Renting Versus Owning a Wheelchair
The question of whether to rent or buy a wheelchair is an important one for many elderly who depend on wheelchairs. This decision boils down to the circumstance of the user.
Some factors to consider are
- Long-term or short-term use
- Ability to customise the wheelchair
Read on to find out if you should rent or own a wheelchair.
Pros and cons of renting versus owning
Renting a wheelchair
Owning a wheelchair
When to rent and when to own a wheelchair
1. Renting a wheelchair
For users who only require a wheelchair in the short-term or who do not depend on a wheelchair daily, renting would be the more affordable and flexible option.
An example of this are elderly who require wheelchairs only for rehabilitation after sustaining injuries to their legs or hips. Rehabilitation takes a relatively shorter period of time.
Renting is a good solution for elderly and caregivers who want to make sure a wheelchair model is suitable for them before committing to buying one. As wheelchairs can be pricey, renting and testing out wheelchairs is a good way to ensure you are satisfied with your eventual purchase.
2. Owning a wheelchair
For users who require a wheelchair on a daily basis in the long-term, owning a wheelchair is the more affordable option.
There is also a huge benefit to owning a wheelchair because it can be customised to the user’s specific needs. Owning a wheelchair also gives users peace of mind knowing they do not have to worry about additional costs from rental companies.
In the case the wheelchair is not needed anymore, it can also be resold, donated or given away to someone else.
At Medical Assistance4u, there are a range of wheelchairs to choose from that meet the different needs of the elderly.
Where to rent wheelchairs
Medical Assistance4u provides wheelchair rentals for use in Singapore.
We have two types of wheelchairs to cater to specific needs of both the elderly and the injured.
For elderly with mobility difficulties, the Steel Recliner Wheelchair is functional without compromising on stability, safety and comfort.
Some functions include:
- Removable headrest
- Reclining backrest with assisted brake
- Detachable armrest
- Detachable/adjustable footrest
- Seatbelt for additional security
- Self brake
- Foldable and compact
Our Lightweight Wheelchair is perfect for those nursing accidental injuries. Its lighter frame makes it convenient to use. When needed, the user or caretaker can also fold it up and fit into the back of cars.
In addition to the range of wheelchair friendly transport options available, MedicalAssistance 4u also provides wheelchair bus transportation with JIA XIN and JIA AN, elderly-oriented and wheelchair friendly minibuses.
Book a trip with us and enjoy easy wheelchair and handicap friendly travelling!
At Medical Assistance4u
Our team of medically trained staff at Medical Assistance4u can provide you with consultation services to assist you in finding the mobility assistive device you need and the most suitable transportation service for your loved ones.