Different Kinds of Wheelchair Accessories

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It’s vital for any elderly or disabled person to have the right type of wheelchair. It can help them get through their everyday lives easier and more comfortable. If you or your family member already has a wheelchair, then it’s also important for them to have the right wheelchair accessories.

These accessories can help improve the experience of the person using the wheelchair. Not only that, but these accessories can also help them to be more independent and not wait for their other family members to help them.

Wheelchair accessories can:

  • Give you a comfier and better experience while you’re sitting down

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  • Allow you to easily eat on your wheelchair
  • Can give a sound alarm if ever you fall so that the people around you may know
  • Keep you and your wheelchair from going over backwards
  • Will let you carry a cup even when you’re not lifting it
  • Can let you carry more things around your chair
  • And so much more.

Kinds of Wheelchair Accessories

  • Adaptive Seating – An adaptive seating will let anyone who is paralysed or is paraplegic, quadriplegic, etc. to sit comfortably in their wheelchair in a proper upright position. This can benefit their spinal column and down to their lower bones so that their back will be aligned properly.

There are different types of adaptive setting, this includes adaptive seating hardware, wheelchair seats, wheelchair backs, multi-position support clams, wheelchair supports and multi-position supports.

  • Anti-rollback Devices – This types of devices will prevent the wheelchair from rolling backwards in any type of situation. Even while you’re positioned in a slanting landscape, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to lock the wheel brakes.
  • Wheelchair Trays – This can help a wheelchair user to have a stable and even surface to eat or work on. People understand that not all tables fit the height and size of wheelchairs which is why trays are created for their convenience.

Trays can come from different styles and materials that are used to create it. If you’re looking for trays that can fit a wheelchair, always look at the materials that’s easy to use and maintain.

  • Fall Preventive Monitors – These monitors will send off an alarm when the wheelchair user falls of the wheelchair. The good thing about this is it doesn’t go on an alarm if the user if perfectly fine. This can save a lot of worry, time and frustration for other family members or caregivers.
  • Lap Huggers – These types of wheelchair accessories works like a seat belt, but help the user in their sitting position so that they won’t lean forward. It also prevents them from falling off their wheelchair.

There are a lot more wheelchair accessories in the market today. Always look for an accessory that can fit your needs as well as give you a lot of features.