When walking is no longer an option and a loved one is confined to a wheelchair outfitting the wheelchair with comfort accessories will help improve their overall quality of life by making them as comfortable as possible. Luckily there are many companies that specialize in the manufacturing of wheelchair accessories that are designed to keep the chair bound as comfortable as possible. Wheelchair accessories can include: umbrellas, cup holders, gel pads for armrests and footrests and tote bags so you can store items and take them with you. These accessories are easy to install and can give the patient a more comfortable than the standard wheelchair. If you are uncertain what to purchase go with gel pads then something like a tote bag.
A good multi-purpose wheelchair accessory is the Synergy Rehab Egg-Shaped Stick On Gel Pad is a versatile and durable cushion that sticks to most flat surfaces and provides instant protection from friction and sores. Made from woven-nylon wrapped gel, this stick on pad is rugged enough to withstand steady punishment while remaining soft and comfortable on your skin to apply the gel pad simply clean the target area and place the adhesive side against it.
Natural Fit Wheelchair Handrim A high quality ergonomic design and low friction surface helps to reduce pain and reduce the risk of carpal tunnel or arthritis. Because it provides ergonomic surfaces for the thumb and for the palm of the hand and creates a vastly improved contact area for gripping the handrim. The Natural Fit Wheelchair Handrim is a state of the art engineered handrim providing comfort and enables better wheelchair movement and braking.
The Drive Large, Deluxe Wheelchair Carry Pouch can fit on almost any wheelchair. This deluxe wheelchair pouch is large enough to fit all of your personal belongings. It easily attaches your wheelchair and comes with large, zippered pocket and a mesh pocket with Velcro closures.