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Rotoflex rotating beds at Lincolnshire NHS Moving and Handling event

We will be exhibiting our leading heavy duty and low access Rotoflex beds along with the Theracare leg lifter at the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust exhibition:


Moving and handling – Moving forward in children and adult care.’


17th October, 9am-5pm. Lady Eastwood Centre, Newark Showground, Lincoln Road, Winthorpe, Newark NG24 2NY

Theraposture stand at Lincoln NHS Event

The exhibition will showcase

  • Excellence in safer moving and handling focusing on:
    • Disabilities
    • Transportation and facilitation
  • Displays from specialist product suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Seminars.
  • Demonstrations of the latest equipment and techniques.

All professional visitors will be able to enhance their knowledge regarding mobilisation of paediatric, bariatric, adults and older adult service users and will receive a CPD certificate of attendance.

Tailor-made rotating beds

Theraposture provides the widest range of tailor-made rotating beds. We will demonstrate two leading examples at this event.

  1. The heavy duty Rotoflex 300 has the highest weight capacity available as it can accommodate a user weighing up to 250kg.
  2. The Rotoflex 175 Low is the only low access turning bed that fully complies with BSEN 60601-2- 52 regarding safe working heights for carers. It is ideal for smaller users or people requiring a lower seat height.

Safe transfers in and out of bed

Continually enhanced over 20 years, the original and proven Rotoflex provides safe and independent transfers in and out of bed. With smooth powered functionality, it moves users from a recumbent position to a fully upright seated position at the side of the bed.

All Rotoflex models from Theraposture include a vertical lift in the seated position:

  • Safer and more stable sit-to-stand transfers are possible.
  • It will not tip users forward like some inferior copies.
  • With a reduced need for carer assistance, the Rotoflex helps owners:
    • Live in their own home for longer
    • Avoid expensive care costs

Leg Lifter

Alongside the Rotoflex Theraposture will be showcasing its Theracare Leg Lifter:

  • Compatible with most types of bed whether they are non-adjustable or adjustable.
  • Comfortably lift legs up, over and onto the sleeping surface.
  • Requires very little movement or repositioning.

Theraposture delivers rewarding educational content to Occupational Therapists at Rise 4 Disability

Theraposture provided successful Rotoflex and Mascot seminars and new educational literature at Rise 4 Disability (7 th Sept, Kent Showground).

Rise 4 Disability is a free exhibition that provides the latest products, services and information to assist with independent living. As one of the leading specialists exhibiting at the show, Theraposture demonstrated its fully future-proofed Mascot cot and proven Rotoflex rotational bed on stand B1 and during a series of educational presentations. Paediatric and Adult Healthcare Professionals and Occupational Therapists were able to see first-hand why Theraposture and its products are the considered choice.

Lecture with man sitting on cot bed

Liam Braddell, Theraposure Sales Director, demonstrates why the Mascot Mk2 is the only fully future proofed care cot at Rise 4 Disability.

Product demonstrations and new literature

In addition to live product demonstrations, Theraposture provided copies of its latest educational literature – a guide to assistive turning bed systems. This guide contains vital information for professionals, families and disabled users so they can make more of an informed decision regarding rotating bed selection. It highlights the many factors to consider so that independence is maximised and the pitfalls of selecting an inferior or inappropriate product can be avoided. Theraposture’s proven rotating bed, the one and only Rotoflex, was on display at Rise 4 Disability and generated high levels of interest from visitors. Its leading ergonomics, quality and the unmatched range of sizes, user capacities, entrance heights and aesthetic design options were clear to see. Its vertical seat lift functionality was highlighted and demonstrated as the considered safe sit-to- stand solution for users struggling with balance and weight bearing as the Rotoflex does not tip users forward like a riser chair and other rotating beds.

Educational seminars on the Mascot cot

Paediatric OTs and families were keen to understand more about the Mascot Mk2 cot at Rise 4 Disability.The educational seminars delivered by Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, provided the opportunity to understand why this height adjustable cot is the most cost-effective, long-term choice. Information regarding this popular market leading product was provided along with the new cot funding guide from Theraposture – another essential piece of educational information that assists professionals and families.

Liam summaries:

“Rise 4 Disability gave us the opportunity to showcase why we are the considered choice. During the Speed Sourcing Seminars I was able to explain how we consider every aspect of product and service provision so clients receive the most appropriate sleeping solution every time. We are a caring and ethical business with a reputation for high quality products that maximise safety and independence. Our latest educational literature perfectly complemented our product showcase and underlines our commitment to supporting professionals and families through objective and informed advice.”

