Monaco – Comfort Chair for Reduced MobilityAdmin2018-03-27T15:24:15+00:00
Known for its effortless use and enabling qualities, the Monaco™ has been designed for comfort and mobility with independence at the forefront of its design.
A Revolution in Seating Design
The name Monaco comes from the Greek meaning alone or living alone. This is sums up the meaning of the Monaco chair. It was designed to encourage independence in sitting by supporting the body and encouraging the users to stand up independently with little assistance. The Monaco chair provides stability in sitting without compromising function. Early use of the Monaco will reduce dependence on carers for mobilization.
Together with adjustable back recline, waterfall back, optional lateral supports and pressure management materials, a high level of positioning and pressure redistribution is achievable without compromising the function or independence of the user. The Monaco™ accommodates those with tight hamstrings as the negative angle clearance underneath the seat is designed to facilitate safe retraction of the feet behind the knees, ensuring the user’s positioning is not dangerously disrupted.
The optional variable angle leg rest can be used to elevate the lower limbs and assist in the management of oedema. The inclusion of swivel castors, push handle and sliding footplate facilitate easy mobility and access to other environments within the home or care facility.
Rachel, 94, had arthritis and a history of falls. She mobilised with a walking frame and needed assistance for transfers. Rachel’s old chair was much too big for her, causing her to slide from the chair. Following assessment it was decided that Rachel should use a Monaco chair. Rachel no longer slid and she was able to easily maintain upright posture.
The Monaco™ is effective for those with the following
conditions and disabilities:
Poor sitting balance.
Lower limb swelling and oedema.
Post operative rehab needs.
Pressure management needs.
The Monaco™ is effective for seating clients
Continually slide from chairs.
Need assistance with mobility.
Have flexible joint contractures.
Are at risk of pressure ulcers.
Have oedema or swelling in the lower limbs.
Have tight hamstrings.
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A ramp in the seat cushion can give a permanent degree of tilt for the users chair and can be used for the purposes of improved positioning and deceased risk of sliding. This can be exchanged for alternative seat cushion options at a later date.
This pressure management hip and arm support gives extra protection to the patient sitting in the chair by allowing immersion and envelopment of bony prominences in the arm of the chair. The arm supports help with postural alignment by supporting the arms and stabilizing the pelvis. With this added hip and arm support, the arms provide an additional level of pressure management.
This “C” shaped pillow provides lateral head support for clients with poor head control and encourages a midline head position. It increases comfort and contact with the chair and incorporates the Seating Matters pressure management used on user contact surfaces of the chair.
These pressure redistributing supports are used for those needing thoracic/trunk support and helps reduce development or further deterioration of scoliosis, as well as promoting midline sitting for those that tend to lean to one side.
Padding can be incorporated into the footplate of the chair for additional pressure management, to accommodate or improve foot position or to further decrease the seat-to-footplate height for individual users. WATCH VIDEO
Used in promoting comfort as well as the management of oedema when used in combination with back angle recline. The leg rest is angle adjustable and will accommodate varying degrees of knee extension. It is easily detachable and can be stored safely when not in use.
300mm rear wheels that provide additional ease of manoeuvrability. These can be used to control the direction of movement during transit providing smooth mobility. A wheelchair ratchet breaking system which provides a stable and secure break on the chair is included as standard with stroller wheels.
Provides additional safety during transit as well as providing a form of support for those who may have a tendency to slide out of their chairs or suffer from seizures. It is only to be used in accordance with facility or local regulations regarding restraint. (HB7)
Size: Standard or Bariatric
Provides excellent upper body stability to encourage functional positioning. Equipped with a non-slip surface ensuring that it stays located correctly. The easy adjustment tabs are marked for size facilitating consistent positioning. (HB1)
Size: S, M
Adjustable in under 1 min
A chair which can be easily adjusted;
– without tools
– within 60 seconds and
– fixed to limit improper adjustment.
Infection control approved
At Seating Matters we take infection control very seriously. Our chairs have been specifically designed to decrease entrapment areas where bacteria and germs can survive.
7 year warranty
Due to our extremely high manufacturing standards and stringent testing, we are confident to offer an industry leading 7 year warranty.
The descriptions included on this page reflect common features of the Seating Matters chairs. As features and specifications vary in different parts of the world, please refer to your local Seating Specialist to confirm the exact specification in your area.