Learn All About Manual Wheel Chair !

Rent a Wheel chair from Healthy Jeena Sikho Store, Mohali 

Manual wheel chairs as the name suggests, these wheelchairs are not powered by battery and are to be operated with manual force. The user usually moves it using the upper limbs or with assistance from a helper to push.

Wheel chairs have evolved to cater to a variety of needs based on the needs of the customers. They are no longer confined to a standard size or functionality, anymore or just BLACK in colour.

Why Wheel chair?

Well, there are a variety of reasons why someone would need a wheel chair and those are only swelling up, due to an aging population (leading to mobility issues or disease like Parkinson, MS, dementia, paralysis etc) , lifestyle issues and at times, temporary requirements, like after surgery (knee replacement) or fracture etc.

It’s interesting and may be disgusting in parts, of how use of a wheel chair is viewed by most people. But then there are others, who make it simple for others to understand and may provide, self esteem to users of wheel chairs!

A friend of mine compares it to wearing glasses: a lot of us who wear them can, technically, see a little bit without them. But we can’t see very clearly, and straining to see well enough to navigate around can, over time, cause us pain. If we think about a wheelchair -– or any mobility aid -– as something a person might use in order to preserve strength or avoid pain, the narrative changes.

First BIG category of wheelchairs are 

  1. Manual Wheel chair

  2. Motorised Wheel chair (also known as, Electric wheel chair)

For various home uses (constrained by the size of the rooms and limited space considerations) , Manual wheel chairs are best fit. 

There is no dearth of features and one needs to be aware of the availability of the features and self requirements. Within manual wheel  chair, most common types of  features are based on following parameters

  • Choosing Right Wheel chair, Check Size of the wheels

This determines if a particular wheelchair could be self propelled - would need large wheels on the rear side - else settle for a small wheels based wheelchair, where the attendant needs to navigate. Typically, the rear wheel is where Size changes, front wheels are mostly the same for both types of wheelchair.

  • While evaluating Wheel chair, check the Width of the wheel chair

This is one often missed out feature and people struggle to navigate the wheelchair within the house. Pls check the overall sizing of doors and specifically the bedroom and washroom. Indian washroom doors could leave you with no more 22-inch for a wheelchair to be guided into it.

  • Wheel chair with Commode

There is a whole new condition of the patient where it's important to have a commode / toilet in the room , next to the patient. There are multiple options on such a wheelchair with one doubling up as a normal wheelchair and yet working out as a commode wheelchair. Indeed there are wheelchairs which could take you to the washroom and glide over the existing western toilet. And in the most basic option, it could be a commode chair, which is stationary and sits by the side of the patient.

  • Weight of the patient, important wheelchair consideration

While most wheelchairs are built for 70-80kg weight capacity, you may have a patient with special needs. Do check out in such cases, models are available for 120kg even going upto 150kg weight bearing capacity wheel chairs today exist. You would be advised to check on the overall width of the wheel chair in such cases of obese patient.

  • Choosing Wheel chair, is it Folding Wheel chair ?

Here again considerations would be to have a wheel chair which could be folded, put in the boot of the car and its extremely important that you get this absolutely right. Most wheelchairs fail this test. You would have requirements when taking the patient to the doctor's place or simply taking out of the house to the car, thus it's an important consideration.

  • Executive Look Wheelchair

There are many options in colours, comfort and range enabling in  meeting the demands of executives who need the best in everything. 

  • Standing Wheel chair

There are interesting options being worked out and one such innovation out of the premier institute of India, IIT, is a standing wheelchair. This is a manual wheelchair which allows challenged people to literally stand up to do some basic stuff like opening the door to doing Boardroom presentations.

Manual wheelchairs as the name suggests, these wheelchairs are either self-propelled by the user using the push-rims provided on the wheels or assisted by a helper to push the wheelchair using handles on the back (attendant propelled).​ These are one of the most used mobility aids for people with mobility issues, improvising a person's ability to move  around independently with greater freedom.

Manual wheelchairs are packed with numerous user-friendly advantages. Firstly, these are  pretty inexpensive with high quality material. Second, foldable for better storing These wheelchairs come in many variants as per user requirements.

These wheelchairs are pretty inexpensive, lightweight and folding. Their price and functionality is unmatchable. The cost of a wheelchair is Rs 5000 for the very basic manual one and goes upto 25,000 for really heavy duty, rugged ones.

​While, mostly these are bought by end customers, there indeed are business models where wheelchairs are available on rent. 

