Collapsible wheelchairs are the ultimate in convenience. Unlike rigid wheelchairs that take up lots of space, collapsible wheelchairs can be folded and stored away in a closet or other storage area. At Walgreens, we offer a selection of wheelchairs designed to collapse for easy travel. Choose from wheelchairs in all sizes and weights with the features you or a family member needs to get around safely and reliably.
Why Choose a Collapsible Wheelchair?
Many collapsible wheelchairs have lightweight frames that can be folded into a compact size for easy storage. Despite their lightweight frames, each chair is designed to be durable and offer many years of safe use. Some may have other foldable parts such as backrests or footrests. Because collapsible wheelchairs are made more compact by folding them, they're ideal when you have limited storage space. Plus, they're easy to transport from place to place. Many can fit into the trunk of a car.
Arm, Back and Leg Rests
Choose the features you want in a collapsible wheelchair such as padded armrests you can adjust in height and elevated or swing-away leg rests for maximal safety entering and exiting the chair. The leg rests are designed to be comfortable and supportive. Some models have additional features such as folding backrests.
Collapsible wheelchairs come in various weights from standard to ultra-light. Ultra-light models have the benefit of being easy to lift and move from place to place. Many have seats that are built to be comfortable and ergonomically friendly for maximal comfort even when you sit for long periods of time. Some collapsible wheelchairs have extra storage pouches or pockets on the arm or backrest to hold personal items.
How to Choose a Collapsible Wheelchair
Spend some time comparing the features of different collapsible wheelchair models. Some chairs have weight capacities. Be sure to select one that's appropriate for the weight and body type of the person who will be using it. Collapsible wheelchairs may have various seat widths to accommodate various lower body sizes. Read the descriptions carefully to make sure you're getting the features you need. If you have any questions about which model is right for you, ask your medical doctor or your physical therapist.