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  1. Guardian K1 Wheelchair, 20in Seat Width 1ct
    Guardian K1 Wheelchair, 20in Seat Width 1ct
    SKU K1206N22S
    $141.95
  2. Excel 2000 Wheelchair Desk Arm Elevating Leg 18in Seat 1Ct
    $241.23
  3. Excel 2000 Wheelchair Desk Arm SA Leg 18in Seat 1Ct
    Excel 2000 Wheelchair Desk Arm SA Leg 18in Seat 1Ct
    SKU MDS806250D
    $209.93
  4. Excel Reclining Wheelchair with Elevating Leg Rests
    Medline Reclining Wheelchair 22in Back/16in Seat 1Ct
    SKU MDS808350
    $397.30
  5. K4 Basic Lightweight Wheelchair
    $336.16
  6. Medline Excel Bariatric Wheelchair 20in Seat 1Ct
    Medline Excel Bariatric Wheelchair 20in Seat 1Ct
    SKU MDS806750
    $350.97
  7. Medline Excel Bariatric Wheelchair 20in Seat 1Ct
    Medline Excel Bariatric Wheelchair 20in Seat 1Ct
    SKU MDS806700
    $520.52
  8. Medline Excel Bariatric XW Wheelchair 22in Seat 1Ct
    Medline Excel Bariatric XW Wheelchair 22in Seat 1Ct
    SKU MDS806850
    $326.76
  9. K4 Lightweight Wheelchairs
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  10. Medline Reclining Wheelchair 22in Back/20in Seat 1Ct
    Medline Reclining Wheelchair 22in Back/20in Seat 1Ct
    SKU MDS808550
    $381.46

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Wheelchairs from Medline at Home

If you’re living with limited mobility, a wheelchair can help you maintain your independence and remain active. As a leading provider to hospitals, nursing homes and care facilities, we have a large selection of high-quality wheelchairs available for home delivery. Shop our selection of pediatric, lightweight, heavy-duty, extra-wide, and bariatric wheelchairs to find the right fit for you. Consider the bestselling Medline K2 Basic Wheelchair with comfortable padding and a durable steel frame, the sleek Medline K4 Lightweight Wheelchair with its easy-to-push lightweight frame, or the highly portable Medline Ultralight Transport Chair, which is specially designed to be pushed by a caregiver. Also be sure to browse our selection of replacement parts and must-have accessories like cushions, cup holders, and side bags to optimize your wheelchair to your lifestyle.

Read on to find answers to commonly asked questions about wheelchairs.

How do I choose a good wheelchair?

With so many varieties of wheelchairs available, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to which wheelchair is the best. A good place to start is a conversation with your doctor, physical therapist, or an assistive technology specialist. These professionals can help you choose the best chair and components to meet your needs.2

Which type of wheelchair is easiest to push?

Pushing a wheelchair through cramped areas, across uneven terrain, or for long periods of time can be awkward and physically taxing. Luckily, there are a number of innovative design features that can make pushing and maneuvering wheelchairs easier for wheelchair users and caregivers alike:

Transport chairs are a type of wheelchair specifically designed to be pushed by a caregiver rather than propelled by the wheelchair user. Transport chairs typically feature small rear wheels, which allow for better maneuverability and make the chair lighter overall for a more comfortable pushing experience. They often feature lightweight, collapsible frames that are easy to fold up and pack into a car, making travel and transport much simpler for caregivers as well.

Medline bestseller: Medline Basic Aluminum Transport Chair 12in Red MDS808210ARE

 

Lightweight and ultralight frames are specifically designed to make the chair easier to push. While some wheelchairs feature extra-strong, heavy-duty frames ideal for durability, they can become cumbersome to push. Chairs with lightweight or ultralight frames are usually made of aluminum and are specially designed to be easier to push, lift, and steer. However, it should be noted that lighter-weight chairs often have lower weight capacities, meaning they may not be ideally suited to heavier users.

