Planning to Buy WheelChair ?
Everything you should know about WheelChair before Buying!
Healthy Jeena Sikho is a Home Healthcare Company dedicated to providing in-home care services with its medical equipment, hospital beds, wheelchairs, hospital equipment and caregiver services. After phenomenal success in providing quality products and services in Tricity (Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula), Healthy Jeena Sikho has established its foot in this city of “3 C’s”- climate, culture, and cuisine. We at Healthy Jeena Sikho are excited to be able to serve in the state of Punjab, covering Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Kartarpur, Hoshiarpur, Beas, Phagwara. Healthy Jeena Sikho is pioneer in providing medical equipment ranging from a variety of Wheelchairs, range of hospital beds to the oxygen concentrator, BiPAP, CPAP and most of the accessories for both home care and hospital needs, both on outright sale basis but more importantly on easy rental plans.
A wheelchair is a wheeled mobility device in which the user sits. The device is propelled either manually (by turning the wheels by the hand) or via various automated systems. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness (physiological or physical), injury, or disability.
A wheel Chair is a chair fitted with wheels.
The wheelchair comes in variations allowing either manual propulsion by the seated occupant turning the rear wheels by hand or electric propulsion by motors.
There are often handles behind the seat to allow for different individuals to push. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability. People who have difficulty sitting and walking often make use of a wheel bench.
A basic manual wheelchair incorporates a seat, footrests, and four wheels: two, caster wheels at the front, and two large wheels at the back. The two larger wheels in the back usually have hand-rims; two metal or plastic circles approximately 3/4" thick.
A wheel Chair assists people to become more mobile and independent. There are many different types of wheelchairs that are used for various reasons. It is important to understand the limitations and safe operation of whatever wheelchair you choose.
The chair seat size (width and depth), seat-to-floor height, footrests/leg rests, front caster outriggers, adjustable backrests, controls, and many other features can be customized on, or added to, many basic models, while some users, often those with specialized needs, may have wheelchairs custom-built.
According to wikipedia, wheelchair is defined as
"A wheelchair is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, old age related problems, or disability. These can include spinal cord injuries (paraplegia, hemiplegia, and quadriplegia), broken leg(s), cerebral palsy, brain injury, osteogenesis imperfecta a.k.a. brittle bones, motor neurone disease (MND), multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy (MD), spina bifida, and more. Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users. They may include specialized seating adaptions, individualized controls, and may be specific to particular activities, as seen with sports wheelchairs and beach wheelchairs. The most widely recognized distinction is between powered wheelchairs, where propulsion is provided by batteries and electric motors, and manually propelled wheelchairs, where the propulsive force is provided either by the wheelchair user/occupant pushing the wheelchair by hand ("self-propelled"), by an attendant pushing from the rear using handle(s), or by an attendant pushing from the side use a handle attachment."
The electric wheel chair is propelled by a motor and battery. They are also known as folding wheelchair. They are very sophisticated. They are operated with a joystick or push buttons. Some electric wheelchairs use advanced technology and can climb upstairs, move across gravel and even rise up to give access to high shelves. Electric wheelchairs need strong frames to support the motor and battery so they are very heavy and also quite expensive. The average Wheel Chair price is Rs 50,000 but can go up to Rs 125,000 for the high-end models. Also, Wheelchair on Rent is an alternative for those who can’t afford to buy a new one due to the high cost of the wheelchair. The rent of motorised wheelchair is Rs 6000 per month for the basic variant with deposit.
Types of Electric Wheelchairs we have
Get Best price for Electric wheelchairs at Healthy Jeena Sikho. We have a Store in Mohali, Chandigarh (this allows easy fulfilment from Panchkula, Amabla, Patiala, Ludhiana, Kharar, Kalka, Baddi, Pinjore, Ropar) for exact that reason. We are fast moving to have presence in few cities of North, particularly in Shimla, Dehradun, Jammu.
The ‘best’ type of power wheelchair varies from person to person. It all depends on someone’s personal challenges and goals.
