People who are wheelchair bound require as much help as we can give them so they can live have an easier and more comfortable daily life. There are many wheelchair accessories available today that can make life easier for the riders.
You don’t need every single accessory, only one or two will make a huge difference for some wheelchair users, especially when it comes to safety. Below are some of the basic accessories that all wheelchair users should have for their chair.
Wheelchair Accessories: Bags and Carry Pouches
Wheelchair bags are very practical and useful accessories. These bags are specially designed to be attached to the back or side of the wheelchair, unlike regular bags that the user would have to keep on their lap. Regular bags don’t have the proper straps like the wheelchair bad, and they can easily fall or get misplaced.
Another useful accessory is the wheelchair seat cushion, which is a must have for users who require extra lumbar support. One of the big problems wheelchair users have is back pain and a good cushion will help to alleviate this problem and keep the rider comfortable at the same time.
Having to go outside in the winter time when it is very cold can be tricky and can get very uncomfortable if you are not dressed appropriately; this is where a wheelchair blanket would be useful. They cover the full body and will keep the user warm. There are available in a number of comfortable, soft materials in a variety of styles.
Wheelchair Accessories for Safety
Another big concern for wheelchair riders is safety and there are a number of accessories that help to keep the wheelchair riders safe. One such accessory is the wheelchair tie-down. Irrespective of the situation, be it on public transit or in a place that isn’t familiar, wheelchair straps and tie-down are designed to keep the rider secured.
Wheelchair spoke covers have a more practical use than just looking cool and funky, they protect the wheels and spokes from getting damaged from debris and they also help to prevent accidents. Brake locks are also a very useful accessory that riders should consider for their own safety.
What if you want your smart phone, tablets or laptop with you when you are on the go? Thera are a number of laptop tables and gadget holders that can be easily attached to the wheelchair that make the gadgets easy to use and guarantee you don’t misplace them.
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