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Geri Chairs Solutions for Dallas Fort Worth Residents

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Over the last few months, Mobility Healthcare has received several calls from interested Dallas Fort Worth area residents looking for a geri chair to purchase or rent.  Based on the demands of local residents, we have decided to stock geri chairs so that DFW residents will have a great clinical and economical solution locally.

The average geri chair is padded and comes with wheeled bases suitable for seniors and people with problems involving mobility. This chair can be used in a clinic as well for a variety of purposes. It can also be used at the home for users who enjoy medical care from their residences. However, the use of this unit is not restrictive-it has found application in a wide range of situations and is largely efficient in handling scenarios where the problem of mobility is involved.

Mobility Healthcare carries the Invacare Traditional Three-Position Recliner. The unit has garnered a lot of positive feedback from a large number of users across the country.

About the Invacare Traditional Three-Postion Geri Chair Recliner

The Invacare Traditional Three-Position Recliner is known for its advanced footrest. These parts have been folded completely such that the user can stand atop them. The center of gravity here is as low as possible, providing the user with unparalleled stability even when using the footrest for full-body support. The chair also comes across as easy to maneuver around intricate spaces and positions that have acute angles. To enhance the security of the users, its casters will lock when the situation requires such an action.

Geri Chair Features

Resistant upholstery

The materials used in this chair are resistant against the rigors of fire. This essentially means that the user stays secure at all times. The upholstery here has also been designed to resist the effect of fluids, making it ideal for use in situations where liquids from food and chemicals are involved. The nature of these materials allows for easy maintenance and cleaning.

Great design

The footrest of the Invacare Three-Position Recliner is designed for functionality and convenience. The user can place their feet on these units with minimum exertion. At the same time, they can take advantage of the stability of this part and acquire full-body support when they wish to shift positions or stand.

Flexible headrest

The user can make adjustments and adopt resting positions that suit them. They can also vary the angles of the articulating headrest in order to see those around them.

Convenience

The design of this chair allows for the inclusion of tabs on an overlap tray, a feature that allows for ease of use in different situations.

Advantages of Geri chairs

These types of chairs provide a mobile approach to treatment and home care, especially when the user is limited by either sickness or physical disability. The reclining positions available allow for comfort and flexibility. The movements of the unit permit the circulation of blood and the exercising of body parts.

To buy or to rent?

This is one of the most common questions we face from our customers. Realistically, the choice rests on the user’s needs and preferences. However, renting a Geri chair is generally cheaper than buying and is recommended especially for short-term applications.

At Mobility Healthcare, we provide Dallas Fort Worth users with a geri chair option that takes into consideration the condition of the user, the circumstances involved and user and caregiver preferences.  Our professionally trained staff is well versed in the application of the product and can help you determine if a geri chair is the right solution for you or your loved one.  Contact us today to learn more about our geri chair options.  Our staff can help you decide if a geri chair or lift chair recliner may be the best solution for you.

Review Of The New Java Wheelchair Cushion By Ride Designs

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For those who are in a wheelchair in the Dallas Fort Worth area, there are many great resources to assist you with your seating and positioning needs.  We have some of the best clinicians, hospitals and therapists in the U.S. and now there is a great new product that can help you with your seating and positioning needs.  Having the right positioning product can be a life changer and we are very excited to talk about a new product on the market.  In this blog post we take a look at the all new Java® Wheelchair Cushion by Ride Designs.  Here is a quick video review by Ride Designs of the new wheelchair cushion:

Product Overview

In this section we take a look at the different aspects of Ride Designs’ creation: the Java cushion. These are:

1. Basic Description: The contour of the wheelchair cushion works by the principle of redistributing the pressure forces. This means that those areas that are prone to postural stress have a decreased force of shear applied to it, while the bulk of the pressure is redirected to the areas that are soft and more tolerant. The basic premise of this design is a systematic reduction of long term skin risk as well as a reduction of deep tissue risk that adversely affects the muscle tone of the gluteo-femoral muscle range.

2. Research Backing: The Ride Designs Java Cushion is one of the only wheelchair cushions ever to have taken part of a university level research project. Here is a summary of the research:

Interface Pressure Mapping (IPM): 

Methodology: 10 subjects with SCI, Paraplegia were taken of which 9 were male and 1 female. The average age was 45 and the average time since onset was 20 years. The Interface pressure measurements were performed using the Xsensor pressure mapping system and 5 2-minute trials were concluded with both an air cushion and the Java cushion with the cushions being unweighted between trails.

Objective: The aim of the research was to compare the IPM dispersion index between Java Cushion and the air cushions. The dispersion index (DI) is the sum of pressure distributed over the IT and sacral regions divided by the sum of pressure readings over the entire interface pressure mat and is expressed as a percentage.

Results: Interface pressure mapping results indicate effective “off-loading” of the Java Cushion and the dispersion index was significantly lower on the Java Cushion compared to the air cushion, particularly among chronic SCI subjects.

MRI Research:

Methodology: 10 subjects were taken, all with SCI, Paraplegia. The average time since onset was 18.4 years, with most recent being 3 years, and longest being 30 years.

Objective: The objective was to compare deep tissue deformation below the ITs and surrounding the femoral head under three conditions: 1) Fully suspended, 2) Properly-inflated Air Cushion, 3) Java Cushion.

Results: There was little tissue deformation on the Java Cushion as compared to sitting on a properly inflated air cushion as was evidenced by measurement of muscle and fat thickness below the ischial tuberosities.

3. Advantages of the Product: As can be seen from the research summaries above, the entire conception and design of the Java Cushion is one based on accurate, scientific testing. The main advantages of investing in this cushion are:

  • It provides greater stability while sitting and reduces postural stress.
  • There is a marked reduction in deep tissue distortion as can be seen from the MRI research.
  • The contours of the wheelchair cushion allow for optimal heat and moisture management that can reduce skin sores.
  • The entire cushion is really lightweight and shows up to a 43% reduction in weight as compared to the normal air cushions.
  • The Java Cushion can be adjusted using the Ride CAM wedges and well inserts for added comfort and better protection of the skin and deep tissues.
  • The cushion can be adjusted according to anyone’s needs by simply adjusting the thigh support accessories. In short, this is one of the most versatile wheelchair cushions designed by Ride Designs and can be used for one and all.

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  • There is also a significant reduction in long term skin damage due to the off-loading of high risk areas such as the: Ischial Tuberosities, Greater Trochanters, Coccyx/Sacrum and the Perineum (Groin).

We are very excited to be a Ride Designs provider in the Dallas Fort Worth area.  The Mobility Healthcare Rehab team specializes in providing high end seating and positioning products and have access to many types of wheelchair cushions to trial with clients in the DFW area.   Contact us today if you are a physical therapist, occupational therapists or a consumer and would like to evaluate the cushion. The new Java Wheelchair Cushion might just be that seating solution that you have been looking for that might change your life!