When choosing a power wheelchair, we always recommend getting an assessment. Working with a specialist ensures you get the right drive type and customisations for the user.
Finding the right power wheelchair for every client is what we’re all about. We’ve seen the positive impact the right support and aids have on everyday life. So, we’re passionate about connecting as many people as possible with the right chair for them.
This, according to the functionality can be divided into 3 different types:
Front Wheel Power Chair
Rear Wheel Power Chair
Mid Wheel Powerchair
Heavy Duty Electric Wheelchair
Heavy duty wheel chairs feature the extended widths and weight capacities necessary to support heavier patients. They can be either powered or self-propelled, though powered units are more common. Heavy-duty wheelchairs often come equipped with additional safety and comfort features to prevent accidents or injuries such as pressure ulcers. They are meant for patients over 250 or 300 pounds and go up to 500 pounds. Again, our favourite for obese patients are the Drive wheelchairs.
These wheelchairs are very heavy and well-built to stand the test of time. They are usually larger in size as they are built for bigger individuals. In fact, we carry a whole line of bariatric equipment for obese patients.
Reclining Electric Wheelchair
Reclining wheelchairs are designed to allow the user to recline comfortably at incremental angle positions, without exerting so much energy. These types of chairs offer a change in positioning, allowing the user to open the seat to back angle, which is a lot more comfortable than a conventional seating system. This sort of positioning promotes good back posture and helps avoid back injury from long-term seating.
There are many reasons why you would purchase a reclining chair, we made a list that you can skim through below to get more of an idea of what you need. The Reclining wheelchair helps in prevention from pressure sores, helps alleviate hypotension, easy transfers, and is comfortable.
A manual wheelchair is one that is propelled by the user. It is usually done by pushing on round bars that surround the wheels. This wheelchair also has handles on the back so it can be pushed by another person. A manual wheelchair is easy to maintain, is lightweight, and is the least expensive to buy. At Healthy Jeena Sikho, we have complete range of affordable manual wheelchair range. The cost of Wheelchair is Rs 4500 for the basic model but cost of premium wheelchair could go upto Rs 20,000 with features like toilet seat, small wheels, brakes, rugged, folding and extremely lightweight.
Types of Manual Wheelchairs we have
Wheelchair with Small Wheels
Just as other sports require participants to use certain equipment and skills, wheelchair sports require a certain set of equipment and skills. There are a wide range of sports developed for wheelchair users including Archery, basketball, boccia, dancing, racing, rugby, and tennis.
Whether a beginner looking to start playing a wheelchair sport, those with advanced skills, or professional athletes, there are a huge range of sport wheelchairs available depending on the sport and the level at which the user plays.
The wheelchairs used for each sport have evolved to suit the specific needs of that sport and often no longer resemble their everyday cousins. They are usually non-folding (in order to increase rigidity), with a pronounced negative camber for the wheels (which provides stability and is helpful for making sharp turns), and often are made of composite, lightweight materials. Even seating position may be radically different, with racing wheelchairs generally used in a kneeling position.
Sport wheelchairs are rarely suited for everyday use, and are often a 'second' chair specifically for sport use, although some users prefer the sport options for every day. Some disabled people, for instance lower-limb amputees, may use a sport wheelchair only for sports, but not for everyday activities.
A standing wheelchair is one that supports the user in a standing position. They can be used as both a wheelchair and a standing frame, allowing the user to sit or stand in the wheelchair. They will move from sitting to standing with a hydraulic pump or electric-powered assist.
Foldable wheelchairs are specifically designed to be stored in small places and are ideal for travel enthusiasts. The lightweight design and foldable feature provide real-time mobility for the user. It is easy to store foldable wheelchairs in the trunk of a car or even a cupboard. Foldable wheelchairs are generally less sturdy and are mostly preferred by part-time users or by those who travel in vehicles.
Seat of foldable wheelchair is made of flexible/folding material like cloth, leather or synthetic material like artificial leathercloth. Such flexible seat allows the chair’s side to collapse and come together.
There are a wide variety of pediatric wheelchairs available exclusively for children.
