|The Bariatric plus sized chairs are suitable for either a health or home environment. They offer clients and carers movement options that support good posture, pressure management and independent living. The range of mechanisms is ideal for those clients:
On some mechanisms the back recline works independently of the leg rest enabling a wide range of relaxing positions, from sitting upright and raising the leg rest to relieve tired legs to a fully reclined resting position. The leg elevation can support reduction in oedema and fluid retention. This reduced fluid in the lower limbs allows a user to maintain their standing and walking abilities. The rise position on some mechanisms supports standing, enabling the person to walk away more easily.
The three waterfall cushions are fixed on some models and on others are removable as standard. With all removable back cushions they can be repositioned to change the seating position to aid posture. The waterfall cushion can be useful for those with mild kyphosis, scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.
The waterfall back is complemented by a choice of five different seat cushions all with different pressure management qualities. Choose the one that best suits the postural and pressure management conditions of the client.
These chairs can also be used as part of a 24-hour postural care programme to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and its features also ensure that a user can be repositioned to allow for optional occupational performance, thus allowing an individual to engage in activities they want to do.
The Bariatric range comes with the following key features as standard. There is the option to purchase additional features and these are detailed in the Optional Accessories Section.
For an overview of Bariatric seating assessment see our downloadable PDF in the Brochure Section. Here you will also be able to download a copy of our Clinical Posture Guide.
Kate Sheehan – DipCOT MBAOT
Bariatric Rise and Recliners Overall Weight Limits
The Bariatric Rise and Recliner has an overall weight limit range of between 222 Kg – 445 Kg (35 to 70 stone) depending on the model chosen. The leg rest capacity will depend on the model chosen and can range from 57 Kg to 159 Kg (9 to 25 stone).
Seat Cushion Weight Limits
Certain pressure management seat cushion options have their own overall weight limits details of which can be found in the Seat Cushion Section. The maximum leg rest weight limit is unaffected by the seat cushion.
|18″ – 20″
457 – 508mm
|20″ – 28″
508 – 711mm
|18″ – 21″
457 – 533mm
|18″ – 20″
457 – 508mm
|24″ – 28″
610 – 711mm
|18″ – 21″
457 – 533mm
|16″ – 17″
406 – 432mm
|24″ – 28″
610 – 711mm
|18″ – 21″
457 – 533mm
|18″ – 20″
457 – 508mm
|24″ – 32″
610 – 812mm
|18″ – 21″
457 – 533mm
|19″ – 20″
483 – 508mm
|34″ – 35″
864 – 889mm
For 50 stone / 317kg – please see our Arden product
Please note that:
- Depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat height may vary slightly from that shown above.
All our health fabrics are Waterproof, Anti-MRSA, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Crib 5 and bleach cleanable. All cushions and cushion covers are removable for cleaning purposes.
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|The Bariatric comes with a waterfall back cushion which is fixed on some models as standard and is removable and repositionable on others.
On the removable back cushion they can be repositioned enabling the user to be seated and their posture supported correctly to meet their individual needs. The comfort and postural options are further enhanced with the addition of the blockers that adjust the shape and support of the back cushions, and the ability to adjust the firmness of each individual cushion by adding or taking away fibres. Covers can also be removed for cleaning or replacement.
This back style can be useful for those with mild kyphosis, scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.
If you would like to find out about what back cushions are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please contact the sales department on 01563 533377
Removable Back Cushion
The waterfall back cushions are removable, to enable the cushions to be repositioned or replaced at a later stage.
They are supplied with back blockers to be placed in the sleeves position behind the top and middle waterfall cushions. This will help to adjust the shape and support for the needs of each user.
Individual fibre filled waterfall cushions, each of which are fully adjustable to accommodate maximum postural support. The waterfall back can be useful for those with mild Kyphosis, Scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.
Removable Back Cushion
You can upgrade the back cushion to be removable, to enable the cushions to be repositioned or replaced at a later stage
Standard Comfort Seating
Our softest foam cushion with high quality Reflex foam filler for gentle comfort.
A cushion that provides a more supportive and firm seat with a high-quality filler from Reflex, the foam specialists.
