The ability to move the body from one location to another location is an activity we often take for granted. However, sadly, there are thousands of people who are not having this privilege due to various reasons such as
- Disability from birth
- Due to medical reasons
- Due to an injury following an accidents
- Weakness and body instability due to aging
Some of the above reasons are not correctable, and mobility of these individuals are limited to walkers, wheelchairs or beds. Patient transfer devices help families, caregivers and medical professionals to mobilize these people safely and efficiently.
There are a number of devices in the market and can purchase according to the requirement. Platinum Health™ Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench is one of them we have the first-hand experience on.
Platinum Health Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench
Platinum Health™ Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench is a perfect bathroom aid for the people who are with decreased or painful mobility. This is the only transfer bed that has a product seat base, backrest and pivoting armrests for the safety and comfort.
Why is Platinum Health Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench unique?
- It comes with a warm to touch, comfortable and slip-resistant padding, which does not absorb any water. So, the padding is easy to clean and disinfect.
- The bench can assemble within five minutes, and no tools are required for the assembly.
- Swivel-seat in this device helps to save space, more comfortable to use and more convenient for the user.
- The armrest in this bench can be raised, lowered and locked into place.
Note, this armrest is not included in standard chairs. However, if chosen to purchase, this armrest provides important additional physical and psychological support against slip and falls. It also offers additional support to the users when they move into and out of the chair.
- This chair has a high contrast color for safety. The color will help to see the chair by vision impaired or people with dementia to reduce the slip and fall, which is a leading cause of complications.
- There is a seat belt which prevents falling during the entire shower. It holds you in position.
- Safety locking system – after sitting on the chair and put on the seat belt, then you can swivel and rotate the chair. After each move, you can lock the chair and prevent falling down.
- Independence – senior citizen with limited mobility can use this product by themselves, with no need for supervision.
As such, we believe, the safety of this chair is at a high level. And, less opportunity for human errors.
Measurements of the Platinum Health Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench
Horizontal travel of the seat: 12 inches overall.
Leg Height is allowed adjustment: increments at every 0.5 inch.
Width of Frame (Right to Left): overall, 34 inches at highest position setting and 33 inches at lowest position setting.
Height To Top of Backrest: 35inches at highest position setting.
Depth of Frame (Front to Back): Overall, 20 inches at highest position setting and 22 inches at lowest position setting.
Seat Height Adjustment: 19 inches at the lowest point, 23.5 inches at the highest point.
Seat Belt is included.
If necessary, horizontal extension kits are also available with this product.
The manufacturer recommends a split shower curtain when using this product with a tub to prevent water splashing on to the floor.
Platinum Health™ Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench is specially designed for the people who are limited, decrease or painful mobility. The chair will help them to step into a tub and getting out after a shower.
The item is also an excellent fit for the people who want to prevent them from having accidents in the bathroom, which may lead to serious consequences.
Additions To Improve the Device User Experience
There are various bathtubs and showers of different sizes. So platinum health has introduced leg extension kit and horizontal travel extension kit which helps to fit the chair into any bathroom tub or shower.
Leg extension kits can increase the height by 3 inches, and the horizontal extension kit will increase the overall width by 4-8 inches.
Water in the bathroom flow is a leading cause of slips and falls among elderly and sick people. So Platinum Health has developed a shower curtain for this Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench user because regular shower curtains do not work with this kind of transfer benches.
The curtain material is soft and 100% polyester fabric, which is easy to use, wash and dry. It can also attach fast in a hookless manner.
What did we like about the Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench?
1. Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench prevents falls and skin tears due to the pressure carers apply while moving the patient.
2. This device has a swivel seat, which is design for a smooth transfer and avoids inconvenience to the person who uses the device.
3. Seat design more comfortable than traditional hard plastic seats and the padding seat prevents skin tears and feels much warmer.
4. All surfaces of this unit are easy to clean and disinfect.
5. It has less height, so easy to adjust with every tub on the market. But if you feel the height is not adequate has an option to extend the height.
6. The frame made of durable aluminium, which guarantees years of safety and durability.
7. You can use this device on either side, on the side you preferred. It is set up to work from the left side or the right side of a tub.
8. It is one of the sturdy and reliable products currently available in the market.
9. The item saves the space, and it is movable.
10. It is safe to use
What did we not like about the Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench?
1. It is more costly than other products which are arguably similar
2. You are advised to check the dimension properly before purchasing
3. Split shower curtain might be needed, but have to buy it separately
4. It may not fit everybody and unconventional bathtubs, example triangular tubs.
5. Some people say that device controls to swivel and slide are difficult to reach, so they have to get the caregiver support it cannot reach the controls.
6. There may be water splashing on the floor when you use this chair.
According to our experience with this unit, we can give our scoring for Platinum Health™ Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench as below.
- Quality 5/5
- Durability 4/5
- Easy to use 4/5
- Worth for money 4/5
After going through so many products like this, our opinion is that Platinum Health™ Carousel Sliding Transfer Bench is an excellent unit from all available devices in the market.
The unit could make a big difference to your family and loved ones and their quality of life, as the device help to be mobile safely and adequately.