As these types of wheelchairs are for kids, they are often quite small and novel in appearance. These wheelchairs come in both manual and electric models with ultra-light designs.
Most pediatric wheelchairs are adjustable, for example, the seat height can be raised as a child grows older. These chairs are available on customer demand at best price at Healthy Jeena Sikho.
Commode wheel chair- a portable toilet that can be placed at the bedside of a patient whose activity is limited; these are often used in the home when the patient is too debilitated to reach the bathroom.
The various needs of patients have multiple solutions for toilet wheelchair. One is just a chair with pot, to be used in the room. Another variant is having toilet seat wheelchair. Third variant is a wheelchair with pot but which could also be wheeled into the washroom on western toilet.
Big problem with Indian toilets is the SIZE of the washroom door! Most wheelchair can't be taken into the Toilet due to this problem and you must consult our experts before buying to get the right advice.
The receptacle for waste can be removed and emptied. A commode wheelchair helps in reducing the caregiver efforts while giving extra comfort to the user. The wheelchair can ideally be used indoors.
We, at Healthy Jeena Sikho bring to you best price for sale and renting this wheelchair. Cost of rent of wheelchair is Rs 1000 onwards for manual models.
3 wheeled wheelchairs are not a new concept and have frequently been used in the design of racing wheelchairs, tennis wheelchairs, and other sports as well as everyday all-purpose wheelchairs. These wheelchairs are more stable and maneuverable over rough terrain than a four-wheel wheelchair.
Recent technological advances are slowly improving wheelchair and EPW technology. Some wheelchairs, such as the iBOT, incorporate gyroscopic technology and other advances, enabling the chair to balance and run on only two of its four wheels on some surfaces, thus raising the user to a height comparable to a standing person. They can also incorporate stair-climbing and four-wheel-drive feature motorized assists for hand-powered chairs are becoming more available and advanced.
Anytime you are in the market for a wheelchair, no matter what type you are looking for, it is a good idea to do some comparison shopping.
Different wheelchairs come with different capabilities and different prices as well. You will want to make sure you get a good deal for your money and end up with the best wheelchair for the person who will be using it.
You can buy wheelchairs today in festive colors and seat prints. Plus you can further customize them after purchase to make the wheelchair uniquely the user's own.
The Indian census predicts, (much like the rest of the world), age related and disease related need of 1% of the population for a wheelchair. Due to various reasons, including affordability, high prices, less awareness, not even 50% of those needing wheelchair are provided with wheelchair. The fact that its now available in most big to small towns, wheelchair prices have come down dramatically, its now even available Online, lots of charity work allows for easy access to wheelchairs, is helping the cause of those needing wheelchairs.
Even US has a total of over 2.8 million wheelchair users, for a population of 300 million, this is just under 1%.
Health and quality of life
In addition to providing mobility, an appropriate wheel chair is of benefit to the physical health and quality of life of the user. Combined with adequate user training, an appropriate wheelchair can serve to reduce common problems such as pressure sores, the progression of deformities or contractures, and other secondary conditions.
A wheelchair with a proper cushion often prevents premature death in people with spinal cord injuries and similar conditions and, in one sense, is a life-saving device for these people. 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. 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.
Maintenance of health is an important factor in measuring the quality of life. These factors combined serve to increase access to opportunities for education, employment, and participation within the family and the community
A wheelchair often makes all the difference between being a passive receiver and an active contributor. Economic benefits are realized when users can 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. Similarly, a wheelchair that is not durable will be more expensive owing to the need for frequent repairs, absence from work, and eventual replacement of the wheelchair.
For society, the financial benefits associated with the provision of wheel chair include reduced health care expenses, such as those for treating pressure sores and correcting deformities. A study from a developing country reported that in 1997, 75% of those with spinal cord injuries admitted to the hospital died within 18–24 months from secondary complications arising from their injuries. In the same place, the incidence of pressure sores decreased by 71% and repetitive urinary tract infections fell by 61% within two years as a result of improvements in health care training and appropriate equipment, including good wheelchairs with cushions.
