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Our aim is support you with the challenges faced in achievieng your goals to reduce risks associated with:

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Pressure Management

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Falls Prevention

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Patient Flow

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Early Mobilisation

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Posture & Function

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Bariatric Care

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Our aim is to support you with the challenges faced in achieving your goals and to reduce risks associated with:

Falls Prevention

The tilt in space function along with other supports and adjustments, including the footplate, help keep the patient from sliding or falling from their chair.  This is very important for people with little or no muscle strength.  Providing this support makes the person feel safer and reduces their fear of sitting.

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Wound Care & Injury Prevention

Seating Matters chairs have been designed for patients with high risk of pressure injuries.  We have carried out clinical trials and have proven to reduce pressure injuries across three facilities. 
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Safe Patient Handling

As well as designing the chair for the clinical needs of the patient.  We have also designed the chair with the caregivers in mind.  What makes our chairs safe and easy to use?

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Early Mobilization

We can often get patients out of bed and into our Sorrento™ chair when they don’t have the ability to sit in other chairs.
We offer a lot of support using our specially designed back support to fully control the person's upper body.  We can also support them with lateral and head supports.  By using the tilt in space function we can get a patient into a semi-sitting position for when they first get out of bed.  This allows us to seat patients that have little or no sitting balance.

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Infection Control

Our infection control standards exceed the current medical requirements for chairs.  This includes no use of velcro, heat sealed cushions and fully modular chairs which ensure there are no areas of entrapment and that all parts can be easily removed for cleaning.  Moving parts are electroplated and all powder coating has antibacterial properties.  All cleaning materials recommended for the chair are the same as the current cleaning agents being used within the facility for the mattresses.

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Training

Full training is provided on site for the use of the Seating Matters' chairs.  This can be carried out for safe patient handling, nursing, caregivers and also maintenance staff.  Clinical training is also available from our clinical team on any clinical needs in seating including wound care, positioning and safe patient handling. Our team are available by phone, email and live chat to answer your queries promptly.  

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Blood Oxygen Levels

Oxygen saturation levels increased in 85% of patients using the Seating Matters' chairs in our clinical trials.  This is due to better posture and increased length of time out of bed.  

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Important Technical Details

  • Sizes and footprint for transport and storage purposes.
  • The Seating Matters' adult chairs have a 25st / 350lb patient weight limit.
  • The Sorrento chair footprint size is 47 inches long and 26 inches wide.
  • The chair will fit through all standard doors.
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Seating Matters 7 Year Warranty

All Seating Matters' chairs have been designed to meet the challenging needs of a wide variety of clients.  All chairs carry a 7 year frame warranty and an over all 1 year warranty. Electric motors are guaranteed to 1 million cycles or two years.  All parts can be replaced and serviced on site.

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FAQs

Is there any clinical evidence to justify the chairs?

Yes, the Seating Matters range is the only specialised seating range supported by comprehensive, independent and ethically approved research which proved a reduction in pressure ulcers along with multiple other health benefits for the client plus time and cost saving benefits for the facility/carer. 

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Are the Seating Matters chairs infection control approved?

Yes, at Seating Matters we take infection control very seriously. Our chairs have been specifically designed to decrease the areas of entrapment where bacteria and germs can survive. 

The chairs are upholstered with a vinyl proven to counteract C.difficile, E.coli as well as MRSA and the vast majority of bacteria.

Our frames are powder coated to promote infection control. 

The seat cushion is attached to the base of the chair by a non slip material to eliminate the use of velcro which can harbour dirt and bacteria. 

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How do the Seating Matters chairs promote early mobilisation?

The tilt in space function in the Sorrento™ & Phoenix™ chairs allow for a semi-sitting position to be achieved.  This position is midway between bed rest and upright sitting.  If the patient does not have adequate core strength to maintain an upright position in a standard chair, the Sorrento™ and Phoenix™ chairs are designed to improve their sitting balance and help in the rehabilitation process.

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