The 6919 Positioning Pillow is a body positioner and infant positioning cushion made of a foam blend. Small squares of foam fill an inner pillow case made of vinyl, which is covered with an outer pillowcase that zips off for washing. SIZES: Small or Large. DIMENSIONS: 20 x 20 inches (small) and 32 x 20 inches (large). COLOR: Forest green.
The Adjustable Blanket Support is a blanket support designed for use by individuals who cannot bear the weight of blankets on their feet or who have sensitive skin. The support is intended to provide relief from pain and irritation caused by diabetes, bunions or ingrown toenails, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, gout, injuries or surgery, and other foot conditions. Made of lightweight aluminum with a brass finish, this support blanket has a wide base that fits securely between the mattress and box spri
The Adjustable Blanket Support is a lightweight blanket support designed for use by individuals who cannot bear the weight of blankets on the feet or who have sensitive skin. The aluminum Support features a base that inserts between the nattress and the box springs to support a rectangular loop which keeps sheets and blankets off the feet. The frame folds to the mattress when not in use. DIMENSIONS: The frame is 20 inches long and the height adjusts up to 19 inches.
The Allexton Rigid Blanket Cradle, model 138, is a blanket support designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores/ulcers. Constructed from plastic coated steel tubing, this device is a continuous closed loop, with one end of the loop being placed between the mattress and bed base. The weight of the bed clothes is supported, keeping them clear of the patient for ventilation and pressure relief. DIMENSIONS (WxHxL): 11 x 19.5 x 17.25 inches. COLOR: White.
The ASL 4 Function Sip & Puff Bed Control, model ASL704, is a pneumatic bed control designed for use by individuals with cerebral palsy, neurological disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This control interface for a four- function electric bed or semi electric bed comes with a visual four function display and a sip n' puff control.
The ASL 6 Function Big Button Bed Control, model ASL706, is a bed control designed for use by individuals with fine motor disabilities, cerebral palsy, or neurological or severe physical disabilities. This control interface for a six-function electric bed has six large push buttons. To operate, this unit interfaces with the ASL 703 Six Function Bed Control (not included; see separate entry). It allows each function to be accessed through the use of large mechanical buttons in place of the small,
The ASL 6 Function Sip & Puff Bed Control, model ASL703, is a pneumatic bed control designed for use by individuals with cerebral palsy, neurological disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This controller for a six-function electric bed allows full control of a hospital bed through the use of a sip and puff control system. A sip command selects the bed function desired and a puff command activates the choice. The bed control interface comes with a visual six-function display and sip
The ASL Scanning 6 Function Bed Control with Single Switch Activation, model ASL702, is a bed control designed for use by individuals with cerebral palsy, neurological disabilities, or severe physical disabilities. This scanning six- function bed control for a full electric bed can be operated as a single function. The bed control unit comes with an ASL 300 egg switch and ASL300R ring mount.
The Back Jack is a back support cushion designed to provide support when sitting on the floor. All models feature a slightly reclined back and a wedge seat. They have a steel frame with a foam seat pad and a canvas cover. SIZES: Medium (BJ-M) or extra-large (BJ-XL). DIMENSIONS (HxDxW): 20 x 11 x 14 (medium) or 21.5 x 12.5 x 16 x 12.5 (extra large).
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rustic aids are simple aids meant for outdoor use. Simple back rest for person sitting on the ground without good trunk control. Instructions for a simple back rest for use when sitting on the ground. Drive two stakes into the ground and cover with a canvas bag or lace with a piece of rope. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Caston, D. TITLE: Easy To Make Aids For Your Handicapped Child. REF: Book: Englewoods Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
The Balzac Balloon Ball is a large, inflatable, textured balloon designed to encourage motor skills and balance for individuals with a physical disability. Place noisy objects such as coins inside the balloon to make it an audio tracking device for individuals who are hard of hearing. The protective cover allows clients to throw and kick the balloon safely. The Balloon comes with four bladders and a handbook with dozens of ideas. OPTIONS: Also available is a set of four replacement bladders, mod
The Bariatric Expanda-Bed Trapeze is a bariatric trapeze designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This transfer aid fits on an Expanda-Bed bariatric bed (see separate entry). Users grab hold of the trapeze to ease entry and exit from bed.
