Wheelchair Accessories For The Senior Citizen on The Go

A wheelchair can be a very boring place to be unless, of course, you've tricked out that chair with wheelchair accessories such as those I've selected on this article.

I have a 95 year old Mom, Gertie, who just broke her hip and had hip surgery. Her wheelchair has become a more intricate part of our daily lives now that she's unsteady on her feet. So, in order to make the wheelchair more useful, I've been finding wheelchair accessories to aid in this task.

To read more about taking the best wheelchair, read my article Taking a best wheelchair buying guide - things you MUST know.

Note: These wheelchair accessories are not just for the elderly - that's just what I know from personal experience, but, these wheelchair accessories will work for anyone who is handicapped or disabled and is in a wheelchair.

Tush Cushions

best tush cushions

For those in wheelchairs, these tush cushions are instrumental in keeping them more comfortable and safe - pressure sores are greatly reduced when using these thick, soft, cushions.

Wheelchair Trays

best wheelchair tray

If your senior citizen loved one will be spending a lot of time in a wheelchair, a tray is a necessary accessory.

Not only is a wheelchair tray great to hold dishes for eating, but it may also hold entertainment such as puzzle magazines or even favorite craft ideas.

A wheelchair Lap Blanket

best wheelchair lap blanket

This wheelchair lap blanket will keep your loved one's lap warm yet will not hinder the wheels of the wheelchair.

The lap blanket straps right to the wheelchair and is tapered so no tangles will occur. This is a great Christmas stocking stuffer for your favorite wheelchair rider.

Other Half Away Wheelchair Trays

best half away wheelchair trays

As noted, there are left and right handed models of the Half Away Wheelchair Tray. Here's a few more on from which you can choose.

Wheelchair Umbrella

best wheelcahir umbrella

I used to juggle an umbrella (almost poked my eye out more than once) while trying to wheel mom in her wheelchair until....I found these very nifty wheelchair umbrellas which clip right to the back of a manual or power wheelchair.

As a bonus, these wheelchair umbrellas can also be clipped to the back of a nice beach chair or a stroller.

Good Cup Holder

best wheelchair accessories

Juggling a cup of coffee while rolling in a wheel chair is not fun so why not trick out that wheelchair with good, sturdy cup holders?

Sitting in one spot, whether in bed or in a chair, is just hard on the skin and pressure sores may result. That's why a good seat for a wheelchair is a must for those who are in the position for more than an hour or so

Final Note

Do you have any other suggestions for good wheelchair accessories? I'm all yours. I always love hearing from the readers of my articles - all comments are welcome. And, you don't have to be a member to comment. So, please, let me know what you think.

Dennis P. Baughman

Dennis P. Baughman is the Editor of UnbeatenRolling. His disabilities couldn't stop him to be self driven person. He started this blog to share his personal knowledge about all kinds of wheelchairs and different tips and advice about chairs.

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