The pocket sprung seating offers ultimate comfort at the heart of your chair, designed with individual high tensile steel coil springs in individual pockets, which give consistent support throughout the life of the chair and last shape to the cushion.
* Not available on the Bariatric
A cushion with a top layer of memory foam to allow immersion into the cushion, giving stability and a large surface area to reduce pressure levels.
This cushion uses our unique Gelacell matrix which distributes pressure and promotes air flow keeping the chair fresher and cooler.
A cushion with a fluid liquid gel in a soft silicone cover which provides a high level of pressure relief.
This cushion uses the latest silicone gel technology to give pressure relief as the gel conforms to the shape of your body and reacts to your body temperature.
Guide to our seat cushion classifications
Low risk cushions are aimed at people who have normal sitting posture and good mobility but are seated for greater than one hour at a time and require pressure relief that provides some supported and comfort.
Medium risk cushions are for people who have good posture and mobility but sit for long periods of time, have limited ability to relieve pressure due to restricted mobility and require pressure relief and supported comfort.
Low and Medium risk cushions are also a good choice for people with reduced muscle mass or who are emaciated.
High risk cushions are for people who have good postural position but who are unable to relieve pressure due to restricted mobility and require pressure relief and supported comfort provided by the cushion.
Very high risk
Very high risk cushions are for people at very high risk of developing pressure sores or a history of sores where the highest priority is to prevent further pressure damage. If a person has an open pressure sore or has had a sore in the last six months we would recommend that the GP or Tissue Viability Nurse is contacted for advice on the appropriate grade of cushion required.
Please note: Pocket Sprung option is not available in chairs with seat widths over 22″ or seat depths below 16″. Pocket sprung seat is not compatible with Heat & Massage.
If you would like to find out about what headrest cushions are available on other rise recliner chairs from the Repose range please contact the sales department on 01563 533377
Full Length Arm Caps
Small Head Pillow
The small head pillow provides additional comfort for those who may require a softer surface to rest on whilst stopping hyper-extension at the neck when reclined or tilted.
The head roll is useful to reduce depth for anyone with reduced neck extension or needing to keep their head in a neutral position for tasks such as eating or drinking whilst maximising comfort and reducing effort.
Arm Upgrade – Wood Knuckles (light, medium or dark)
The following features can be purchased to enhance the functionality of the chair.
High Wear Areas
The following covers, in matching fabric, can be purchased to protect high wear areas:
There are five headrests to choose from, all of which come with a Velcro tab allowing them to fit over the top cushions. For further details on each of these options please refer to the Headrest Section.
Arm Rest Designs*
The Bariatric models can have a choice of three different arm rest styles as shown below. With the wide arm style there is the option to upgrade to a Memory foam or Coolform gel interior with a vapour permeable fabric.
Heat and Massage Systems*
There is the option to choose either a heat only system or a heat and massage system.
Heat Only System
This system comes with two heat modules, one fitted into the seat of the chair and the other in a loose cushion heat pad that you can use behind your back, on your lap or to one side. The pads are controlled separately with an easy to use handset which has two temperature settings.
Heat and Massage System
The Relaxor helps soothe tired and aching muscles with gentle vibration and warmth. A separate handset controls different vibration zones built into the chair to massage upper back, lower back, upper and lower thighs and calves. Choose your own intensity and speed of each of the pairs of pads. The heat pad in the bottom lumbar of the back cushion completes the relaxing process, exactly what is needed at the end of the day.
Please note: It is recommended that you consult a healthcare professional or doctor if you suffer with a medical condition or have any medical device fitted (e.g. pacemaker) before purchasing this system.
This built-in lamp brings the light to where it is most needed and can be set at three brightness levels.
This operated by the handset which operates your chair also. The Reading lamp can be removed and stored away when not required
A USB charging point can be fitted to the chair to charge or operate items such as a mobile phone, tablet or ipad.
Foot Rest Gel
For additional support for the foot-rest area gel can be added.
For further details on the options below please refer to Safety Options Section.
* Please note that some of these additional features will need to be fitted at the point of manufacture.
The Bariatric riser recliner chair is available with the following mechanisms:
- Single Motor Tilt in Space – up to 35 stone (222kg)
- Dual Motor Tilt in Space – up to 35 stone (222kg)
- Standard Dual Motor – up to 70 stone (444kg)
The most important aspect to consider before purchasing any bariatric chair are the seating positions that are required to aid the conditions of the client and address any pressure and postural management needs.
