The Boston Junior is ideal as part of a 24-hour postural care programme. It has been prescribed for clients that require intensive care such as, Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy, any childhood cancers and for those with life limiting conditions. The comfort and pressure relief it provides greatly enhances the user’s quality of life.
With some client conditions it has helped to reduce agitation, increased their levels of interaction and engagement in activities and provided them the opportunity to sleep in deep comfort. However, the Boston Junior is equally at home being used as a general porter chair.
The Boston Junior is ideal for life limiting conditions, palliative care, deteriorating conditions and any condition that causes painful joints:
- Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
- Childhood cancers
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ehlers-Danlos syndromes
- Acute sickle cell crisis
Both reclining and tilt systems can provide pressure relief, increase circulation, improve head, neck and trunk control, improve functional posture and positioning, support safe transfers by various means and minimise variations / fluctuations in the client’s muscular control. Tilt and recline systems work predominantly by moving the persons centre of gravity which whilst maintaining posture and ergonomic support allows the pannus to be redistributed. This can be used to alleviate pressure, help the respiratory system and allow access for specific skin care tasks.
The backrest and leg rest can be adjusted separately providing a further range of back and leg combinations to support improved posture and pressure management, particularly aiding the amount of hip flexion.
Couple this with the angle and height adjustable footplate and this makes the Boston Junior chair a highly versatile and comfortable pressure management porter.
The chair can be used with either a mobile or overhead hoist to support safe moving and handling techniques for carers.