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Is it Time for a Hoveround Power Wheelchair?

September 06, 2016
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Is it Time for a Hoveround Power Wheelchair?
If you’ve wondered about how much your life would be easier with something to help you regain your mobility, it’s probably time for a Hoveround power wheelchair. These three questions will help you decide:
 
1. Is it difficult to maneuver around the home?
Using a Hoveround power wheelchair doesn’t have to be solely for someone who cannot move without assistance – if your mobility is impaired and it’s difficult to maneuver around your home, you will likely benefit from using an electric wheelchair.
 
It may be time for a Hoveround power wheelchair when it becomes difficult to complete your daily tasks around your home, such as:
  • Going to the kitchen to prepare meals or eat
  • Going to the bathroom to bathe, toilet, groom or brush your teeth
  • Moving into other living areas safely
  • Entering or exiting your home
  • Getting the mail or taking out the garbage
  • Cleaning
 
A Hoveround power wheelchair remains a safe solution to regaining your mobility in your home – and because of its patented Round for a Reason® design, a Hoveround power wheelchair is able to easily maneuver around nearly any home, apartment or manufactured home. The precise steering and design allows for the ability to turn around tight corners and fit through seemingly small spaces.
 
2. Does your mobility affect your participation in social events?
Have you ever turned down invitations to go to a wedding, beach day, family reunion, barbecue or other social event because you could already envision how difficult it would be to get around? When your mobility is impaired inside of your home and outings become difficult due to your limited mobility, a Hoveround power wheelchair or mobility scooter may help.
 
It may be time for a Hoveround power wheelchair if you are declining invitations because you can’t get around easily due to medical conditions resulting:
  • Severe weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unsteadiness and trouble standing
  • Frequent falls

There are a variety of Hoveround power wheelchairs to suit your needs. In addition, Hoveround has two heavy-duty power wheelchairs able to support larger body frames: The 450-pound capacity XHD and the 600-pound capacity HD6.
 
3. Have loved ones expressed concerns about your mobility?
Sometimes, others can see it more easily than we can because instead of seeing a gradual change, they notice a grand change. If your loved ones have witnessed you struggling with your mobility, don’t automatically brush them off. Think about how difficult it really is for you to move around inside of your home and consider the observations of your loved ones.
 
It may be time for a Hoveround power wheelchair if you’re experiencing diminished mobility from health concerns due to:
  • Diabetes
  • COPD
  • Arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and osteoarthritis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Obesity
  • Injury
  • Joint pain
 
Using a Hoveround power wheelchair can save you pain and money – because using an electric wheelchair helps to reduce the risk of falls and allows you to remain aging in place. As a result, you can save yourself from having to spend the night (or nights) in a hospital, entering a skilled nursing environment, or from having to hire a caregiver to assist you at home after a fall.
 
Ask our Mobility Specialists
Talk to your doctor about how a Hoveround power wheelchair can improve your daily life and help you regain your independence – and then call our Mobility Specialists at (800) 542-7236 so we can help you figure out which mobility device is right for you.
 
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