Since the festive season is around the corner, many people and families are busy picking holiday destinations to visit. Singapore is one of the destinations that people like to visit. Despite its relatively modest size, it is well-known for its diverse culture, places of attraction, 5-star hotels and a wide range of food to choose from.
However, what if you or one of your family members have difficulties with mobility and need a wheelchair to aid in your mobility to get around Singapore? It won’t be practical to buy a wheelchair if you only plan to use it for a few days during your holiday in Singapore. In addition, it will be rather inconvenient to bring one of your own from home. So do you just forget about your holiday in Singapore?
Don’t fret though as you won’t have to miss out on enjoying your holiday. You can actually rent a wheelchair in Singapore if you plan to only use it for a short period of time during your visit.
Now, you’ll probably be wondering why you should even rent a wheelchair during your visit to Singapore to begin with. Here are a few reasons to help you clear your doubts:
A wheelchair cost on average about a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. It obviously doesn’t make dollar sense to spend so much money if you are only using it for a few days. Even if you have your own wheelchair, you may have to pay for transportation fees and extra tax if you wish to bring it along on your trip to Singapore. Hence it will be more cost effective to rent a wheelchair from a cheap wheelchair rental Singapore company. Their prices range from a few dollars for a few days to slightly lesser than a hundred dollars for over a week..
The next reason why you should rent a wheelchair while on holiday in Singapore is convenience. By renting, you don’t have to bring along your own bulky wheelchair or get worried about getting one while on vacation in Singapore. Wheelchair collection points for rented wheelchairs are located at strategic locations around Singapore. In fact, some wheelchair rental companies actually offer 2-way delivery and collection for rented wheelchairs.
The most obvious reason why you should rent a wheelchair is due to its simple process. You can actually start by typing the words “rent wheelchair” on a search engine. Once the results are displayed, you can check about where to rent wheelchair in Singapore. Do take note of what the company has to offer from wheelchair features and specifications to the ease of renting the wheelchair. Once you have decided on which wheelchair to rent, you will usually have to fill up a booking form online to rent the wheelchair from the website. Once confirmation of the wheelchair rental is received, you can usually either make credit card payment online or cash payment in person. Finally, you can collect the wheelchair or have it delivered to your location.
A wheelchair is needed when a person faces difficulties in movement or sometimes complete immobility as a result of a medical condition, injury or physical impairment. Some conditions that may contribute to movement difficulties include spinal cord injuries, diabetes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome, traumatic brain injury, neurofibromatosis, birth defects, accidents, falls, sporting injuries, and act of interpersonal violence. A person could have faced these conditions either at birth or along the course of growing up or well into adulthood. Depending on the severity of the condition, a person may need the use of a wheelchair either on a temporary or long term basis.
Wheelchairs can generally be moved by the user’s hand or by someone pushing the wheelchair from the back of the user. There are even modern wheelchairs nowadays which run on batteries and electric motors. In fact, there are numerous types of wheelchairs to cater to the user’s specific needs. Generally, a good wheelchair needs to be in excellent condition, easy and safe to use, lasts long and is clean.
There are also other important specifications to look out for when selecting a good wheelchair. This includes how much the wheelchair weighs and how much weight it can support. You do not want to be in a situation where the wheelchair you obtain cannot support the weight of the user. This will be extremely dangerous for the user and will definitely damage the wheelchair. The next specification is the width of the wheelchair seat. It will be wise to ensure that the width is of appropriate measurements for the user so that the user will be comfortable while sitting on the wheelchair. Other important and useful specifications to look out for may include elevating and adjustable foot rest for leg fractures, waterproof backrest and seat, self-wheel and whether or not the wheelchair is foldable.
Wheelchairs can be used for various reasons. The main reason is of course for the user’s mobility to get around the house or go from one place to another. It can also be used for trips to clinics and hospitals during the user’s weekly/ monthly medical check-ups. People with temporary ailments or injuries can benefit from the use of wheelchairs. In addition, wheelchairs can be utilised for a short family trip overseas to facilitate the user’s mobility and enable the user to better enjoy the tourist attractions and spend quality time with family members.
While it is recommended to purchase a wheelchair for long term use, it is more cost effective and convenient to get a wheelchair rental instead if it is only for a short term use. You can rent a wheelchair in Singapore simply by calling the wheelchair rental company or visiting their website. They will usually provide detailed information about the wheelchairs to rent such as the wheelchair rental cost, duration of rental, types and specification of wheelchairs and how to collect and return the wheelchairs.
If you are interested to find out more about rental of wheelchair, check out Habibi Wheelchair Rental Singapore, the first dedicated wheelchair rental provider which focus on providing excellent service with real time support.
Sometimes, when faced with mobility issues due to injury or illness, the first thing that may come to mind is to buy a wheelchair, either off the shelf of the hospital pharmacy or online- depending on urgency. If this is the juncture you are at, getting a wheelchair will definitely be one of the best health-oriented decision you will make, in aiding you or your family member in getting on your feet to get better and naturally, recover. Furthermore, a good wheelchair would facilitate the psychological recovery as patients (for e.g.) would be able to still go out and enjoy family time with loved ones instead of staying at home all the time.
Today, getting a new modern lightweight wheelchair can be pretty challenging as there are various brands, models and functionalities. More often than not, you may end up buying one in haste (due to the urgency), without properly understanding the full capability and function of the wheelchair at hand. Nevertheless, buying a wheelchair has its pros, among which would be for personal ownership and of course when you intend to use it long term.
We understand that this may not be the case all the time and hence, there can be many reasons why purchasing one may not be such a good idea, especially if you intend to use it for a short period of time. Allow us to share some advantages of renting a wheelchair with us, as follows:
By renting, you would be able to use the particular wheelchair only when you need it and you do not need to worry about the space to store it at home. Wheelchairs do take up space and we are here to support you with just that.
Buying one is definitely more expensive but it's worth the investment for long-term usage. Renting is the way to go if you require the wheelchair not more than 3 months.
3. Onsite support available, with 1-for-1 exchange
In the unlikely case that there is anything wrong with the wheelchair, you can call our hotline (+65 8828 1538) to quickly get a replacement or step-by-step assistance from our friendly staff at no additional charge.
4. Convenient (express delivery)
We help you pick the most suitable wheelchair and send it right at your doorstep within a day, at best within a couple of hours.
5. Did we mention short-term usage?
Before going into renting a wheelchair, it's important to make sure you consult with a medical professional to know the type of wheelchair you will need. Here at Habibi Wheelchair, you can schedule an appointment to try out the wheelchairs first if you are still unsure.
Secondly, when you are coming to Singapore, buying a wheelchair won’t be a good idea. Nobody wants to be dragging a wheelchair while packing your luggage. All you have to do is before even coming to Singapore is to give us a call, an email or simply WhatsApp us at (+65) 8828 1538 and visit us at www.rentwheelchair.sg . We will get you the wheelchair you need and have it delivered at your door step within a few hours (depending on availability).
If you are thinking of renting wheelchairs of an event such as a marathon, wedding or educational activities, we can offer you cost-effective and easy to get a wheelchair.
We can assure you, this will be one of your best wheelchair related decision.
Please get in touch with us by contacting us on at (+65) 8828 1538, or email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be sure to get in touch with you as soon as possible..