​There are various kinds of wheelchairs available today, which are based on – convenience, seating, standing, shifting, and comfort of the users. It is important to choose the correct type of wheelchair according to the patient's need.

We are happy to say, at Healthy Jeena Sikho, we have strived to add as many options for the user, as possible, for the right fit wheelchair for our customers. We have an extremely compact wheelchair, which could be wheeled into most washrooms, with a width of just 19 inches. We have a wheelchair with a commode, which could double up as a normal wheelchair with a good seat. We have focused on getting options on wheelchairs with small wheels, ideal for home use. Then, we have worked on options, which would allow the patient to navigate, in house, on his own. These are wheelchairs with large wheels to allow hand based navigation.

We are also proud to say we have provided for options for outright purchase of wheelchairs as well as allowed for wheel chair on rent.

Rent of wheel chair is Rs 1000 for the basic model, which is both lightweight and folding in nature, with small wheels.

Rent of commode wheel chair is Rs 1500, which is good for home use with small wheels and doubles up as a normal wheelchair.

Price of wheel chair is Rs 4500 for basic model and with features, could even go to Rs 25000 

  • Folding wheelchair with detachable armrest for easy transfer from/to the bed & detachable/elevating footrest

  • Aluminium light weight frame. Superior quality mag wheels and front castors. Cloth look like, water-resistant upholstery

  • Detachable head rest provided. Wheelchair can be reclined and adjusted at multiple levels

  • Seat width: 46 cms(approx); Max load bearing: 100 kgs(approx); Net Weight: 18 kgs(approx)

Price of reclining wheel chair with commode is Rs 15000, which is good for home use.

  • SUPERIOR DESIGN: Imported light weight aluminum frame with  unique features - such as a PU padded seat, a comfortable padded backrest, removable cloth basket and is easily foldable making it much easier to lift in and out of a vehicle or any storage situation. A sleek design and a beautiful, long lasting metallic paint.

  • DUAL HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT : Dual height adjustment wherein the ground to seat as well as the height of the handles can be adjusted to accommodate all its users comfortably.

  • WHEELS & BRAKES: Equipped with All-Terrain 6" wheels which are durable, great for indoor and outdoor use and make the ride smooth and stable. It is easy to engage the brake with a small grip and minimal hand strength.  Parking or locking  the brakes takes just a gentle push downward on the lever and a pull upwards to release. 

  • SEAT & STORAGE:  Comfortable and durable PU seat with removable storage bag . A concealed cloth bag is provided for storing personal day to day belongings which is also easy to detach if required.

  • SPECIFICATIONS : Seat Width : 14 inches, Seat to floor height : 18 - 22.5 inches, Max User Weight Capacity: 100 kgs, Net Weight: 8 kgs, Total height : 29.5 - 38 inches; 

Price of rollator is Rs 6500, which is good for walking and sitting.

Why do people need a manual wheel chair? 

  • Enhanced Mobility with Wheel chair

An appropriate wheel chair provides the user with the freedom to move around, allowing the user to access day to day physical activity as they push around conducting activities of daily living increasing overall physical activity levels and day to day mobility. It also provides the greatest possible opportunity for independence and does the things they want to do, allowing individuals to move within their home more easily, provides increased comfort and a more active lifestyle.

  • Feel Independence with Wheelchair

Difficulty with ambulation, needing to frequently lean on someone or hold onto their arm as they walk next to you, decreased balance, fear of falling can cause individuals to become isolated from friends and family. A wheelchair that is functional, comfortable and can be propelled efficiently can result in increased levels of activity. Independent mobility and increased physical function can reduce dependence on others. Users who are able to spend more time in their wheelchair will have more opportunities for participating in day-to-day life along with others in the household, greatly improving their quality of life. 

  • Health benefits with Wheelchair

A wheelchair that is functional, comfortable and can be propelled efficiently can result in increased levels of physical activity, thus improving both physical and mental health. A well-fitting wheelchair with cushion combined with adequate user training can reduce common problems, such as pressure sores, the progression of deformities or contractures, and other secondary conditions associated with poor postures. Other benefits, such as improved respiration and digestion, increased head, trunk and upper extremity control and overall stability, can be achieved with proper postural support. 

  • Enhanced Self Esteem & Self Confidence with Wheelchair

Wheelchairs have been shown to have a profound influence on the quality of life and participation. Wheelchair users may become more confident and have more self-esteem when they have a wheelchair, often viewed as an extension of the user's body, that fits them and which they can use well, therefore the chair’s weight and dimensions affect the person’s ability to negotiate through the home and in the community. Research has shown that wheelchair users with higher self-esteem displayed increased participation levels independent of gender, age and disability type. 