How to Choose WheelChair based on functional performance?
It is recommended that a wheelchair be evaluated based on the functional performance measures and that the results be available to the users and purchasers. The functional performance areas in which a wheelchair should be evaluated or reported on are:
• static stability of wheelchair
• dynamic stability of wheelchair
• rolling resistance of wheelchair
• ability to repair/availability of components for the wheelchair
• overall wheelchair dimensions, mass, and turning space.
At Healthy Jeena Sikho, we realise there is a huge gap in the required wheelchairs (demand) and the supply of afforadable, "Wheelchair on Rent".
The current gap in the existing Wheelchair ecosystem for the customer
a. Availability of wheelchair - In your city!
b. Range of wheelchairs - from manual, standing, outdoor, electronic wheelchair models
c. Demonstration unit to try out best fit - Its hard to make a decision without trying out.
d. Affordable price of wheelchair for outright buy
e. Easy rental plan for wheelchairs
After analyzing data of users on search Engines and speaking to buyers, we realised people were indeed searching for variety of needs, from lightweight wheelchairs, cost of wheel chair, wheelchair near me, electronic wheelchair, wheelchair on rent, folding wheelchair, motorised wheelchair.
To help consumers for their exact needs, now we have a outlet at Mohali with actual wheelchairs and experts to help choose the right model, as per the need. This also brought in the new business model of "wheelchair on rent" and "buyback wheelchair plan". Get the best price now.
Mobility devices are appropriate for people who experience a wide range of mobility difficulties as a result of a broad spectrum of health conditions and impairments, including amputation, arthritis, cerebral palsy, poliomyelitis, muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injury, spina bifida, stroke and are also relevant for older people who experience mobility difficulties.
For someone with limited mobility who will not be able to walk unaided, a wheelchair can reduce the risk and fear of falling in the home or outdoors allowing you to move around with confidence. Motorised wheelchairs are easy to carry in a car and easily foldable leads to more mobility of a person and attend all his or her requirements. Electric wheelchairs allow users to experience a degree of independence that simply wasn’t possible in years gone by. By providing extreme comfort for those who cannot stand or struggle to stand for long periods, our extensive range of electric wheelchairs offers the perfect solution.
Our wheelchair requires only the lightest touch to be operated and can be easily adjusted to ensure the user is extremely comfortable for their duration in the seat. In addition to providing mobility, an appropriate wheelchair benefits the physical health and quality of life of the users by helping in reducing common problems such as pressure sores, the progression of deformities and improves respiration and digestion.
Why do people need Wheelchairs?
Enhanced Mobility with Wheelchair
An appropriate wheelchair 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.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)
Q- Which wheelchair is easiest to push?
Ans- Our Motorised as well Manual Wheelchairs both are easier to push by the caregiver and by the patient himself.
Q- How much does a Motorised wheelchair cost?
Ans- Contrary to belief of most people, its quite inexpensive. Cost of motorised wheelchair is Rs 45000 onwards.
Q- Which wheelchair is best?
Ans- Refer to the Healthy Jeena Sikho guide in order to buy the best wheelchair in India, based on your need and requirement.
Q- Which wheelchair 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.
Q- Which wheelchair to buy?
Ans- Healthy Jeena Sikho guide can help you determine the right type of wheelchair based on your condition and need.
Q- Are wheelchair joystick interchangeable?
Ans- Yes you can, Healthy Jeena Sikho guide can help you to determine when to change your joystick.
Q- How can I customize my wheelchair?
Ans- You can contact us and we will do the needful customization.
Q- 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, Oxygen Concentrators, CPAP, BiPAP.
Q-How do I rent Electric wheelchair?
Ans- Call us on +919876978488 and you can easily rent the chair hustle free and at the best price in the market.
Q- What are Monthly rental rates of Wheelchair?
Ans- Rent of motorised wheelchair is Rs 4000 per month. Rent of manual wheelchair is Rs 1000 per month.
Q- How do I pay for the equipment rental?
Ans- We accept both cash and direct bank transfer.