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07-22-2003, 11:56 AM
I had a chair that used to tip backwards and had wheelie bars, it was a commode and shower chair. It was 15 years ago in the hospital during the 4 month rehabilitation. It tipped back if you needed help from getting light headed. I have not seen any more of this type of chair. Currently I had to learn forward but this is hard on my current caretaker (my mom). Does anyone have or know of a chair that can tip backwards and who is making them.
Here are a few:
http://www.arjo.com/ (check out the Carendo)
http://www.rolli-moden.com/featured.html#chameleon (check out the Rise)
You can also wear an abdominal binder for bowel care and even in the shower to help with your light-headedness.
Unless you plan to place the chair over the commode, the Rise chair is not an option. The pot that comes with it fits right smack against the seat, so there's no way to reach under to do digital stim (by caregiver or by yourself, whichever the case may be.)
07-25-2003, 12:44 AM
Alan, this is true of most commodes. We just leave the bucket off that comes with the chair and place a regular household type plastic bucket on the floor under the commode. Plenty of room to reach what you need to do for dig stim and clean up, and then empty and rinse the bucket. Of course if you can roll it over the toilet, the Rise allows you to elevate the seat so that you reach as well.
I like my E&J shower/commode chair, but they're out of business, and I need a new one. http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/frown.gif
08-07-2003, 04:31 PM
Alan-- Have you called your local medical supply house? They may be able to tell you about something comparable.
I've got a call into them. Just thought I might get some good ideas from the consumers here, too.
08-07-2003, 05:54 PM
I think Invacare and Activaid both have a chair that has tippers on them.
A couple more links:
Tough times don't last - tough people do.
I modify my old manual chair, change seat upholstery to a padded wooden board with hole in it. Add metal guides underneath that I can slide a standard hospital washbasin in and out. Also change push rim to include quad pegs, water and rims leave a me with no grip, literally slip sliding away. .
08-08-2003, 09:52 AM
I just recently lost out[[timewise]] on a ''shower chair'' on ebay. It was a portable/folding,,,lightweight/w/4 casters,,,upolstry/mesh, seat/back. The name was ''Winco'' from fla. I called them but they stopped making it in nov-'01.
It was very similar to some of the mesh/fabric shower chairs they had when i was in rehab.
Have any of the Spinalnurses seen these,,,,,
Also,,, ''KLD'', can you please exlain, ''why a belly binder may help w/ lightheadedness,,,,,,,,
08-13-2003, 10:55 AM
Any reply http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif,,,,,,,,
08-13-2003, 03:54 PM
david65 - The National database for assistive technology and rehab equipment may be a good place to look. Go to: www.abledata.com (http://www.abledata.com)
Freej - an abdominal binder helps confine the abdominal contents and also applies constriction over the major vessels that traverse the abdomen. The effect is similar to the use of support/compression/TED stockings. In SCI, the blood vessels have lost their ability to constrict. Therefore, when one sits up, there will be a tendency for larger amounts of blood to be within the vessels in the abdomen, leading to a hypotensive effect. An abdominal binder helps control for this. CRF
I found out that Everest and Jennings was taken over by Graham Field, and they still make the E&J shower/commode chair (different name and model number, though.) So, that's what we're getting.
08-13-2003, 06:36 PM
Alan - sounds like you have been a good sleuth. Glad that you were able to find what you needed and to learn about the new company. Are they still providing the same products as E&J? CRF
Alan, is this the chair you have? I just got my 2nd one in 24 years I really like it.
"Yesterday's History,Tomorrow's a Mystery"
That's the chair I have, and the one I'm getting (mine's 22 years old, footpedals are broken, and other things are busted, also.)
I don't know if Graham Field provides all the things E&J used to - their website hasn't been coming up.)
01-25-2011, 10:26 AM
Take a look at the Go-Anywhere Chairs. The rear legs are cambered to the rear so that you can actually build-in some rear lean without having to worry about it flipping over backwards. You don't need anti-tippers. In addition the backrest is curved which provides more comfort and more lean. I designed our chairs specifically in this fashion as I was having the same problem.