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Introduction

Most persons with Mobility Impairments require Accessories to assist them on a daily basis to perform activities such as: Pushing their wheelchair, Eating & Drinking, Writing or Signing or Carrying their belongings. There are a variety of companies such as Smergos, Prima Care, Ability AssistMobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating who specialize in the manufacture & sale of some of these Accessories that can assist persons with Mobility Impairments with these daily activities. These Accessories include items such as:

  • Specially deigned Bags and Pouches that can assist you to transport your possessions, if you use a Wheelchair, Walker or Crutches.
  • Clips for Canes and Walking Sticks, which attaches to a Walking Stick when rested on a table or desk, to prevent it from falling.
  • Wheelchair Gloves which help you to push your wheelchair, without hurting your hands.
  • Lap Trays; Over Bed Tables; Eating, Cooking & Drinking Accessories such as Braces, Gloves and Specially Adapted Cups, Plates and Utensils.
  • Writing Braces, Gloves and Signature Guides.
  • Rain Gear to protect you and your wheelchair.

These and other Accessories are available to purchase throughout South Africa from various companies such as Smergos, Prima Care,  Ability Assist, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating. Most of these companies can also advise you on which Accessories would best suite you and can service & repair some of the Accessories that they sell, while companies such as Prima Care, Pro Mobility &, Mobility Aids can also rent out some of these Accessories. Contact these companies to find out more or visit our Equipment For Hire - Accessories page, to find out more. Whatever your need may be, you can be guaranteed that you will find Accessories that will suite your needs or disabilities to enable you to become more independent. Please read the information below to find out more about these different types of Accessories as well as the companies that supply them.

Smergos: manufacture a wide variety of Wheelchair Bags specifically designed for people who are physically challenged. They offer a range of bags that fit neatly onto any wheelchair, giving the customer a safe and easily-accessible way of carrying their belongings. TheirSmergos wheelchair bags are also designed so that able-bodied people can carry them just as easily. Smergos is the first South African company to manufacture these types of bags & is co-owned by Nick Smit and Nicole Vergos who both have first-hand experience of living with a disability, so have a sound understanding of what people with special needs require and the best way to fulfill their requirements. They currently manufacture & sell 3 types of wheelchair Bags, but plan to expand their wheelchair product range to include not just bags but many other exciting accessories to fulfill the needs of people living with other disabilities.

Smergos have offices at: 115 Hornbill Road, Douglasdale, Johannesburg, 2021, but have an online shop & so will courier their products to anywhere in South Africa. Visit their web site at: www.smergos.com   or Contact them at:

General Enquiries: info@smergos.com , Nick Smit: nick@smergos.com  |  Tel: +27 74 188 8677

Nicole Vergos: nicole@smergos.com  |  Tel: +27 83 441 0814

Ability Assist: stock and sell a wide variety of these different types of Eating, Drinking and CookingAbility Assist Accessories, as well as other types of assistive devices and accessories, including Pressure Care, Mobility & Transfer Aids. These products can be purchased online at: www.abilityassist.co.za , or from their offices in Boksburg in Gauteng at: Unit 7, Lincoln Business Park, Cnr Malcolm Moodie Crescent & George Palmer Street, Jet Park, Boksburg, 1459. Please contact them before visiting them. Ability Assist can be contacted on: (011) 894 5667, or  email them at: info@abilityassist.co.za

