wheel chair for the masses?
August 27, 2007 9:47 PM   Subscribe

GrandMaFilter: Grandma is coming to town. She can walk, but only about 100 feet. What's the most cost effective way to rent/acquire a wheelchair for 5 days in Seattle?

Question pretty much sums it up. Any advice appreciated.
posted by jeffamaphone to Health & Fitness (5 answers total)
My aunt works in the pharmacy section of a drugstore and she gets questions like this all the time--and she knows where to direct people. Try contacting someone who works in a drugstore (preferably a real one, like a neighbourhood pharmacy, not a drugstore megamart) and they should be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck and have a good visit with Grandma!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:51 PM on August 27, 2007

I should think that hospitals would also know where to get a short-term wheelchair.
posted by padraigin at 9:56 PM on August 27, 2007

Call your local Easter Seals / Goodwill. They will probably loan you one for a small deposit, which gets refunded when you return it.
posted by The Deej at 10:26 PM on August 27, 2007

Good advice, all. Thx.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:28 PM on August 27, 2007

When we did this for my grandfather visiting me in D.C., I rented one from a medical supply store.
posted by stevis23 at 6:44 AM on August 28, 2007

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