Other Health Conditions
Providing dignity and safety at the dining table.
Providing care can be an overwhelming challenge for both families and professional caregivers when caring for a loved one living with:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Trauma / Mental Health
Families providing care are encouraged to slow down their routine, allowing loved ones to control as much of their movement as they can on their own. Caregivers are reminded to employ positive, rhythmic techniques to assist the person while they process your direction and to maintain eye contact throughout the caregiving process. Because of their impaired movement, daily tasks will simply take longer to accomplish.
The Challenge at Mealtime
Mealtime can be especially problematic for individuals affected by mobility limiting health conditions as the process of being seated requires assistance from family or professional caregivers.
Making Life...LESS Difficult
Chairs that swivel and lock eliminate table interference as the seat of the chair is swiveled 90 degrees away from the table. This allows full access to the seat of the chair for the person being seated. Once they are comfortably in the chair, they can release the swivel lock and rotate themselves towards the table.
Additionally, chairs that roll and brake for safety can be moved even further from the table, providing increased clearance, should a second caregiver be required when transferring the person into the seat of the chair. Once seated, they can be rotated back towards the table, and the caregiver effortlessly glides them into position at the table before securing the brakes.
Chairs that Swivel...Turn...Roll...and Brake for safety:
- provide those with mobility limitations a greater degree of dignity and self-worth
- eliminate the need to push-pull-shove-twist the chair
- reduce mealtime stress and anxiety for both the seated person and the care partner
- create a more enjoyable mealtime routine for all