THERAPOSTURE SUCCESSFULLY SHOWCASES NEW, MASCOT MK2 COT AND PIONEERING ROTOFLEX BED AT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 2013

Theraposture Limited, the highly respected specialist in assistive furniture, has experienced high levels of enquiries regarding its new, pioneering Mascot Mk2 care cot and revolutionary Rotoflex bed at Occupational Therapy 2013 (26-27 November, Stand D72, NEC).

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) and Peter Wicks, Theraposture Assessor with the new, fully modular Mascot Mk2 care cot at Occupational Therapy 2013.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director (left) and Peter Wicks, Theraposture Assessor with the new, fully modular Mascot Mk2 care cot at Occupational Therapy 2013.

Theraposture is a privately owned, family run business that has been a leading supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and care cots since 1981. Regularly recommended by healthcare professionals such as OTs, Theraposture is often seen as first choice for reliable, quality assistive furniture. Its new Mascot Mk2 cot is the first fully modular design available in the UK.  Building on the heritage of the original Mascot, it is a hand built, individually specified sleeping solution that provides complete flexibility that meets the changing needs of a disabled child. This remarkable design attracted significant attention from visitors to stand D72 who also had the opportunity to win an iPad Mini, courtesy of Theraposture.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director explained: “We were delighted to support OT 2013 during its launch year and the show appeared to be well organised and attendance seemed healthy. Our stand experienced high levels of footfall with OTs enquiring about our fully modular Mascot cot and renowned Rotoflex rotational bed. The Mascot Mk2 now provides the best cost effective choice for families, as its pioneering flexibility means further cots do not need to be purchased when user needs change. In addition, our Rotoflex continues to deliver the ultimate and most accomplished solution to assist individuals with getting into and out of bed. It truly delivers independence, as it is a real alternative to hoisting and carer assistance.  In this situation the bed can pay for itself many times over as the cost of care at home or in a residential setting is so high.”

Liam concluded: “Engaging face-to-face with healthcare professionals is always so important for us so we can listen, understand and resolve many of the current challenges faced by OTs in relation to assisted care cots and beds. During the two days, we also reiterated the importance of our seven-day suitability guarantee and comprehensive assessment process to all OTs.”

The new Mascot II Care Cot
The new Mascot is the first fully modular design available in the UK.  Building on the proven heritage of the original Mascot, it is a hand built, individually specified sleeping solution that now encompasses fully interchangeable door heights. Ranging from 60–98cm in height, these doors also incorporate a new innovation securing mechanism for enhanced safety. Delivering safety, great looks, affordability without compromising quality and full modular adaptability – the new Mk 2 Mascot is the flexible solution for changing user needs.

Rotoflex® powered rotational bed
The Theraposture Rotoflex truly delivers independence, as it is a real alternative to hoisting and carer assistance.  In this situation the bed can pay for itself many times over as the cost of care at home or in a residential setting is so high.

The Rotoflex can be electrically operated to rotate to either side of the bed to ensure that it is compatible with a variety of room situations.  In addition to the unique rotation, the Rotoflex also has powered profiling and variable height function with the latter helping to achieve a standing transfer if needed. This unique adjustable and full rotating bed can be installed as a single, or within a double combination bed so partners with varying mobility needs can still sleep together.

 

www.theraposture.co.uk

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NEWLIFE SUPPORTERS THERAPOSTURE SUCCESSFULLY SHOWCASE PIONEERING MASCOT PAEDIATRIC CARE COT AT KIDZ-UP-NORTH

Theraposture Limited, the highly respected specialist in assistive furniture and supporter of the Newlife Foundation, received significantly high levels of interest regarding its new, fully modular Mascot Mark 2 at Kidz-up-North 2013 (21 November, Stand C11, Event City, Manchester).

 

As longstanding supporters of the Newlife Foundation, Theraposture’s Assessor Richard McCracken welcomes the charities representatives Karen Dobson (left) and Heather Campbell onto stand C11 at Kidz-up-North.

As longstanding supporters of the Newlife Foundation, Theraposture’s Assessor Richard McCracken welcomes the charities representatives Karen Dobson (left) and Heather Campbell onto stand C11 at Kidz-up-North.

Theraposture is a privately owned, family run business that has been the leading supplier of bespoke, hand-built adjustable beds, chairs and cots since 1981. It is a long standing supporter of the Newlife Foundation which is a charity dedicated to providing essential, supportive equipment to children with disabilities and life-limiting conditions. Theraposture works closely with the charity to supply specialist paediatric care cots such as the new Mascot so that the well-being and happiness of vulnerable children are maximised. The new Mascot Mark 2, which made its Kidz debut at Event City, delivers an adaptable, future proof solution that ensures continual comfort, safety and suitability for young users even as their individual needs change.

Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director commented: “We are established exhibitors at the Kidz events and once again this northern show has proven to be a huge success for us. We were also delighted to welcome Karen Dobson (Lead Nurse) and Heather Campbell representing the Newlife Foundation onto our stand to discuss the current projects we are working on together. We believe the support they provide for numerous families across the UK is absolutely essential and are proud to be regarded as a trusted cot supplier. In addition to communicating the outstanding work of the Newlife Foundation to numerous visitors, the team and I were busy demonstrating our revolutionary new Mascot Mark 2 cot throughout the whole event. The Mascot provides the best cost effective choice for families as its pioneering flexibility means further cots do not need to be purchased when user needs change – hence one product can be a whole life investment.”

The next generation Mark 2 Mascot care cot takes the concept of modular flexibility to the next level.  This remarkable sleeping solution is designed to allow the changing needs of a user and their carers, to be continually met and managed by adapting a modular design. The Mascot offers scope to adapt the electrically operated functions together with the option to alter the quantity, height and construction of doors. Delivering safety, affordability without compromising quality, plus full modular flexibility – the Mascot Mark 2 is a future proof, flexible solution.

http://www.theraposture.co.uk

http://www.newlifecharity.co.uk

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing experiences significant increase in enquiries at Care Show – Birmingham

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, part of the Care in Bathing Group, has received a significant rise in interest regarding its bathing and transfer solutions at The Care Show (Birmingham NEC, 12–13 November).

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing received a significant rise in interest regarding its bathing and transfer solutions at The Care Show.   Pictured here from left to right: Kevin Williams, Brett Smith and Terry Pizzey – Gainsborough Regional Sales Managers; Gordon Farmiloe, Care in Bathing Managing Director; Paul Townsend, Gainsborough Operations Director.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing received a significant rise in interest regarding its bathing and transfer solutions at The Care Show.
Pictured here from left to right: Kevin Williams, Brett Smith and Terry Pizzey – Gainsborough Regional Sales Managers; Gordon Farmiloe, Care in Bathing Managing Director; Paul Townsend, Gainsborough Operations Director.

The Gainsborough showcase consisted of two features at the event – a selection of its leading baths on Stand F10 and inclusion of the WRAS approved, Ascot variable height bath in the Dementia Care Home.

Designed by BPA Architecture in association with Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, the Dementia Care Home showcased the latest in innovative solutions to assist individuals living with cognitive impairments. The home simulation encompassed an Ascot bath that was selected for this feature due to its compact footprint and exceptional performance levels.

Liz Fuggle, BPA Architecture Associate commented: “We were impressed with the smooth and quiet function of the Ascot bath and we felt it was simple for carers to operate.”

In addition to the Dementia exhibit, Gainsborough’s stand showcased the Ascot, Lincoln and Windsor 3 assisted baths along side its M180 mobile hoist and M200 Stand-aid hoist. The Ascot is a variable height bath with powered seat transfer and has been designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, comfort, safety and ergonomics. The Windsor is a versatile assisted bathing system with extra depth and the versatile Lincoln incorporates a changing table and bathing/showering platform.

These specialist baths were accompanied by examples from Gainsborough’s new Glide range of mobile hoists. The lightweight yet robust aluminium M180 was demonstrated to high numbers of visitors who expressed an interest in this compact solution. The versatile M200 was also popular and has been ergonomically designed to facilitate standing, seated transfers and assisted toileting for patients with some weight-bearing ability.

www.gainsboroughbaths.com

NEW TEAM TO LEAD EUROPEAN MOBILITY GROUP

A new President and Secretary for the European Mobility Group were announced at the Group’s recent AGM in Heidelberg.

Campbell McKee, former Managing Director and latterly Chairman of Unwin Safety Systems, and Jacqui Jones, Executive Director of Mobility Choice, the charity behind the Mobility Roadshow and Get Going Live! events, were unanimously voted in by the EMG members for an initial 3-year term as President and Secretary/Treasurer respectively.

Campbell McKee and Jacqui Jones have been appointed as the President and Secretary/Treasurer of the European Mobility Group respectively.

Campbell McKee and Jacqui Jones have been appointed as the President and Secretary/Treasurer of the European Mobility Group respectively.

They follow the outgoing President Øistein Hagfors and Secretary Kim Delderfield who have managed the Group’s affairs for the past six years.

Speaking about his new appointment, Campbell said: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role with the EMG, which has just celebrated its 25th anniversary. I look forward to developing the Group’s objectives to raise quality standards in the provision of vehicles adapted for disabled people, and encouraging closer co-operation between the automotive industry and vehicle adaptation suppliers.”

“I am already in contact with many of the EMG members from my work with the Mobility Roadshow,” commented Jacqui Jones “and look forward to working with them and other members on a broader platform. There are great opportunities for developing new projects and events with the Group that can bring huge benefits to a wider audience.”

The European Mobility Group has over 40 full members plus a number of associate members. A recent major success for the EMG was to achieve European CEN approval on 16th October for its Car Adaptation Protocol Initiative (CAPI), which was supported by EMG members.  This sets a minimum common standard for vehicle adaptations; the next stage will be to ensure more general adoption of the standard by EU stakeholders.

Contact details/membership enquiries: www.emg-group.com

E-mail: emgsecretary@gmail.com