Medline bestseller: Medline K4 Lightweight Wheelchair SA Leg 18in Seat MDS806550E

 

Wheelchair push bars are one-piece metal bars that run the entire width of the back of a wheelchair seat, allowing for more even pressure distribution than standard handle bars. This improved pressure distribution optimizes pushing power, making it easier to move and control heavier wheelchairs. Push bars can usually be installed either in place of, or directly over top of standard wheelchair handle bars, and are most often used with bariatric chairs.

Consider: Medline Wheelchair Push Bar WCAFPBAR

 

How do I choose a wheelchair size?

There are several measurements to consider when determining the right wheelchair size for you.

Seat Width and Depth

  1. You can find the proper seat width for you by measuring across the widest part of your hips in a straight line, and then adding 2 inches1. That number is the proper wheelchair seat width; i.e. if your hips measure 22 inches across, 24 inches would be your seat width.
  2. Your seat depth should be the measurement from the back of your hip to the back of your knee when you are seated, minus one inch1. So, if the measurement from the back of your hip to the back of your knee is 20 inches, your proper seat depth would be 19 inches.

Weight Considerations

  1. Different wheelchairs are built to support users of different weights, from pediatric to adult bariatric. Be sure to check a wheelchair’s weight capacity to determine if it can safely support the user.
  2. The weight of the wheelchair itself is also important to consider. Some wheelchairs have substantial, heavy-duty frames, while others are designed to be lightweight and highly portable. Be sure to consider the user’s upper body strength and ability to propel themselves when choosing a wheelchair. The heavier the chair, the stronger the user must be to propel themselves, and the harder it will be to push. For people who cannot or prefer not to propel themselves in a wheelchair, consider a transport chair.

How do you carry things in a wheelchair?

Taking your belongings with you in your wheelchair doesn’t have to be a hassle. There are many different carrying accessories specifically designed to attach to wheelchairs so you can take your items with you while leaving your hands free to propel the wheelchair. Most of these accessories attach and detach from the chair without tools for maximum convenience.

Wheelchair bags and transport chair bags come in a variety of styles. They can attach to the back, side, or even underneath the seat of a chair to provide convenient storage for everyday items.

Consider: Medline Transport Chair Side Bag Accessory Burgundy SKU WCATR012R

 

Wheelchair cup holders are easy to attach to the armrest of a wheelchair or transport chair so you can enjoy your beverage on the go while leaving your hands free.

Consider: Medline Wheelchair Rollator Walker Cup Holder Teal WCACUPT

 

Wheelchair oxygen tank holders can be strapped to the handle bars of the chair, holding the tank conveniently behind the wheelchair and out of the way.

Consider: Medline Nylon Wheelchair D/E Oxygen Tank Holder WCA6100

 

How do I make my wheelchair more comfortable?

If you’re looking to turn up the comfort on your wheelchair, cushions are a great place to start. A good cushion will provide extra support where you need it so you stay comfortable longer. There are several types of cushions to consider:

Wheelchair seat cushions can be instrumental in promoting proper seated posture and positioning. A seat cushion helps improve postural alignment, redistribute weight, prevent pressure sores, and provide shock absorption for lasting comfort and functionality.3

There are a number of different types of wheelchair seat cushions, such as foam, gel, air, and honeycomb. Some cushion cover materials are waterproof for easy cleaning, while others can help prevent skin breakdown3. Each type of cushion and cover has benefits and drawbacks, so be sure to consult your doctor, physical therapist, or an assistive technology specialist to help you decide which type will benefit you the most.

Lumbar cushions can be placed against the seat back for extra support at the lower back to help relieve back pain.

Armrest cushions provide extra padding and shock absorption for the forearms and elbows.

References

  1. Verywell Health “How To Determine Proper Fit In a Wheelchair
    Accessed on Dec. 7, 2021
  2. United Spinal Association, “Types of wheelchairs – a visual tour
    Accessed on Sept. 22, 2021
  3. Forbes Health “A Guide to the Best Wheelchair Cushions
    Accessed Dec. 8, 2021