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My mom can only sit in hers for about 5 minutes before she's in a lot of pain. I know she needs butt and lumbar support, I thought I'd see what has worked well for you guys. Preferably something affordable ie. under $100.

I just bought a product called the purple cushion and it is amazing, like sitting on cool jello. Turned my miserable office chair into a comfy seat. Less than 40.00 at Sam's club but I am sure you can order online.

I would try a pillow for her back as those wheelchair backs have zero support.
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tragicohara Mar 10, 2019
I have a Sams Club membership, I'll look into that!
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This works well for my mother: Essential Medical Supply Fleece Covered Wheelchair Cushion, 18 Inches X 16 Inches X 3 Inches, available on Amazon for $18.
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tragicohara Mar 9, 2019
Thanks, that looks good! For $18 it's worth a try.
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Rolo cushions are a good choice but very expensive. It has little pockets of air. You blow it up till you get the comfort you want. For lumbar support there are cushions for that. Moms problem was the lower back. I found a small form pillow that she placed there.

I put in cushions for wheelchair support and got these pictures

www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-samsung&source=android-home&source=hp&ei=CeWCXJS7Ccqe_QaJ25_QCg&q=cushions+for+wheelchairs+for+pressure&oq=cushions+for+wheelchairs&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-hp.1.1.0l2j0i22i30l3.3905.22592..26400...2.0..0.274.2820.10j14j1......0....1.......5..35i39j46i131j0i131j46i39i275j0i10.S-4rbpKWiuo
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cwillie Mar 8, 2019
I think you mean ROHO JoAnn. And yes, their top end cushions are very expensive but they do have a cheaper line available on amazon
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Frankly the average inexpensive wheelchair is just not designed to be used for long term seating, aside from general discomfort there is a real danger of developing pressure sores. Unfortunately any cushions and supports that are really helpful are also really expensive, unless you can find something second hand. She may be able to get some coverage for better supports, perhaps even for a better wheelchair, hopefully some of the people with better knowledge of how to go about that will be along to help.
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