What is a mobility seat?
A mobility seat, also called a vehicle transfer seat, assistive/handicap seat, or swivel seat, is a device that helps people with limited mobility transfer in and out of cars and vehicles. There are several types of mobility seats. Some help people in wheelchairs to transfer into the driver’s seat from the interior of a handicap vehicle with a ramp. Some rotate a vehicle seat to the exterior of the vehicle for easier transfers in and out. Contact your local dealer to learn more about available options.
Can I finance my vehicle transfer seat?
Yes! We finance seating, service, and vehicles. Contact the location near you for more information.
How do you transfer a patient from a wheelchair to a car?
When transferring a person in a wheelchair to a vehicle, it’s critical for the caregiver to perform ergonomic lifts that will avoid back injuries. The best technique for you will depend on the wheelchair user’s unique needs, the vehicle, and what wheelchair to car transfer devices you have. Your occupational therapist can advise on the best lifting techniques for your situation. There are several devices that may make the process easier for the patient and the caregiver, including turning transfer seats and transfer boards. Your local dealer can perform a free needs analysis to see which of these products would be right for you.
Will Medicare pay for a transfer seat?
To better understand if Medicare or state or local government funding sources will cover the cost of a transfer seat, contact your local dealer.