Four Best Wheelchair Accessories for Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair Accessories for a More Comfortable Experience

After years of working closely with patients and individuals utilizing mobility aids, we’ve learned that life in a wheelchair can be challenging, having to rely on others for certain tasks and setting back one’s independence. Here’s where we take a look at the different add-ons for enhancing one’s wheelchair experience and making life a little easier and more comfortable.

Wheelchair Cushions

For added comfort while sitting down for extended periods, seat cushions for wheelchairs is a necessary investment. Cushions provide much-needed support by improving posture, sitting balance, while also helping to relieve/prevent sores, back pain, and muscle cramps. Explore different options like air or gel cushions that may best fit your needs.

Wheelchair Gloves

Wheelchair gloves are essential if you’re using a self-propelled wheelchair. Having gloves of good quality with padded palms is necessary to avoid a lot of potential injuries like skin irritation caused by moving the wheel of your chair around or painful blisters that hinder mobility.

Brake Extension

Brake extensions or brake lever extensions are long levers that provide additional leverage, making it easier to lock manual wheelchair brakes in place. These are especially helpful for those who lack arm strength, have limited motion, and have joint issues like arthritic hands and shoulders.

Wheelchair Trays

Wheelchair trays are great for meals, especially when table height is an issue or when there’s difficulty in transferring from wheelchair to dining chairs. They’re also perfect for doing work, projects or any other tabletop activities.

Simple wheelchair accessories can make an impact in improving the quality of life for people using wheelchairs. Find one that best suits your needs or the needs of your loved ones. Accessories that provide more comfort and safety in mobility are especially useful and can improve independence. 

Another resource that helps our wheelchair user community is access to transportation

Accessibility With BriteLift

Getting around is a breeze with BriteLift, where we make transportation more accessible, offering regular rides to medical appointments, airports, groceries, and more. Easily book 24/7 by calling 847-792-1212, booking online, or downloading our app.  We offer free estimates. We’re committed to providing the most reliable and most comfortable wheelchair-friendly transportation in Chicago and South-East Wisconsin.

BriteLift Reward Points Program

Get BriteLift Reward Points each time you book a ride with us and redeem amazing gift cards from Target, Amazon, and more. To start, text JOIN to 847-792-1212 then simply reserve rides through our multiple booking options. BriteLift continues to keep transportation not only safe and accessible to all, but also quite rewarding!

Now Serving South-East Wisconsin

Great news! BriteLift is now serving the southeastern Wisconsin area. Same great advantages, with an extended service area.

Contact our 24/7 customer service for  a free quote. Reserve a ride with BriteLift today by calling 847-792-1212, downloading the free mobile app, or booking online.

BriteLift Reward Points Program

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Get BriteLift Reward Points with every ride!
Use your points to redeem gift cards from Target, Amazon, and more! To check your points, text “POINTS” to the same number.

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Step 1: Book a ride with BriteLift

To book an immediate, or future ride: Call: 847-792-1212, Book online, or Use the BriteLift App.

Step 2: Collect Points

Points automatically get added to your account every time you ride BriteLift.

Step 3: Redeem Your BriteLift Reward Points

Check your points balance by texting POINTS to 847-792-1212

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