Prima Care: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and throughout South Africa! They are a Home care, Hospital & Medical Equipment Provider and have Health Care Consultants with many years of experience and extensive knowledge to assess your needs and help you choose the products best suited for you. “We pride ourselves in supplying high quality products from trusted and well known German and Other suppliers. These products include a variety of Pediatric Equipment, Adjustable, Hospital & Home Care Beds, Mobility Scooters, Oxygen Concentrators, Alternating Pressure Mattresses, Anti-Bedsore Mattresses, Ripple Mattress, Walkers, Rollators, Mobility Aids, Wheelchairs, Wheelchair Cushions, Wheelchair Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Rise Recliners, Grab Rails, Bed Rails, Shower Aids, Commodes, Toilet Aids and Much More. Our locations are staffed with certified fitters who offer private services in our stores or in the convenience of your own home. We also supply speedy delivery of our products and good After Sales Service, with trained technicians and a vast range of spare parts available to ensure that our products exceed their life span. Prima Care also rent out a variety of products to those clients that may only need the product for a limited period of time, therefore accommodating our clients’ needs to ensure their funds are maximized to their full potential. Please feel free to contact a Prima Care professional to assist, you can contact us on: +27 (021) 555 1596, via email: info@primacare.co.za or visit our web site at: www.primacare.co.za to see our extensive catalog of products which we deliver country wide to your door!

Simplify Wheelchair Seating: specializes in providing a wide variety of products and services for persons with Mobility Impairments in Cape Town. Simplify Wheelchair Seating is owned and run by Antoinette Pienaar who has been in the wheelchairSimplify Wheelchair Seating business for the last 8 years. “I believe in providing an honest and reliable service to our clients and their families in the comfort of their own homes, we will visit you in your home to access what you require and will provide you with the best products to suit your needs at very competitive prices, giving you peace of mind and ensuring that your life is as comfortable as possible. We supply and Service a variety of products including Mobility aids, Transfer aids, Pressure care products and Bathroom Aids. We also stock spares for these products and specialize in providing seating and positioning to make sure that you correctly positioned in your wheelchair. Please feel free to contact us for a quote or assessment, you can contact me on my cell: 084 866 5763 or landline: 021 981 0569 or contact me via my website at: www.simplifywheelchairseating.co.za or on my facebook or via email: simplify.wheelchair.seating@gmail.com

Mobility Aids: specializes in providing a good quality service and a wide variety of products and services for persons with disabilities in Gauteng and South Africa. Mobility Aids have been serving persons with disabilities since 1995 and carry a wide range of products including Hospital Beds, Mobility Scooters, Pressure Care Mattresses, Walkers, Rollators,Mobility Aids Wheelchairs, Cushions, Ramps, Power Wheelchairs, Bathroom Aids, Eating and Dressing Accessories and much more. "We offer a good After Sales Service, and can service and repair your Assistive Devices, we also rent out a variety of products including Hospital Beds, Walkers, Crutches, Commodes, Wheelchairs and More. Please feel free to contact us should you have any queries or are interested in a particular product. Mobility Aids is based in Benoni, at 7 Kei Road, Farrarmere, you can contact us on: 011 849 2810 or 011 425 1095 or email us on: info@mobilityaids.co.za. Alternatively you can visit our web site to view our products at: www.mobilityaids.co.za"

Accessories For Walking Sticks & Canes

The Cane or Walking Stick is the simplest form of Walking Aid, it is held in the hand and transmits loads to the floor through a shaft. There are various different types of Accessories for Walking Sticks & Canes, which are handy for persons with Mobility Impairments who use these Walking Aids. These Accessories are available to purchase in South Africa from companies such as Ability Assist and include products such as:Walking Stick Clip

Walking Stick Clips: The Walking Stick Clip (Pictured on the right) attaches to a Walking Stick when rested on a table or desk, these clips stop the Walking Stick or Cane from falling over and avoids the need to bend and retrieve it. Accessories such as Walking Stick Clips, are available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, contact Ability Assist to find out more or to receive a quote.

To find out more about Walking Aids such as Canes or Walking Sticks and the companies that provide these products in South Africa, visit our Walking Aids & Prosthesis - Canes & Walking Sticks page.

Accessories For Crutches

A Crutch or Crutches transmits loads to the ground through a shaft, but has contact with the arm, at the hand and either below the elbow or below the armpit. Persons who use Mobility Aids such as Crutches, use their hands to hold onto the Crutches. Accessories such as Pouches and Carry Bags are the ideal accessory to store & transport your possessions in a safe & convenient way, so that your hands are left free. There are various different types of Accessories which are available to purchase in South Africa from companies such as Ability Assist, this includes products such as:Crutch Pod

Crutch Pod: The Crutch Pod is ideal to carry remote controls, glasses or even your phone, the Crutch Pod, (Pictured on the right) is designed to simply clip on to your crutch without upsetting the balance or function of the crutches. Contact Ability Assist to find out more or to receive a quote.

