Top 10 Wheelchair Accessories [Updated for 2019]

While using a wheelchair, one might encounter several difficulties carrying out different activities throughout the day. Sometimes, one might even need a replacement of an accessory attached to the wheelchair, and it is always convenient to get a replacement of the accessory than replacing the entire wheelchair. Shop Wheelchair brings top ten wheelchair accessories that can fulfill all your wheelchair needs in a jiffy.

1. CareActive Wheelchair Winter Poncho

The CareActive Poncho is specially designed for wheelchair users to keep them warm in cold weather. It is an ideal solution for those individuals who do not want to struggle with a winter coat or standard poncho during cold winters. It protects user and his/her wheelchair.

CareActive Wheelchair Winter Poncho
CareActive Wheelchair Winter Poncho

Features:

  • Easy on easy off slipover
  • Short back, long front
  • Cozy and warm Sherpa lining
  • Easy zipper closure by hood

2. Essential Medical Sheepette Wheelchair Armrest Pads

Resting your arms for a long time on a Rexene or polyester surface can cause rashes on the skin and can also render the arm sore for some time. Have a cozy base for your arms while on a wheelchair can make the user experience way better. The Essential Medical Sheepette Armrest Pads are the closest synthetic to sheepskin. They provide greater air circulation and better pressure redistribution.

Essential Medical Sheepette Wheelchair Armrest Pads
Essential Medical Sheepette Wheelchair Armrest Pads

Features:

  • Armrest pads relieve pressure on elbows
  • Attach via hook and loop to armrests
  • Can be cut for desk length arms
  • Machine washable and dryable

3. Invacare Hemi Footrests With Composite Footplates And Heel Loops

Feet always need a comfortable resting place while on a wheelchair. The Invacare Hemi Footrests are compact and highly functional and best used with the Invacare Tracer wheelchairs. Made of reinforced and comfortable material, they are the perfect choice if you are looking for a safe attachment for your wheelchair.

Invacare Hemi Footrests With Composite Footplates And Heel Loops
Invacare Hemi Footrests With Composite Footplates And Heel Loops

Features:

  • Compatible with a range of Invacare Wheelchairs
  • Consist of composite footplates
  • Heel loops to avoid any slipping of the feet

4. The Comfort Company Flip Up Half Lap Tray

Holding a plate while dining at the table can be a difficult task for someone using a wheelchair. There is an added chance of dropping or spilling the food and increase work altogether. Instead, using a flip tray attached to the wheelchair can be very handy and safe. The Comfort Company’s Flip Up Half Lap Tray can do the job. Its unique design allows the tray to be flipped up allowing for quick transfers. This easy-to-clean, comfortable lap tray is compatible with any wheelchair.

The Comfort Company Flip Up Half Lap Tray
The Comfort Company Flip Up Half Lap Tray

Features:

  • It is 1.5" thick
  • Interlock attachment system provides quick attachment to full length or desk length arms
  • Rigid insert is covered by high resiliency foam and easily cleaned Solace cover
  • Slide-on version provides quick-on, quick-off installation

5. Wheelchair Cup Holder

A cup holder is always a bonus in all kinds of situations. The added feature of avoiding spilling is a good excuse to attach a cup holder to the wheelchair. Equipped with a small tube adapter, the Wheelchair Cup Holder can help accommodate cups, bottles, mugs, and cans. It can be attached to several places on the wheelchair, and once tightened; the holder stays completely secured in its place.

Wheelchair Cup Holder
Wheelchair Cup Holder

Features:

  • Attaches easily to 7/8" – 1" tubing; perfect for wheelchairs, walkers, rollators, scooters, chairs and more
  • Cutouts on each side of the cup holder accommodate cups or mugs with handles
  • Cup holder measures 3.5" high; inner diameter measures 2.75"
  • Constructed with lightweight plastic that is durable enough to withstand everyday use

6. Invacare Ergonomic Arm Troughs

Perfectly placing the arms on the wheelchair is an important necessity of a wheelchair user as improper placement of hands can cause complications in several ways. The Invacare Ergonomic Arm Troughs feature a unique cut-out at the elbow to provide users with flexibility of various arm positions and a triple track extrusion to allow a variety of mounting positions. These ergonomically molded arm troughs are for natural arm positioning.

Invacare Ergonomic Arm Troughs
Invacare Ergonomic Arm Troughs

Features:

  • Invacare Ergonomic Arm Troughs includes triple track extrusion for many mounting options
  • Arm Position of 13 inches x 4.5 inches available for left and right side
  • Optional hand pad of 5 inches x 4.5 inches available separately

7. Graham-Field Everest and Jennings Wheelchair Footrest

A comfortable footrest is an important part of any wheelchair. It prevents damage to the feet and ensures the user is always safe and comfortable in the wheelchair. The Graham Field Footrest has industry standard spacing for attachment and includes heel loop to ensure foot position. The footrest has tool free length adjustment.

Graham-Field Everest and Jennings Wheelchair Footrest
Graham-Field Everest and Jennings Wheelchair Footrest

Features:

  • Durable aluminum footplate
  • Standard equipment on Traveler HD
  • Lightweight composite footplate

8. Invacare Hemi Elevating Leg Rests Aluminum Footplate With Padded Calf

An unusual case with many footrests is that the rest of the foot is left hanging in the air without any support. The Invacare Hemi Footplate With Padded Calf eliminates this problem by providing a padded surface for the calves to rest on. The material is breathable and comfortable to always allow cozy seating.

Invacare Hemi Elevating Leg Rests Aluminum Footplate With Padded Calf
Invacare Hemi Elevating Leg Rests Aluminum Footplate With Padded Calf

Features:

  • Compatible with all Invacare Tracer Wheelchairs
  • Secure attachment to the wheelchair
  • Reduces chances of leg sores and other leg related problems

9. CareActive Wheelchair Rain Poncho

Struggling to wear a raincoat while in a wheelchair is something everyone would like to avoid. The CareActive Wheelchair Rain Poncho is specially designed for wheelchair users to protect them from rains. It is an ideal solution for those people who do not want to struggle with a rain coat.

CareActive Wheelchair Rain Poncho
CareActive Wheelchair Rain Poncho

Features:

  • Absolutely waterproof
  • Ultra-durable Supplex shell
  • Completely lined hood
  • Easy zipper closure by hood
  • Full body coverage
  • Short back and long front
  • One size fits all
  • Unisex

10. Graham-Field Everest & Jennings Wheelchair Elevating Legrest

Moving your legs while on a wheelchair can be a difficult task if the footrests are rigidly fixed to their place. To solve this problem, the Graham Field Elevating Legrest attachment to your wheelchair, moves up and down comfortably. It has 1.5-inch Industry standard spacing for attachment and long-lasting and durable hammer tone finish.

Graham-Field Everest & Jennings Wheelchair Elevating Legrest
Graham-Field Everest & Jennings Wheelchair Elevating Legrest​

Features:

  • Back panel for calf support
  • Is completely latex free
  • Durable aluminum footplate 

Shop Wheelchair offers a wide range of Wheelchair Accessories for all situations and conditions. Choose the right accessory to help you enhance the experience of using a wheelchair, making it more comfortable, safe, and secure.

 

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