An elderly client was unable to get up unaided from the dining table. Carers had to slide the chair away from the table (with client aboard) and then rotate chair & client sideways to enable him to stand.
A stair-lift chair was obtained and the offset boss cut and re-welded into a central position. A robust metal chair had its back removed and a strong wooden base fitted. The stair-lift chair was then attached utilising the original mounting plate; a long bolt secured the two parts to prevent separation when lifting the chair.
The 90 degree swivel feature of the original stair-lift chair was retained enabling the carer to simply press the lever to release the lock and assist the client to ‘walk’ his feet so rotating to/from the table. The left chair arm was raised during rotation to prevent a pinch point between it and the table.
Hereford panel Sept 2015