We went to visit a client in the North East who had cerebral palsy and did not have suitable seating for his ongoing needs.
We did a joint visit to his home with a specialist OT and family members to understand his daily needs and specify a seating solution.
The young client did not have suitable seating to meet his needs. He was supported on the sofa with cushions but this was not comfortable for long periods of time, and he sometimes had to return to bed.
This was a detrimental step for him, as it was minimising his social interaction.
His current seating arrangement was causing considerable discomfort and resulting in a poor head and neck position.
The challenge was to find a seating solution that could form part of his 24hr postural care plan. This plan was a detailed prescription of care for the patient and central to the management of his condition.
Seating was a core element of his postural care plan and therefore had to meet a wide range of needs.
We also needed to increase his social mobility, giving him the ability to move freely around the house rather than being confined to certain areas.
We supplied a Little Lento Care Chair, a smaller version of the Lento Care Chair, designed for small adults and children up to 5’ 2”.
This met his needs on a variety of fronts.
The result was outstanding, as confirmed by Amanda Jackson, Clinical Director and Specialist OT in charge of his postural care plan:
“The seating provision in the home is now much improved. Overall an excellent outcome in terms of all his seating needs. Excellent joint working between the Vivid.Care rep and OT during the assessment, and at delivery & setup.”