To find out more about Walking Aids such as Crutches and the companies that provide these products in South Africa, visit our Walking Aids & Prosthesis - Crutches page.

Accessories For Walkers

Persons who use Mobility Aids such as Walkers, use their hands to hold onto the Walker, Accessories such as Walker Carry Bags are the ideal accessory to store & transport your possessions in a safe & convenient way, so that your hands are left free. There are various different types of Accessories for Walkers, which are available to purchase in South Africa from companies such as Ability Assist, this includes products such as:Walker Carry Bag

Walker Carry Bag: The Walker Carry Bag fits all walkers to provide a carrying capacity for shopping or any personal items. It has a front pouch as well as 2 side pouches. The Walker Carry Bag, (Pictured on the right) is available to purchase from various companies in South Africa including Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Walker Net Bag: Is a net bag which fits and clips onto any walker and is ideal for carrying light loads for shopping, as well as holding personal items, therefore leaving your hands free to use the Walker. Walker Net Bags are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa including Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

To find out more about Walking Aids such as Walkers and the companies that provide these products in South Africa, visit our Walking Aids & Prosthesis - Walkers & Rollaters page.

Over time your Walking Aids such as Crutches, Walkers, Canes and Walking Sticks, may need to be repaired or have parts replaced. The Ferrules for your Crutches, Walkers, Canes and Walking Sticks may become worn and need to be replaced, contact companies such as Simplify Wheelchair Seating who stock these "Walking Aid Accessories" or visit our Products & Equipment Search Facility and search for "Walking Aid Accessories: Ferrules" to find companies who sell these Accessories and spare parts.

Wheelchair BagsSmergos Wheelchair Bag-Best Bag Forever

Persons who use Mobility Aids such as Wheelchairs and Scooters, use their hands to push there Wheelchair or operate their Scooter or Motorized Wheelchair. Wheelchair Bags are the ideal accessory to store & transport your possessions in a safe & convenient way, so that your hands are left free. Wheelchair Bags are available to purchase in South Africa and are sold by companies such as Smergos & Ability Assist, who stock a variety of these Bags including:

The Best Bag Forever - or BBF: was created to carry a wide range of personal belongings, from laptops and groceries, to clothes and medical supplies. It can be used at work or the gym, when you are shopping or socialising. The BBF fits onto the back of a wheelchair with loops that slip over the handles and an adjustable Velcro strap that fits around the back of the wheelchair seat to prevent it from swinging to and fro on inclines. The strap is covered with a light cushioned flap. These Wheelchair Bags are manufactured in South Africa and are available to purchase from Smergos, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.Smergos S-cool

The S'Cool Bag: was created to carry textbooks, notebooks, laptops, files, stationery and more. It is specifically designed with wheelchair users in mind – which makes it a far better choice than a backpack. Use it at school, college and university, in PE class and on school trips. The S-Cool fits onto the back of a wheelchair with loops that slip over the handles and an adjustable Velcro strap that fit around the back of the wheelchair seat. The strap is covered with a light cushioned flap. There is also a pencil case in the front of the bag with a clear, plastic cover under which name tags, timetables and so on can be slipped. These Wheelchair Bags are manufactured in South Africa and are available to purchase from Smergos, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

The Sneaky B Bag: is designed to carry a range of small, personal valuables such as the ones ladies carry in their handbags orSmergos Sneaky-B men carry in their pockets. Specifically made for wheelchair users, the Sneaky B can be can be used anytime, anywhere. The bag fits around the front frame of a wheelchair, behind the legs. Its adjustable straps fit around the frame and clip together. Discreet, concealed and safe, the Sneaky B is easy to use and access, as the compartments fitted inside the bag help to separate and organise items of various sizes, such as lipsticks and UBS sticks, medicines and keyrings. These Wheelchair Bags are manufactured in South Africa and are available to purchase from Smergos, please contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

Wheelchair Bag With Strap: This Waterproof Nylon fabric bag with zipper on top has loop straps to fit the handles of the wheelchair, it has a reflective strip which helps to increase visibility. These Wheelchair Bags are available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or receive a quote.

