Where to rent a wheelchair?

wheelchair wheels closeupW emails:

Wondering if I can rent a wheelchair somewhere for the weekend. A friend is coming to visit, and she suffered a big knee injury in a car crash, so walking a lot won't work for her. If I can wheel her around here and there, it will expand the activities we can do.

A wheelchair rental doesn't seem like something that should be too hard to find.

Got a suggestion for W? Please share.

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Comments

We rented a wheelchair for our son six years ago from a medical supply place located in Twenty Mall in Guilderland. The name is something like Upstate Rehab Products, but don't quote me on that. We didn't have any problems at all. Hope your friend heals quickly and completely!

When I broke my foot - there were a lot of places I went to visit that required walking but had wheelchairs available on-site. Maybe instead of renting, you could contact places you plan to visit to see what is available.

Hometown Health in Watervliet should be able to rent you one.

http://www.hometownhealthrx.com/Catalog/Online-Catalog-Category/10464/Rental-Equipment

If she has insurance her insurance company should be able to help her find a rental as well.

I got one in 2007 through Home Therapy Equipment Inc., 4 Enterprise Ave, Clifton Park, NY 12065 , (518) 664-6654. And by one I mean *three*, because the first two broke down. I don't want to make a generalization out of this experience, but keep an eye on the brakes.

So with that being said, after spending about two months in a wheelchair, I realize how difficult going up and down Lark St. can be. I was wondering if there was a way for people to volunteer some help. Say, you are in a wheelchair, you would like to have a little stroll around Washington Park in Albany, but it can be treacherous and probably exhausting. I'd gladly help you out. I can even keep it quiet while pushing :) This has been in my head for a while. Does this type of service exist? Is it a misplaced question? Thanks.

Thanks, AOA people--I will look into all the options you suggested.

Crestwood Pharmacy, 26A Picotte Drive, Albany (in the Crestwood Plaza), 435-2315
http://www.crestwoodpharmacy.com/

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