These days, renting rather than buying, is seen as the smart choice. Renting ticks a lot of boxes for many people, which is why more and more people are choosing to rent, especially when it comes to big ticket items, such as specialist seating.
Hiring specialist seating offers a cost-effective way to enjoy top of the range products without the worry of ownership. But it’s about more than just saving money. Renting specialist seating can help families to feel confident that they are doing everything they can to make sure their loved one is comfortable at all times.
Why it makes sense to rent specialist seating:
Quicker discharge from hospital
Often, one of the reasons that patients are not able to leave hospital is because of a lack of suitable equipment at their next destination. Whether they are moving on to a private family home, hospice or nursing home, without a ‘Safe to Discharge’ order, the patient will be stuck in an NHS no-man’s land until the correct specialist equipment becomes available.
Renting a hospital chair from a provider such as Premiere Healthcare presents a simple solution. Rentals can usually be arranged within 48 hours, so this means that a family can welcome their loved one back into the home without unnecessary delay. This causes less stress for the patient as well as the family that is caring for that patient.
Rentals are not just for private settings either. Hospices and nursing homes can welcome clients more readily and efficiently into their residences by renting specialist seating that is tailored to each client’s specific needs. This means clients are settled more quickly and comfortably, freeing up NHS hospital beds for other users.
Read our guide on renting a hospital chair after an NHS discharge.
Instant access to a range of suitable seating
There is a baffling number of specialist seats on the market, all tailored for different client needs. Needs which might change over time. Renting a specialist chair to suit these ongoing needs means you can easily and efficiently keep on top of a patient’s comfort. At Premiere Healthcare, we offer detailed assessments, either online or in person, to help you choose the right chair at the right time for your patient. This means you can be really specific about the type of chair you require and if a patient’s needs change, we can simply replace the seating to suit. So you can rest assured that your patient is remaining comfortable and supported at all times.
Rentals can also be arranged at short notice – usually we can deliver a rental chair to you within 48 hours following an assessment. Whether you need a chair for short-term recovery periods or for longer-term illnesses, renting gives you greater flexibility to care for your patient’s needs.
At Premiere Healthcare, we rent out a range of specialist seating, including brand leaders such as CareFlex HydroTilt, Smartseat Pro and Kirton Duo. Our trained staff will help to ascertain which specialist seating is required and assist with setting up the chair in situ. We also offer specialist seating rental bundles for providers such as hospices, nursing homes and hospitals. If you are looking to acquire a number of specialist seats, it might be worth considering the benefits of renting rather than buying – we would be happy to discuss your needs and offer a rental bundle price.
Renting offers stress-free solutions
Of course, it is nice to own your equipment but renting big ticket items such as specialist seating comes with many benefits. For example, what happens if something goes wrong? If there is a problem with any of our rental chairs, we always aim to fix it as quickly as possible. We know that client comfort is a priority so we offer free replacements in the event of a fault, with no repair costs.
Our fully-trained team has been working with specialist seating for over 15 years. They know the major brands inside out and have the expertise to deal with many issues swiftly and efficiently. We also offer a decontamination service on all our chairs, which means your rented chair will come to you as good as new and fully health and safety compliant.
Renting specialist seating also solves the issue of storage. After all, these chairs are not small and you’d need a big understair cupboard to stow one away when it’s not in use! With renting, you don’t have this problem. When you’ve finished with your chair, we will simply take it away. That means you have access to a full range of specialist seating without having to worry about where to store everything for when you need it.
Renting is cheaper than you think
If you’re looking for a short-term solution, then renting is a no-brainer. Starting from as little as £15 a day plus VAT, renting offers a really flexible and cost-effective way to bring some comfort to your loved one’s recovery. It also means you can get on with the job of caring for your patient without having to worry about what happens if there’s a problem – our team will repair or replace items in the event of a fault.
If you’re looking for a longer-term rental, the benefits are still worth considering. After the initial rental period has finished, it is always possible to extend the rental agreement for as long as your patient needs. For a patient with a long-term illness whose needs change over time, renting gives you greater flexibility to change the seating to accommodate these requirements. When you have finished with the seating, we will simply collect it from you at your convenience.
As well as saving you money, renting specialist seating means ongoing comfort and support for your patient. And at the end of the day, that’s priceless.
If you’d like to discuss renting specialist seating for your home, hospice or nursing home, please call us on 0345 521 1819 – our team of advisors will be happy to assist you to find the right chair for your patient’s needs.