Drive Medical - Backpack: The Drive Medical - Backpack is made of waterproof nylon material which protects contents from adverse weather conditions. It is an extremely spacious, strong and durable bag with zip fastenings & reflective strips provide for added safety. The clippable loop straps allow the bag to be easily attached and detached from the wheelchair using the quick release buckle. It is convenient & easy to carry & handle & has dimensions of 35cm (W) x 38cm (H) x 15 (D). These Bags are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Wheelchair Glovesleather wheelchair gloves

Wheelchair gloves are worn to protect the hands of a manual wheelchair user. Pushing a wheelchair regularly can cause calluses and blisters, but wearing wheelchair gloves designed especially for wheelchair users can prevent these problems and improve your grip so that you are able to push your wheelchair bettter. There are many different styles of gloves for wheelchair users, such as fingerless gloves, padded gloves, and full finger cycle gloves. The palms of wheelchair push gloves are made of leather for grip, while the backs of the gloves are made of breathable materials such as lycra or mesh. Some companies in South Africa who supply wheelchairs, also supply a variety of Accessories like Wheelchair Gloves. Their are also online stores that sell a wide variety of different types of wheelchair gloves for both Quadriplegics & Paraplegics.

Many Quadriplegics have limited or no use of their fingers, so require different types of Wheelchair Gloves from those used by Paraplegics. Some Quads may require gloves with wrist supports or gloves with straps to make it easier to put them on & remove them. These wheelchair Gloves are also more suited for children & are available in smaller sizes. Some wheelchair users choose to purchase cycling gloves from sports shops, as they easily available, but these might not suite everyone. Please feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about these products that are available in South Africa.

Eating & Drinking Accessories

Persons with Mobility Impairments who are effected by conditions or disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Arthritis and Quadriplegia, may have difficulties grasping standard eating utensils or drinking from normal glasses or mugs. Eating & Drinking Accessories are those accessories that are designed to assist persons with Mobility Impairments during meal times, they not only include Accessories such as Braces, Gloves, Plate Guards and Specially Adapted Cups, but also include equipment such as Lap Trays and Over Bed Tables, which are handy to eat or drink off if you are in a wheelchair or laid up in bed. This equipment is available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, Prima Care, Mobility Aids & Simplify Wheelchair Seating who specialize in the manufacture & sale of some of these Accessories that can assist persons with Mobility Impairments during meal times, so that they can continue to feed themselves, therefore enhancing their independence and self-esteem.

Adaptive Eating & Writing Equipment

There are a wide variety of different types of Adaptive eating & writing equipment, to solve a variety of difficulties that persons with Mobility Impairments might face. Some individuals suffer from hand tremors and weighted or built-up pens or utensils may help reduce the effect of these tremors, allowing for more control while eating or writing. Sdome persons who experience a minimal range of motion with their hands can benefit from bent or bendable utensils, which make it easier to deliver food into the mouth without making a mess. Some of these devices come already bent, while other forks and spoons will bend as needed when you use them. These and other AdaptiveBendable Utensils Eating Utensils are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, who both specialize in the sale of some of these Accessories including:

Cutlery Set with a bendable fork and spoon: These utensils (pictured right) also feature the soft-ribbed handle and bendable shafts, the weighted handle helps to keep your hands steady and the shaft can be bent for either right or left handed use. Contact Ability Assist to find out more or to receive a quote.

Bendable Teaspoons: The bendable teaspoon’s (pictured right), have a soft cushion grip and are comfortable and easy to hold. It has a flexible section to allow the spoon to be bent to any angle and has a length of 190mm and a weight of 70g. The optional utensil strap is ideal for individuals with limited grip. Contact Ability Assist to find out more or to receive a quote.

