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Bariatric Wheelchair and Transport Chairs

Bariatric manual or standard wheelchairs are are designed to accommodate person weight over 300 lbs. These specialized chairs have all of the features that come with standard chairs but are reinforced in all the right places to ensure the safety of a heavier individual.

  • are proportionately heavier than a standard wheelchair or transport chair
  • have wider and deeper seats than a standard wheelchair or transport chair
  • can be equipped with elevated leg lifts
  • can be difficult to carry with a patient who is flying or travelling
  • Bariatric wheelchairs can weigh up to 80 lbs, there are light weight wheelchairs that can weigh as little as 45 lbs. They can be difficult to maneuver and don't store easily in a car unless it is disable friendly. Because of the aforementioned reasons BMS does not usually recommend standard wheelchairs for elderly clients.

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    Bradford Medical Supply Wheelchair and Transport Chairs Rental & Sales Criteria

    Bradford Medical Supply has developed criteria and accumulated experience recommending the correct wheelchair for your needs. Wheelchairs come in all shapes and sizes, can be customized for specific purposes and applications and allows an individual to move themselves or be pushed by another person. A transport or transfer chair must be pushed by another person. Because of the aforementioned reasons BMS does not usually recommend standard wheelchairs for elderly clients. Over time I have developed criteria when to recommend either of the two units. BMS rents and sell the following types of wheelchairs:

    Standard or manual wheelchairs are recommended for a person that:

  • Wants to get around by themselves
  • Has a caregiver that is able to lift and/or store the wheelchair for the that person.
  • They can be difficult to maneuver and don't store easily in a car unless it is disability friendly.
  • A transport chair is the recommended choice for a person:

  • Who is unable to get around by themselves by propelling handrails on a standard wheelchair
  • Has a caregiver that is able to push the transfer chair.
  • Has a caregiver that is able to lift and/or store the wheelchair for the that person.
  • Wheelchair and Transfer Chair Manufacturers

  • Nova Ortho
  • Everest Jennings
  • Invacare