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  • Ellie
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    Lynne, if you have trouble scanning the quote, there's an excellent App called Genius Scan for Android or iOS. It will scan the document as a PDF and is easy to use.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Lynne.
    I didn't realise that you are still in hospital - I hope you are being made comfortable and that you are being looked after well.
    Kayleigh x

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Ellie, Dave, Miranda and Kayleigh. I sent the scanned invoice for a dual motor chair to my OT as an attachment but the Council site won't open it. So I've got to scan it again and make a PDF to send to her. I'll do that whenever I get home, hopefully midday tomorrow. Lynne

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Lynne,
    Looks like dual-motor option is definitely very popular!
    I hope everything went OK for you in hospital this week.
    Best wishes
    Kayleigh x

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  • miranda
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    I agree - double motor.

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  • davidr
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    hi lynne, always go for a double motor, a single is doing all the work and won't last long.
    dave.

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  • Ellie
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    Hi Lynne,

    I think you're doing the right thing re dual motors - even if you don't think you'll use the separate functions right now, you probably will at some stage. I'd hate to see you spend money on a short-lived solution!

    The problem with the single motor is the footrest and backrest operate together, so you can't just put your feet up without reclining and vice-versa, but you can with a dual motor.

    Love Ellie.

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Lynne,

    I hope all goes well with your operation, and that you have comfortable recovery in hospital..

    Kayleigh x

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Kayleigh. I emailed my OT so she'll probably get back to me Monday or Tuesday morning. I'll be in hospital probably zonked out but I'll check my emails when I've got a clear head. Lynne

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Lynne,

    It's good that you are taking as much time as you need, and that you're not rushing into a decision about which chair is most suitable.

    From what you have said in your last post, it sounds like the dual motor option recommended by your OT is definitely worth considering, Possibly a good idea to talk things over with your OT, if you are unsure.

    Kayleigh x
    Last edited by Kayleigh; 6 January 2019, 14:28.

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Lisa,

    Thanks for letting me know about the swivel seat. I am going to get one. It will definitely help me to get in and out of the car more easily - and more elegantly!

    Some local authorities provide riser/recliners and so hopefully yours will be one that does. Otherwise, there is the option of applying for a grant from the MNDA (via your OT), like Lynne has done.

    I hope you and your daughter have a lovely day. The school holidays have gone so quickly!

    Kayleigh x

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  • Catsparkle
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    Hi Kayleigh, I almost need a rise/recliner but for the moment have a swivel transfer circular seat ( I love these in the car! and found by accident that it worked wonderfully on a chair too) and a very large flat cushion behind me to move me forward on the chair. I find this is helping me a lot.
    https://www.co-opmobility.co.uk/mobi...CABEgIbnvD_BwE
    Lisa x

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  • Lynne K
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    Hi Kayleigh. I emailed Oak Tree and asked them to send me a quote for a dual motor rise and recline Rowan chair. I remembered that I need 'tilt in space.' I have that on my powered chair. I change the seat position depending on how my back feels on any given day. I adjust my cushion on our settee for the same purpose. So a static seat would cause me problems in the long run, despite it feeling super comfy on that one minute sit in it. Lynne

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  • Lynne K
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    Thanks Kayleigh x

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  • Kayleigh
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    Hi Lynne,

    You have had a lot to think about but it sounds like you have made a good choice.

    You are going for the option which is the most comfortable and suitable for you, taking into account the issues with your back.

    The option with the nearly lying down position might be good if someone wants it to do that, but definitely no good if it is not comfortable enough.

    I never knew there were so many options to consider with riser/recliners - choosing handbags is much more straightforward!

    Kayleigh x

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