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Video based assessment and demonstration service from Theraposture – working smart to keep you safe!

Theraposture has rolled out its new video assessment and demonstration service with positive results for clients and Occupational Therapists (OTs).

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A Theraposture client video assessment in progress.

Theraposture continues to provide essential assistive equipment to keep vulnerable individuals and those with restricted mobility, independent and safe at home. As suppliers of medical devices, Theraposture provide an essential service in supporting private clients, the NHS and Social Care OTs. Trusted and proven products, such as the award-winning Rotoflex Turning Bed, have been designed to enable independent and safe bed transfers and as a result, can help individuals benefit from reduced carer contact. In many cases, the Rotoflex can ensure independence for those who would otherwise struggle, thus avoiding residential care settings and hospitals – essential for significantly reducing the risk of Covid-19 infection.


Less risk of infection to our clients and colleagues


Theraposture are still firm believers in assessment-based provision hence have embraced technology to help with establishing suitability of a product. This results in less risk of infection to our clients and colleagues.

As an alternative to home visits, assessments and product demonstrations are being provided remotely by experienced equipment experts using video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and WhatsApp. This means that Theraposture experts can see the environment where equipment will be used and personally discuss and understand an individual’s situation. Products are demonstrated via video link from our demonstration room and in context to each person’s needs. Occupational Therapists also benefit from this service as they can join the platform – ensuring all stakeholders are included, whilst remaining safe. WhatsApp is proving to be the most popular tool for delivering video assessments.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, explains:

“As an ethical business we are focused on providing a solution that meets the needs, wants and risks for each customer. To understand these, we need to assess each client however with many vulnerable people shielding, we have turned to technology to maintain this vital part of the process. Our live video assessments protect clients and give greater peace of mind during these challenging times. In our experience, most of our clients are delighted to have this option. If potential clients struggle with video calls, then supporting relatives or healthcare professionals assist, plus we always set up meetings so attendees just need to join.”

Liam continues:

“Assessments are centrally booked by calling the Theraposture offices on 0800 834654. Detailed questions are initially asked regarding the user’s situation and we discuss which equipment might be considered. The equipment itself can be prepared in our showroom so that it is possible to view more than one product in an assessment. Once delivered, our 14-Day Suitability Guarantee begins. This ensures that should a product prove to be unsuitable, it can be returned for a refund, modified, or exchanged.”

Specialist Rotoflex turning beds deliver critical home independence with reduced risk during COVID-19 crisis

We continue to provide vital support to vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 outbreak through its award-winning Rotoflex bed and enhanced services.

As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, Theraposture provides a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely.


“The market-leading expert is recognised as an essential supplier and has the backing of the NHS and the BHTA and the major charities that they work with.”


The equipment that Theraposture provides is vital in ensuring that customers can remain independent at home and can avoid residential care settings. For example, by using the Rotoflex Bed it is likely that less external help will be needed to help with bed transfers and therefore the risks of spreading the Covid virus are massively reduced.Rotoflex bed with fabric surround

Senior Theraposture representatives with the award-winning Rotoflex rotational bed. 

The patented Rotoflex is a specialist bed that will safely and consistently help users get into bed, get out of bed and to stand up without the need of hoisting, stand aids or carers. The Rotoflex takes the user from a seated position to a lying position at the touch of a button. Equally the bed also helps users from a lying position to a seated position from where they can be safely helped to their feet.


“Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind”


Vertical lift technology can then raise users, so they achieve a safer standing transfer intentionally without being tipped forward. This proven and trusted product provides independence, and as a result, reduces the need for carer givers.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director comments:

“Our mission is always to provide independence, care, and comfort at home through quality and proven adjustable beds, chairs, and care cots. This ethos is now more relevant than ever before with social distancing, isolation, and shielding to beat the spread of Coronavirus. Our solutions are designed to help individuals stay at home safely and with peace of mind – with the ability to reduce or eliminate care costs. With the increased risk of infection between clients and carers, the need for products that facilitate mobility at home is imperative.”

Theraposture virus safety suits and maskTheraposture has introduced enhanced COVID-19 focussed protocols and services so that its assistive products are still available to individuals who are at increased risk because of the need for carers coming into their homes.

Many users of Theraposture products live with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. These progressive debilitating conditions can make daily tasks like beds transfers difficult and sometimes dangerous. With a solution such as the Rotoflex bed, the immediate and future needs and risks are fully met.

This means that users could avoid residential care, hospital stays and the need for care packages. In addition, without appropriate and effective assistive equipment in the home, the risk of injury from falls is increased which can lead to undue pressure on the NHS. This furthers the risk of infection from COVID-19 hence Theraposture is continuing to provide products and equipment servicing if requested and where appropriate.


Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance


Theraposture’s key workers are operating with utmost caution and protection as per the government’s latest guidance which is continually reviewed. New services have been introduced such as group video client assessments which support end-users and Occupational Therapists so the duty of care can be maintained.

 

Liam concludes:

“We continue to receive high numbers of calls from existing and potential new customers seeking solutions for increased safety at home. Our Rotoflex bed is an exemplary product that delivers a proven alternative to domiciliary care and relocation to residential or nursing care. Add to this our comprehensive OT-led advice, partnership with Parkinson’s UK, we are helping to support the NHS and reduce unprecedented pressures on social care.”

Theraposture adjustable beds and chairs – reassuring you and protecting your clients

Duty of Care certificate

As suppliers of medical devices and assistive technology, we are providing a vital and essential service and will be able to continue to operate safely.

Our team is standing by to rapidly provide essential Rotoflex beds, Hi-Lo beds, Chairs and Care Cots so your clients can maintain their independence at home.

The Theraposture duty of care remains as robust as ever – delivering positive outcomes with utmost hygiene standards. Reduce the need for contact from outside carers with our quality, reliable equipment.

  • We have absolutely no supply issues with Rotoflex beds, adjustable beds and care cots – stock has been increased in the UK and Germany.
  • We will HONOUR all existing quotes for a period of 3 months from NOW to ensure vital equipment can be purchased without additional cost.
  • We will COMMIT to our current prices for all items in stock over the next 3 months.
  • Our COVID-19 policy is in place and is being used. This is there to keep your clients and our staff safe. We are going beyond Government advice by introducing additional measures including DAILY temperature readings for all customer-facing staff.
  • Our office staff are fully operational from home, awaiting your call.
  • Our service and delivery staff are fully operational and are working in complete compliance with our COVID-19 policy.

We are able to deliver product quickly to help your clients if needed – please call us now: 0800 834654 or contact us online.

OT Shaun Masters successfully delivers first ever CPD care cot seminar at Kidz exhibition

Aimed at assisting healthcare professionals with care cot prescriptions, Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Theraposture Trusted Assessor, has delivered a well-attended CPD seminar at Kidz to Adultz South.

Shaun Masters with Mascot Cot

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist delivered a well-attended care cot seminar for professionals at Kidz South.

CPD-accredited educational seminars

The Kidz South exhibition once again provided the opportunity for therapists, carers and families to see and experience the latest products and services for disabled children and young adults.

In addition to specialist exhibition stands, the show included CPD-accredited educational seminars focusing on a range of topics vital to everyday professional practice. Shaun’s session was the first to be focused on care cots and he is planning further associated topics in the future.


Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling


Shaun’s session entitled: ‘Becoming confident in prescribing cot beds for better sleep hygiene, client care and moving and handling’, explored the many aspects to consider when specifying beds for maximum occupation.

On paediatric sleeping solutions

Shaun highlighted the difficulties faced with prescribing paediatric sleeping solutions and discussed the wider implications on health and day-to-day function whilst examining our nature to care for others. Topics also featured future proofing for a child’s needs as they develop and how this has an impact on parent and carer capabilities.

On safety & legislation

Over 75 Occupational Therapists attended the seminar to listen to Shaun’s experience as a fellow healthcare professional in terms of choosing future-proofed solutions.

He explained that the cheapest cot is not always the best choice for long term value and durability and a fully modular design gives flexibility for future or varying needs. This subsequently reduces equipment wastage and maximises budget expenditure both in the public and private sector.

BSEN60601-2-52 – Safe working heights

Other key areas that Shaun illustrated at Kidz South included legislation regarding safe working heights and entrapment risks – both factors that can be misunderstood or overlooked. He explained the importance of selecting cots that fully conform to British Standard BSEN60601-2-52 regarding safe working heights ie. they provide appropriate variable height technology to ensure back injury is minimised for carers. Many cots do provide hi-lo functionality but may not provide the required range.

Cot Safety and Padding

Equally, considering the quality, material, application and fitting of safety padding needs to be carefully assessed when selecting a cot. This is to ensure that users are not exposed to gaps or entrapment risks especially if they are highly active or have challenging behaviour.

Following his presentation

Shaun was able to leverage his 15 years of experience to assist fellow peers who required specific information for individual client cases. OTs were able to visit the Theraposture stand so they could understand fully, why truly modular care cots such as the Mascot Mk2, provide the most cost effective solution for statutory services and private provision.

Feedback from delegates was positive regarding Shaun’s educational content and several expressed an interest in the possibility of further paediatric and adult product training by Theraposture.

If you are interested in future training seminars please contact us.