Build Up Grips: Build Up Grips are great to enable a broader grip for people with painful, stiff or weak joints. The versatile closed cell foam tubing is ideal for adding a built up handle on household items such as toothbrushes, hairbrushes, cutlery and pens, making them easier to grip. You simply slip them over the handle of the object you want to use. Build Up Grips are supplied in 1 metre lengths & can be cut to the desired lengths, they are available in three inner bore sizes to fit various objects. The Outer Diameter is 30mm & the Inner Diameters are 6mm, 9mm, & 12mm. You can contact Mobility Aids & Ability Assist to purchase these Accessories or to find out more.

Bendable Forks: The bendable fork (pictured bottom right) have a soft cushion grip which is comfortable and easy to hold. It has a flexible section to allow the fork to be bent to any angle, the optional utensil strap is ideal for individuals with limited grip. These bendable fork’s are dishwasher safe & have a length of 205mm & a weight of 75g. You can contact Mobility Aids & Ability Assist to purchase these Bendable Forks or to find out more.Bendable Forks

Rocker Knife: The Rocker knife’s soft cushion grip is comfortable and easy to hold, the blade utilises a rocking motion for easy cutting and the optional utensil strap is ideal for individuals with limited grip. The Rocker Knife is dishwasher safe and has a length of 218mm and a weight of 82g. This knife is available from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Amefa Angled Rocker Knife: This knife is ideal for persons with limited hand or wrist movement. The serrated blade is angled to allow cutting with a rocking motion. The Poly-carbonate handle is set at a right angle to the stainless steel blade which keeps the hand in a good working position minimising wrist and finger movement. This knife is dishwasher safe & is available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

These Eating and Cooking Aids, as well as a variety of other Accessories are available from companies such as Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, contact them to see what other types of these Eating Utensils and Accessories they can supply.

Clips, Straps and Gloves for Eating Utensils

Some Quadriplegics or persons with Arthritis may require foam handles to make the handles larger and therefore enhance the grip on the utensil, there are also a variety of different clips, straps and gloves that can slip over the hand to secure a spoon or fork in place for those people who can't hold a utensil at all. These and other Adaptions are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist and Mobility Aids who specialize in the sale of some of these Adaptions including:eating utensil strap

A Utensil Strap: A Utensil Strap is ideal for use with Bendable Utensils and for individuals with limited grip. Simply attach the strap to one of the bendable utensils and slip a hand through the loop. Contact Ability Assist to find out more or to receive a quote.

It is advisable to try out a variety of different types of Adaptive Eating Utensils & Straps before deciding on one that suites you, you should try to get one that you can put on and take off yourself, which will assist you to be more independent. You can also ask advise from companies such as Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, or contact them to see what other types of these Eating Utensil straps, or other devices they can supply.

Assistive Plates, Bowls & Plate Guards

Assistive Plates, Plate Guards, Scoop Bowls, and Divided Plates all help to solve eating problems for persons with Mobility Impairments and prevent the food from falling off the plate. People who only have the use of one hand to eat with, may struggle to keep the food on the plate, there are a therefore a wide variety of simple accessories that can solve a lot of frustration of chasing your food around your plate, some of the devices are as simple as a clip-on plate guard that attaches to a normal bowl or plate. There are also many plates that have a lip on the edge to help prevent food from coming off the plate, while other plates and bowls are specially made orScoop Dish modified so they do not slide around on the table, while Anti-Slip Mats can also be used to keep the Plates, Glasses and Bowls from sliding around. These Anti-Slip Mats, Assistive Plates, Bowls & Plate Guards are available in various styles and brands and can be purchased from various companies in South Africa, including Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, who specialize in the sale of some of these Accessories, including:

Scoop Dish: This dish (pictured above right) has a moulded scoop to assist individuals to eat with only one hand, it has a non-slip suction base to keep the bowl in place & is microwave & dishwasher safe, except for the suction base. It has a diameter of 235mm and height of 60mm, these Scoop Dishes are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.Large Scoop Bowl

