The reasons for needing to use a wheelchair are many. It could be due to a temporary disability or medical condition or some other handicap or more permanent disability. Whatever the reason, it will certainly involve loss of mobility to a larger or lesser degree.
At Accessible Madrid we are a leading mobility specialist provider aiming to help and delight our customers with products and services that meet and even exceed their expectations.
Renting a wheelchair with Accessible Madrid couldn't be easier. Book online or call us at +34915701682 to arrange wheelchair rental at your destination in Madrid. Accessible Madrid can deliver the wheelchair to your hotel or residence - whatever will be most convenient for you.
What Kind of Wheelchairs Does Accessible Madrid Rent?
We are happy to provide our customers with reduced mobility with a range of wheelchairs to fit their needs including Motorized or Power/Electric Wheelchairs, Standard Wheelchairs, Heavy Duty Wheelchairs, Transport Chairs and Lightweight Folding Adaptive Stroller for children. Availability of equipment can vary. Please check online or call us at +34915701682 to make sure we can accommodate your needs ahead of time.
What Are Manual Wheelchairs?
Manual wheelchairs are a simple and lightweight mobility solution that are ideal in many scenarios. They are highly maneuverable and very easily transported. They can be folded down to fit into the trunk of virtually any size vehicle.
The first thing you need to know when it comes to choose your wheelchair is to ask yourself if you need a Standard Wheelchair or a Transport wheelchair. A Standard wheelchair is distinguished by the two large wheels in the back and have smaller “caster” wheels in the front, allowing the sitter to self propel. Transport or Travel wheelchairs cannot be propelled by the sitter only by a companion (all four wheels are the smaller “caster” type). They tend to be lighter to lift and can fold into a tighter space.
Most manual wheelchairs have a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs. Accessible Madrid can also offer heavy duty models with weight capacities of up to 450 lbs.
The lighter the wheelchair, the easier it is for a user to push uphill and the easier it is for a companion to lift up stairs or place in a car trunk. We have light transport wheelchairs that weigh 14 lbs.
Everybody fits within a certain size group. Because wheel chairs are available with different seat widths you should find a size to suit you. It is critical that the seat be the right size, to ensure the proper comfort and support needed, especially if you have to spend long periods each day in your wheel chair. The degree of well being your wheelchair can provide is dependent on it being the correct size. For the larger (and heavier) person, seat width is even more important. There can be nothing worse than being 'scrunched up' in a wheel chair, especially in a warm humid climate.
Which type/size of wheelchair do I need?
Lightweight: Our standard range of wheelchairs. Available in self-propel or transit models for general use. Total chair weights typically range between 12-16kg in this category. These weights can be reduced further by removing leg rests and in many cases the rear wheels for transporting. Normally available in either 16” (41cm) or 18” (46cm) seat widths.
Ultra Lightweight: These wheelchairs are made from very lightweight aluminium in both self-propel or transit models. Total chair weights typically range between 6-13kg in this category. These weights can be reduced further by removing leg rests and in many cases the rear wheels for transporting. Lighter to propel and much easier to transport. Normally available in either 16” (41cm) or 18” (46cm) seat widths.
Heavy-Duty: These models are designed for larger or Bariatric users. They offer wider seat sizes from 20”-24” (51-61cm) and increased weight capacities from 160-325kg. Total chair weights typically range between 15-27kg in this category
Manual wheelchairs are self-propelled, meaning they require human power in order to move. Depending on user preference and capability, the manual chair can be pushed by the person riding in the chair or by a companion. The outer rims on the large rear wheels are made for gripping easily with your hands. They also have adjustable foot rests which provide a comfortable riding level for most riders. They can also be swiveled up to allow the rider to plant their feet firmly on the ground.
Manual wheelchairs are light weight, flexible yet sturdy at the same time. Because they are manual, they are much lighter than a powered option and can be easily stored. To collapse the chair, simply pull up on the flexible seat and press the arm rests together.
Accessible Madrid can offer Lightweight Folding Adaptive Stroller rentals that are a tried and truth method of transporting children safely and securely, and when the young person in your care has special needs, these devices become indispensable.
What Are Motorized or Power/Electric Wheelchairs?
A motorized wheelchair, powerchair, electric wheelchair or electric-powered wheelchair (EPW) is a wheelchair that is propelled by means of an electric motor rather than manual power. Motorized wheelchairs are useful for those unable to propel a manual wheelchair or who may need to use a wheelchair for distances or over terrain which would be fatiguing in a manual wheelchair. They may also be used not just by people with 'traditional' mobility impairments, but also by people with cardiovascular and fatigue based conditions.
Powerchairs offer the best maneuverability in small spaces because of their short wheel base. Our models are foldable for ease of transport but we recommend a minivan or SUV with a removable third row for the most ideal mode of transportation.
The way you will control your powerchair is with the joystick located on the armrest. Our models offer left or right handed controls depending on your preference. The powerchair will break automatically when the joystick is released back to the center position providing added security to the driver.
A portable motorized wheelchair can be difficult to find and carry. With large motors and frames, these chairs don’t always lend themselves to convenient transport. That’s why we’ve put together a selection of what we believe to be the most cartable motorized wheelchairs available.
We offer lightweight and folding powerchairs with a total weight of only 50 pounds, but being capable of handling passengers weighing up to 230 pounds. You will be amazed at how effortless it is to quickly and easily fold this chair to a compact size.... Unfolding is just as easy! They are extremely durable and you will enjoy every minute of driving it.
Accessible Madrid also offers Folding Frame Electric Wheelchair rentals. They are also lightweight and highly durable. Easily foldable battery bracket allows for improved portability. Lightweight and foldable for easy handling, storage and transportation.
We offer a full selection of mobility supplies. Specifically for wheelchairs we can offer accessories such as portable ramps for wheelchairs or mobility socoters.
Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid
At Accessible Madrid we have a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid, conveniently available at our store in Madrid. Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid can be hired daily, weekly or on a monthly basis. Customers can arrange worry-free rentals through a 24/7 via a full-featured Internet website or directly at our store in Madrid, located in calle Alcalde Sainz de Baranda 16 (28009 Madrid).
Your comfort and convenience is always our priority. You can pre-book a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid including Mobility Scooter, Manual Wheelchair (folding, bariatric, children), Electric Wheelchair and Wheelchair+Power Pack, Rollator, Shower Commode Chair, Knee Walker, Ramps, Crutches, Portable Electric Hoist Powered Mobile Stair Climber.
When travelling to Madrid, Spain, Book Online your wheelchair with Accessible Madrid. This is the carefree way to enjoy your trip. No need to bring your own wheelchair from home. We deliver a lightweight, perfectly sized wheelchair when you arrive and we pick it up after you leave. It’s that easy! Reserve early! Accessible Madrid guarantees the availability of your reserved wheelchair rental.
Accessible Madrid gives you an easy and safe way to enjoy everything Madrid has to offer.