CLINICAL SEATING SYSTEMS designed for pressure care and comfort

REQUEST YOUR FREE CLINICIAN’S SEATING HANDBOOK

This practical guide to seating is written by Martina Tierney, OT, and used in academia, in clinical practice and with caregivers around the world to guide their practices around specialist seating.

The handbook contains:

  • Providing practical tips on performing seating assessments.
  • Your go-to guide for supporting various spinal presentations.
  • An extended guide to seating bariatric and paediatric patients.
  • Information on the new staging guidelines for pressure injuries.
  • Expanded, detailed patient case studies.

 

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Tub Aged Care Chairs

As we advance in years, we slowly start to appreciate that our bodies become weaker and the things that we once took for granted as simple functional movements are no longer possible. For a variety of reasons, each person ages differently and will face different complications as they age.

Our weight, the way that we sit and how we stand all contribute to whether the body experiences pain or is supported. The tub chair is a staple of aged care that has been around for some time. Today, however, Australian’s can benefit from a superior seating option that takes the familiar to new, beneficial heights.

Tub Chair for Aged Care Patients

At Seating Matters, we research, develop and manufacture the very best supportive seating solutions available on the market for those delivering aged care. Our chairs are used by many different organisations including Anglican Care, Baptist Care, Uniting Care Australia, Regis, NDIS and RFBI.

Martina Tierney leads our company. An occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience, she is a world-leading expert in this field and created these chairs to deliver a supportive option for patients that was delivered to meet their specific needs. All of our chairs can be adjusted to fit the dimensions of any person that requires any special care.

Benefits of Supportive Aged Care Chairs

While a soft chair might seem like a good idea for someone in aged care who wants comfort, this option does little to promote positive posture and can lead to many aches, complaints and secondary problems to arise. Improving the quality of life and giving patients the dignity they deserve as they grow older is imperative when delivering care. As such, investing in high-quality aged care chairs affords your facility the chance to improve how it is perceived, but also improves conditions for those that work there.

Unless your patients are supported by a team of caregivers that can do for them what they need throughout the day, then they might as well be living at home. As such, well-designed seating that affords the patient and caregiver the functionality that they require without necessitating an exertion that could lead to physical injury or strain adds immense value.

Having appropriate seating in place helps promote better blood circulation for patients. Those that are stuck in the same position all day long can be expected to develop complications such as blood clots. Chairs that deliver convenience with regards to mobility, movement and shifting weight each day help patients to remain comfortable.

In the absence of mobility, any person’s quality of life can be expected to drop considerably. Movement is vital to maintain communication with other patients in care and the social element of living in a nursing home is vital to promoting positive attitudes.

Tub Aged Care Chairs Eliminate the possibility of Pressure Injuries

At Seating Matters, we endeavour to achieve a standard of quality in our chairs that eliminate discomfort and alleviates the possibility of pressure injuries. We rigorously develop each chair that we manufacture to deliver the most benefits to each user and to reduce the expenditure on staff and resources. To help clinicians deliver more effective practices, we also provide a free clinician’s seating handbook, which can be posted to your address on request.

Aged care chairs are an essential investment for any facility that looks after the elderly, but furnishing your spaces with the very best solutions available in Australia today will benefit both patients and your staff alike. We look forward to equipping you with the ultimate standard in comfort and support soon.

Seating Matters provides clinical healthcare seating chairs for Disabled & Elderly people in Australia. We sell kyphosis chairs, pressure relief chairs, cerebral palsy chairs, occupational therapy chairs, parkinsons disease chairs, tilt space chairs, fall prevention chairs, huntington’s disease chairs, multiple sclerosis chairs, brain injury chairs, chairs for demantia patients & other seating range in Australia. Browse our website for more information or contact us for more details.

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Each day I realise more and more the impact of seating on people's lives. For these people, the quality of their chair determines the quality of their life.
Martina Tierney
Founder and Clinical Director
Seating Matters

Seating Range

Milano

The Milano provides dignity, pressure care and comfort for people with limited mobility. The Milano has been designed specifically for care facilities to address pressure management, falls prevention, infection control, maintenance of mobility and safe manual handling. The Milano fits people of all of shapes and sizes through its adjustable seat width, seat depth and...

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Phoenix

The Phoenix accommodates people with complex or changing needs who require high levels of postural support, pressure care and comfort. Due to its customisation, the Phoenix gifts the luxury of comfortable and supportive seating for those who may otherwise not be able to sit out of bed. The Phoenix is often used as an alternative...

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Atlanta

The Atlanta is a safe, comfortable chair that provides dignity to people at risk of falling, sliding or injuring themselves. The Atlanta can accommodate people who are challenging to seat, and is often used for those with Huntington’s Disease, late stage dementia or in a palliative care setting. The chair is low to the ground...

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Sorrento

The Sorrento chair helps people needing high levels of pressure care, comfort and posture support. It is suitable for people in any setting, including hospitals, care facilities or their own home. For people with high pressure care needs, the tilt in space can be used to improve posture and redistribute pressure. The tilt movements include...

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Monaco

The Monaco has been designed for comfort and mobility with independence at the forefront of its design. It was designed to encourage independence in sitting by supporting the body and encouraging the users to stand up independently with little assistance. The Monaco chair provides stability in sitting without compromising function. Early use of the Monaco...

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Bariatric Sorrento

The Bariatric Sorrento is a tilt in space bariatric chair on wheels and can support patients up to 294kgs and has been designed to reduce the risk of injury to the patient and caregiver. Fully motorised to limit patient handling, the Bariatric Sorrento fully accommodates the user’s unique body shape which limits sliding, provides postural...

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Kidz Phoenix

The Kidz Phoenix is the most supportive and functional of the Seating Matters children’s range to accommodate spinal conditions and provide maximum support to highly dependent patients. The Kidz Phoenix tilt in space chair is clinically designed for complex upper body support in addition to pressure management, postural support and comfort. It accommodates those with...

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Kidz Sorrento

The Kidz Sorrento lends itself easily to changing user needs and is above all else the ultimate in comfort for children with complex medical conditions. The Kidz Sorrento is a simple to operate and functional chair which is designed to improve and maximise comfort as well as provide postural support and pressure management. With its...

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Milano

Phoenix

Atlanta

Sorrento

Monaco

Bariatric Sorrento

Kidz Phoenix

Kidz Sorrento

Clinically researched and trialled to prevent pressure injuries and falls

Designed by a world leading occupational therapist who understands the clinical impact of poor seating.

Learn more about the clinical research and trial behind the Seating Matters range. 

Ease of use

Learn how easy it is to adjust and manoeuvre Seating Matters chairs with some video instructions showing you just how easy it is.

The benchmark for quality

It takes continuous, careful planning to ensure our chairs are functional as well as being aesthetically pleasing. Each and every part of a Seating Matters chair has been engineered and devised to offer optimum quality and support for the user.

With it’s unparalleled frame warranty, we guarantee our high quality manufacturing standards and stringent testing, so you will be confident knowing you have a high quality care chair.

Reviews & Case Studies

Do you want to know what other people think about the Seating Matters chairs?

Or would you like to review some real life case studies that will go through various patient conditions and come up with real life solutions that can help provide a better quality of life for each and every patient.

Resources

Do you have any questions or are needing some extra resources?

Visit our Resources page where you will find our most Frequently Asked Questions, where you can book Training With Your Team, and download the Seating Matters brochures and product information.