For one mum, the potential danger in carrying her son up and down stairs is no longer an issue.
She has a revolutionary combination of equipment to help achieve the transfer, safely, for the long term.
Fred(*), now aged 8, has global development delay and epilepsy. As a result, he has no mobility and is totally dependant on adults for all of his transfers.
Getting up and down stairs in the family home is achieved easily, effortlessly and safely, using an AAT S-Max stairclimber.
Regular appraisal by his Occupational Therapy team has meant the equipment has continued to support Fred, even as his requirements have changed.
Class 1 medical device classified, the S-Max https://www.aatgb.com/s-max/ can either incorporate a seat, replicating the support of a wheelchair, or be attached to most common types of wheelchair.
The battery-powered unit smoothly kinetically moves up and down stairs, safely transferring the patient from one level to another- and onward to destination, executing 300 steps from one battery charge.
The rate of movement is completely controlled by the operator, who receives full training from AAT 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.
Originally prescribed with a car seat when Fred was a toddler, the S-Max has now been fitted with AAT’s innovative Universal Back (https://www.aatgb.com/s-max/#section-154-78) to accommodate growth from a toddler into childhood.
The Universal Back can be precisely adjusted for lateral and vertical, forward and backward support, and even accommodate thoracic asymmetry. Harnessing provides further support if necessary.
Thus, the combination will continue to support Fred as he grows into adulthood.
“It was only meant as a short-term solution, but we’ve had it at least three years already!” comments mum Jane(*).
“The layout of our home and stairs means it was difficult to fit a stairlift or through-floor lift. The stairclimber is really important, particularly as Fred has grown and become too big to carry.
“He has seizures: even if he has one whilst I am moving him up or down the stairs, I know he is safe, I just pause the stairclimber until the fit has passed.
“The stairclimber’s very easy for me to use, I know I can move him safely, and that he is properly supported.”
AAT is the only national provider of stairclimbers and support equipment. Its nationwide team of specialists can work alongside the Occupational Therapist to assess- free of charge, and with appropriate health & safety measures- the suitability of a stairclimber for the property, the client, and their carer(s).
AAT can manage the whole process, from specification of any additional accessories if needed, supply of the equipment, and training of the carer who will operate the climber, ensuring a correct and safe solution.
To book a free, no obligation assessment click: https://www.aatgb.com/booking-form/
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Mr Bouch suffered from a tumour in his brain and has currently lost the feeling and strength in his legs, Mrs Bouch was desperate for them to get out of the house, or even just downstairs so he could have a change of scenery! I took the S-Max Sella to their house and demonstrated how easy it is to use and how safe it is. They were blown away! Mr Bouch had a seat and we had a good old go up and down the stairs, went outside for some fresh air and into the living room where he hadn’t been for 6 months! It was so great to see how happy Mr & Mrs Bouch were! We were able to deliver the S-Max Sella Stairclimber before Christmas, we got them trained up, and they’ve used it everyday since! more
My Auntie Doris, like other elderly people, doesn’t have an actual disability or condition. Old age plays a big part in not being able to move around as much as she used to. Christmas time is when the family all comes together, and if old age gets in the way of that it can be upsetting and disappointing for themselves and family members. Luckily we had access to the C-Max Stairclimber which allowed us to spend Christmas all together! I thought Auntie would be quite nervous on the C-Max Stairclimber and maybe even refuse to use it but once I explained to her that it was 100% safe and that the brakes automatically come on as required she relaxed and we started making our way up the stairs. She loved it! Auntie Doris thought it was the best thing since sliced bread! She even asked to take leaflets to show her WI team back home which was great! Knowing that we can hire these machines out for as little as a weekend means that no one needs to miss out at family events anymore! Thanks C-Max!
We carried out a stairclimber assessment for a Government department looking for an evacuation solution for a member of staff with a back injury following a car crash.
Our C-Max model was identified as an ideal solution for the member of staff, and for the stairs in the building, but her injuries caused her some significant discomfort as the C-Max was tilted into its operational position.
We were then able to tilt her back into position and she was very surprised how comfortable she then was with the additional support.
This enabled us to transport her down the fire exit stairs and back up again with no discomfort.
This was a very simple solution which will enable her to work in any building of her choice.
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Find out more https://www.aatgb.com/hire—rental.html
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