Skip to main content

Roho Wheelchair Cushion Review

Roho Quadtro Select wheelchair cushion 
My new ass arrived! I got a new wheelchair cushion I highly recommend.

Generally speaking, I don't write specifically for wheelchair users, but today I'm making an exception. So for those of you who can walk, you can skip ahead and come back tomorrow for Friday Funnies.

But if you do spend 16+ hours a day on your ass, this is seriously worth your time.

Today I got the Roho Quadtro Select wheelchair cushion. I've used them for years and this is the third one I've purchased.

It's air filled and has four chambers connected together. You can lock it so each chamber holds it's own air or unlock it to allow air to move between chambers.

It can be as firm or soft as you want it. It heavyweight rubber and very durable. Mine have each lasted 5+ years easily. I replace the nylon cover about once a year.

If you use a manual chair, it's heavier than most, but for power chair users it's great. They run around $450, but Medicare covers them once every five years. Medicaid does too, but in PA you need prior approval which takes between 1 month and 1,000 years. If you're paying cash you can find them for $350-ish.

It is possible to puncture it, however it would take significant effort. It's not going to catch on a snap or buckle. I wouldn't recommend it for use in a knife fight, but other than that, you should be fine.

The company makes patch kit and sells them for only $5.00. They recognize that medical supplies are expensive because of insurance, but many wheelchair users have to pinch pennies. I really appreciate that a temporary fix can be done cheaply. I think it shows the company is high integrity.

Covers are about $40 and replacements aren't covered by insurance, but they are worth the money. They stay cool and are rubberized on the bottom. They stay in place really well.

Your butt cheeks will thank you.

Sponsors:

Comments

  1. It’s an remarkable article in support of all the web visitors; they will take advantage from it I am sure.
    Disabled access

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Worst Part of Being Disabled

The central character of my novel is a wheelchair user. I know that's no big surprise. It's important to me, however, that I'm able to relate the experience of severe disability to a universal audience. I want to make sure the character expresses his worldview in a powerful way. For example, you can close your eyes, but that doesn't help you truly understand blindness. Every so often I hear about some sociology professor who gives everyone a disability for a day. People come up to me and tell me how they learned to understand my limitations and frustrations because they borrowed a wheelchair and went to the mall.  If they want to understand my frustrations, they should borrow a wheelchair and go to a job interview. Whether you have been disabled your entire life, or spent your life in perfect physical condition, I want to get your perceptions on true disability. What do you feel is the worst part about being disabled? Please be very specific. You can choose any disabil

Personal Space: an invisible disability

The worst part about being disabled for me may surprise you.  In a previous post I invited you to share your thoughts about disability. (See:   The Worst Part of Being Disabled ) I face numerous frustrating challenges on a daily basis. I'm constantly dependent on others. I need help bathing and dressing. I can't drive, cook, hold a book or feed myself. I rely on family, employees, technology and the goodwill of others. Some days it's frustrating, but I've learned through experience how to manage all this help. Other frustrations are attitudinal barriers. Today I live very comfortably and have a high family income. I'm an entrepreneur, but not because of my unquenchable desire to build businesses, but because very few companies would be willing to give me a job. I made the decision more than 15 years ago that I could build a business easier than I could find a job, so that's what I did. My single biggest frustration however isn't getting the help I need or ov

Endangered Gorilla Killed after Child Falls into Habitat

One of this week’s trending topics on Facebook and twitter was a tragic story. A small boy fell into the gorilla habitat at the Cincinnati Zoo. Minutes later the western lowlands gorilla, a critically endangered species , was shot and killed by zoo personnel. A tragic story has been made even more tragic through misinformation and misguided opinion on social media. Here are six ways that Facebook and twitter users made the situation worse. It’s the mother’s fault! I’m a father of 14-year-old twins, a boy and a girl. I don’t know a single father or mother that has never in their lives lost sight of their three-year-old. I compare it to a trip to Walmart. You’ll see a toddler screaming and a mother completely exasperated, and usually another child being completely ignored. Those of you without children stand in judgment. I know I did. “If that were my child I would…” I’ll let you complete the sentence in condescending judgment.  Parents, however, understand. We’v