- April 17, 2020
- Posted by: BHTA
- Category: Healthcare News, Industry News, Members News
Theraposture, a respected supplier of specialist adjustable beds, chairs and care cots, continues to provide vital support to vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak through its award-winning Rotoflex bed and enhanced services.
As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, Theraposture provides a vital and essential service and is able to continue operating safely. This market leading expert is recognised as an essential supplier and has the backing of the NHS, the BHTA and the major charities it works with.
The equipment that Theraposture provides is vital for ensuring customers remain independent at home and avoid residential care settings. For example, by using the Rotoflex Bed it is likely that less external help is needed for bed transfers and therefore the risks of spreading the Coronavirus are massively reduced.
The patented Rotoflex is a specialist bed that will safely and consistently help users get into bed, get out of bed and to stand up without the need of hoisting, stand aids or carers. The Rotoflex takes the user from a seated position to a lying position at the touch of a button. Equally the bed also helps users from a lying position to a seated position from where they can be safely helped to their feet. Vertical lift technology can then raise users, so they achieve a safer standing transfer intentionally without being tipped forward. This proven and trusted product provides independence, and as a result reduces the need for carer givers.
Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments: “Our mission is always to provide independence, care and comfort at home through quality and proven adjustable beds, chairs and care cots. This ethos is now more relevant than even before with social distancing, isolation and shielding to beat the spread of Coronavirus. Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind – with the ability to reduce or eliminate care costs. With the increased risk of infection between clients and carers, the need for products that facilitate mobility at home is imperative.”
Theraposture has introduced enhanced COVID-19 focused protocols and services so that its assistive products are still available to individuals who are at increased risk because of the need for carers coming into their homes. Many users of Theraposture products live with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. These progressive debilitating conditions can make daily tasks like beds transfers difficult and sometimes dangerous. With a solution such as the Rotoflex bed, the immediate and future needs and risks are fully met. This means that users could avoid residential care, hospital stays and the need for care packages. In addition, without appropriate and effective assistive equipment in the home, the risk of injury from falls is increased which can lead to undue pressure on the NHS. This furthers the risk of infection from COVID-19 hence Theraposture is continuing to provide products and equipment servicing if requested and where appropriate.
Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance which is continually reviewed. New services have been introduced such as group video client assessments which support end users and Occupational Therapists so duty of care can be maintained.
Liam concludes: “We continue to receive high numbers of calls from existing and potential new customers seeking solutions for increased safety at home. Our Rotoflex bed is an exemplary product that delivers a proven alternative to domiciliary care and relocation to residential or nursing care. Add to this our comprehensive OT-led advice and partnership with Parkinson’s UK, we are helping to support the NHS and reduce unprecedented pressures on social care.”