Top 5 Wheelchair in Singapore
Wheelchairs are a mode of transport for a particular group of people in society. This group can include many types of people- someone who is very old and can hardly walk, a physically disabled person, someone who met with an accident and is temporarily unable to move around on their own, etc. The only thing these people have in common is their need for a wheelchair. They might not be able to walk on their own but with the help of a wheelchair, but they will able to move from place to place.
If you’re looking for a wheelchair for your own use or someone close to you, you have come to the right place. We handpicked a few wheelchairs to make a list of 5 different products that come from different price ranges so you can take a look and choose the one you like.
1) BION iLight Wheelchair
This wheelchair comes with two different brakes installed. One brake mechanism is at the top for the attendant who can use it anytime while they push the chair and the other is by the wheel for the user to activate it themselves. The backrest is easily foldable so you can put the wheelchair in the trunk of a car. There are protective side panels and a safety belt to keep the user safe. The solid PU tires come with smooth and comfortable hand rims so that the user can maneuver the chair easily. The front wheels are pretty sturdy to provide the user with smooth rides.
Price: S$500 range
2) BION Wheelchair Series |iLight Series
With an aluminum frame, this wheelchair is very sturdy and durable. The footrest, as well as the backrest, is detachable so you can fold it to easily carry around. The seat and backrest have removable covers which makes the cleaning process much easier. The tires are solidly built and have anti-tippers on the bottom so your wheelchair won’t easily topple over. There are two sets of brakes for both the attendant and the user for security. You can choose your wheelchair from different colors and designs available.
Price: S$250 range
3) Yuwell 2000 Portable Wheelchair
This wheelchair is extremely light and comes with a storage bag so you can easily carry it around anywhere you’d like. You can fold it without much effort. There’s a buckle with a reinforced belt that can be adjusted according to the user’s body. You can be comfortable as well as safe. The fabric on the chair is extremely comfortable as well since the material used is soft and breathable. There’s a foot brake for anti-skid protection. The non-slip handles provide a strong grip and come with ventilation holes so the attendant can easily push the person around.
Price: S$200 range
4) Takeaseat Economical Wheelchair
This wheelchair is practical while also being user-friendly and budget-friendly. It has a pair of handles that can provide a strong grip along with a brake just below so the attendant can make sure the person in the wheelchair is safe at all times. The backrest and armrest are foldable so you can move around the wheelchair. It’s pretty lightweight so you won’t break a sweat. The aluminum frame and pneumatic rear wheels ensure the utmost durability. Choose your favorite colored wheelchair from the available options.
Price: S$150 range
5) The HomeCare SHOP Lightweight Wheelchair
If you need a practical wheelchair at a lower price, this might be a perfect choice. This wheelchair comes with a highly welded A3 stainless steel frame that ensures high durability and zero rust. With its ergonomic design, the user will have a maximum level of comfort in every ride. The footrests come with a lock and you can adjust the height for the convenience of the user. The brakes are toggle-braced so the wheelchair can be stopped instantly without causing the user to be startled in their seat. The cushions and the backrest are made from leather which makes them both durable and comfortable. The chair can be folded into a compact way so you can easily carry it around.
Price: S$100 range
Wheelchair Maintenance Guideline
Your wheelchair needs constant monitoring and care to stay in its optimum condition. You need to be attentive while cleaning your wheelchair and keep the cleaning sessions as regular as possible.
At first, you need to check the tires for wear and tear. Those are the main part of the wheelchair so you need to see if you need to replace the tires. Also, wash the tires regularly as they collect dirt from wherever you go. Use a hose to rinse the tires after every ride or pour water from a bucket to keep them clean. If the fabrics of the chair are removable, wash them separately. If the fabrics are fixed, use a vacuum or a soft cloth to get rid of any debris or dust that might have been collected there, especially in the seating area. The headrest and seating portion can be sweaty from being in contact with skin all the time so you need to be more attentive on those parts.
Take a soft cloth dipped in soapy water solution to wipe over the frame of the wheelchair. You can use cleaning products but avoid using anything too harsh as it can damage the surface. You can also use that solution with a soft sponge to scrub over any stubborn stains that might be visible on the covers or headrest of the chair. Take a dry cloth to wipe over the entire chair one last time and let it dry off on its own before using it again. Keep the bearings and other moving parts well-lubricated. If any part turns out to be faulty, replace it immediately.
A wheelchair is a necessary product so if you need one, it’s better to not prolong the inevitable purchase. The person who needs a wheelchair can feel very helpless without one. Hopefully, our list provided you with enough information to help decide on a purchase.