As a healthcare professional you’ll already be familiar with the concept of a care chair. From occupational therapists to physios, many care givers benefit from the support of specially designed seating to help with their jobs.
Care chairs come in a range of styles and specifications to suit all budgets and needs, we’ve looked at 5 ways Vivid.Care’s extensive range of specialist seating can help you.
One of the biggest challenges faced by patient handlers with reduced strength or mobility due to illness or disability is moving patients who are unable to stand. In many situations a hoist will be necessary, so using a care chair that facilitates the use of mobile hoist legs or allows for easy application of a sling will ensure the patient can be moved comfortably.
Alternatively a chair with large robust wheels can enable the movement of a patient between rooms without the need for transfer to a wheelchair, saving time for the carer with minimum disruption to the patient.
With a loss of body tone or muscle function comes problems with posture and sitting positions. In instances such as this, a patient will require support for specific limbs and body areas.
At Vivid.Care we provide care chairs to incorporate support for neck, back, legs and feet. Additionally, our product range covers accessories to provide enhanced support with belts and harnesses and many chairs have adjustable sizing and tilt functions to ensure patients are comfortable, preventing accidental slippage and further injury or discomfort.
A common problem for patients and clients who struggle to adjust their position is that of bed sores or pressure sores. In some situations, a care chair with tilt-in-space action can relieve pressure on problematic areas for patients.
However, in more critical cases advanced solutions are needed. Products such as the Lento Care Chair offer a range of options of support and pressure relief, meaning the chair can actually be sculptured or moulded to the client’s body.
For many patients a care chair is simply a way of improving quality of life. A well-chosen care chair can provide mobility and support to a patient who would otherwise be bedridden, allowing them to interact with their surroundings and loved ones in ways that would not have previously been possible.
At Vivid.Care, we have an experienced assessment division who can visit occupational therapists, care centres, and other healthcare providers to discuss ways in which we can meet your patients’ needs.
For individual care givers we provide a no obligation home assessment via our experience assessors to understand the often-complex needs of individual cases and find the best possible solution to improve comfort and quality of life for the patient or client.
For more information browse our extensive online catalogue of care chairs or get in touch with our Assessment Division team directly on 01423 799960. Or you can download this free seating eBook, which is full of helpful tips and advice on specialist seating.