Theraposture will be demonstrating its approach to future proofed sleeping solutions with the help of Shaun Masters, Trusted Assessor and Occupational Therapist, at Kidz to Adultz Middle.
Thursday 21st March 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Stand C4. Free entry and parking.
Theraposture stand at past Kidz to Adultz Middle events
In-house OT expertise
Theraposture has been a caring and ethical, family-run business since 1981. It provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of power-assisted care cots and beds for children with varying needs.
Through an assessment led approach and the in-house expertise of an OT, Theraposture delivers positive outcomes for families, therapists and carers. Its quality, durable and cost effective equipment ensures safety, dignity and comfort are maximised for clients whilst variable height minimises the risk of back and muscle strain for carers.
Theraposture is trusted by the charity Newlife to provide their Emergency Equipment Loan Service which can provide specialist care cots within 72 hours to children at risk of serious injury or with unstable life threatening/limiting conditions.
What’s on display at Kidz to Adultz Middle?
At Kidz to Adultz Middle, the popular assistive product and services exhibition provided by Disabled Living, Theraposture will be demonstrating its proven Mascot Mk2 cot and Theracare adjustable bed.
Mascot Mk2 cot
The Mascot is the only, fully modular cot that can be adapted as a child’s needs change – hence negating the need to purchase a new product in the future.
This represents significant cost savings and ensures a space-appropriate design is provided throughout the lifetime of the child. The Mascot incorporates multiple future-proofed features in particular, it is the only fully modular care bed that will allow conversion from 4-door (1 side) opening to 8-door (opening both sides). This is essential if care needs progress and access is required to both sides of the cot.
The Mascot is available with variable height, mattress profiling and anti-/Trendelenburg functionality. If safety padding is required, Theraposture is renowned for handcrafting precision solutions so entrapment risks are eliminated – enhanced by the recent introduction of larger soft windows for greater visibility inside and out.
Shaun Masters, OT, will be on hand throughout Kidz Middle to discuss how therapists and families can make the considered choice of care cot. He will explain, from his experience, how the correct, future-proofed cot provides multiple benefits for the whole family. Shaun will be joined by fellow Theraposture Trusted Assessors and a representative from Newlife, the charity for disabled children – all ready to discuss individual requirements on a one-to-one basis.
Theracare bed range
Stand C4 will also include an example adjustable bed from the Theraposture Theracare range. Ideal for older children and young adults with less challenging or complex needs, this bed provides profiling and variable height along with an impressive range of specialist mattresses and accessories.
Occupational Therapy Show.
Stand B41, NEC, 21-22 November.
Invaluable advice for assistive bed solutions
CPD accredited 15 Minute live seminars will be held throughout the two days including the New Rotoflex 235 Plus bed and Mascot Mk2 Cot. Professionals and Press welcome.
Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor, will be delivering a series of engaging assistive bed-based educational presentations.
Shaun has extensive experience within community-based re-enablement in the public sector.
He will be sharing his experience and knowledge in a series of CPD accredited presentations so that OT’s can gain invaluable advice and insight into assistive bed solutions for Adults and Paediatrics.
The Rotoflex Turning Bed System and Mascot Care Cot will be demonstrated – highlighting how these unique products can lead to better client independence and well-being along with substantial care and equipment cost savings.
‘Legs into bed’ seminar
Enabling independent transfers for those unable to safely get into or out of bed.
This outline presentation will highlight the key considerations regarding a safe transfer into, out of and away from a Turning Bed System – featuring the new Rotoflex 235 Plus rotating bed.
- To have a clear understanding of the client groups that are suitable for specific rotating beds
- Understand the benefits of leg elevation in relation to pressure care management
- Gain specific knowledge that will support clinical reasoning when prescribing a rotating bed
- Increase confidence to ensure interventions meet the client’s long-term needs
‘Modular Cot Bed’ seminar
Future proofing specialist beds for children. Featuring the Mascot Mk2 care cot.
This outline presentation will focus on:
- Considerations when prescribing a sleeping solution to meet changing client needs
- Features that enable easy cot reissuing and recycling
Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director:
“Shaun is a valued member of our specialist team as he provides clinical understanding that enhances our service.
As a practicing OT, he can fully appreciate the challenges healthcare professionals face in terms of balancing quality equipment provision and cost to statutory services. His CPD accredited seminars at the OT Show will provide a free opportunity to understand how Theraposture products deliver the best of both worlds – providing outstanding quality, innovation and unsurpassed life time value.
I would encourage all visitors to attend our series of short, succinct seminars that will clearly explain key considerations for occupational improvement in the bedroom for both disabled children and adults.”
Event URL: The OT Show
Occupational Therapy Show.
Stand B41, NEC, 21-22 November.
Unveiling the Rotoflex 235 Plus
Live seminars by Shaun Masters, OT
The latest addition to the Rotoflex range, at the Occupational Therapy Show. Professionals and Press are welcome.
- Great value – includes the patented rising heel section as standard (optional on other Rotoflex).
- This version is ideally suited to users weighing up to 31 stones.
- Only available as a bed for one.
Theraposture Rotoflex 235 Plus – Rotating bed
Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director explains:
“Our new Rotoflex 235 Plus rotating bed system has been developed to accommodate those who only need a 90cm wide bed for one person, in a standard wood veneer finish.
