As part of its work to help OTs quickly make inroads into the backlog of people needing equipment or to release strain on carers, AAT has worked with adaptions teams on the Universal Back for its Sella stairclimber.
The Universal Back means that any of the 3000+ AAT stairclimbers already held within local authority equipment stores can be instantly adapted to fit any user.
It is fully adjustable by width and height, and seat depth, to provide lateral and even asymmetrical trunk support.
AAT GB’s sales director, Peter Wingrave, said: “Everyone so far who has tried the Universal Back has bought it. It ticks the boxes in terms of a quick, best value solution, and facilitates easy re-issue of equipment.
Adding: “It helps anyone who would benefit from a comprehensive structural seating system on a stairclimber to access all parts of their home without the lengthy process of a major adaptation.”
The user is sat securely and comfortably whilst their carer operates the stairclimber at their own pace, without strain or effort. It means the client, their carer and family, can live better at home, and venture out, without the time, cost, disruption and location limitation inherent with alternative means of inter-storey transfer.
Its nationwide team can work alongside OTs by whatever means is needed (actual, remote or virtual) to assess a client within 10 working days of initial contact and advise a solution. AAT GB provides full training for carers to ensure safe single-handed use of the equipment.