Must-Have Wheelchair Accessories For Everyday Use
Wheelchair accessories can add comfort and convenience to your life.
Does your wheelchair need some “tricking” out? Below are some wheelchair
accessories that you shouldn’t be without.
- Umbrella – Into every life a little rain must fall. When
it does, you don’t want to get wet. Equipping your wheelchair with an
umbrella holder or wheelchair umbrella prepares you for a sudden
downpour or provides necessary sun protection while keeping your hands
free. Just a click of a button opens your umbrella. Most fit on the
wheelchair handle for easy access.
- Cup Holder
– When you are in a wheelchair, you can’t hold onto a cup or water
bottle - you need your hands free to move your chair. If you are in your
living room, leaning over to place a glass on the coffee table can lead
to tipping. Equipping your wheelchair with a cup holder allows you keep
your drink handy like everyone else.
– Wheelchair trays are great for business people or students who write
or use a laptop a lot. Instead of rolling up to a table, simply swing up
your tray. Now, you can go to class and take notes without having to
transfer to a desk. You can also use the tray as a convenient place to
eat and drink on the run.
- Gloves – Pushing
the wheels of a manual wheelchair can lead to calluses and rough hands,
not to mention put your hands in contact with filthy and potentially
unsafe matter. Wear gloves to keep your hands looking great and staying
germ and debris free.
- Reflectors – It is
important to maintain your safety as you increase your independence. One
way to do this is with reflective gear so you are easily spotted.
Outfit your chair as well as a bike. Reflectors on spokes, lights on the
back of your chair, and a reflective vest for you will allow you to be
seen by cars. Wearing a helmet at night is also a prudent idea.
– Ramps don’t have to be permanent. There are still plenty of places
that don’t have wheelchair access. Having a portable ramp can turn any
front porch or sidewalk into a wheelchair accessible spot for you.
- Transfer or Portable Stretcher
– There can easily be times when you want or need to go where your
wheelchair cannot. Activities like a day at the beach, a visit to
friends or relatives, a broken elevator, or need to evacuate to the
basement due to a tornado warning should never sideline you. A
Tuk-’N-Kari™ or like product can keep you on the move.
accessories to your wheelchair makes your chair work better for you.
Whether you are an active student, executive, or somewhere in-between,
these accessories will enhance your lifestyle, making you more
independent and carefree.
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