Having the correct specialist seating in place can be life changing for individuals with high need for postural and pressure management. Specialist Seating can help physiologically by facilitating respiration, swallowing, digestion, elimination and circulation. And it can also help psychologically, by enabling people to be more independent and interact with others.
Premiere Healthcare are lucky to have some of the most experienced assessors in the country. Our assessors are backed up with a team of Customer Champions in the office, taking bookings, helping with quotes, processing orders and taking customer queries.
Our detailed seating assessments help us to recommend a chair that is perfect for the individual. We work with the very best healthcare equipment suppliers, so through our assessments you can see chairs from a variety of manufacturers.
- What is specialist seating?
Specialist Seating is often classed as a luxury item. It is however a clinical need for individuals that require additional postural support, and pressure relief in a chair that they can use throughout the day.
- How do I know if I require specialist seating?
Specialist seating is required for individuals with limited mobility, or no mobility at all. Our chairs cover all levels of dependency. For example, our Rise and Recline chairs will benefit people with Arthritis and Lymphedema. Whereas our more specialist chairs will benefit people suffering from Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease or a brain / spinal cord injury. Or recovering from a Stroke.
- Who should make the appointment for the assessment, and who needs to be present for the assessment?
The assessment can be booked in by any of the following people: The individual requiring the chair, a family member or carer, an occupational therapist, or a care home manager or nurse.
- How long will the assessment take?
Our seating assessment will usually take approximately 1 hour.
- Do you charge a fee for assessments?
No, our seating assessments are completely free of charge, with no obligation to purchase afterwards.
- How much will the chair cost?
As we work with a range of manufacturers prices can vary, but as a guide our rise and recline chairs start at £800 and our specialist seating starts at £1,250.
- Will I Need Other Accessories?
Additional accessories for our chairs are available upon request. The assessor will advise if any are required for the individual, at the time of the seating assessment.
- How long will it take to deliver?
We hold a selection of our most popular chairs in stock, so subject to availability at the time delivery can be as quick as the same day or next day. For chairs that are made to order, the standard delivery time is between 2 and 4 weeks.
- How Will I Set-Up My Chair?
Our technicians will deliver and set up your chair at no additional cost, and give you / your carers training on how to use it.
- Who do I contact if I have a problem after my chair is delivered?
If you have a problem with your chair after it is delivered, please call us on 0345 521 1819 so that your Customer Champions can help. If the chair has been paid for by the NHS or Social Services, we may require for the Occupational Therapist to be aware, and attend a follow up visit.
To book a seating assessment with Premiere Healthcare please do get in touch. You can complete our online form, or alternatively call your Customer Champions on 0345 521 1819.