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Therapost Newsletter September 2017

TheraPost from Theraposture September 2017 Come and see us at Rise 4 Disability

Come and discover why we are the considered choice at Rise 4 Disability

Thursday 7th Sept: Rise 4 Disability, Stand B1, Kent Showground, Maidstone, ME14 3JF, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Our bespoke adjustable beds, cots and chairs are the considered choice for families, healthcare professionals and individuals living with disability. Each handcrafted solution is carefully considered through assessment based provision and by working closely with OTs so that positive outcomes are achieved everytime.

On stand B1 and in ‘Speed Sourcing’ Sessions:


  • See why our original and proven Rotoflex rotational bed is the considered choice
  • See why our Mascot is considered the most effective future-proof care cot available today!

Rotoflex and Mascot - the considered choices Theraposture 14-day Suitability GuaranteeOur client- and therapist-centred approach includes:referential prices for OTs

  • Free home assessments
  • Trusted and experienced assessors to help with specifying equipment
  • Written reports with helpful justification
  • Electronic itemised quotes
  • Fast delivery from stock
  • Free loan beds if needed
  • 14 day Suitability Guarantee
  • 3 year FULLY inclusive warranty
  • Service and maintenance packages available

 

New! Care cot funding guide

Theraposture to demonstrate its original, trusted and proven Rotoflex turning bed range at Rise 4 Disability

Rise 4 Disability, 22.02.17, Stand C1, Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, 9am – 5pm.

Rise 4 Disability, the Resourcing and Identifying Suitable Equipment Conference and Exhibition, will provide an opportunity for healthcare professionals, families and people with disabilities to discover the latest equipment to improve mobility and independence.

As the leading specialist in assistive beds, chairs and care cots since 1981, we will be attending Rise 4 Disability and would like to invite you onto stand C1. Come and discover why our products deliver outstanding comfort, quality, safety and value – all backed up by an impeccable and ethical service. Our Rotoflex rotational bed will be demonstrated at the event as it is the original and proven solution for getting in and out of bed safely and independently.

 

Our trusted Assessor will be available to explain why the German-engineered Rotoflex is the trusted and ergonomic choice for people and clients with neurological conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s. Developed over 20 years, the Rotoflex range from Theraposture is the widest available with tailor made designs specifically handcrafted to solve individual needs. Through its profiling, height adjustable and rotational action each Rotoflex will move a user from an upright seated position to a recubant position and vice versa – in a controlled and safe manner. With this powered assistance, users can remain in their home for longer, get in and out of bed on their own terms and reduce the need for moving and handling support.

The Theraposture Rotoflex

  • Reduce the high cost of care
  • Widest range of singles and doubles
  • The only rotating bed with vertical seat lift for safe sit-to- stand transfers
  • New, refurbished or rental
  • Low access version – unique design
  • Buy back scheme
  • 14-day suitability guarantee
  • Bespoke designs in any style to blend into your home

The Rotoflex turning bed from Theraposture continues to deliver independence so users can avoid rising care costs

With the average cost of a room in a care home reportedly rising to over £30,000 a year, the rotational Theraposture Rotoflex bed continues to offer independence at home without the need for carers or relocation into residential care.

The Rotoflex from Theraposture is the original and proven rotating adjustable bed system that helps individuals, often with progressive conditions such as Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS.

 

Woman using a Rotoflex turning bed

Rotoflex turning bed for two people

This sophisticated and proven adjustable bed has been developed over a period of 20 years and allows people living with restricted mobility to access a bed independently and safely without the assistance of a carer.  Getting legs into bed is a problem for many people however the electrically operated Rotoflex will enable the user to get in and out of bed mostly without assistance or other equipment such as a hoist.  This can negate or reduce the need for carer assistance and helps elderly and disabled people to continue living in the community without the need to relocate into a care home.

According to a report by Prestige Nursing and Care, the cost of a care home room has risen by 5.2% in the last year, more than 10 times the average increase in pensioner’s income. With an average annual income of £14,456, less than six months’ care could be paid for by a pensioner – equating to a shortfall of £317 a week. This is 9% higher than a year ago and results in a funding gap of £16,470 a year. Jonathan Bruce, the Managing Director of Prestige Nursing, said: “It is particularly alarming that care home costs have risen almost 10 times as much as pensioner incomes in real terms, with the result that older people will find the challenge of paying for care even more out of their reach.”

