Types of wheelchairs offered by ADRF

  1. Standard type wheelchair
  2. Active wheelchairs
  3. All terrain wheelchairs (wheelchairs which are suitable for difficult terrain)
  4. Special wheelchair

Characteristics of wheelchair delivery service.

The staff of ADRF, in years associated with international experience, has provided specialized wheelchair service for individuals in need. This means that the provision of wheelchairs for individuals with disabilities has been accompanied by individualized assessment as well as other support services in order to adapt this device according to the specific needs of the user with disabilities. Equipping with wheelchairs is not a delivery of the vehicle to the beneficiary but it is a service, the delivery process of which must necessarily go through several steps in order for the beneficiary to end up with wheelchairs in accordance with his / her situation. physical and health. Wheelchair delivery service steps; (1) Referral and appointment; (2) evaluation; (3) Description / design of the wheelchair (choice); (4) Financing and ordering; (5) Product preparation; (6) Adaptation; (7) User training; (8) Further follow-up, maintenance and repair. The wheelchair delivery service is based on the standards approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) for this service. This organization, in cooperation with other partners, has drafted and approved the guideline “On the provision of wheelchairs in countries with limited resources” (WHO, 2008). The guide is designed to help all stakeholders responsible for policy making as well as those responsible for providing wheelchair service in order to provide a sustainable and quality service for individuals with disabilities. This document, with the approval of the WHO, has been adapted and published in Albanian by the ADRF.

Beneficiaries of wheelchair service and reference sources

In addition to people with mobility difficulties at birth, who are regular beneficiaries of wheelchairs, other individuals who need to be equipped with this tool are those who become disabled due to factors such as; diseases, accidents or aging.

The needs for moving vehicles are identified through; interested clients (individuals with disabilities, their families); NGOs with disabilities, other community organizations. The main and official source from which the ADRF receives continuous information on persons with disabilities in need of wheelchairs are the Regional Offices of the State Social Service throughout the country. ADRF cooperates with these offices both for the identification of needs and for the organization of their distribution to the most vulnerable individuals.