The 4 Best Power Wheelchairs with Elevating Seats

Posted by Susan T. on Nov 17th 2020

The 4 Best Power Wheelchairs with Elevating Seats

Especially in a year like this, we need to cherish the connections with family and friends. One of the greatest aids for you is a power wheelchair with an elevating seat. A elevating power wheelchair gives you the ability to communicate with people on the same level. If you're talking to someone who is standing, you can raise your seat and you'll be at eye level with them. This can boost your self-confidence and foster deeper connections with your family and friends. It can also help you move easier from a car, a bed, or any seat. That way you can be more mobile! Also, a power wheelchair can give you increased independence. There’s no task you can’t conquer with the help of a power wheelchair.

What Are The Different Types Seat Elevators for Power Wheelchairs?

There are two different types of seat elevators for power wheelchairs.

1) The Single Post Elevating Seat

A single post elevating seat is a lift seat on a single supportive post that has a rotating rod to spin you in the direction you want to go. It can easily take you up or down with one smooth action.

2) The Scissor Mechanism Chair

This type of wheelchair is a little less common than a single post lift seat. A scissor mechanism also utilizes a threaded rod. This makes it so the seat of the wheelchair is supported by all four corners instead of a single middle point. This can be great for heavier users because it’s more durable and steadier.

4 Chairs We Recommend With Power Seat Elevators

Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2

At the touch of a switch, the Jazzy Air® 2 is designed to elevate 12” inches in just 11 seconds. With its sleek and modern look, this power chair safely drives at speeds up to 4 mph while elevated, allowing users to enjoy face-to-face social interaction. With Mid-Wheel 6® Drive and Active-Trac® Suspension, the Jazzy Air® 2 offers its users with enhanced performance and stability both indoors and out.

Why We Like It:

  • Sleek Modern Design
  • Excellent stability
  • Great for indoor or outdoor use
  • Elevation with speeds blends perfectly

Merits Dualer

The Merits P312 Dualer Power chair not only has a Power Elevating seat but it also has the ability to be a Front wheel drive or Rear Wheel Drive unit. The Dualer is quite capable of handling the outdoors and its compact size is designed for maximum maneuverability in narrow spaces, doorways and hallways indoors.

Why We Like It:

  • Has a unique forward and rear drive
  • Can be navigated through narrow doorways
  • Is sturdy and can accommodate 300 lbs
  • Has Angle adjustable seat

Jazzy Select 6 2.0

The Jazzy Select 6® 2.0 offers users a truly unique riding experience with a sporty design and superior performance. Pride’s patented Active-Trac® Suspension combines with Mid-Wheel 6® drive design for a smooth, comfortable and stable ride, both indoors and out. The depth-adjustable high-back seat folds flat for greater convenience, while offering maximum comfort and support.

Why We Like It:

  • Mid-Wheel Drive offers tight turning radius
  • Active-Trac Suspension offers a smooth ride
  • Has comfortable Depth-Adjustable Seat
  • Jazzy Armor Guard protects against wear & tear

Merits Vision Super P327

The Merits Vision Super mid-wheel drive delivers outstanding maneuverability in tight compact areas and a smooth and stable ride both indoors and outdoors. Its high-performance suspension, together with the advantages of in-line motor technology for enhanced efficiency, torque and range make the Vision Super best in class. Available with an optional 10” seat elevator.

Why We Like It:

  • Heavy Duty with 400lb weight capacity
  • Has Full Front & Rear Suspension
  • Mid-Wheel Drive to maneuver through tight spaces
  • Very Customizable; the headrest, armrests and footplate are all adjustable

Whichever power wheelchair you choose we know that it will benefit your life, if you need more information call one of our product experts at 800-936-7006!