When assessing patients living with dementia we should consider multi-sensory stimulation, signs of distress and sensory issues. Correct seating reduces the likelihood of falls and sliding, provides proprioceptive feedback, reduces the risk of pressure injuries, high muscle tone and contractures and can improve patient function.
Seating Matters chairs have been clinically designed to provide postural support for those with degenerative, neurological conditions including dementia. The Seating Matters Atlanta™ and Sorrento™ have both obtained rating 1A accreditation by the DSDC.
The prescription of correct seating can reduce falls, risk of sliding and agitation, improving quality of life and psychological wellbeing.
Providing a patient with the ability to sit out of bed can have overwhelming benefits on the patient’s psychological wellbeing, their dignity and confidence.
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.
Tilt in Space can help people with reduced mobility to achieve a standing position and can also redistribute pressure in the backward
Adjustable back angle recline, which can be altered and locked to the correct position, reduces the likelihood of the patient sliding and falling, allowing for higher level of proprioceptive feedback.
Patients living with dementia are often characterised as being 'aggressive', 'agitated', and 'challenging'. Understanding what the patient is trying to communicate enables a more holistic and therapeutic approach to care.
Correct prescription of therapeutic seating has proven to support posture and eye contact, improving function and social engagement.
decrease in falls and sliding from chair
increase in functional tasks
reduction in time spent in bed
View the Seating Matters product range, clinically designed for patients living with dementia.
For patients at risk of falls, and those with vigorous, involuntary movements, the Atlanta has been clinically designed to provide a robust, durable and safe environment, reducing the risk of injuries and falls. The Atlanta has been carefully crafted for safety and security and is our very best in falls prevention.
For low mobility patients, and patients with extended stays in bed, the Sorrento is widely used in hospitals and rehabilitation units, clinically designed to reduce pressure injuries, prevent sliding, falls and safely increase early mobilization.
For bariatric patients with low mobility and extended stays in bed, the Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space, fully motorised chair that can accommodate the varying body shapes and support patients up to 650lbs (45st) reducing the risk of injury for both the patient and caregiver.
Incorporating caregiver, clinical and patient feedback, the Sorrento 2 has been engineered to offer the highest levels of clinical support for patients and offering caregivers an enhanced user experience when caring for their patients. Used widely in hospitals and rehabilitation units, the Sorrento 2 provides comfort, support, security and long term benefit to the user.
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