The bariatric wheelchairs in our stock feature reinforced steel support bars that brace the chair and facilitate a high user weight of up to 32 stone (200kg). Our bariatric wheelchairs also feature strengthened backrest upholstery for even more support and comfort during use, as well as solid tyres that can be used on a number of different terrains.
At Complete Care Shop, we also stock bariatric electric wheelchairs that act as the perfect mobility aid, allowing you to navigate your home and the outdoors with greater ease and control. When fully charged, some of our models can travel up to 15 miles at a speed of 4mph, offering improved independence for the user.
We are delighted to tell you that our bariatric wheelchairs have been tried and tested by our team of Occupational Therapists, who are proud to give them the OT Recommended seal of approval.
At Complete Care Shop, we’re determined to help and support you towards increased independence every day. With an excellent rating on Trustpilot, it’s clear that we’re a reliable supplier of high-quality bariatric wheelchairs. If you have any questions about our wheelchairs, don’t hesitate to contact our Expert Advice Service for help.
Frequently asked questions about bariatric wheelchairs
A bariatric wheelchair is a specialised type of wheelchair designed to accommodate individuals with obesity or higher weight capacities. These wheelchairs are constructed with reinforced frames, wider seats, and heavy-duty components to provide enhanced stability and support for users with greater body weight. Bariatric wheelchairs are intended to offer comfortable mobility for individuals who may not fit into standard-sized wheelchairs due to their weight.
When selecting a bariatric wheelchair, consider factors such as weight capacity, seat width, and overall dimensions. It's crucial to choose a wheelchair that can comfortably accommodate your weight while ensuring that the seat width allows for proper posture and comfort. Assess the wheelchair's durability, wheel configuration, and additional features like adjustable armrests and footrests. Read our wheelchair sizing guide for more tips and information.
Proper maintenance is crucial to ensure the longevity and optimal functioning of a bariatric wheelchair. Regularly inspect the wheelchair's frame, wheels, and components for any signs of wear or damage. Keep the wheelchair clean by wiping it down regularly and addressing spills or stains promptly. Check and inflate the wheelchair's tires as needed, and lubricate movable parts to prevent friction. It's also important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for weight capacity and usage to avoid overloading the wheelchair. By adhering to this level of maintenance, you can extend the life of your wheelchair and ensure safe and comfortable mobility.
The weight capacity of a bariatric wheelchair is typically between 140kg and 200kg (22–32st), depending on the brand and model of the wheelchair.
Bariatric wheelchairs typically range from 55cm to 76cm (c.21–30 inches) wide.