Large Scoop Bowl: This bowl (pictured right) has a moulded scoop to assist individuals to eat with only one hand. It has a non-slip suction base to keep the bowl in place. It is microwave & dishwasher safe, except for the suction base. It has a diameter of 150mm and height of 78 mm. This Large Scoop Bowl is available to purchase from companies such as Mobility Aids & Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Plate Surround/ Plate Guard: This food guard has a contoured edge to help keep food on the plate, it is ideal for one-handed use, and is easy to put on and remove. It attaches to any dinner plate and prevents food from falling off the plate by providing a barrier which hugs the rim of a dish for a secure fit. It measures 1 1/4” high and will fit a 10 3/4” diameter plate and is easy to clean and is microwave and top dishwasher rack safe. These Plate Guards are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.Clear Plate Guard

Clear Plate Guard: The Clear Plate Guard (pictured right ) provides individuals with independent eating. It fits on most plates to prevent food from slipping off the plate & stays firm even as food is being scooped up against it & is dishwasher safe. This Plate Guard fits plates from 215mm to 255mm & is available to purchase from companies such as Mobility Aids & Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

As mentioned above, many of the specially designed plates and bowls are specially made or modified so that they do not slide around on the table, while Anti-Slip Mats or Trays can also be used to keep the Plates, Glasses and Bowls from sliding around, these products are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa and include products such as:

Tenura Extreme Super Grip Adhesive Mats: are ideal for Trays used persons who use Wheelchairs or Scooters, these revolutionary new super grip adhesive mats will grip at angles, so that you do not need to worry about plates and glasses slipping when you need them to stay put. These Tenura Extreme Super Grip Adhesive Mats are available to purchase from companies such as Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote. 

You can also contact Ability Assist to see what other types of Anti-Slip Mats or Trays they can supply or Contact Us if you have any questions about these products.

Drinking Accessoriescamelbak

Some persons with Mobility Impairments may also have a hard time drinking from standard cups, as they may not be able to grasp the handles effectively, or may not even be able to tilt their heads back in the usual manner. Adaptive drinking devices can assist with this & include:

  • covered cups with straws which help prevent spilling
  • One Way and Safe Straws.
  • cups that screw down and are held firmly in place on the table or lap-table
  • plastic coffee mugs with wider handles, that are easier to pick up and also stay cool on the outside, so you don't burn your hand.
  • products such as Camelbaks allow you to be able to drink more frequently, without asking for help. These can be fitted in a bag on the back of your wheelchair.

These and other Drinking Accessories are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, who specialize in the sale of some of these products including:Two Handed Cup Holder

Two handled Cup Holder: Made from high quality, durable plastic, this two handled cup holder (pictured right) can be used with a whole host of drinking vessels and provides excellent control when drinking. The large handles wraps around receptacles firmly and securely and are easy to grasp and avoids spills and accidents and protects the hands from hot drinks. They have a diameter of 60 mm and size of 140 mm x 100 mm, with a weight of 55 gms and can be easily cleaned and are dishwasher safe. These Two Handled Cup Holders are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Drinking Cup: The Drinking Cup has a long mouthpiece making it easy to drink and prevent spillage, they are microwave & dishwasher safe & have a capacity of 250ml & a weight of 50g. These Drinking Cups are available to purchase from variousDrive Medical - Wheelchair Cup Holder companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist and Mobility Aids, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Drive Medical - Wheelchair Cup Holder: The Drive Medical - Wheelchair Cup Holder (pictured right) is a convenient cup holder for the wheelchair user to place a mug/glass whilst enjoying a drink. It can be mounted to the front or side on the armrest tubing on most wheelchairs with a separate armrest. These Cup Holders are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Self Sealing Cup Caps: Self Sealing Cup Caps stretch to fit mugs, cups or glasses to prevent spills when they are shaken or knocked. Simply place the cup cap over a cup or glass, insert a straw through the purpose made, self sealing eyelet in the centre and you have a virtually spillproof container for liquids. The cup caps (pictured right) are strong, washable and have excellent grip qualities, meaning they can be usedSelf Sealing Cup Caps many times over, they are perfect for children and people with an unsteady grip, protecting furniture, carpets and clothing from spills. The cap will also keep drinks fresher for longer and can also be used to store the drink in a fridge. Tenura Cup Caps are sold in a pack of two, with one measuring 80mm in diameter and the other 60mm and are available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

