Wheelchair Cushions 101

Vogel, Bob
April 2005
PN;Apr2005, Vol. 59 Issue 4, Special Section p15
Trade Publication
The article presents information on wheelchair cushions. Cushion is one of the most critical choices a wheelchair user can make. It can make the difference between an active healthy lifestyle or months, if not years, in the hospital trying to heal a pressure ulcer. Even Medicare is funding cushions, but at the moment a lot of confusion exists. Another great tool for successful funding is to contact the manufacturer, or manufacturer's sales representative, of the cushion one wants to be funded. The goal of any cushion is pressure-ulcer avoidance. But the cushion alone cannot accomplish this.


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