When it comes to moving Patients into and out of their wheelchairs, we have a range of Slide Boards, and the Sit Slide and Stand Pad. The Sit Slide & Stand Pad is a one-way slide pad which locks on itself to prevent someone from sliding forward, but allows a person to sit down at the front of the chair seat and slide themselves or be assisted into position. Webbing handles allow the product to be used by one or two Carers, and can also be used to help the person stand.
Some Patients with dementia or other conditions may forget that it is not safe for them to attempt to stand up from their wheelchair unassisted. In this case, the Chair Fall Alarm may be required. This will alert a nurse or Carer that the person has tried to stand up. In some cases hearing the alarm will remind the Patient to sit back down. An alternative to this is the Arm/Wheelchair Lap Cushion. Available in standard or wide width, and with a curved or straight edge, this product can be used as a work surface, as well as a reminder for the Patient that it is unsafe for them to attempt to stand up unassisted.
Carers need to be aware of keeping themselves safe when handling a person or wheelchair. The Wheelchair Boot Slider is a product designed to reduce the strain of loading and unloading a wheelchair from a car boot.
Our range of slide boards is also designed to reduce strain on Carers and maximise independence for the wheelchair user. Our Slide Board – Aero Transfer can be used to transfer a person from their wheelchair to an aeroplane seat. The Slide Board – Boomerang allows for transfer of a person out of a car seat and into a wheelchair, while the Slide Board – Wheelchair Cut Out allows the board to fit around the wheel of the chair.