What are you looking for in a neuro chair?

What are you looking for in a neuro chair?

While the most important features for a neurological chair will depend on the specific needs of the patient and their condition, but we believe these are the 5 top contenders for essential options in a neurological setting for a chair:

  1. Highly adjustable seating and reclining:

Multiple reclining positions. This allows for adjustments based on the patient's comfort and specific neurological issues. Some conditions might benefit from an upright position, while others require near-flat reclining.

Adjustable headrest and leg support. Provides further customization for optimal positioning and pressure relief.

Tilting function. Can help with balance and postural changes as needed.  Tilting function also means if a patient is feeling faint, they can be tilted to ease the sickness.

100% Layflat.  This allows a chair to be sided with a bed and using a patslide – the patient can be moved from bed to chair with ease, encouraging early mobilisation.

  1. Safety and stability:

Locking wheels. Prevents movement of the chair when a patient is sitting in it and also allows you to position the chair for the patient to get into it.

Laterals for support.  Laterals allow you to position a patient in a specific position.  These can be fixed around the waist or upper half of the body and support the patient.  Wings and laterals can also support the head. 

Raised armrests and wide base. Enhances stability and assists with transfers.

  1. Comfort and Pressure Reduction:

Pressure-relieving seat and back cushions. These are essential as they minimise pressure points and skin breakdown, crucial for patients with reduced mobility or sensation.

Breathable coverings on the chairs. Promotes comfort and hygiene.

  1. Therapeutic Features:

Head support function. Allows for positioning adjustments for specific therapies or assessments.

Height adjustable.  This is important so the patient’s feet can touch the floor.  A lot of people with neurological issues struggle with balance and this allows them to feel and be grounded.

Integration with therapeutic devices. This could be simple things like an IV pole, oxygen tank or even a pressure care cushion that stops ulcer formation.

  1. Ease of Use and Maintenance:

Easy-to-use controls. Accessible for the patient and hospital staff.

Lightweight and manoeuvrable. Allows for easy transport and repositioning of the patient whilst limiting manual handling issues.

Durable and easy to clean. Withstands frequent use and cleaning procedures.


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