Natasha Lawrence, aged 25 from Mill Hill, north London, is a sociable and positive lady who lives with a challenging disability and is dependent on carers 24/7.
To assist her carers and to gain greater independence Natasha has recently taken ownership of a specialist Rotoflex turning bed system from Theraposture. This dual combination bed provides powered adjustment on one half for Natasha and a variable height and profiling platform for her husband who requires less assistance when getting in and out of bed.
Diagnosed at 14 months old, Natasha has Familial Dysautonomia – a rare genetic disorder that affects the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary actions such as digestion, breathing and the regulation of blood pressure and body temperature. Natasha also has Scoliosis and a complication following unsuccessful spinal surgery – hence she uses a wheelchair to remain mobile. Before owning a Rotoflex transferring in and out of bed and repositioning independently at night was very challenging for Natasha. However, now her Double Combination Rotoflex Bed provides electronic profiling, variable height and rotation – empowering Natasha to reposition herself and assisting her carers. It provides a safe working height and allows Natasha to get in and out of bed on her own terms. Transferring to and from bed into her wheelchair is now a much safer daily task and easier for all. Read more…..