When ordering a wheelchair, the cushions are an important consideration. You can order an air wheelchair cushion, foam, gel, bariatric or a specialty cushion to match the physical requirements of the user. With the proper cushion, the user will be more comfortable for longer periods of sitting.
The type of cushion you order should take into account the size and weight of the individual as well as the type of use it will get. In cases of incontinence, it’s vital that the cushion be waterproof and washable. Foam cushions are the most basic and can be ordered with different thicknesses of memory foam. Contoured foam cushions redistribute weight for added stability and comfort. One-size air cushions, which are fitted with a twist valve, give extra support and are easy to fold up to carry around. Cushions with built-in gel reduce pressure and are available in different elevations and sizes.