Boston Porter Chair

An extremely comfortable health chair with independent movement of the Tilt in Space, Backrest Recline and Leg Rest Elevation functions enabling a whole range of postural positions for high level pressure management care. Available in both a manual and electric model.

The Boston can be used as a general porter chair, but is equally suited to conditions, such as Parkinsons that require a chair that can be used as part of an intensive 24-hour care programme.

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  • The Boston is ideal as part of a 24-hour postural care programme. It has been prescribed for clients that require intensive care such as, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and or for those with life limiting conditions.

    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 is equally at home being used as a general porter chair.

    The Boston is ideal for life limiting conditions, palliative care, deteriorating conditions and those clients with have issues with agitation and wandering:

    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Motor Neurone disease
    • Dementia
    • Multiple diagnoses

    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 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.

    Care features:
    Adapt the chair for any size or shape of an individual with an interchangeable waterfall or lateral back cushions.
    Support different postural requirements and positions with alternative and additional lower and upper back and neck cushions.
    For ease of cleaning and replacement, all seat and back cushions are removable and have removable cushion covers.
    Control infections by choosing from our range of healthcare grade fabrics. Four heavy-duty lockable castors.
    D-rings as standard to fit a padded seat belt.

    Optional extras:
    The following features can be purchased to enhance the functionality of the chair: Seat Depth Adjustment, Height and Angle Adjustable Footplate, Angle Adjustment, Height and Angle Adjustable Footplate, Wedge Adjustment Blockers, Padded Detachable Footrest Pad, Lap Strap and Pad and Headrests.

    Fabric options:
    - All health fabrics are Waterproof, Anti-MRSA, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Crib 5 and bleach cleanable. All cushions and cushion covers are removable for cleaning purposes.

    Large range of health fabrics available.

  • Overall Weight Limits

    The Boston comes as standard with an overall weight limit of 159 kg (25 stone) and with a maximum leg rest weight limit of 57 kg (9 stone).

    Seat Cushion Weight Limits

    The overall weight limited will be restricted when certain pressure management seat cushions such as the Airform and Celliform cushions are selected. Details of these can be found in the Seat Cushion Section. The maximum leg rest weight limit is not affected by the seat cushion selection and will always remain at 57 kg (9 stone).

      Small Medium Large
    Seat Height 635mm (25") 635mm (25") 635mm (25")
    Seat Width 457mm (18”) 508mm (20") 559mm (22")
    Seat Depth 508mm (20") 508mm (20") 508mm (20")
    Arm Height 178mm (7") 178mm (7") 178mm (7")
    Overall Height 1270mm (50") 1270mm (50") 1270mm (50")
    Overall Height 724mm (28.5") 775mm (30.5") 826mm (32.5")
    Overall Depth 927mm (36.5") 927mm (36.5") 927mm (36.5")

    Depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat and arm height may vary slightly from that shown above.
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