The impact of stairs on people’s ability to be safely discharged from hospital or to continue to live independently in their homes is widely acknowledged.
How to make it easier?
The process can be significantly accelerated with purchase of just one accessory- AAT’s unique Universal Back.
Fitted to any AAT S-Max stairclimber- which is Class 1 Medical device certified and already to hand in local authorities across the country- the Back can quickly ensure any reduced mobility user- young or old, large or small- can be safely transferred between floors.
It means the home and its wider environment- be it a house or flat- is instantly made accessible without any physical alteration.
There is no disruption to family life, whether from moving a bed downstairs for the recovery period nor the physical impact of installing larger, permanent fixtures (stairlift, through-floor lift).
The potential for re-issue of equipment is extended. There is none of the financial or emotional cost of “making good”.
For the recipient the Universal Back’s adjustable height and width supports provide stability and security even if they have asymmetry.
Optional head rests, thoracic supports, thigh supports, chest harness, and posture cushions enable precise specification if needed, without impingement on the ability of the S-Max to be operated.
For the care-giver the S-Max is easy to operate, even by a petite carer moving an obese adult. It can safely transfer any user up to 135kg/ 21st.
The S-Max can accommodate almost any staircase configuration, even half-landings, turns, and narrow flights.
The care-giver has complete control over the speed of climb or descent, and can even pause in mid-transfer if necessary.
A high centre of gravity delivers a feeling a security for the operator.
Lightness of weight makes it easy to handle and manouevre.
The battery pack can power up to 300 steps/charge and is easy to remove and recharge.
When not in use, the stairclimber folds compactly away.
“The S-Max and Universal Back combination means, that the potential risk of stairs to the client can, where appropriate, be safely supported within a matter of days.
"It means only one version needs to be held in stock in equipment stores; intervention is expediated accurately and in a timely fashion. It’s about optimum safety and minimising risk for everyone involved.”Peter Wingrave, AAT Director
As part of the offering, AAT supports healthcare professionals in assessment of the suitability of the equipment, sets it up for each user, and trains the care-giver in the S-Max’s safe operation. It can service the equipment whether in long-term use by the recipient or when returned to stores before re-issue.
Full details of the S-Max and Universal Back can be found @ https://www.aatgb.com/s-max/, where you can also book a free, no obligation assessment.