You can contact Prima Care, Ability Assist and Mobility Aids to see what other types of these Drinking Accessories they can supply or Contact Us if you have any questions about these products.

Wheelchair Tables, Lap Trays & Over Bed Tables

There are a variety of other accessories such as Wheelchair Tables, Lap Trays & Over Bed Tables, which can assist you to be able to Eat & Drink, Read A Book, or Work on your Laptop, whether you are laid up in bed or sitting in your Wheelchair. These products come in a variety of different styles and are available from various companies in South Africa, such as Prima Care, Ability Assist & Simplify Wheelchair Seating who specialize in the manufacture & sale of these Accessories that can assist persons with Mobility Impairments to be more independent.

Wheelchair Tables & Lap Trays

Wheelchair Tables & Lap Trays are ideal if you use a wheelchair and enjoy visiting Restaurants for a meal or a cup of coffee, some Restaurants have lower tables than others and you may therefore battle to fit your wheelchair or legs under the table top, whichWheelchair Table prevents you from getting close enough to the table to be able to eat or drink. These Wheelchair Tables & Lap Trays are very handy to solve this problem and can also be used for working, reading and other activities. There are a variety of different types, sizes and styles of these Wheelchair Tables & Lap Trays, which are also made from various materials such as wood, plastic or perspex. Some of these products are designed with areas for your glass or plate to fit securely on the tray and have straps that attach them to wheelchairs, providing a firm surface. They can be attached to the arms of both Manual and Motorized and enable independence and convenience for wheelchair users. These Wheelchair Tables & Lap Trays are available to purchase throughout South Africa from various companies and include products such as:

A Wooden Wheelchair Table: This Wheelchair Table (pictured above right) is easy-to-clean, has two cut out areas for your glass, which helps prevent spilling, it also has a cut out area to fit snugly around your body and can be attached by Velcro straps to the arms of both Manual and Motorized Wheelchairs, which makes it a handy add-on to increases the versatility of your wheelchair. These Wheelchair Tables are available to purchase from various companies such as Prima Care, you can contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Perspex & Wooden Wheelchair Tray With Straps: not only gives a surface for working, eating and playing but also provides good upper limb support and helps with maintaining trunk extension. These Wheelchair Trays are available from various companies such as Ability Assist & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, you can contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Over Bed Tables

Over Bed Tables are versatile Accessories that makes many aspects of home and hospital care more convenient for those in Wheelchairs or those who spend prolonged periods of time in bed. There are a variety of different types and styles of these products that are sold in South Africa by various companies, these include products such as:Over Bed Table

The Overbed Table - Luxury - Adjustable - Tilting: (pictured right) is a versatile device which allows users to tilt the Over Bed Table to multiple positions to add ease to many activities such as Reading, Eating, Writing or Working On Your Computer. The height is adjustable and the swivel top can be used at any angle. The four 10cm Swivel castors allow for easy manoeuvring and the raised edge helps keep your Laptop, Books and Papers securely on the tabletop. The Over Bed Table can also be used to place medications within easy reach. Contact Prima Care to find out more or to receive a quote.

Overbed Table With Tilt Top: This height adjustable over bed table with a top that tilts for more comfort while reading and writing, includes a lip on the edge to prevent books and papers from sliding off the Table. These Overbed Tables are available from various companies around South Africa, including Ability Assist, Prima Care & Simplify Wheelchair Seating, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

There are also a variety of Bed & Bedroom Accessories that are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa, click on the Bed & Bedroom Accessories link to find out more.

