Once Jon had achieved a specific level of mobility and co-ordination he would be able to leave the QEF with the knowledge that support workers and his family could care for him. Improvements in his abilities were given a significant boost when his mother and Occupational Therapist suggested the use of a turning bed.
Previously the process of getting in and out of bed was a complex task which involved full manual assistance from carers. Jon was unable to assist himself and required powered hoisting from bed-to-chair or wheelchair. He did not like being transferred in a sling and every process became stressful for him.
This situation needed to be addressed and following discussions with his care team, Sheila sourced a Rotoflex bed for his room at the QEF. The award-winning Theraposture Rotoflex is an electrically operated specialist bed which provides powered profiling, height adjustment and rotation.
Users can independently adjust their position within the bed by using the powered profiling. To provide a safe working height, the whole sleeping platform can be raised and to independently transfer in and out of the bed, the powered rotation can be used.