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Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Getting a Wheelchair

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Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Getting a Wheelchair


Everyone is different and has unique needs. This is equally so for people who have mobility issues. You can get equipment from Maidesite to suit you and your lifestyle, which will support you in just the right way.

In the meantime, here are a few questions to get you started on thinking about how you can lead a full life with a power wheelchair from Maidesite. 


In order to make the right choice of equipment from us, look at your circumstances and consider what your priorities are. You can talk to your local dealer and they will make a range of recommendations.


How often do you want to use it?

You may not need a wheelchair around the house. Or perhaps you only have short periods where you need assistance. Thinking about the parameters of your needs can help you to make a decision about your wheelchair. What is important to you? Do you still want to be able to make trips to the shop by yourself? Do you want to enjoy the great outdoors? Or go for a coffee with friends in town? A power wheelchair can help you maintain the independence that is valuable to you.


Where do you want to go?

Making long journeys on uneven terrain can be tricky if you have a self-propelled wheelchair. Depending on the type of power wheelchair you choose, you can make journeys that include rough ground, small steps up and down or long slopes. Your dealer will be able to talk to you about the capacities of individual chairs.


A power wheelchair usually requires you to have adaptations to your vehicle if your intention is to transport it. This might include a ramp and removal of existing seats. You might need a change of vehicle.


Is your need short-term or long-term?

Depending on the nature of your mobility needs, you may only need a wheelchair temporarily and so might not want to make a big investment. However, if you are thinking long-term, you can get a power wheelchair that will last you for a considerable length of time.


Part of adapting to using a lightweight wheelchair is accessorizing it to ensure maximum comfort and convenience. At Maidesite, we have a range of products that you can use with your mobility aid to help you adjust. Some of them you will want to get straight away so that you are immediately supported but you can add others as the need arises.




Basic lightweight wheelchairs can be modified to suit many different body shapes and sizes. You can get extra leg or arm support, wider seat widths, and footrests. Consider the amount of time you might be spending in your chair and think about how comfortable you want to be. If you need head and/or back support, that's available too.


Talk to your GP or healthcare worker if you are unsure about what add-ons you might need. They can advise you about common needs and solutions to issues that many wheelchair users encounter.




The key to a good relationship with your lightweight wheelchair is ensuring that it supports your life in the way that it needs to. With some of our accessories, you can experience benefits that surpass your everyday expectations. For example, you can always have storage with you if you purchase one of our back bags or nets. Not only can these keep the things you need within handy reach, they can also help you with shopping or performing household tasks.


If you are finding something tricky, think that an adaptation to your lightweight wheelchair might help and cannot find what you are looking for, talk to one of our friendly team for further advice.


Other accessories


At Maidesite, we have plenty of accessories for lightweight wheelchairs to help you with the day-to-day experiences of life.


You can get a tray to use with your lightweight wheelchair or a drinks holder so you have all you need around you without having to move around every time you want something.


We also have add-ons for lightweight wheelchairs to support the medical equipment you need as well. These include an IV bag holder and a mount for an oxygen tank. Whatever equipment you need to help you feel better, adaptations to your wheelchair can help.