Swivel chair for dining table access

Project  / Project number: 15/49/C  /  Status:

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The challenge

An elderly client was unable to get up unaided from the dining table.  Carers had to slide the chair away from the table (with client aboard) and then rotate chair & client sideways to enable him to stand.

A stair-lift chair was obtained and the offset boss cut and re-welded into a central position.  A robust metal chair had its back removed and a strong wooden base fitted.  The stair-lift chair was then attached utilising the original mounting plate; a long bolt secured the two parts to prevent separation when lifting the chair.

The 90 degree swivel feature of the original stair-lift chair was retained enabling the carer to simply press the lever to release the lock and assist the client to ‘walk’ his feet so rotating to/from the table.  The left chair arm was raised during rotation to prevent a pinch point between it and the table.

chair at table

chair at table

chair rotated out

chair rotated out

client sitting

client sitting

client at table

client at table