Bean Bag Beds are body positioners designed for use by children and adults with neurological or severe physical disabilities. Made of tough, wipe-clean vinyl, these positioners conform to the user's body shape. SIZES: Model 9SBBB is a Senior Bean Bag and model 9JBBB is a Junior Bean Bag. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Model 9SBBB is 25 x 215 x 78 centimeters and model 9JBBB is 25 x 120 x 60 centimeters.
The Bed Caddie is a rope ladder designed to assist individuals with mobility disabilities or decreased back strength in pulling themselves to a sitting position in bed. This three-tiered nylon ladder has cushion grip handles and the ergonomic buckle design enables the unit to be attached to most wood or metal bed frames. DIMENSIONS: Grip length is 36 inches; handle grip is 5 inches. Strap length is adjustable up to 45 inches. CAPACITY: 300 pounds. WEIGHT: 2 pounds.
The Bed Cradle, model 6435, and Foot Support, model 6437, is a blanket support designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores and foot drop. The sturdy steel frame clamps securely to the mattress to prevent the device from moving while holding the blankets off the user's feet. The three-piece frame disassembles for storage.The cotton foot support cover (sold separately) slips over the frame to help prevent foot drop. DIMENSIONS: 36 inches wide.
The Bed Hoist is a rope ladder designed to aid individuals with spinal cord injuries or lower extremity disabilities in pulling themselves to a sitting position in bed. This ladder attaches to the bed frame and consists of nylon side ropes with four rigid plastic rungs. By reaching and pulling up on each rung, the user pulls him or herself to a sitting position. DIMENSIONS: The rungs are 7.75 inches long x 1 1/16 inches in diameter. The rungs are spaced 7 inches apart.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Rope ladder fastened to the bottom of a child's bed to allow the child to pull up to a sitting position. Describes bed ladder made of 5 or 6 pieces of 1 inch dowel, 12 inches long and drilled through each end; and two 6 foot pieces of 1/ 4 inch rope. Lists materials and diagrams for construction. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. Assembly. AUTHOR: Caston, D TITLE: Bed Ladder: Easy to Make Aids for Your Handicapped Child REF: London, England: Souvenir Press
The Bed Rope Ladder, model H764470000, is designed to assist individuals to pull themselves upright in bed. The ladder consists of five rungs, each made of rigid plastic, strung at 5-inch intervals along a polypropylene rope. Rungs have smooth plastic end caps, and the rope is looped at the end. DIMENSIONS: Rungs are 8 inches wide, 7/8 inch in diameter. WEIGHT: Ladder is less than 1 pound.
The Bed Rope Ladder, model HA-4508, is a bed ladder designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities. The ladder is used to pull up to a sitting position in either a single or double bed. Ends of the rope cords are tied around the bed legs. WEIGHT: 286 grams.
Foam bed wedges, medium firm foam, double knit cover. DIMENSIONS: 2 sizes are available. 24 x 24 x 8 to 0 inches (model 04-9111) and 24 x 24 x 12 to 0 inches (model 04-9121).
The Bed Wedges are foam, back rest wedges with washable covers designed to elevate the upper body or legs. DIMENSIONS: Three heights are available. Model K468 is 26 x 24 x 7.5 inches; model K469 is 26 x 24 x 10.5 inches; and model K470 is 26 x 24 x 12.5 inches.
