Wheelchairs are made for those unable to walk, and this selection includes high-end models as well as simple transport chairs designed to move patients within a medical facility or to waiting transportation. Consider choosing adjustable wheelchairs that fit patients' height, and add safety equipment to keep the wheelchair-bound secure and protected. Wheelchair accessories such as plush seat and armrest covers make the chairs a little more comfortable, and backpacks and trays make it possible to carry work with you and get it done on the roll.
You can transport those with impaired mobility with a reliable wheelchair that provides comfortable seating and tires that roll smoothly. Adjustable designs help accommodate users of different heights and sizes, with extra-wide wheelchairs available to provide a little more seating space. Elevating wheelchairs raise and lower the seat to find the most appropriate height can be comfortable, and chairs with swing-away or detachable footrests are an ideal choice for patients who want to be able to put their feet on the ground. Consider choosing a pediatric wheelchair with telescoping arms to make it easy for caregivers to push while providing height-appropriate comfort for children.
Lightweight transport chairs are an ideal choice when you need to move patients from one facility to another, take them to an exam room, or help them out to waiting transportation without the use of [crutches](Medical Supplies | Mobility Aids | Crutches). Consider choosing folding transport chairs with built-in handles for ease of storage or for placing in the back of vans or cars, and opt for models with swing-away or detachable footrests to make it easy for patients to stand up. Safety features on transport chairs include seat belts and locking rear brakes, and features such as identification holders, side carrying bags, bottle holders and cellphone pockets add to patient comfort and overall functionality.
Consider keeping wheelchairs properly maintained with the wide selection of wheelchair parts available. Replacement arm rest pads make sure your patients can have a comfortable place to set their arms, and snap-on wheelchair trays make it possible for those seated to get some work done or enjoy a meal right in their chair. You can add seat lift cushions with handles on each side to make transition of patients easier, and you can add brake lever extenders to put safety within reach of the patient.
Consider adding functionality and comfort to wheelchairs by choosing from popular accessories. Armrest covers protect pads from wear and provide a soft surface for patients' arms, while wheelchair backpacks allow easy transport of books, laptops, and other materials. Consider picking up a lap cushion to make reading or computer work easy, and choose from a wide variety of foam cushions and sheepskin cushion covers to make sitting for long periods feel luxurious. Wheelchair safety positioners can add safety by keeping chairs from rolling uncontrollably, and anti-tip devices are practical when chairs are going to be used on uneven surfaces. Adding foot cushions for an extra touch of comfort is helpful, and to create a sense of uniqueness upholstered seat covers can be added.