Created by esteemed manufacturer Invacare, the Rea Azalea wheelchair is a highly adjustable and adaptive chair. Its versatility means it is ideal for users with different needs. And the option of daily wheelchair rental means you can enjoy flexibility on the budget too!
Annabell Crabtree, Premiere Healthcare’s Business Development Manager, has been a specialist seating assessor for over 10 years. Here she explains why she thinks the Rea Azalea is such a standout wheelchair for her clients…
Who would you recommend the Rea Azalea wheelchair to?
Anyone who wants the independence to get out and about – it has been crash tested so has anchor points for transport in suitable vehicles. We would also recommend it for those who are fully hoisted or need extra comfort when sitting for long periods. It’s suitable for a wide range of shapes and sizes as it is so adjustable.
What is the difference between the Minor, Tall and Max, and who should opt for each model?
The Minor has been created for those who require a seat that has a smaller depth and width, such as petite adults or teenagers. The Tall is specially designed for people who require a longer seat support. Max has been designed to meet the specific needs of people with extra weight. You can view the specifications of each model on our product page.
What features of the Rea Azalea wheelchair make it unique?
It is more supportive than a standard wheelchair, featuring tilt-in-space weight shifting for an extra stable tilt. One of the most adaptable chairs in our collection, you can adjust its seat depth, width, backrest height and leg length with just an allen key. It is also easy to manoeuvre and offers good head support, with a wide range of accessories that can be added and altered. It is available in either self-propelled or transit.
Why are the Tilt-in-Space and Dual Stability System mechanisms so important?
This system helps to relieve pressure evenly throughout the body, which is vital to prevent pressure sores. This also enables a greater level of comfort for the individual when sat for long periods. Being positioned correctly has the extra benefit of preventing any future deterioration of posture. This mechanism is also a key safety feature of the chair, as it stops the individual slipping forward.
What are the main benefits to the wheelchair user?
For those with complicated postures, it allows them to keep their independence without sacrificing comfort, which can make a world of difference. For those based in a care home, it may allow users to visit more rooms, sitting out for longer than a standard wheelchair and gaining a greater freedom of movement. Not only is the chair lightweight and easy to manoeuvre, it is available for daily rental, usually within 48 hours.
What are the options for wheelchair rental?
It is possible to buy the Rea Azalea wheelchair outright or you can opt for wheelchair rental. Rea Azalea wheelchair rental starts at just £15 day (+VAT), and gives clients greater flexibility on future needs.
All rental and purchases are thoroughly decontaminated by Premiere Healthcare’s in-house technicians, offering peace of mind for all new users and carers. Once the team has delivered a wheelchair rental, they will train clients on how to use the chair and its features. The Premiere Healthcare customer support team will be available for the duration of the rental. All wheelchair rentals will be eligible for free servicing and free replacements and repairs in the event of a fault. To find out more about wheelchair rental, please speak to a member of our customer services team.