Goodwill Home Medical Advises on the Right Time to Replace an Old Wheelchair

Lawrenceville, NJ — (SBWIRE) — 10/08/2019 — As a leading destination for residents of South Jersey to buy power wheelchairs, Goodwill Home Medical Equipment advises senior citizens and their caregivers to be mindful of the warning signs that an old wheelchair is breaking down and needs to be replaced.

Individuals with limited mobility depend on power wheelchairs to get around, but also to keep them comfortable and safe. Each time they get into their wheelchair, they must have faith that everything from the chair’s electrical components to the wheels to the brakes are working properly. Any malfunction can put their life in jeopardy. If the wheelchair stops working altogether, it’s a major inconvenience that can completely disrupt a daily schedule.

Power wheelchairs typically last at least five years if properly maintained. If the chair is approaching the five-year mark and has stopped responding to its control panel — even after the batteries have been checked and replaced — this is a clear sign it’s time to replace the wheelchair.

When a power wheelchair suffers water damage or is involved in a collision, it should immediately be taken to a repair shop to determine if it’s salvageable. Improper wheel alignment or a severely damaged undercarriage will render the chair unsafe for use and susceptible to breakdown.

It’s also important to consider the needs of the wheelchair user. Fluctuations in an individual’s weight, size, or health condition could affect how comfortable the seat feels and how effectively the individual can operate the chair.

When it’s time to replace or upgrade a power wheelchair, individuals looking for the most affordable option are encouraged to stop by Goodwill Home Medical Equipment at 300 Benigno Blvd. in Bellmawr, NJ, 08031. Goodwill Home Medical is conveniently located for residents of Burlington County, NJ, who want to buy gently used electric-powered wheelchairs. For more information, call 609-812-2210 or visit the company’s website.

About Goodwill Home Medical Equipment
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment is a nonprofit organization located in Bellmawr, NJ, that collects, refurbishes, sanitizes, and sells gently-used medical equipment and unopened medical supplies at affordable prices. With daily inventory changes and items sold at reduced prices, they are one of the leading organizations in their industry. Their customer service specialists are available to help anyone find the medical supplies or equipment that will best meet their needs.

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