The Tilt-in-Space feature enables a carer to move the patient’s chair angle without having to adjust their key body joints. Comfort and injury reduction are a priority when it comes to choosing the correct specialist chair, so it is important to learn how to use a Tilt in Space chair correctly to gain the benefit before you consider hiring a Tilt in Space chair.
What is Tilt-in-Space?
The Tilt-in-Space allows the chair to be tilted as a whole unit. The carer can move the chair without changing the angles of the patient’s body. This specialist design helps the patient to move without putting too much pressure on key areas of their body whilst doing so, thus reducing the possibility of increasing pain and injury.
What are the main benefits of using a Tilt-in-Space Chair?
- Seated Variation – The Tilt-in-Space Chair has been specifically designed to allow positional changes. They provide easy methods to adjust the patient’s position without requiring them to move.
- Secure Position – As the Tilt-in-Space Chair can be tilted backwards, the patient finds it easier to stay in the chair without having to move.
- Improved Posture – The patient’s head and back are fully supported which spreads the pressure evenly through the body and increases the blood flow, reducing the chance of pressure sores.
How should a Tilt-in-Space Chair be used?
It is important to have a scheduled seating plan for the patient to evaluate their needs and ensure their requirements are being met throughout the day depending on what activity they are doing.
To improve a patient’s posture, it is recommended that a smaller angle of recline should be used. A person’s basic functions can be improved and it can help with eating and reading for example. If the patient is at a higher risk of pressure injuries, a greater tilt angle is required. This will increase blood flow and reduce leg pressure.
How can the Careflex HydroTilt Support?
The Careflex HydroTilt chair offers support for pressure management, comfort and posture. It is one of Premiere Healthcare’s recommended chairs for patients needing postural support.
The Tilt-in-Space feature allows recline without the need to adjust the hip or knee angle. The varied choice of back supports include flat, contoured or waterfall back cushions which help the user by providing optimum trunk support. The feet are supported by the flip-up angle adjustable footplate. Pressure Management is an important element and the HydroTilt has WaterCell technology with adjustable seat depth, to help distribute the patient’s weight evenly, thus reducing the risk of injury.