Wheel Chair Accessories
Evaluating A Wheel Chair Accessory
There are a number of different types of accessories for wheel chairs these days. While some salespeople will
try to sell you every type of bell and whistle that can be conceivably mounted or attached to a wheel chair, the
fact is that you do not need all the extras. However, it is nice to have a wheel chair accessory or two that you
will get some use from on a regular basis. Here are some tips on how to wade through all the accessories and find
the ones that you really do want and need.
First, take stock of the extras you already have with your wheel chair. If they are all in working order, then
you do not have to be concerned with replacing them at this time. Don't let anyone talk you into getting some
replacement accessory that is supposed to be bigger and better. Unless you are not satisfied with what you already
have, there is no point in considering any replacements.
Next, focus your attention on what types of accessories you do not currently have, and would like to add to your
current wheel chair. Chances are there are at least one or two extras that would make the chair more user friendly
for you. Create your wish list, and then spend some time looking into options. Perhaps the manufacturer of your
current wheelchair has a wheel chair accessory or two that will be just what you need.
Last, consider the cost. As with all types of purchases, it is always good to stop and ask yourself a couple of
questions. First, will the purchase make a significant increase in the quality of life for you in the long term? If
the answer to that question is yes, then move on to ask yourself if you can reasonably afford the purchase. Don't
despair if you can't afford the wheel chair accessory right now. You may be able to budget disposable income for a
few months and then be able to pay cash for the accessory. Not only will you be proud of your accomplishment, but
you also will not have another outstanding debt to pay.