The Bedfellow Positioning Roll, model 6306, is a positioning roll designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This flexible three-section pillow provides full body support in lateral and dorsal positioning. The pillow can be folded to fit body contours and the center pillow can be rolled while still attached or zipped off to provide lumbar or head support. Side leaning while seated can be managed by buttoning the two sides of the pillow together in front of the users. The Bedfell
The Better Baby Seat is a body positioner designed for infants with digestive, physical, and neurological disabilities. This seat can position the child at 30 degrees in the prone position to aid with gastro-esophageal reflux. A firm support for the head and trunk is included. The seat can also be used for reclined positioning. In both positions, the child is secures with a soft, roomy diaper-style seat harness. The harness and a removable, washable pad are included. OPTIONS: A vinyl pad and har
The Big Button Electric Bed Control is a bed control panel designed for use by individuals with fine motor, upper extremity, or severe physical disabilities or spinal cord injury. The control face features six large, heavy-duty buttons to control the head up/down, foot up/down, and bed up/down. Buttons function using the weight of the user's hand and do not require finger dexterity.
The Blanket Lift Bar is a blanket support designed to create a free space at the end of the bed between the covers and the mattress to allow free foot movement. The device is made of epoxy-coated steel wire. The frame is inserted between mattresses to give support and a free space. DIMENSIONS: Unit is 12 x 16 inches, with a fixed height of 16 inches. The free space created is 30 x 16 x 12 inches. WEIGHT: 1 pound.
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRYPURPOSE: To remove the weight of bed coverings from sensitive legs and feet for individuals with spinal cord injury, neurological disabilities, burns, or arthritis. This article, included in a chapter entitled "Bedroom & Getting Dressed," describes how to make a strong, flexible blanket support from PVC pipe and fittings. When assembled, the base of the unit slides between the bed's mattress and box spring and the top extends above the foot of the bed; sheets, blankets, a
Boppy is a body positioner designed to provide support for infants in a prone or suppine position and to provide support while sitting for young children.The C-shaped padded, cushion style support features an opening to cradle an infant or to fit around a child's hips. Two of these cushions may be stacked for support while sitting. OPTIONS: Cotton slipcover. COLOR: The pillow is white. The slipcover is available in blue with bees or pistachio dots.
The Cloud Cushion, model 9CLCL, is a body positioner designed for use with individuals with neurological or severe physical disabilities. Made from strong PVC vinyl, this inflatable cushion also contains a layer of foam. When properly inflated, this cushion conforms to the user's body shape. DIMENSIONS: 84 x 84 x 12 inches.
The Comfort-U Total Body Pillow is a body support pillow designed for use by individuals with arthritis and other disabilities. Filled with hypoallergenic Fossfil, this U-shaped pillow has long "arms" to provide complete body support in any position. The pillow can be wrapped to any position to cradle specific areas, including the head, arms, neck, back, and hips. Shaking this pillow out restores it to its original shape. A cotton zippered cover is included. OPTIONS: A natural unbleached cotton
Convertible Bean Bag Seat is a convertible beanbag chair from Joncare that is designed for use by children and adults. It is a practical chair for everyday use and molds to the user’s shape to provide support. Press-studded detachable head and armrests provide specific support extra.
The Deluxe Blanket Support is a blanket support designed for use by individuals with fractures of the foot, burns, pressure sores/ulcers, or sensitive skin. Made of aluminum, the blanket support is designed to hold blankets away from the feet. It folds flat when not in use. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 1.5 x 12 inches. WEIGHT: 1 pound.
The Doodlebug Insert, model 1065, is a back support cushion designed for use with Kay Kinder Chairs (see separate entry, as well as other positioning chairs and high chairs. This terry cloth covered foam support also reduces the width and depth of the chair, enabling it to be used by smaller children. The cover can be unzipped and remove for washing. COLOR: Red or light blue.
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a sleep positioner for children with disabilities, particularly those children who experience muscle tension and loss of muscle tone. Doze is a sleep positioner that assists with side-lying posture at bedtime. The pod-like design decreases the risk of sleeping in awkward positions that may interfere with growth, put pressure on the spine, as well as affect air flow resulting in breathing problems. The Doze design is inspired by the armad
The Dublup is large geometric shapes designed for use with children with severe physical or neurological disabilities. Supplied in two sections, these foam-filled PVC shapes can be combined to create a variety of large shapes. SIZES: Size 1, model 9DLP1, is suitable for children up to four years of age. Size 2, model 9DLP2, is suitable for children from four to nine years of age. Size 3, model 9DLP3, is suitable for children nine years of age and older. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): Size 1 is 10 x 48 x 15
The Dublup Ballpool is ball flotation therapy designed for use with children with neurological, balance, or mobility disabilities. The Ballpool walls are created by joining two Dublup Size 1 shapes (see separate entry). The unit is then lined by attaching the included ball sack inside the walls with Velcro to complete the pool, which can then be filled with the included 800 balls. OPTIONS: An additional sack of balls is included. DIMENSIONS: The pool is 57 inches in diameter. COLOR: The balls co
Eggcrate foam contoured positioning wedge for elevation of upper body. Combination lumbar, cervical roll supports lumbar region while sitting and cervical spine while sleeping. Polyurethane foam. White cotton/poly cover.
