Stanley offer a very strong range of mobility products for use in healthcare environments, designed to improve user mobility, comfort and boost the quality of care given to those that are less mobile, whilst improving operational efficiency, safety and the professional image of healthcare establishments nationwide.
Suitable for the care-giving and healthcare environments we have two types of wheelchair stair climber, which are the Tolo and the Jolly
The Tolo is a battery-powered wheelchair unit, which enables users to ascend and descend the majority of staircases that may be located around hospitals, care homes, residential care centres and beyond, without having to be moved between chairs.
The key benefit of this particular piece of equipment is its remote control which allows the user to navigate the wheelchair around the establishment independently.
However, a trained operator is needed to guide the user up and down stairs during the stair climbing process, which is a very straightforward task, completed at the touch of a button. The seat itself is equipped with a foldable armrest, headrest and adjustable footrest which all aid posture. Various attachments and configurations can also be supplied for a more tailored solution.
The other wheelchair stair climber ideal for the healthcare industry is the Jolly, which allows most types of wheelchair to be fitted onto its secure systems frame.
It is designed to work with electric chairs, wheelchairs with tilting or movable backrests and even pushchairs, should visitors have younger children with mobility impairments.
It is a fully-collapsible unit with a range of customisable features, such as a large base plate for larger wheelchair designs. It can easily be dismantled into two separate pieces which enable it to be transported in a car, ambulance or shuttlebus.
The key benefit for this particular stair climber is that it enables users to be transported from within their own wheelchair, which offers a very dignified solution and has minimal impact on staff, while sending the right signals to patients and their families.
The final product we offer that is suitable for healthcare is the NuDrive Air. This exciting piece of technology delivers an improved steering motion to its users, enabling them to propel themselves forwards and backwards, and to manoeuvre and brake.
Its ‘Snap-Lock’ technology means the levers can be fitted to each wheel in a matter of seconds, delivering a 50% increased efficiency to a traditional wheelchair system. More importantly it allows users to tackle normal and difficult terrain, such as steep slopes and hills which ultimately improve user independence and physical well-being.
Among its many obvious benefits, the NuDrive Air will likely increase and improve the health of wheelchair users, encouraging exercise whilst decreasing the level of shoulder degradation which is a common side effect of long-term wheelchair use. Its padded levers also deter blisters and poor hygiene and eliminate the need for gloves.