It is referred to as a “Plus” because it comes with a patented powered rising heel support and has a safe working load of up 235kg. Through highly considered design and ergonomics, this streamlined bed provides an appropriate solution for more users without complex adjustment and bespoke features.
It is the culmination of two decades of expertise and understanding that is focused on delivering user independence and significant care cost savings. As with all Rotoflex beds, the new Rotoflex 235 Plus can pay for itself in months when compared to the high cost of carer assistance – reducing budget pressures on statutory services and private purchasers.”
The Rotoflex Range
Often copied but never equaled, the patented Rotoflex from Theraposture is the market leading and trusted powered turning bed.
It moves a user from a recumbent to fully upright seated position. It is the only rotational bed range that is available with a powered rising heel support and includes a multitude of unique patented features through a detailed design refined over 20 years.
Save up to £27,500 on care costs
- Proven to typically save up to £27,500 in annual care costs when two carers are reduced to none.
- Will pay for itself after 4 months and then saves money thereafter.
The Rotoflex can reduce assistance from others thus allowing users to get into and out of bed on their own terms. The independence enabling Rotoflex is often used by those with progressive neurological conditions such as MS and Parkinson’s and can be an alternative option to hoisting.
“With the introduction of this new bed it is important to once again highlight the key differences our Rotoflex range provides compared to the many copies.
Manufactured with high grade materials, electronics and mechanisms, the lifting frame is extremely stable and will not tip over.
It includes vertical lift in the seated position which is critical for safe sit-to-stand transfers, especially for users with neurological conditions and resultant unpredictable leg strength / balance issues. It will not tip you forward like other products which can cause the potential for a fall.
The powered rising heel support means that the entire length of the leg can be fully supported when elevated in bed which offers many health benefits – this is only available with the Theraposture Rotoflex. The new unique mattress retainer system ensures consistent and anti-sheer movement and the modular seat depth provides optimum postural support. No other rotating bed range delivers the care excellence our Rotoflex is proven to provide – Theraposture and the Rotoflex are the only considered choice.”
Event URL: The OT Show
Theraposture is delighted to announce the appointment of Occupational Therapist Shaun Masters to its team of Trusted Assessors
Qualified as an OT since 2011, Shaun brings a wealth of clinical knowledge to Theraposture and its clients.
Before joining our Wiltshire-based specialist, Shaun was responsible for delivering community-based re-enablement in the public sector.
Local Authorities and residents in Hampshire, Berkshire and Dorset all benefitted from his diligent and pro-active approach to occupational improvement. Shaun has expertise in moving and handling in both adult and paediatric sectors so is ideally qualified for a Trusted Assessor role.
Based in Winchester, Shaun is now responsible for serving healthcare and consumer clients in Southwest England, South and Central Wales.
“I am thoroughly enjoying my new role at Theraposture. As I have been an OT forseveral years, I have already regularly recommended Theraposture products as they always provide positive outcomes. Superior quality, reliability and design all combine to provide better clinical care, comfort and safety so independence and occupational performance is maximised. The care cost savings achieved by Theraposture assistive beds, particularly the range of Rotoflex Turning Beds, are significant and represent the most appropriate intervention for safer recumbent-to-standing transfers.”
“The Theraposture team and existing clients have all been very welcoming to me. My ethos will be to make a clear difference to individuals seeking greater independent mobility whilst delivering educational material to assist fellow peers. Making a difference to peoples’ lives is why I trained to be an OT and continues to motivate me every day. Now part of the highly respected Theraposture team, I can offer clients comprehensive advice from both a product and clinical point of view.”
Outside of work
Shaun is an avid downhill mountain biker and through family experience of disability, he runs to raise funds for charities such as Macmillan and Spinal Research.
Shaun is contactable at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Following a freedom of information (FOI) request in August 2016 for contracts covering 2016/17, the Health Foundation received details of 7,494 contracts awarded by the NHS for the provision of NHS funded community care from 161 (78%) clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).
Key findings based on these data show that:
- NHS providers hold over half (53%) of the annual financial value of the contracts for community care awarded by the health service. Private providers were awarded 5% of the total value of the contracts, the third sector (charities) were awarded 2% and GPs were awarded 1% of the value. The remainder went to ‘other’ providers (36%) – a diverse group made up of community interest companies, social enterprises, local authorities and others reported as non-NHS.
- Looking at the number of contract shows a different picture, with private providers holding more contracts (39%) than NHS providers (21%). GPs held 12% of contracts, the third sector 11%, and other providers 13%.
- This shows that contracts awarded to NHS providers tend to be of higher value then those for non-NHS providers. The average annual contract value for the NHS was over £3.5million. For the private sector it was £200,000, for the third sector it was £250,000.
- Three-fifths (58%) of contracts were reported to last just two years, with nearly half (45%) for 12 months or less.
View the full article here : http://www.health.org.uk/news/complex-picture-nhs-community-care-revealed-new-analysis
Via The Health Foundation http://www.health.org.uk/
Developed in partnership by the Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation, the programme provides in-depth analysis of key topics and tracks an extensive range of quality indicators. It aims to provide an independent picture of the quality of care, and is designed to help those working in health and social care to identify priority areas for improvement. The programme is primarily focused on the NHS and social care in England, but also draws on evidence from other UK and international health systems.
The QualityWatch website www.qualitywatch.org.uk presents key indicators by area of quality and sector of care, together with analysis of the data. This free online resource also provides research reports, interactive charts and expert commentary.
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