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Renting Versus Owning a Wheelchair

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 

  • Cost
  • 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

  1. Allows for flexibility and costs less if the wheelchair is needed only for the short-term.
  1. Rental costs and additional wheelchair transportation fees can add up over time.
  2. The condition of rental wheelchairs might not be the best.

Owning a wheelchair

  1. Owning a wheelchair is more logical and affordable than renting one if the user requires it for day-to-day use in the long-term.
  2. The wheelchair can be customised to meet the user’s specific needs.
  1. Wheelchairs can be pricey and deciding to buy one is a financial commitment.

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.


Steel Recliner Wheelchair

Steel Recliner Wheelchair

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


Light weight travel wheelchair

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.

Wheelchair transport

wheelchair bus transportation in singapore

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

We provide wheelchair bus transportation, wheelchair rental and wheelchairs for purchase

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.

Chat with us now!

Contact us at 9053 6727 (WhatsApp or call) or email us at [email protected] for more information!

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