Pediatric Wheelchair Lifts

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What are pediatric wheelchair lifts?

Pediatric Wheelchair Lifts

One item that most parents and caregivers must deal with when they have a child in a wheelchair is transportation. Pediatric wheelchairs usually do not fold the way that some adult wheelchairs do, so it's not as easy to move them from place to place. As pediatric wheelchairs (both manual and electric) are too large to put in a car's trunk, wheelchair lifts are often needed, as well as vans that can accommodate the lift. Power, or electric, wheelchairs are heavier, so reinforcement of the vehicle might also be needed. The cost of having a vehicle modified to contain a lift for your child's wheelchair can be covered by health insurance, so it's important to find out all of your options before purchasing a lift.



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