The Economy Folding Bed Board, models 1924, 1928, is a bed board designed to provide extra support underneath a mattress. The bed board is made of heavy-duty triple wall 1100 pound test board and has 4 folding sections. DIMENSIONS: model 1924, 24 x 60 inches; model 1928, 30 x 60 inches.
The Elelvating Bed Wedges, series 5530, are positioning wedges designed to elevate the head or legs of individuals with breathing, circulatory, lower extremity, or back disabilities. These foam wedges are available with or without a cloth covers. DIMENSIONS: 7.5 x 27 x 24 inches, 10 x 27 x 24 inches, or 12 x 27 x 24 inches.
The Essential Bed Wedges are back rests designed for use by individuals with spinal cord injury, respiratory disabilities, or digestive conditions. These high-density foam wedges offer a 30-degree incline and can be used to elevate the head or the legs. A washable, replacable zippered cover is included. OPTIONS: Replacement covers are available. DIMENSIONS: Model F1575-2 is 24 x 26 x 7.5 inches deep. Model F1510 is 24 x 26 x 10 inches deep. Model F1512 is 24 x 26 x 12 inches deep. COLOR: The cov
The Foam Slant is a foam positioning wedge designed to provide elevation of upper body or legs. The polyurethane foam wedge includes a polycotton cover.OPTIONS: Replacement covers. DIMENSIONS: 24 x 26 inches x 4 sloping to .5 inches; 24 x 26 x 7.5 sloping to .5 inches; 24 x 26 x 10 sloping to .5 inches; 24 x 26 x 12 sloping to .5 inches. COLOR: The cover is available in a choice of blue or white.
The Foot Free Pillow is a wedge pillow and blanket support designed for use by individuals who cannot bear the weight of blankets on the feet or who have sensitive skin. This pillow is designed to create a free space at the end of the bed between the covers and the mattress to allow free foot movement. The pillow can also be used as a back or arm rest. The inner lining and outer cover are made of polyester and the pillow is made of durable polyurethane foam. It is washable by hand. DIMENSIONS (
The Friendly Bed System, model EB, is a bed mobility, transfer and positioning aid designed for use by adults and older children with mobility, neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury, arthritis, weakness, or pain in home and other homecare settings. The system has a steel framework that fits king, queen or double conventional beds. The frame has two end pieces that are placed beyond a bed’s headboard and footboard (or end if the bed does not have a footboa
The Friendly Bed System, model FB, is a bed mobility, transfer and positioning aid designed for use by adults and older children with mobility, neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury, arthritis, weakness, or pain in home and other homecare settings. The system has a steel framework that fits queen, double, and twin conventional beds. The frame has two end pieces that are placed beyond a bed’s headboard and footboard (or end if the bed does not have a footb
The Friendly Bed System, model TB, is a bed mobility, transfer and positioning aid designed for use by adults and older children with mobility, neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury, arthritis, weakness, or pain in home and other homecare settings. The system has a steel framework that fits twin conventional beds. The frame has two end pieces that are placed beyond a bed’s headboard and footboard (or end if the bed does not have a footboard). The ends ar
The Friendly Bed System, model TB/HW, is a bed mobility, transfer and positioning aid designed for use by adults and older children with mobility, neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury, arthritis, weakness, or pain in home and other homecare settings. The system has a steel framework that fits twin beds with a Hollywood style frame. The system’s frame has two end pieces that are placed beyond the head and foot of the bed. The ends are connected by two pa
Human Beans are body positioners designed for use by children, teens, and adults with physical or neurological disabilities. These large, cylindrical pillows aid in positioning for side lying, prone or supine, or sitting. Available in a Sleeping Bean (adult), Teen Bean, or Kidney Bean (infant or children), all models are hypo-allergenic, filled with polyester, and covered in Staph-Check antibacterial waterproof vinyl. OPTIONS: Cotton pillow case/cover. DIMENSIONS: The Sleeping Bean is 5.5 feet l
