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What is a UK Healthcare Chair?
This term is often referred to or known as a rise and recline chair. The chair is operated electrically and helps people who need help standing from a normal chair. Primacare offers a comprehensive range of Home Comfort and Specialist Seating solutions. Our brochures are downloadable from our website.
Do you offer a tailored chair?
All our chairs are manufactured to the highest quality and are available in any size with any of the mechanisms specified on our website. Along with a vast range of fabric choices and accessories, we can indeed provide a bespoke piece of furniture that is best for you.
How does a rise and recline chair work?
All rise and recline chairs use mains-power needed to power the built in motor for the rise and recline action of the chair. An easy to use, hand-held control is connected to the recliner that carefully adjusts the chair to a prefect seating position just for you. This helpful video is available on our website
Your rise and recline chairs have mechanisms – what are these?
Primacare offers the most extensive range of seating mechanisms which gives you the choice to find the perfect position for relaxing and that extra help when standing. Further information and a helpful video is available on our website that shows how our seating mechanisms work.
How do I know what size rise and recline chair I require?
Our products are available in a wide range of dimensions to suit all requirements. Please download our Specifications Chart here. You can also download our Chair Assessment Form which will prompt all of the information required to complete a Chair Specification.
You make rise and recline chairs, so do you make other furniture?
Our rise and recline chairs provide comfort and exactly fits your needs. Sofas are available in any size, with different single or dual motor actions for recline only or rise and recline seating. All Primacare Sofas are constructed with removable backs like all chairs. This allows ease of access into most properties. Two and three seat sofas are available with matching stools. These can be viewed on website, please talk to us with detailed requirements on Tel: 01685 845900
Can I buy your Healthcare Chairs directly from you?
Our UK Mobility Network offer the expertise to help you to determine the right size of chair and provide the information for us to be able to make your chair. These also gives you the opportunity to “try before you buy”. Our Home Comfort and Specialist Seating solutions brochures are available on our website. To find a Retailer near you Tel: 01685 845900
I need a rise and recline chair quickly; can you help me?
If you need a chair quickly, we do offer 3 general sizes, available in the Brecon or Aberdare style with a more limited choice of colours. The Express Chair will be made and delivered to you within 7 working days. Further information on our Express Chair can be found on our website.
Do you offer a healthcare massage chair?
Our standard rise and recline chairs can be supplied with optional extras including a massage and heat pad system. Please talk to us about your requirements Tel: 01685 845900
How can I buy a healthcare shower chair?
Primacare is a dynamic and well established bespoke and specialist seating company, with a reputation for providing innovative and extensive expertise with the home comfort and healthcare marketplace. Specialist bathing and shower chairs are available from Mobility Retailers.
Would healthcare dining chairs be suitable in my home?
Primacare have many styles of high back chair which use polished solid beech hardwood frames. These could be a suitable option for you and can be viewed on our website
What is pressure care?
The aim is to maintain healthy skin and thus prevent breakdown and the development of pressure ulcers. A pressure ulcer is a localised injury to the skin and/or underlying tissue usually over a bony prominence. The 4 main factors implicated are interface pressure, shear, friction, and moisture. Pressure ulcers can range in severity from patches of discoloured skin to open wounds that expose the underlying bone or muscle. – source NHS UK
Can your rise and recline chairs provide pressure area care?
It is CRITICAL to use a chair that has been measured and adjusted to the size and shape of the individual. Correct Posture leads to maximising the contact area which in turn minimises pressure on the body parts. Occupational Therapists and Specialists will advise repositioning every 2 hours and the use of significant tilt angles (up to 45 degrees) which can achieve pressure reductions, particularly in the pelvic area. Our aim is to balance the challenges of comfort and pressure management with posture control and individual independence, the results is a comprehensive range of rise and recline chairs all available to view on our website
I am concerned that my current chair is not providing the pressure care management I need. Would a rise and recline chair offer me the comfort I need?