  • Improved Quality of Life with Wheelchair

 

With the maintenance of health, there is increased access to opportunities for education, employment and participation within the family and the community. These factors also contribute to increased quality of life of wheelchair user. 

  • Better Access to Community Life with Wheelchair

Access to community life including community participation, involving both being active in family and community life with engagement in typical roles and responsibilities in society plays a key role in the health and well-being of wheelchair users and has been shown to be a key factor in preventing health deterioration in individuals with spinal cord injury. Being able to access the community, move outside the home is important for social participation and engagement and many positive health indicators as well. Having an appropriate wheelchair improves access to the community and enables wheelchair users to be more involved in community life i.e. it enables the user to go to the work or school, visit friends, attend places of worship or other community activities. Additionally, appropriate wheelchairs influence individual autonomy because they facilitate both mobility and activities of daily living both in the home and in the community. 

  • Economic benefits of Wheelchair

 

A wheel chair often makes all the difference between being a passive receiver and an active contributor. Economic benefits are realized when users are able to access opportunities for education and employment. With a wheelchair, an individual can earn a living and contribute to the family’s income and national revenue, whereas without a wheelchair that person may remain isolated and be a burden to the family and the nation at large.

At Healthy Jeena Sikho, we have devised interesting ways to cater to demand for such mobility solutions like wheel chairs and Medical Beds.

One way is a straight away sale of Electric Wheel Chair or  self propelled folding wheelchairs, anywhere in India and more particularly in the states of Punjab, J&K, Himachal, Uttarkhand and Haryana. 

But when it comes to our area of immediate operations, in the Tricity of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula, we provide full range of Wheelchairs on Easy rental plans.

So you don't have get caught in the dilemma of making a upfront investment and taking care of your loved ones. Its made simple with rental plans for wheel chairs and medical beds, alike.

Why rent a manual wheel chair?

1. Wheel chair on rent for comfort trial.

Before buying the wheel chair, testing a wheel chair on rent for comfort and usability is  a good idea. It will help you or the patient assess its worthiness before purchase.

2. Wheel chair on rent for short term use

Wheel chair on rent makes more sense if you need it for a short period of time for recovery after an accident, illness or knee surgery.

3. Wheel chair on rent for travel.

While travelling you require the support of a wheel chair to make your journey fun and simpler for you. Renting a wheelchair might be a great idea. You can easily sit down on the wheel chair propelled by an attendant freeing you from all fatigue of walking. 

FAQs

How much does a simple wheel chair cost?

Ans: Cost of simple wheelchair is Rs 4500 onwards. Commode wheelchair could start from 3500 (stationary option) and go upto Rs 8000 for executive toilet wheelchair.

Which wheel chair is best?

Ans: Refer to the Healthy Jeena Sikho experts to guide you to buy the best wheel chair in India, based on your need and requirement. We have over 30 options in wheel chair.

Which wheel chair is right for me?

Ans:  It is important to recognize what your requirements are, in order to get the right wheel chair to help you in your circumstances.

There are a number of factors about yourself to consider including:

Your mobility, Your tolerance, Your body height and weight, Your balance, Your posture. All of the above can be affected by many things including age, tiredness, a medical or physical condition, and medicines.

Does  wheel chair have brakes for safety considerations ?

Ans: Yes, we typically have wheelchairs with brake locks on the wheels. We also have wheelchairs with attendant brakes on the handle.

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How can I customize my wheel chair?

Ans: You wouldn't need any customisation with the huge range of wheelchair in the Healthy Jeena Sikho Store. But in case we fail to do so, we will get the needful customization.

What types of equipment and services does Healthy Jeena Sikho Provide?

Ans:  We have a wide range of medical and health equipment which includes Motorised and Manual Wheelchairs, Electrical and Manual Hospital Beds, Air Mattress, Oxygen Concentrators, CPAP, BiPAP. We work on both outright sale and rental programs for most of our products.

How do I rent Simple manual wheel chair?

Ans:  Call us on +919876978488 and you can easily rent the wheelchair hassle free and at the best price in the market.

What are Monthly rental rates of Wheel chair?

Ans: Rent of simple wheelchair is Rs 1000 per month. 

Range of Motorised Wheel Chair from Healthy Jeena Sikho