Wheelchair Overalls, Leg Warmers & Hand Muffs

Wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility can often benefit from wearing adaptive clothing. That is, clothing specifically designed for those who have to spend several hours in the same position, or for those who have difficulty moving or dressing themselves. Adaptive clothing can be very comfortable and can help those who wear it to undertake their day-to-day activities with ease. These types of garments can often allow for a greater degree of independence, as well as making the work of caregivers and family members easier when it comes to dressing. This adapted clothing includes items such as Wheelchair coveralls which are cut to size to cover the user and wheelchair to keep the user dry and prevent water damageWheelchair Coverall With Sleeves when going out in the rain. Other products such as Thermal Blankets and Hand Muffs also allow wheelchair users to go outside during the cold weather. There are a variety of these Accessories that are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa, they include products such as:

Wheelchair Coverall With Sleeves: This coverall with sleeves (pictured right) offers great protection from the weather, it provides greater independence for people who want to propel themselves, the elasticated cuffs make this coverall draught proof & it includes a hood. This product is available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Wheelchair Leg Cover: This quilted nylon cover provides excellent warmth and outdoor protection from showers. It has a fully washable lining which is completely draught proof. Elastic loops fit over the handles and keep the cover in place. It is available in a large size – Hip 102 – 125cm. This product is available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Wheelchair Handmuff: This Handmuff is ideal for keeping hands warm when out and about, it features a fleece effect lining and elasticated cuffs to keep the heat in and the cold out. It also includes a long cord to help prevent loss and keep it in position. This product is available to purchase from various companies around South Africa, including Prima Care, contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Dressing Accessories & Reachers

There are various Accessories which have been designed to assist persons with disabilities or the elderly, who have difficulty performing daily activities such as dressing, writing & picking up fallen or out of reach objects. This equipment promotes greater independence by enabling people to perform tasks they were formerly unable to accomplish, or had great difficulty accomplishing. This equipment is available to purchase from various companies in South Africa & includes products such as:Round Elastic Shoelaces

Round Elastic Shoelaces: The round elastic shoelaces (pictured right) are ideal for the elderly or persons with disabilities who battles to tie their shoe laces. Round Elastic Shoelaces never need to be tied & do not create any pressure points and allow natural movement. They have a length of 140mm & are available in Black & White. These Round Elastic Shoelaces are supplied as single laces or in pairs & are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Helping Hands & Handy Grip Reachers: The Helping Hands & Handy Grip Reacher, are two Assistive Devices that are ideal to assist people who battle to bend, reach or pick up objects due limited hand function, through using these products instead of reaching or bending, you can also prevent back injuries. The Helping Hands can reach just about anything & can safely pick up things that you don't want to handle or can't reach easily. You can use it indoors or outdoors, at work or at home & can pick up everything from broken glass to a brick without painful bending or unsafe ladders or stools. It has a lightweight, comfortable pistol grip & an original rubber cup pick up tool, it also has a sturdy, no-rust construction with a strong rubber cup grip.Handy Grip Reacher

The Handy Grip Reacher (pictured right) has an easy hold handle and the trigger is operated by the full hand. The head is rotatable by 360° to suit the user’s wrist angle. A magnetic tip aids picking up of small metal items, and a hook near the tip aids as both a shoehorn or for pulling up pants. It has a length of 750mm & a weight of 196g. These Helping Hands & Handy Grip Reachers are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

Standard & Long Shoehorns: Shoehorns are available in Standard & Extra Long sizes to make it easier to put on your shoes. The extra-long shoehorn has a non-slip vinyl handle and nylon storage loop. It is 61cm in length & 140g in weight & is ideal for individuals who have difficulty bending down.

A conventionally shaped shoehorn with extended length incorporates a hook and a nylon loop for easy storage, it has a length of 410mm & a weight of 42g. Both these types of Shoehorns are available to purchase from various companies in South Africa including Mobility Aids & Ability Assist, please contact them to find out more or to receive a quote.

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