The Bariatric is available with the following mechanisms. Please check the Sizes Section for all user weights and dimensions before selecting your chair. For demonstrations of the mechanisms described below please watch the relevant videos.
If you would like to find out about what mechanisms are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please contact the sales department on 01563 533377
Single Tilt in Space/Dual Tilt in Space/Standard Dual Motor
DTIS and STIS (Common features)
The Tilt in Space movement features on both these mechanisms. It allows the seat to back angle to remain the same whilst the whole seating system is tilted backwards. This ensures that the angle of the hips, knees and ankles remain unaffected and the weight on the Ischial Tuberosities is reduced by redistributing the weight through the back. This constant angle also prevents shear and friction during movement.
This feature can also help when transferring someone in a sling as it can support better pelvic positioning by using gravity to position the user in the back of the chair in the optimal position.
Both these mechanisms have a rise position. As the chair rises the seat tilts forward slightly, transferring the weight to the knees whilst taking away the pressure from your hips thus allowing you to walk away more easily from the chair. The seat angle can be changed to provide further support by choosing the VAL Technology.
Dual Tilt In Space
Single Tilt In Space
As well as the Tilt in Space and Rise functions, described above, the Dual Tilt in Space mechanism also features an independent backrest recline and independent leg rest movement:
- The independent recline allows the user to maintain flexibility over their body’s position, particularly the amount of hip flexion, enabling them to maximise comfort as well as managing health needs.
- The independent leg rest offers the user additional flexibility over positioning, allowing them to either use it in conjunction with the recline feature to create the optimal posture for their body shape.
Standard Dual Motor
The Standard Dual Motor comes with an independent backrest recline and independent leg rest enables a whole range of movements and positions to aid posture and pressure management. It also has a rise function for ease of standing from a seated position.
The Bariatric chairs come with the option to choose the following safety features:
Styleline Handset with On/Off Button
On some handsets you can choose to have an on/off emergency stop button. Please ask your supplier for the option available on your chair model.
Accupak Rechargeable Battery System
The Accupak power pack enables you to use the chair away from a power supply. The battery provides an average of up to 100 adjustment cycles and will need recharging regularly to retain the quality of usage. It can be charged by simply plugging it in. The system sits out of sight under the chair and the charging outlet is built into the side of the chair.
Please note that the Accupak is not compatible with the Reading Lamp.
Full user instructions can be found in the user manual – please read these carefully before using the chair and Accupak. A copy of the manual can be found in the Brochures Section.
20 Cycle Back Up Unit
This back up system comes as stand-alone unit that can carry out up to 20 chair adjustments. It should only be used as an emergency back-up system.
Full user instructions can be found in your user manual – please read these carefully before using the chair and the 20 cycle back up. A copy of the manual can be found in the Brochures Section.
The enclosure skirt hides the mechanism when the chair is either in the full rise or recline positions. This has been designed to stop small pets entering the mechanism whilst in the recline or rise positions.
Below is a summary of our Standard two-year warranty terms and conditions.
There is also the option to upgrade to a five-year comprehensive care plan.
Standard Two-Year Warranty
Two years on mechanisms, frame, upholstery and electrics.
One year on air seat cushions and also on some additional accessories such as the Accupak, 20 Cycle Back up and Relaxor heat and massage systems.
Repose will repair or replace, at our discretion and free of charge to the original purchaser, any parts covered by this warranty and that on examination, are found to be defective in material and/or workmanship. The warranty is for parts and labour only. The product or parts requiring repair/replacement must be returned to Repose by you and you will be responsible for the costs of packaging, postage and any postal insurance.
Any products returned to Repose must be disinfected and should pose no health hazard.
For full details of the warranty including return of faulty products, exclusions etc. please see downloadable 2 year warranty document below.
Upgrade to a Five-Year Warranty*
You can upgrade your standard warranty anytime within 14 days after delivery of the chair. You can upgrade to a unique five-year comprehensive care plan that includes:
It truly offers real peace of mind, covering you against:
For full details of the upgrade warranty please see the downloadable 5 year warranty document below.
* non-commercial only