Primacare offer the most extensive range of seating mechanisms which gives you the choice to find the perfect position for relaxing and that extra help when standing. Primacare have 7 different seating arrangements to offer depending on the level of risk of pressure sores and ulcers. More information can be viewed on our website about Alternate Back Styles.
Where can I identify legislation and national guidelines affecting pressure area care?
When asked this question is asked locally, we always refer people to the Governance e-manual that provides advice and guidance on all aspects of governance in the NHS in Wales. Other useful Government guidance and evidence-based advice on the prevention and management of pressure ulcers can be found online at the Government Website.
Having read the current legislation relating to pressure area care, why choose your range of rise and recline chairs?
Here at Primacare, we take Pressure Management Mapping seriously. Our different seat cushions options have all been extensively tested using a pressure mat which contains 120 different pressure sensors over the seating area of a chair. Pressure Mapping is unique to the individual user, the type of cushion and the relative position of the chair. However the mapping can give proportional performance and a pressure map when comparing different cushions with the same user. To learn more about the importance of pressure management please see our website.
Having had an assessment, my nursing care plan for acute pain related to pressure ulcer is now in place. Please can you help me buy a suitable and comfortable chair for my home?
With a very comprehensive range of Home Comfort rise and recline chairs we can give you excellent support and comfort. Primacare offer 7 different seating arrangements, depending on the level of risk of pressure sores and ulcers. For more advanced seating solutions call us on Tel: 01685 844538.
From the range of rise and recline chairs that you offer, what ones are best suited for pressure ulcers prevention care and management?
Our tilt-in-space rise and recline chairs is our most popular seating solution, which can encourage pressure redistribution and relief as part of a pressure management care plan. A video is available on our website that may be helpful.
Team working is important in the pressure area care. Please would it be possible to arrange training on the use of significant tilt angles for your range of rise and recline chairs?
It is great to hear that your team would like training in pressure area care. In the first instance we can offer further information about the importance of pressure management, please see our website. There are many seating assessors within our UK Mobility Retailer Network that provide clinical evaluations, training sessions, we can connect you locally, please email us email@example.com with your contact details.
Do you offer pressure area care training?
It is critical to use a chair that has been measured and adjusted to the size and shape of the individual. There are many seating assessors within our UK Mobility Retailer Network that provide clinical evaluations, training sessions as well as insight from their very own experience. Please contact us with your contacts details and your location, we will be happy to connect you.
Is air mattress pressure care a seating option that you offer?
All standard Primacare rise and recline chairs use high quality high density Reflex foam cushions. We offer 4 different firmness grades to be able to personalise the rise and recline chair. An Alternating Air Cushion uses an air pump to continuously inflate and deflate cells with the cushion. More information can be viewed on Foams and Fillings on our website.
Where can I try a certain chair?
We appreciate that buying a rise and recline chair can be a little overwhelming sometimes, so we have a Mobility Retailer Network across the UK. They can offer seating expertise and provide clinical evaluations, one being a seating assessment. Also some Mobility Retailers will give you the opportunity to try before you buy. Please talk to us with your contacts details and your location, we will be happy to connect you.
How much is a rise and recline chair?
As a manufacturer of rise and recline chairs, we understand that one size does not fit all. Therefore, we like to ensure the right chair for a prefect fit. Both our Home Comfort and Specialist Seating ranges will offer you a seating solution. To find out how much your rise and recline will be, please call us with your seating requirements and we will provide you with an estimate. Talk to us on Tel: 01685 845900 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I be able to match the fabric of the rise and recline chair to my home interior?
Primacare offers a massive range of materials and has an extensive network of suppliers throughout the UK. We can also use Customers Own fabrics as long as it passes UK fire regulation testing. Our dealers and fabric suppliers have swatches and can source all samples.
I have a rise and recline chair, is there accessories that I can purchase?
All our standard rise and recline chairs are supplied with simple push button controllers and 24 volt transformers with emergency recovery. Optional extras include full battery back-up, hazard sensors (anti-entrapment) and massage and heat pad systems. Learn more about our Accessories please view our website.