Many patients who use clinical, therapeutic seating are also those who are in high risk categories for falls. Falls which cause injury most commonly occur in those aged over 65 with two-thirds of falls being among those aged 80 years and above
For those at risk for falls, proper seating can greatly improve their quality of life and potentially decrease the chances of falling.
Some patients will slide and fall from their chair because of an incorrect back angle on the seat. If however, the chair has an adjustable back angle recline, which can be altered and locked to the correct position, this will reduce the likelihood of the patient sliding and falling.
If a patient has poor sitting balance and head control, they can lean and fall to the side of their chair. Having a chair with appropriate, or adjustable, arm rests can help to mitigate this risk.
A safe chair will reduce risk of injury to the person sitting in it or to those in their environment. This could be safety in terms of pressure management, reducing oedema and swelling or a number of other factors.
Often, the use of Tilt in Space, a deep seat and a padded surface will often accommodate involuntary movement and reduce the risk of falls and injury.
Seating Matters products have been clinically proven, alongside correct assessment and provision, to reduce the risk pressure injuries and improve posture and function.
A clinical field trial revealed significant findings including;
reduction in falls & sliding
decrease in pressure injuries
saved on treatment of pressure injuries
View the Seating Matters product range, clinically designed for falls prevention.
The Atlanta has been clinically designed to provide a robust, durable and safe environment, reducing the risk of injury and falls.
The Milano takes the clinical features, the quality and durability for which Seating Matters is known and puts it into an accessible, universal chair.
The Phoenix has been clinically designed to provide maximum postural support and comfort.
The Sorrento has been clinically designed to reduce pressure injuries, prevent sliding, falls and safely increase early mobilization.
The Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space, fully motorized chair that can accommodate the varying body shapes, reducing the risk of injury for both the patient and caregiver.
The Kids range of tilt in space chairs, with their effortless adjustability ensuring their comfort, posture and pressure management benefits remain uncompromised.
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