Reader Questions

How do we disinfect pushrims/wheelchairs to keep our homes virus-free?

The easiest method of disinfecting your wheelchair or other assistive devices is to use bleach wipes or other sanitizing wipes, though washcloths or paper towels with soap are effective when you don’t have access to anti-microbial wipes. Any surfaces of your chair that you or anyone else regularly touches should be disinfected every time you return from a public space. For manual wheelchair users, these include handrims, tires, brake handles, backrest bars or push handles, arm rests and any part of the frame that you place your hands on when you transfer. For power chair users, high-touch areas include arms rests, joysticks and controls.