Choosing A Commode Chair For Disabled or Elderly Users

Choosing A Stand Assist Raiser For Disabled or Elderly Users

"I'm Kody, and I'm here to tell you the benefits of owning a stand assist raiser."
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Standing and raising aids are used by caregivers to transfer users between two seated positions, for example, from sitting in a living room chair to a shower chair or commode. 

A stand and raise aid is specifically designed to support only the upper body of the user and to re engage the leg muscles when standing. This requires the user to have the ability to bear some weight.

As caregivers perform sit and stand transfers several times a day, it is an essential piece of equipment to relieve the stresses of weight bearing on carers and enables them to provide safe and comfortable transfers for the user. 

Benefits Of Stand Assist Raisers

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Conducting manual transfers is incredibly physically demanding and can cause a risk of injury to both caregivers and care receivers.

Stand assist raising aids provide a safer alternative to conducting manual transfers. It can also reduce the risk of patient falls from manual transfers.  

Using stand assist raisers can also promote mobility in users who can perform actions independently. Stand assist raisers can also have multiple functions, for example, Cortech Healthcare’s Komodo, is a powered shower chair and commode with a stand assist raiser. 
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Safer Transfers

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Promote Mobility

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Less Physically Demanding

Powered or Non-Powered? 

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Depending on the users level of mobility, there are two types of stand assist raisers.

Users who have the ability to stand up without help, a non powered device could be considered, however, for a user who does not have the ability to stand but is able to partially bear weight, a powered lift should be used. 

A powered stand assist raiser usually contains an electric lifting mechanism, generally powered by a battery and is operated by a handset control. A powered riser makes moving the user a continuous, smooth movement. A handheld control is generally made up of push button control to lift and lower the user. 

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Powered and non powered options available

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Different benefits depending on needs

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Powered chairs provide more assistance

Portable or Non-Portable Battery

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Battery portability allows for a dead battery to be quickly exchanged with a fully charged battery.

Some manufacturers provide portable batteries as standard, whereas others may offer it as an option. Another factor to consider when choosing a stand assist raiser.  
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Quick exchanges for dead batteries

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Portable and non-portable options

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Spare battery options

Hand-Held Control

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A hand held control is typically a push button control used to raise or lower the lifting arm.

An important feature is the ability to quickly place the control on the sit-to-stand device during the transfer process.

This will free up the caregiver’s hands to assist or position the user.

Using both a fixed control panel along with a hand-held control allows for greater manoeuvrability when transferring the user.
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Easy to use controls

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Free up hands to assist

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Greater manoeuvrability

Other Things To Consider

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Finally, when choosing a sit-to-stand device/ standing and raising aid, other elements that need to be considered are ease of use for the user and caregiver; hassle free manoeuvrability that promotes mobility while being comfortable for patients. They are all elements that should be considered before choosing a stand assist raiser.
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Easy to use

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Hassle free manoeuvrability

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Promotion of mobility and comfort

Komodo

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Find out how the Komodo electric shower chair commode with stand assist function can combine three products into one and aid to make your bathroom routine as smooth and comfortable as possible. 
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Shower Chair

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Commode

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Stand Assist Raiser

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How can I get a Komodo?

If you decide to purchase any equipment, seek advice beforehand from an occupational therapist or a social worker.
Click here for a free demonstration.