The certification means the equipment is validated as contributing towards “treatment or alleviation of disease or treatment, alleviation or compensation for an injury or handicap”.
To our knowledge, the stairclimber https://www.aatgb.com/s-max/ is the only inter-floor transfer & access equipment that carries such accreditation.
The AAT S-Max, with its “impeccable” safety record, eliminates any “significant risk” in the patient/client being able to go up and down stairs.
Controlled by the care-giver, the battery-powered unit smoothly kinetically moves up and down stairs, safely transferring the person with reduced mobility from one level to another- and onward, executing 300 steps from one battery charge.
The rate of movement is completely controlled by the care giver, who we fully train as part of the assessment and provision process. When not in use, the S-Max can be folded away optimising living space for all members of the household.
When the original recipient no longer needs the stairclimber, it can be returned to equipment stores, and re-issued to another person, thereby offering best value for the Better Care Fund.
“When access in, out and around the home because of steps or stairs is a limiting factor in a person’s ability to be discharged, our stairclimber could be a key element in the care and support plan.
“It enables people to be discharged, safely and quickly, without any re-arrangement of the home environment
“But it does so much more. It can empower anyone with reduced mobility, with care support at home, to gain greater freedom around their home without any furniture or structural alterations. Thus, a solution is achieved within days instead of months.
“The one piece of equipment can serve multiple layers of the Better Care structure- from accelerating hospital discharge, providing a temporary solution to safeguard against risk whilst a more substantial adaptation is undertaken, empowering someone to remain at home if they live in a flat, or being a long-term solution when alternative inter-floor access measures are not appropriate/practical.”
Peter Wingrave, AAT Director
We offer the healthcare sector a range of support, including practical and technical demonstrations, client assessments, and servicing & maintenance packages for the kit.
Full details of the stairclimber can be found @ https://www.aatgb.com/mobility-stairclimbers/.