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How to Prepare Your Wheelchair for the Fall

Category: Wheelchairs
November 5, 2020

The fall is here and that means it’s the time for decorating and readjusting. Your wheelchair has helped you thus far, but you may need to make some adjustments for the fall. The cold weather, slippery terrain, and other seasonal issues may affect your wheelchair usage if you don’t prepare for it. Here’s how you can prepare your wheelchair for the fall.

Stock up on Layers

Since the fall is notorious for influxes in temperatures, you’ll want to equip your wheelchair for all of them. One minute it might be cold and you’ll want a sweater or blanket to keep you warm, the next minute you might be feeling hot. Equipping your wheelchair with sweaters and blankets ensures that you’re ready for whatever weather condition the day may entail. 

Invest in a Wheelchair Backpack

Now that you’ve decided to equip your wheelchair with extra layers, you’ll probably need some extra space to store all of them. You could hang things on the back of your chair, but that might be uncomfortable and you could easily lose whatever you put there. Instead, invest in a wheelchair backpack. These backpacks are wider than regular backpacks and fit perfectly on the back of most wheelchairs. 

Cup Holder 

The fall is known for an abundance of warm beverages. Whether you regularly enjoy hot pumpkin spice lattes or you’re more of a warm apple cider person, equipping your wheelchair with a cup holder is perfect for the fall. Enjoy your beverages with ease with these simple attachments. The best part is that you can use this add-on to hold your phone when a beverage is not occupying the space. 

Add Some Cushion 

No one enjoys being greeted with a cold, hard seat. One way you can add some comfort to your wheelchair this fall is to buy a wheelchair cushion. Your wheelchair may feel comfortable now, but getting a proper wheelchair cushion will make it feel more comfortable. You can choose between:

  • Foam Cushions
  • Gel/Fluid Cushions
  • Air Cushions
  • Heavy Duty cushions

The most important thing to keep in mind when looking for a cushion is to remember that you get what you paid for. Always opt for high-quality cushions since this is something that will be used every day.

We’re Here to Help

Preparing your wheelchair for the fall can be straightforward, but sometimes you need the help of a certified Assistive Technology Professional. That’s where Freedom Mobility comes in. We’re the number one wheelchair store in MD and we can help you prepare your current wheelchair for the fall or get you in a new one before the winter hits. Give us a call today to learn more. 

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