My wife is currently house-bound with osteoarthritis. Am in the process of obtaining a motability wheelchair accessible vehicle and a power wheelchair or powerchair.
The car convertors have been very understanding and are bringing a vehicle to the house for my wife to look over and try out getting into and out of using a wheelchair/powerchair.
However the same cannot be said for wheelchair/powerchair providers - having done quite a bit of research on the internet I have located a particular powerchair that is ideal for my wife but when I contacted the local dealerships they all will not/cannot provide a unit for demonstration in my house - we have to commit to buying the chair first!!! This I am not prepared to do especially with the cost of the unit in £000's and no guarantee that it will be suitable for my wife.
I have even contacted the manufacturers direct but just received a "we do not supply demonstration models" reply.
Has anyone met with this situation and overcome it and if so how????
Many thanks for any advice as to how to get round this impasse