What do I need to know?
Power chairs are a wonderful option for a client who is an at home user of a power chair with much practice on how to maneuver it. It is not an option for someone who has never used one before. Power chairs are maneuvered via a joystick and takes much practice to control. It has a larger base which makes it harder to maneuver in tight spaces including elevators.
Once you have determined if your client is a candidate for a power chair you will then need to know the height and weight for the client. This allows us to determine the correct size – standard, heavy duty or bariatric. You will also need to know if they require a left or right hand control. Please note that a power chair does not fit in a standard stateroom and will therefore need an accessible stateroom.
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