By purchasing a Rotoflex rotational bed from Theraposture, individuals can remain in their own home for longer without the need to move into expensive residential care. Once this specialist bed has been paid for, around £30,000 in care cost savings can be achieved per annum – either by avoiding care home costs or the high fees associated with domiciliary and day carers. This can significantly relieve the financial strain on families and commonly avoids the use of inheritance funds to pay for care. David Holtum, Theraposture Managing Director concludes: “The Rotoflex can reduce carer assistance with bed transfers from two carers to one, and in some cases can eliminate carer assistance altogether delivering true independence.

Where two private home carers are replaced, or residential care is eliminated, the Rotoflex bed could pay for itself typically in just 14 weeks.”

 

The Rotoflex turning bed from Theraposture continues to deliver independence so users can avoid rising care costs

With the average cost of a room in a care home reportedly rising to over £30,000 a year, the rotational Theraposture Rotoflex bed continues to offer independence at home without the need for carers or relocation into residential care.

The Rotoflex from Theraposture is the original and proven rotating adjustable bed system that helps individuals, often with progressive conditions such as Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and MS.

This sophisticated and proven adjustable bed has been developed over a period of 20 years and allows people living with restricted mobility to access a bed independently and safely without the assistance of a carer.  Getting legs into bed is a problem for many people however the electrically operated Rotoflex will enable the user to get in and out of bed mostly without assistance or other equipment such as a hoist.  This can negate or reduce the need for carer assistance and helps elderly and disabled people to continue living in the community without the need to relocate into a care home.

According to a report by Prestige Nursing and Care, the cost of a care home room has risen by 5.2% in the last year, more than 10 times the average increase in pensioner’s income. With an average annual income of £14,456, less than six months’ care could be paid for by a pensioner – equating to a shortfall of £317 a week. This is 9% higher than a year ago and results in a funding gap of £16,470 a year. Jonathan Bruce, the Managing Director of Prestige Nursing, said: “It is particularly alarming that care home costs have risen almost 10 times as much as pensioner incomes in real terms, with the result that older people will find the challenge of paying for care even more out of their reach.”

By purchasing a Rotoflex rotational bed from Theraposture, individuals can remain in their own home for longer without the need to move into expensive residential care. Once this specialist bed has been paid for, around £30,000 in care cost savings can be achieved per annum – either by avoiding care home costs or the high fees associated with domiciliary and day carers. This can significantly relieve the financial strain on families and commonly avoids the use of inheritance funds to pay for care. David Holtum, Theraposture Managing Director concludes: “The Rotoflex can reduce carer assistance with bed transfers from two carers to one, and in some cases can eliminate carer assistance altogether delivering true independence.

Where two private home carers are replaced, or residential care is eliminated, the Rotoflex bed could pay for itself typically in just 14 weeks.”

Theraposture launches two new pioneering assistive beds at OT Show – Rotoflex Super-bariatric and Rotoflex Low Access

Theraposture, the proven OT choice for quality assistive beds and cots, has unveiled two new versions of its original and leading Rotoflex turning bed system at the OT Show (Stand D30, NEC, 25-26 Nov, 2015).

The original and trusted Rotoflex range from Theraposture is the widest and most diverse available. Each highly sophisticated and reliable rotational bed provides the ultimate assistive solution for disabled users so they get in and out of bed independently.

Through precision German engineering its electrically powered variable height, profiling and rotating mechanisms move a user from a recumbent to an upright seated position. The Rotoflex ensures a standing transfer can be achieved more safely for a semi-ambulant user without the need for carer invention.

To extend the Rotoflex’s scope of suitability, Theraposture was delighted to launch two new versions at the OT Show – a Super-bariatric and a Low Access version.

Theraposture has supplied a 230kg SWL (Safe Working Load) bariatric Rotoflex since 2011 suitable for users weighing up to 190kg. However in response to a need from larger clients, this leading specialist has introduced an extra heavy-duty version that has a 300kg SWL. This Super-bariatric Rotoflex is now the highest user weight capacity turning bed available as it can comfortably support a user weighing up to 245kg.

Alongside the Super-bariatric Rotoflex, the new Low Access version also delivered a show highlight as it now represents the lowest rotating bed available today. Based on Theraposture’s original and proven design, the new Low Access Rotoflex provides an ultra-low sleeping surface and powered rotational assistance ideal for smaller users and those requiring a lower seat height. Its variable height functionality is particularly beneficial as it allows the sleeping platform to be raised from 32cm to 82cm above floor level. This means, similar to all Theraposture beds, it fully meets BSEN60601-2-52 regarding safe working heights, along with an ability to avoid any risk of entrapment.

