Didn’t you used to be called HomeCARE for the Titan and Contessa lines but now you’re Specialty Seating for Seniors? Yes, we did. There have been quite a few changes…
There are times that many families are unable to enjoy a meal together because they cannot have everyone at the same table. Meal times should be a family event. Many wheelchair…
The largest rising cost amount employers have been injury claims. Employees in the health care field have seen claims rise over the past 10 years 1 . Many of these injuries are caused by day-to-day tasks. Some of these tasks include moving or adjusting patients and pushing or pulling furniture. For example, a study found that 10.9/100 workers in the health care field would have an incident. 2
Time away for the injured worker increase stress on their co-workers. With one employee gone, the amount of work that others must pick up increases. Therefore, causing the potential for them to rush through their tasks in the time given to them. Liberty Mutual Insurance did a study in 2018 that states 23.4% of workplace injuries are caused pushing or pulling furniture. 3
Instead of moving clients to and from their tables while in standard chairs, we offer many mobility options. All our mobility options have in mind not only the comfort of the user of the chair but also the safety of the caregiver.
For example, the Royal EZ can be installed on a dining room chair and is available on our Titan and Contessa series. If you are in a “no lift” facility 4 we also have chair options that would be available. For this purpose, the Titan Swivel chair allow the user or caregiver to push a small lever to turn the chair to the table before it will lock in place. Our new Chair Caddie allows for full movement of the client with a brake that ensures that it locks.
Simple changes like adding mobility assistance chairs into the current inventory can help reduce these costly incidents. Visit our website for more information on these and other products that we offer.
ComforTek Seating – Assisted Living Furniture
Caregiver safety is becoming more of a concern in assisted living facilities and across the healthcare spectrum.
Caregiving for the elderly is a fulfilling career. Many enter into this job field because of their passion for caring for and keeping safe the aging population.
Caregiver Safety Concerns
This job is not without challenges, however. When the safest and most effective mobility and transportation methods aren’t being used in caregiving for seniors, the risks for the patient and the caregivers greatly increase. One of the more common risk factors to caregivers is the possibility of an injury during transitioning patients from one area to another.
According to a white paper recently published by Integrogroup:
Acute care nurses and other healthcare staff are at high risk of injuries, particularly musculoskeletal disorders, due to the intense physical demands of manually lifting and moving patients.
via Effective Patient Mobilization Programs: Improving Caregiver and Patient Safety
in an Increasingly Challenging Healthcare Environment, June 15, 2017
Studies have shown that up to 52% of caregivers will suffer from an injury at work, and a great number of those injured will have hurt themselves while transporting a patient from one spot to another.
This is too many preventable injuries! Read More Assisted Living Furniture Can Improve Caregiver Safety
The Royal EZ system is a revolutionary tool that converts any conventional chair into an assisted living chair, enabling a caregiver to gently move a seated person to and from the dining table easily and safely.
The Royal EZ mounts casters onto a suspended leverage bar, which is fastened to the chair’s front legs. The casters are fastened to the chair’s rear legs.
Once the foot pedal is depressed, the suspended casters contact the floor, lifting the front legs of the chair ever so slightly. The chair can now be moved forwards or backwards with minimal effort. When the foot pedal is released, the casters lose contact with the floor, and the chair is once again firmly positioned.
In addition to being an innovative change from conventional options in assisted living and aging in place applications, here are 4 more reasons why Royal EZ outperforms other seating options. Read More 4 more reasons why Royal EZ outperforms other seating options
When we designed the Titan Swivel chair, we put the caregivers first. We looked at caregiver needs and placed a higher value on the chair’s function instead of just its form. Anyone can design yet another pretty chair.
What sets the Titan Swivel apart from other assisted living chairs comes down to 3 things: it moves, it swivels, and it locks. Read More Why the Titan Swivel is the ideal assisted living chair?
All Titan chairs include a luxuriously upholstered seat and back, enhancing the look and feel of today’s senior care homes.
What sets apart the Titan chair from other care home chairs is its ability to provide caregivers with mobility options. Caregivers appreciate the ease with which Titan chair enables them to move a seated person to and from the table.
In fact, the Titan chair was designed to accommodate users in 4 stages of assistance: Read More How Titan chairs assist with the 4 stages of elder care
Unfortunately, assisted living residents at some point lose their ability to move themselves to the table. While they may be able to guide themselves to the table with the use of…
Read More The 7 advantages of Royal EZ for assisted living residents
The Titan Swivel combines elegance, durability, safety, and mobility to bring you a solution that finally makes it possible both for caregivers to easily transport a person and for that person to experience increased independence and self-esteem.
The Titan Swivel is perfect for people using a walker or rollator, extending their independence by allowing them to seat themselves.
With the seat rotated 90° from the table, a person using a walker can come along side the chair, hold onto the arms of the chair to gain stability, and gently lower themselves onto the chair. Once seated, the seat can be rotated back into alignment with the table, at which time a caregiver can move them forward to the table using the Royal EZ component of the chair.
Watch it in action:
Here are 12 specific reasons why the Titan Swivel outshines all other chairs for improving aging in place: Read More Why Titan Swivel outshines all other chairs for improving aging in place
Have you checked out our new Butterfly Tables? These innovative tables are designed for any situation where you need different table heights. Wheelchair users, for example, can now enjoy a meal without inconveniencing…
Read More Why the Butterfly Table isn’t your typical wheelchair table