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Kate
3rd June 2013, 19:47
Hi all
Can anyone recommend a good riser/recliner chair. Mum is poorly now and is very reluctant to go to bed but she says she would be comfortable in a recliner. I know we can go through O.T. but we need one as a matter of urgency so will probably go and buy one.
Many thanks
Kate

pete
3rd June 2013, 20:15
Hi Kate,

Why not give MNDA a ring, I think they might be able to help you with that item , Ours came as part of the suite and can be expensive for a decent one, just an idea

Regards
Pete

Smudge
3rd June 2013, 20:37
John got his from MNDA through the OT on the palliative care team. They sent his measurements to Northampton & a lovely man pitched up from Northampton with it a week later.
It's a total godsend.

We've learnt to speak to the OT's and Physio's before we buy anything because usually either the NHS, Social Services or MNDA can loan it to us. We've got a hospital bed too which is also really helpful now.

Terry
3rd June 2013, 20:40
Hi Kate;
I have a chair from the Mnda, so I would follow Pete’s advice and ask them. Below is details from another member who bought a chair from Ikea that might be of interest. Good Luck, love Terry
Please find details of chair:
Name of chair: Poang armchair
Price: £55
Various colours.
Article number on internet: 398.054.32
This type of chair has an angled seat, the seat dips so enables my pops to sit up. I also bought some accessories such as head rests etc but he has used the material head rest as an arm rest instead. I bought two oblong rolled shaped cushions, these can be placed either side of him to keep him in the chair snug - haven't needed to use these yet.
I hope you find this useful and good luck - we have been lifting my dad for months and have found this product great, only lifted him once yesterday!
Terry - my dad was also having this problem, sliding down the chair - his bottom needed to be right against the chair so he could sit upright hence us lifting him up constantly. He was sick of being slumped after only ten minutes of us lifting him and we could not risk our backs any longer as well as being up and down constantly. We went away to yorkshire for a week, stayed in a lovely little house that had an angled sofa (really difficult to explain) but he had no problems so as soon as we got back home a trip to ikea was in order to find something similar!
Sorry Terry forgot to say that you can also buy a leg rest to match the chair - extra £20 - so for the combination is £75.
You can look them up online.
Take care xx

roy
3rd June 2013, 22:23
Hi Kate.
When I had my accident and broke my back I too contacted my OT and they through the MNDA located a loan chair for which has
Been a saviour.Im sure by making contact someone will do their upmost to help.

Best wishes.

Roy.

Kate
3rd June 2013, 23:22
Thank you all so much for your replies, mum appears to be losing the fight & our hearts are broken. Will get on to this 1st thing and also a little break to Llandudno as she loves it there & it's not to far. Need to get a wriggle on to get some availability whilst she is still up for it. I fear time may be short. Much love to you all, your support is much appreciated. Kate xxx

Lolly
4th June 2013, 01:18
Come get mine. It's in my garage . I'm in cambridgeshire, just off a 14. Mnda have been useless in finding a home for it. Ask if they will pony up the dough to get it to you. Ask them to take it out of the funds I've raised for them. X Lisa schofield, Cambridgeshire.

Arthur
4th June 2013, 16:30
I got mine via the MNDA, it took a few days to get it delivered.
Talk to your RCDA or Connect,

Arthur

ClaireJames
20th January 2014, 17:53
Hello all,

This is my first time on the forum so fingers crossed I get this right. We are on the hunt for some information on the process and style of the recliner chairs provided by the mnda. We have met with our local mnda volunteer and my goodness what a positive and resourceful meeting it turned out to be, My husband stewart spends a lot of his time in his wheelchair and it was recommended that a recliner chair would help stewart with having an alternative place to sit when at home. The answer was a huge YES so we placed the request with our OT who will HOPEFULLY place the order direct with the mnda. The confusion is that she continues to refer to the chair as a prescriber chair which I understand is a different style and purpose to a recliner chair. Can anyone confirm the style of chair which the mnda provided and what the order time was for the item. Many thanks to you all for any info you can pass our way.

Terry
20th January 2014, 18:14
Hi Claire;

Yes, you have got it right and welcome to the forum. I have no idea what a prescriber chair is but the one they delivered me was a twin motor rise and recline.
I suggest that you phone Mnda and ask, they are quite a friendly bunch as are we normally.
I think Stewart will like a different place to sit.

All the best, Terry

luce
20th January 2014, 21:33
Hiya
our experience is it is important to get the right chair, not any one...

my mum found the following:
being measured for the chair helps to get the right length from hip to floor. this is very important as mobility changes or deteriorates. if you have the wrong chair it can affect positioning, posture, ability to manouvere out of the chair. also some are easier to control than others.

hope you get the right chair, free or purchased or loaned- i would suggest finding out how to get measured for the chair.

my mum went through a few chairs, some no good as they broke (raised up on one side only) another one came and it was the wrong size (too big) and really not comfortable for her to use. also need to consider the issue of rise/ recline to make sure that the back does not recline at the same time as the legs as my nan bought one of these for £800 about 13 years ago as she was too impatient to wait for one to be in stock that reclined the legs and back seperately. it wasn't ideal and it isn't really ideal for the lady we passed it on to

best wishes
luce

Andrew
21st January 2014, 10:47
Hello all,

This is my first time on the forum so fingers crossed I get this right. We are on the hunt for some information on the process and style of the recliner chairs provided by the mnda. We have met with our local mnda volunteer and my goodness what a positive and resourceful meeting it turned out to be, My husband stewart spends a lot of his time in his wheelchair and it was recommended that a recliner chair would help stewart with having an alternative place to sit when at home. The answer was a huge YES so we placed the request with our OT who will HOPEFULLY place the order direct with the mnda. The confusion is that she continues to refer to the chair as a prescriber chair which I understand is a different style and purpose to a recliner chair. Can anyone confirm the style of chair which the mnda provided and what the order time was for the item. Many thanks to you all for any info you can pass our way.

Hi Claire,

I’ve spoken to our Support Services team about this today.

The chairs we provide are very much standard type riser/recliner chairs to support people to recline and lift to a standard position.

We’re not sure what is meant by the term ‘prescriber chair’. We do ask the referring OT to provide basic information in terms of size required and basic motor/seat options so this could I guess be described as prescribing what is needed. Sometimes people do require a more specialist chair than we provide and their OT would be the person to support them with assessing for this and trying to obtain funding.

We try to meet all requests within three weeks but depending on the spec of the chair it could be sooner. Once we have the request from the OT detailing what is required then we can give a better idea of timescales. If youwould like to check if a referral has been made I would suggest contacting us direct via support.services@mndassociation.org or 01604 611802.

A good representation of what we provide is as below:

http://www.dmservicing.co.uk/image_library/library/14397/orig_C_15_Almond_Lift_copy.jpg

I hope this helps,

Best wishes,

Andrew

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