Specialist rotating bed wins inaugural OT Show Award for Excellence in Caring
Theraposture’s latest addition to its extensive specialist rotating bed range, the Rotoflex 235 Plus, has won the first Excellence in Caring Award at the OT Show 2018.
Selected by a panel of experienced healthcare professionals, the award-winning Rotoflex 235 Plus was deemed best product on show following a comprehensive review.
Launched at the NEC, the specialist bed was regarded as a solution ‘that will revolutionise the care environment for both service-users and carers alike’ and ‘enable clients to take an active role in their care.’
Shortlisted alongside many other innovations from other exhibitors, the Rotoflex 235 Plus excelled in all criteria, claims Theraposture, endorsed by an end user testimonial which reaffirmed the care, financial and lifestyle benefits of the assistive device.
Liam Braddell, Theraposture Sales Director, commented: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award as it officially recognises our Rotoflex as the considered choice. No other rotating bed system can deliver the same level of user support – resulting from a concept continually refined over a period of 20 years.
“It is a quality, considerately designed specialist bed, backed-up by ethical and caring assessment-led service. By working so closely with Occupational Therapists since 1981, we are able to understand more deeply the challenges that clients face – hence enhancing and widening the bespoke Rotoflex range to meet individual needs more precisely.
“Our award-winning Rotoflex 235 Plus is a culmination of all our experience particularly when you consider its in-built and unique powered rising heel section – a world’s first in rotating bed.
“This accolade we believe will send a clear signal to all healthcare professionals and end users that the Rotoflex is still the original and best.”
The Rotoflex range from Theraposture features a patented, powered turning bed system, which facilitates safe and stable transfers in and out of bed, supporting clients with restricted mobility to stay safe and reassured.
According to Theraposture, clients commonly with neurological conditions, such as MS and Parkinson’s, greatly benefit from its ability to move and rotate from a recumbent to a fully upright seated position.
In addition, the Rotoflex 235 Plus’s vertical lift in the seated position allows for controlled standing and seating for those with balance and strength inconsistencies, removing the need for a carer. When a carer is reduced from two-to-none, the Rotoflex is proven to save up to £27,000 per year in carer costs and eliminates the need for relocation into a care home, says Theraposture.
Offering a streamlined and modular design, the bed is suitable for a wide range of client needs and includes a powered rising heel support as standard. It is ideally suited to users weighing up to 31 stone.
In addition to award success at the OT Show, Theraposture said that its exhibition stand generated positive results with high attendance levels, particularly in response to its on-stand educational seminars. Shaun Masters, OT and Trusted Assessor, hosted a series of sessions which provided valuable awareness regarding safe bed transfers and specialist modular cots for children.
Featuring the Rotoflex 235 Plus, Shaun’s presentations entitled ‘Legs into bed – Enabling independent transfers for those unable to safely get into or out of bed’ were the most popular.