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|Which Cushion Is Right For Me?||Air||Gel||Foam|
|Protection From Skin Sores
Protection from Skin Sores?Your skin, and the way you sit in a chair, is unique to you. A skin sore can derail your life, and lead to hospitalization and a long recovery period, so it is vital you do everything you can to avoid pressure sores.
If you have a history of pressure sores, or areas that are showing redness or signs of too much pressure, it is critical you choose a cushion that provides the maximize protection and healing support. We nearly always recommend an Air cushion when there is a very high risk of skin sores. If you are only using the chair occasionally, and you have no skin redness or indication or skin sores, or no history of skin sores even after spending significant time sitting, then you can use a foam or flat gel cushion, and focus predominately on postural support and comfort. These types of cushions are less expensive as well and require little to no maintenance other than washing the cover occasionally.
Please note: This information is based on our years of experience, and on manufacturer clinical testing and recommendations. If you are unsure about the right product for you, please consult your physician or physical therapist.
Posture Support?Posture support or corrective positions cushions are extremely important for users who may have seating or positioning needs. The right cushion can aid in correcting posture for spinal, hip and even leg abnormalities. Certain cushions have built in support, others types can be adjusted with gel, foam, or air packets. For example, if the user "tilts" to one side, or always seems to be falling forward, the right cushion can help tremendously, and prevent other issues from developing. Please call one of our cushion experts for help in identifying the appropriate cushion and accessories to correct for postural abnormalities.
|Max Hours Per Day
Max Hours Per Day?It is difficult to provide a cut and dried answer for the maximum numbers of hours, since every individual is different. These general recommendations come from our years of experience, and from manufacturer input and clinical testing. If you are an experienced user, you already know what will work for you and can ignore this section of the recommendations. If you are new to cushions, we strongly recommend you follow these guidelines, since the consequences of developing a skin sore are significant. It is best to consult with your physician or physical therapist if you are unsure.
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Bariatric cushions have higher weight capacities and are typically more dense than regular cushions to accommodate higher weights and to prolong the life of the cushion. SpinLife carries a variety of bariatric cushion options like foam, gel, contoured, or flat, to suit your needs.
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Regardless of if you spend one hour a day in your wheelchair or only get out of it to go to bed, chances are you will need some seating and positioning products at some point. We have a full range of wheelchair cushions from all the major manufacturers including ROHO cushions, and if you don't see your favorite, give us a call and we'll see if we can track it down for you.
Wheelchair Cushions - We have every kind of cushion for every kind of wheelchair. Our selection covers everything from an inexpensive foam cushion all the way to gel/foam/air combos. If you are looking to replace your existing cushion, rest easy that we are offering you the best price. If you are looking for something new or different, know that our selection and expertise will help you make the best choice.
Wheelchair Backs -If you are spending long periods of time in your wheelchair, you might need a little more support and positioning combined with pressure relief. A wheelchair back might be the solution. Like with cushions, we offer a full line of wheelchair backs. Add to that our expert advice and you get a wheelchair back purchase you can make with confidence.
Can you bill Medicare for me?
Yes, SpinLife can file the paperwork with Medicare. First complete the purchase with SpinLife and pay by check or credit card, then send your prescription for the item and other applicable paperwork to our Medicare specialist. We then file the claim with Medicare and they will reimburse you directly if you qualify. Please see our complete Medicare Policy for details.
Will Medicare pay for my wheelchair cushion or back?
Yes, if your diagnosis indicates that your purchase is medically necessary. Medicare also requires that medical necessity be established for the wheelchair that is being used with the cushion or back. If Medicare paid for the wheelchair, then there should be no problem. If Medicare did not pay for your wheelchair, we would need to obtain some additional paperwork.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Is shipping free?
Yes, orders over $50 always ship for free at SpinLife.
What if something goes wrong with my cushion or back?
SpinLife is here to support you throughout the life of your purchase. We honor all manufacturers warranties. If you run into trouble, give us a call and we will get it taken care of.
What if I want to return my cushion or back?
SpinLife wants you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If it arrives and it is not what you thought or does not meet your needs, you are free to return it as long as it is in new condition and the original packaging. Custom ordered cushions are non-returnable. We require that you pay freight and a 15% restock fee to return your cushion. Please see our Return Policy for complete details.
*Sales tax is applied to certain products shipped to the state of Ohio.