Learn about two Rifton products that provide solutions for families and professionals working with individuals with physical disabilities, the Rifton Wave Bath Chair and the new Rifton TRAM (Transfer & Mobility Device)
The Rifton Wave Chair
The Rifton wave chair addresses bathing to meet the hygiene and transfer needs of individuals with disabilities. It provides options for support and adjustment of the head, trunk, hips, and legs while offering sufficient freedom of movement for the individuals to partake in and enjoy their bathing experience. The most innovative component of the Rifton wave chair is its compact base for tub transfer. The creative yet simple design offers convenient over-the-tub bathing for everyone and its foldable feature allows for convenient storage.
Features of the Wave Bathing System
Angle Adjustments – Calf Rest, Seat and Backrest
The calf rest, seat and backrest of the Rifton Wave chair offer gradational angle adjustments empowering caregivers to offer postural support with proper knee and hip flexion to minimize paroxysmal extensor tendency, stimulate relaxation, and enhance comfort in the seated position while bathing. The Rifton Wave chair adjusts from lounging to sitting position and can be used as a supportive seating system in places other than the bathroom.
Removable, Easy To Clean Fabric
The easily washable fabric cover for the Rifton Wave is easily removed for cleaning.
The seat of the Rifton wave chair is spacious with open edges for convenient transfers and comfort. The padded polyester knit fabric in the seating area minimizes the possibility of harmful pressure or collapse during the prolonged bathing session. The adjustable features allow easy accommodation of growing children.
The Rifton TRAM
The Rifton TRAM is therapeutically essential for children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy but is also valuable for individuals of all ages who need a sit to stand lift and/or walking assistance. It provides the individual with required support during transfers while allowing them to contribute to the transfer and also serves as a Rifton gait trainer, allowing them to practice and/or exercise standing and ambulating. These are significant functional abilities for children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, helping them to practice and develop skills and strength as they continue to grow. The weight limit of the Rifton TRAM allows for its usage throughout the growth period.
Multiple Options in a Single Rifton Device
The Rifton TRAM brings together standing and toileting into one device and can also be used as the Rifton gait trainer. The main benefit of the Rifton TRAM is the safe and secure transfers it allows in a variety of settings. This is a great solution for the improvement of functional capabilities and involvement in self-care.
Convenient and User-Friendly
The Rifton TRAM is considerably small in size, which makes it convenient for usage. It is a user-friendly device and the caregivers who usually require repetitive instructions exhibited a proficient understanding of the usability of the Rifton TRAM after single demonstration only making this device great for use in facilities and in a home setting.