Unfortunately, for those in a wheelchair, avoiding sores (also known as decubitus ulcers) is an important aspect of an overall health plan. Skin breakdowns can lead to extended periods of time in bed waiting for healing and the truth is, the skin never fully returns to how it once was with the associated scaring and tissue damage. Not only is a wheelchair sore unpleasant, it can lead to reduced mobility, impaired independence and even mental health concerns like depression.
The objective is to avoid sores before they happen. The Gel-Shape Wheelchair Cushion helps accomplish that goal.
The gel technology in the Gel-Shape Wheelchair Cushion includes supports to evenly distribute weight around the cushion to help avoid pressure points that can lead to skin, nerve and tissue damage. The mesh cover of the cushion is breathable, yet also wipes clean which keeps bacteria at a minimum while ensuring airflow to eliminate moisture and other causes of friction.
People looking for a better way to manage their health while using a wheelchair will appreciate the overall comfort, support and ideal fit of the six standard and custom sizes of the Gel-Shape Wheelchair Cushion. Find out more at our product information page and let us know if you have any questions about whether this is the right product for your needs.