The Wheelchair Rain Cape is a lightweight, water-repellent nylon cape. It is designed to give good protection to people when sitting in wheelchairs, and is useful for outdoor excursions.
There is a draw-cord for the hood so it can be securely fitted around the face, and has a leg and foot protector.
In use, the front of the cape is placed over the patient’s knees, the sides of the cape are positioned outside the wheelchair arms, and the back of the cape is pulled over the pushing handles so that the rain will run off the patient and not go down inside the chair. At the front of the cape is the leg and shoe protector.
Undo the three Hook & Loop Tape straps and unfold. The elastic strap should be fitted under the footplates. At the back of the cape is another elastic strap that can be fitted around the two pushing handles. This prevents the Cape blowing up over the shoulders.
The person in the wheelchair can propel the wheelchair keeping their arms and hands dry. The sides of the Cape can hang outside the wheels. If the chair is being pushed by a Carer, the cape sides can be left between the chair arms and the wheel. On electric wheelchairs the cape should cover the controls and in many cases, an activity tray as well. After use and when the cape is dry, the hood can be turned inside out. You can also tuck the Cape back into the hood. The folded cape will be small enough to carry in the wheelchair next to the patient.