Question: I am trying to find out if there is an electric wheelchair that has the controls at the back? My mother is looking for one so she can take my 88 year-old Dad, who is suffering dementia, out for walks. He is very unsteady on his feet, and she feels he would get confused if he had to operate the controls on a chair for himself. Mom is very fit, but is in her eighties and doesn't want to have to push a non-motorized chair. ~Christine
Answer: After doing a quick search on the Internet I did find some instances of wheelchairs built with what's called 'rear attendant controls'. Another alternative is purchasing an electric wheelchair with removable joystick controls, so that the joystick can be moved for operating by either the rider or attendant. The best person to consult is your father's doctor/physical therapist, who can put you in touch with the proper mobility provider.