Liam Braddell comments:

“The launch of our two new Rotoflex assistive beds at the OT Show has been a resounding success. Both the Super-bariatric and Low Access turning bed systems have generated significant interest from OTs who were keen to understand why our products are so highly regarded. Our Trusted Assessors demonstrated all the unique features of each ergonomic bed that can be tailor-made with a variety of aesthetically pleasing finishes. The high quality engineering by world-class PhysioNova GmbH delivers smooth and controlled movement so that the user is assured throughout the transfer experience. Both beds have intuitive controls and we have also just introduced enhanced mattress fixtures to minimise movement when profiling and for easier removal when cleaning.”

Liam concludes:

“These two new Rotoflex beds reaffirm our position as market leader. We now have a range of four proven and trusted versions of the Theraposture Rotoflex with powered rotation along with two versions of the Rotocare with manual rotation. With the addition of our extensive choice in mattresses for diverse and changing needs – this is the most comprehensive and established range available. Every assistive bed is also backed-up by assessment-led provision and unsurpassed after-sales care that includes 14-day suitability guarantees and comprehensive warranties. Our Trusted Assessors look forward to fulfilling the demonstrations booked at the show and delivering positive outcomes for all with these two new remarkable Rotoflex beds.”

iPad Air 2 Competition

In addition to the dual Rotoflex launch and sharing a stand with the Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children, Theraposture was the main sponsor of the new Paediatric Trail at this year’s show. As part of its high profile support of the event, it offered all attendees the chance to win the latest iPad Air 2 – winner announced shortly.

Theraposture partnerships with Newlife charity and Symmetrikit prove successful at OT Show

Working closely with Occupational Therapists (OTs) since 1981, Theraposture continues to be a respected supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and cots.

Its products enhance comfort, safety and well being for individuals living with mobility difficulties and greatly assist those offering care. Theraposture personalised assessments are highly regarded by OTs as they ensure their clients always receive the ideal solution to meet individual needs. This is furthered by Theraposture’s 14-day Suitability Guarantee and fully inclusive warranties that provide peace of mind. These services were explained to large numbers of healthcare professionals at the show, along with the chance to win an iPad Mini and see the original patented Rotoflex bed and the modular Mascot Mark 2 cot.

The Theraposture team with Heather Campbell, Awareness Manager for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children.

The Rotoflex is a trusted, proven and effective solution that allows users to manage bed transfers on their own terms. Its powered functionality assists individuals with getting into and out bed and achieving a seated position ready for a standing transfer. This results in significant cost savings as help from carers is not required and lifestyle benefits are enhanced through user independence.

The example on display consisted of a Rotoflex double combination bed with contemporary oak surround – demonstrating how Theraposture power-adjustable beds can blend into any domestic setting. Alongside the Rotoflex, the latest Mascot Mark 2 cot was also showcased which provides a ‘future-proof, whole life solution’ through adaptable design. It meets the changing requirements of a disabled child and eliminates the need to purchase and specify new cots in the future – the most cost effective concept ever.

Sharing Theraposture’s stand, Heather Campbell, Awareness Manager for Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children was able to raise awareness of the charity and demonstrate its connections to this proven assistive furniture specialist. Theraposture is an established supplier to Newlife as it provides essential, supportive equipment to children with disabilities and life-limiting conditions. This proven relationship delivers positive outcomes for disabled children and their families.

In addition to its joint showcase with Newlife, Theraposture also worked alongside Symmetrikit Postural Care to demonstrate complete sleeping solutions. On stand C30, a Theracare bed from Theraposture was displayed with a Symmetrikit Sleep System that together, provide high levels of safety, accessibility and assistance with correct postural positioning. Maintaining the correct posture whilst asleep is so important for individuals with specific conditions, especially in relation to children who are continually developing and growing. The Theracare bed provides the powered function of a variable height bed, but with the added advantage of low access.

The Theraposture team at the OT Show with their leading and original Rotoflex rotational bed. Pictured from left to right: Liam Braddell, Sales Director; Nick Lythe, Assessor; and Steve Keetley, Assessor.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director said:

“I am delighted to say our partnerships with Newlife and Symmetrikit at the OT Show have proven successful. We are proud to support the positive outcomes that Newlife deliver for so many families across the UK and believe Symmetrikit solutions lead the market in terms of postural care. Both our original Rotoflex bed and pioneering Mascot cot received considerable interest from OTs during both days. OTs were able to understand first-hand why our products have been trusted by healthcare professionals and their clients since 1981.”