair accessible van or lift will be needed for transport. Most powered wheelchairs cost at least $3,000, but they can easily cost as high as $13,000. There are three basic types of power wheelchairs:

  • Front-Wheel Drive: Provides good stability, can navigate tight corners, and drive over bumps or curbs up to 2 inches high.
  • Mid-Wheel Drive: Provides the best turning radius and is easy to maneuver indoors or outdoors on flat surfaces.
  • Rear-Wheel Drive: Provides better maneuverability at higher speeds and on rougher outdoor terrain. These rear-wheel drive chairs have a larger turning radius, so they require more room to maneuver properly.

Does Medicare cover wheelchairs?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers wheelchairs as durable medical equipment (DME). The best first step is to contact your insurance provider. They will be able to assist you in identifying a list of dealers familiar with the billing and approval process. Medicare helps cover DME if:

  1. The doctor treating your condition submits a written order stating that you have a medical need for a wheelchair for use in your home.
  2. You have limited mobility and meet all these conditions:
    • You have a health condition that causes significant difficulty moving around in your home.
    • You are unable to do activities of daily life (like bathing, dressing, getting in or out of a bed or chair, or using the bathroom) even with the help of a cane, crutch, or walker.
    • You can safely operate and get on and off the wheelchair or have someone with you who is always available to help you safely use the device.
    • Your doctor who is treating you for the condition that requires a wheelchair, and your supplier are both enrolled in Medicare.
    • You can use the equipment within your home (for example, it is not too big to fit through doorways in your home or blocked by floor surfaces or things in its path).

You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount after you pay your Part B deductible for the year. Medicare pays the other 80%.

If you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO), contact your plan to find out about costs and which DME suppliers you can use.

How much is the cheapest wheelchair?

The most affordable wheelchair is a simple, manual chair that on average starts at about $100.

What size wheelchair do I need?

To determine the appropriate wheelchair size that you need, you must calculate seat width, back height, seat depth and seat-to-floor height for the wheelchair user. It is recommended to seek the assistance of an Assistive Technology Professional or a Durable Medical Equipment   professional to help you calculate your specific needs. Establishing these requirements correctly will allow you to avoid some of the most common and dangerous positioning concerns and ensure optimal comfort.

How to Calculate a Wheelchair Seat Width

  1. Measure the wheelchair user’s hip width across the widest point of hips or thighs
  2. Add 1″
  3. Add thickness of side cushions (if a cushion is used)

How to Calculate a Wheelchair Back Height

  1. Measure the wheelchair user’s buttocks to underside of extended arm
  2. Add half the thickness of seat cushion (if used)
  3. Subtract 4″ for residents with good trunk muscles
  4. Subtract 3″ for residents with poor trunk muscles

How to Calculate a Wheelchair Seat Depth

  1. Measure the wheelchair user’s rear of buttocks to back of knee
  2. Subtract 2½”
  3. Add thickness of back cushion (if a cushion is used)

How to Determine Seat-to-Floor Height

Seat-to-floor height determination will vary based on the environment(s) the chair will be used in most frequently. It is recommended to work with a professional to ensure you’re selecting the right height for your needs.

  1. If the wheelchair user is under 5′5″ tall, use a Hemi size wheelchair with a 17½” seat height
  2. If wheelchair user is between 5′5″ and 6′2″, use an adult size wheelchair with a 19½” to 20½” seat height
  3. If wheelchair user is over 6′2″ tall, use a tall size wheelchair with a 21½” seat height

Can you rent a wheelchair?

One of the most popular ways to access a wheelchair in the United States is by renting one. Ability Center does not offer wheelchair rentals, but we understand that many people have a need for this service and can help point you in the right direction.

If you only need a wheelchair for a brief period, such as a day trip and renting a wheelchair is more affordable than purchasing.

If you need a wheelchair rental because you or your loved one has a medical condition, you can ask your health insurance provider for recommendations about which vendors to use. Often, health insurance providers have a contract with a supplier and may only pay for wheelchair rentals from their preferred vendors.

Your local durable medical equipment (DME) supplier is another great resource for your wheelchair rental needs.

Do you need a prescription for a wheelchair?

A prescription is not required to purchase a wheelchair, but if your doctor writes a wheelchair prescription for you, your medical insurance provider may help cover some, or all, of the costs associated with the wheelchair purchase.

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