Profiling chairs are a type of adjustable multifunctional chair that can be used to improve comfort, positioning, and circulation. They can be used in hospitals, care & residential homes and are ideal for patients with current mobility problems, such as patients who have been suffering from an illness, have had a major operation, or patients with more long-term issues, alongside frail people who have poor balance.
Here are some of the benefits of profiling chairs:
Improved comfort: Profiling chairs can be adjusted to find the most comfortable position for the user. This can be especially helpful for people who have pain or discomfort when sitting in a traditional chair.
Improved positioning: Profiling chairs can be used to position the user in a variety of ways, including sitting upright, reclining, and elevating the legs. This can help to improve circulation and reduce the risk of pressure sores.
Positioning for treatment: profiling chairs are used by physiotherapists and occupational therapists when they need to treat a patient, but sitting is the only way to do this.
Improved circulation: Profiling chairs can help to improve circulation by elevating the legs and feet. This can be especially helpful for people who have edema or swelling in the legs.
Reduced risk of pressure sores: Profiling chairs can help to reduce the risk of pressure sores by distributing weight evenly and reducing pressure.
Increased independence: Profiling chairs can help people with mobility problems to be more independent. For example, the chair can manually or remotely aid a patient into a standing position – the CH5 does just this, with the leg rest going backwards so the user can get their feet under the chair in order to slowly stand.
Layflat: some profiling chairs offer a complete layflat option, which means the chair can be moved next to a bed, the height of the chair is lowered or increased so it matches the height of the bed, and then HCP’s can pat-slide the patient onto the chair from the bed.
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