The Little Lento is a care chair specifically designed for paediatrics and small adults. It is a scaled-down version of its big brother, the Lento Care Chair, with multiple features of adjustment to match the needs of the individual.
As with all the chairs in the Lento family, the key feature of the chair is its high level of adjustability; the seat width, depth, height and other features are all fully adjustable to suit the widest range of patients possible. (The word ‘lento’ means ‘flexible’ in Latin.)
The Little Lento is built for children and small adults up to a height of 5’ 2” (1.6m) and 20 stone. As well as the ability to resize it to suit a wide variety of patients, the Little Lento has many other features that can help elderly adults with disability needs.
The Little Lento has different backrest styles to suit different postural needs.
The tilt-in-space positioning takes pressure off the sacral area and spread’s the person weight more evenly across their body. The dartex contact surfaces and gel or air options available in the seat provide for elderly clients who are at high risk of pressure ulcers or have fragile skin.
The arm section removes with a simple screw knob fitting, to allow easy side transfers to and from the chair.
Options and accessories
The tilt in space and back angle action are available in manual or electric versions
Back angle adjustment
The back angle can be adjusted independently to create a more reclined angle for the patient and help with breathing or swallowing difficulties.
Available in a range of different colours
Different colour schemes are available to match interior décor or suit the client’s personal preferences.
The legrest and footplate extend to spread the weight of the client’s legs and relieve pressure.
Removable cushions for cleaning
The magnetic dartex cushions and chair sides can be removed and easily wiped down to prevent the build up of bacteria.
The Little Lento is ideally placed to help elderly adults deal with a range of physical symptoms and seating issues.
Some of the more common presentations amongst elderly adults include:
This can be caused by a range of factors that could be neurological (e.g. dementia) or musclo-skeletal (weak core and neck, spinal deformities). Accessories such as extended wings, backrest wedges and lateral supports are available to counteract a lean, whilst providing support on the side that is leaning without the build up of pressure. Read our blogpost on the subject here.
The soft dartex material on the chair’s contact surfaces helps protect weak skin and prevent pressure sores.
Weak neck muscles
The head leaning to one side due to weak neck muscles can be counteracted by a horseshoe head cushion or high level head support.
The articulating legrest is particularly beneficial for older people suffering from swollen ankles or oedema (build up of fluid). The trough-shaped leg support raises the patients legs, relieving pressure and improving circulation.
If the patient has swollen feet and doesn’t wear footwear while seated, the footrest pad is a useful accessory to provide cushioning for the feet.
Curvature of the spine
Spinal deformities such as kyphosis (forward curve) or scoliosis (sideways curve) can be addressed by shaping the waterfall back cushions to suit the individual.
The Little Lento is a versatile chair, designed to accommodate a wide range of needs for both paediatric clients and small adults.
We offer assessments for the Little Lento, and work with healthcare professionals up and down the country specifying care chairs for all ages. Why not get in touch with us today to arrange a no-obligation assessment.