The scheme- devised around our innovative Chilli Bean vacuum posture seat (https://www.aatgb.com/chilli-bean/)-has the added benefits of facilitating rapid prescription throughout the Authority’s Occupational Therapy team and enhancing the individual OT’s professional credentials.
It is already proving a hit with Occupational Therapists, with at least five teams having signed up.
Chilli Bean is a unique, infinitely variable posture support seat.
It can be precisely moulded to each individual user, to comfortably support them and correct their posture without pressure points.
Via its innovative vacuum technology, the precise shape required is quickly fixed, at home, but can be easily adjusted by the carer as needed.
There is none of the delay and cost involved with fixed mould systems.
Under the Chilli Bean Initiative, we will demonstrate the infinite variability of the equipment, to fully equip prescribers in their understanding of its relevance and use.
We will fully train a nominated OT team member in assessment, prescription, fitting and adjustment of the kit, including pressure-mapping.
Completing the package, a full set of Chilli Beans (small, medium, large, extra large plus the vacuum pump) will be loaned to the OT team to accelerate the assessment and delivery process.
“We are all aware that one of the biggest problems in resolving the problems families with disabled children are facing on a daily basis is delay.
“There’s the delay in arranging a mutually convenient date, time for the assessment for the family, the OT, the supplier.
“There’s the delay whilst the equipment is ordered and delivered.
“As the child needs change, there’s a further delay with fixed mould systems whilst the re-assessment process takes place, a new mould financed, ordered and delivered- often, by which time, the child’s needs have changed again and/or the mould doesn’t quite fit.
“The Chilli Bean Initiative eliminates all those issues, enabling a speedy resolution that will support the child or young person- and the OT team- for months or years without no additional cost. Indeed, it enhances the overall service offering for the Authority!”Peter Wingrave, AAT Director
The Chilli Bean Initiative builds on a similar scheme we have been operating successfully for more than a year with our Gravity Chair foam positioning system, for children and young people with severe and complex motor and sensory disabilities. Particular success has been achieved in Sefton alongside Alderhey Children’s Hospital, because of the Chair’s effectiveness, simplicity and practicality in prescription.
To arrange an initial demonstration and discuss becoming part of the Chilli Bean Initiative, contact our head office via firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 01978 821875.