“The new commodes are also more comfortable for residents due to the mesh netting on the back. It moulds around them which creates no pressure on the spine, so that’s great. The net doesn’t absorb any water so resident’s clothing and bits and bobs don’t get damp when you are dressing them. So that also helps with better time management.”
Seat height can be adjusted without tools and the ergonomically curved foot supports are particularly good for shorter residents whose legs would otherwise dangle in the air.
“For stroke patients and residents who lack head and neck control, it also supports the back of their head while having a shower. You can swing away the arms of the chair too. So for larger residents, that can help prevent any pinching of the skin and makes transfers nice and easy.”
A resident at Lady Wigram who has Motor Neurone Disease has expressed to Jackie how this shower commode has allowed him to remain more independent. “Some shower chairs are really low, but the height adjustment on this tilt chair means he can move from his wheelchair onto it really easily,” she explains.
The Etac Swift Mobile Tilt-2 comes complete with pan holder and pan with a lid, and has non-slip hygienic surfaces. “Cleaning is easy due to being able to remove the seat which allows the chair frame to be exposed which means all surfaces can be cleaned properly.”
Overall, Lady Wigram’s care facility team say their new shower commodes are comfortable, easy to use, efficient and give greater independence to residents who may otherwise require trolley baths to complete their daily cares.
“We’re very happy with them. They’re good quality products and Cubro have been fantastic to deal with. They look at things from a practical point of view, understand our budgets and understand what residents’ needs are.”
If you would like to find out more about our Etac Swift Mobile Tilt-2 shower commode, please get in touch with our team on 0800 656 527 or email [email protected]