The client asked us to raise the height of his reclining chair.
The lady had suffered from sepsis and, as a consequence, had lost both hands and both feet. The NHS were able to provide a wheelchair and later prosthetic legs but had little to offer in the short term anything to provide hand functions. We were able to provide basic implements to enable her to feed hersel, sbrush her hair, and to write birthday cards and sign cheques.
Our client was having trouble communicating with those around her. Her low vision and other disabilities made talking and using equipment difficult. The solution, specially developed by Remap, was a dedicated speech communication device.
Because of his height, the client finds that the footrest of his riser/recliner chair does not support his feet.
The client eats seated in her recliner chair and requires a special over-chair table that accommodates her sitting position which in effect raises her stomach up. Standard tables have been found not to work. A table was made to exactly fit the dimensions of the client’s chair (not that in the picture) with a cut-out […]
New rail Side view Rail and feet One of two feet added To suit the changing condition of the client, the arm rest used during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair (made under job BK2017/42C) was modified. The electric raiser chair was too unstable for the new rail to be fixed, as the locking […]
This client has difficulty pressing the small buttons on a recliner chair control box, and too easily knocks it off the chair arm (where it has been placed by a carer) when trying to use it when the carer is not immediately available. The client has sometimes tried to stand up in the chair whilst […]
Existing arm rest New grab rail in position New grab rail The armrest of riser armchair was used heavily during the client’s transition from wheelchair to armchair. He didn’t use the elevate function, but preferred to use his upper body strength to transition. His concern that the armrest lacked a good purchase. The armrest was […]
The client suffers with Parkinson’s Disease and is permanently flexed 90 degrees at the hip. As a result, eating is very difficult to do with dignity. The legs of standard over-chair tables would not pass under the client’s riser/recliner chair and the OT did not wish to raise it The table that was made has […]
Chair and controller before modification Armrest with joystick and wrist support. Dismantled armrest showing sliding joystick, pulleys and cord. Joystick in use in the forward position with backrest upright … … and in rear-most position with backrest lowered. Due to the nature of his neurological condition, the client’s hand function is declining and he requires […]
Alternative solution The client’s Stressless Consul reclining chair was unusual, having a circular base in the form of a ring. Beneath the ring was a plastic ‘bearing’ to allow the chair to rotate. To establish the correct height, the chair was raised temporarily on stacks of repurposed ice cream tubs. An octagonal base was made […]
Rota Stand Ankles requiring support Board showing supports and padding Board in place, with covers fitted Aid in use The client ankles are not strong enough to support her weight when using a Rota Stand when transferring from one seated position to another. A plywood board with side supports was bolted to the base of […]
Original unsuitable arrangement Foot rest extension fitted… .. with padding added. The footrest of the client’s reclining armchair did not fully support her feet. A footrest extension piece was made with tubular supports that mated with tubes fixed to the underside of the existing footrest. An alternative solution to a similar problem: Modify foot rest […]
The client needed an easily removable guard to fit to a sofa to stop her baby from rolling off. This was constructed from 1/2” plywood and comprised a padded board with forks, also plywood, which could be tucked under the settee cushion, thus preventing tipping. Bristol Panel case Ref. 7\14-01
There are other posts here dealing with this problem in various efficient ways. This project was initially tackled in yet another different way. The problem is a common one where both depression and rotation of the control is required. A removable operator was designed that could be slotted into the aperture of the stove. The […]
The client has difficulty in rising from her sofa and did not want her sofa to be modified in any way. A padded arm rest was constructed which slips under the sofa front and allows the client to use both arms when rising. Bristol Remap case number 5\14-02