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July 22, 2010

Over Weight Power Chair

Reader Question: My mother is having trouble getting around these days, I am afraid she might fall soon. I recenlt visited a local mobility specialist and I was informed that my mom is too large for a power chair. What should I do? Shelly Greenblatt Chicago, IL

Answer: There are many solutions on the market for plus weight people. Pride mobility, a major power chair manufacturer, has several plus weight models supporting people up to 450 pounds.

Jazzy 1170XL and Jazzy 1170 XL Plus Heavy-Duty Power Wheelchair has larger motors and a longer frame to allow for a 30% increase in torque and a top speed of 6 mph. The XL plus model offers an optional 28 inch wide by 26 inch deep seat.

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