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The Guide to Specialist Seating in the Care Home

News 23rd April 2018
The Guide To Specialist Seating in the Care Home

Specialist seating involves correcting and accommodating postures, achieving stable positioning, alignment, and pressure area care. We have over 30 years’ experience servicing the healthcare industry. We cater to care homes and care facilities with real expert advice that you can count on. Let our team of Product Advisers support those in your care today. Our Customer Service excels at furnishing the best Specialist Seating and fulfilling your every need.

“Meeting the Needs of Those in Care for Specialist Seating in the Care Home

Is the seating for one person who has specific needs?

The most satisfactory solution for those in care requires the correct sizing and features for each individual. It is important to gain the proper pressure relief and implement the right postural management for each person in the Care Home. If the seating is for one specific resident, we offer home visits to discuss, assess and trial products to ensure that the seating solution perfectly suits the needs of this individual.

Is the home looking to purchase several chairs to accommodate 60% of their residents?

We provide seating solutions which can be adjusted each day to suit the needs of different users in a care facility – in multi-user environments. There are many unique Specialist Seating options to choose from. We accommodate your residence by providing a wide range of seating for the needs and multiple conditions of all individuals in care home environments.

Do the chairs need to get to the next floor? What is the size of the lift?

Chairs are equipped with wheels for maximum manoeuvrability. They easily go from floor to floor and an assessment is necessary for us to be able to ensure that our seating solutions will fit within the lift of the care home if a specialist chair needs to be moved around the premises for patient use.

What are the pressure needs of the residents?

Specialist Seating in the Care Home requires distributing the body’s pressure through increased contact with the chair. Pain relief is achieved with better support, it is extremely vital that we understand the needs of the patient who requires a Felgains FormAL chair.

What type of hoist is used to transfer residents?

Seating solutions incorporate hoisting options into the mechanism. Access points are available to accommodate the transfer needs of each resident.

How do the residences transfer into chairs? Hoist? Stand frame? Are they ambulant?

Transfer operations may vary for each individual, depending on the mobility constraints that they have. We provide multiple seating solutions that can be tailored to specific needs for patients in need of postural support.

What needs and conditions do the residents have in the specific home? Does the home specialise in a specific condition?

Multiple care homes will specialise in different areas, whether it is a home for the elderly for those with Dementia, Parkinson’s, stroke rehabilitation and those who may have learning difficulties, and those who have nursing care needs with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, for example.

For multiple care homes specialising in postural support products, we are able to provide seating solutions for the following positional challenges and aspects:

  • Anterior pelvic tilt
  • Posterior pelvic tilt
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Windsweeping
  • Contractures
  • Pelvic Obliquity

Administer Your Specialist Seating in the Care Home Today

You can significantly improve the future health and quality of life for family, friends, or patients by booking an assessment to address the needs of each individual or contact one of our experts for an informal chat.

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Felgains FormAL
33 Knightsdale Road
Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 4JJ

Tel: 01473 463900