Securing the wheelchair during transfers

A chain to attach the wheelchair to the bed frame makes transfers safer

Wheelchair attached to bed with chain
Wheelchair attached to bed with chain

Description
A chain is attached to the bed frame by a hook. During transfers the user attaches the wheelchair frame with the chain so it does not roll away (photos 1 – 3). She uses the same solution for transfers to the shower stool; she attaches the chain to the wheelchair wheel (photo 4).

Made by
User’s husband

Paid for by
The user

Whose idea
User’s husband

This tip is from 2010

User attaches wheelchair to bed with chain
User attaches wheelchair to bed with chain
Attachment chain in bed frame
Attachment chain in bed frame
Wheelchair attached to shower stool
Wheelchair attached to shower stool

Tipsare: Irene

Irene lives together with her husband in a house in the countryside. She is a pensioner. She was injured in 1995 and has a low paraplegia. She does not have any assistance.