The Imperium 200H Environmental Control System is an environmental control unit designed to provide both visual and voice feedback for individuals with disabilities. Engineered for dual capability at either home or a care facility, this unit is designed to control up to 256 lights and appliances, including televisions, video cassette recorders, compact disc players, electronic bed controls, nurse-call systems, and the optional tape recorder. Extra relays for such items as a powered door opener a
The Incliner Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with respiratory disabilities or acid reflux. This wedge elevates the head and shoulders and is crafted of two layers of plush foam. This folding wedge can be used under or on top of a fitted sheet and has a removable, machine-washable velour cover. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 24 x 24 x 7 inches. WEIGHT: 3.5 pounds. WARRANTY: 90-day satisfaction guarantee.
The Kaye Supine Positioner, model SP2, is a body positioner designed for use with children with neurological, severe physical, or visual disabilities. This unit provides a structure to enable children from one to six years of age to experience visually-directed play in the supine position, encouraging reaching, postural stability of the head and shoulder girdle, visual convergence, visual scanning, and visual attention. The unit consists an adjustable washabel nylon hammock support for the head
The Maddarest Sleep-Aid Bed Wedge is a foam wedge cushion designed to provide firm support of the back, shoulders, and head, or may be used to elevate the lower extremities to relieve pain and discomfort. The cushion has a zippered, removable cover made of PVC-covered white nylon which is sanitized to guard against mildew and fungus growth. The cover may be machine washed and tumble-dried. DIMENSIONS: 27 x 27 inches with 1/2 inch thick at the low edge; the high edge is available in heights of 7
The Masonite Folding Bed Boards, models 1950, 1951, and 1952, are designed to increase the firmness of a mattress. The masonite bed boards fold into 4 15-inch segments (5 feet long) and have a unique plastic hinge which makes usage easy. SIZES (WxL): The Twin is 30 x 60 inches; Medium is 36 x 60 inches; Double is 48 x 60 inches. WEIGHT: Twin and medium 17 pounds; Double 27 pounds.
The Maxi-Lift Bariatric Trapeze, model 5160, is a trapeze designed for use in in-bed positioning with individuals with obesity, mobility or lower extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The freestanding unit consists of triangular trapeze suspended a boom extending from a vertical triangular frame mounted on a low-profile base that fits under a bed frame so that the trapeze hangs over the bed. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 61 x 26 inches (base). Overall height is 68 inches. The boom extends 35 inche
The Maxi-Lift Bariatric Trapeze, model 5165, is a trapeze designed for use in in-bed positioning with individuals with obesity, mobility or lower extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The freestanding unit consists of triangular trapeze suspended a boom extending from a vertical triangular frame mounted on a low-profile base that fits under a bed frame so that the trapeze hangs over the bed. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 61 x 26 inches (base). Overall height is 68 inches. The boom extends 35 inche
The Maxi-Lift Bariatric Trapeze, model 5171, is a trapeze designed for use in in-bed positioning with individuals with obesity, mobility or lower extremity disabilities, or spinal cord injury. The freestanding unit consists of triangular trapeze suspended a boom extending from a vertical triangular frame mounted on a low-profile base that fits under a bed frame so that the trapeze hangs over the bed. This model of the Maxi-Lift Bariatric Trapeze is specially designed for use with the Gendron Max
The Memory Foam Contoured Leg Support is a leg rest designed for use by individuals with circulatory or lower extremity disabilities or arthritis. This adjustable hypoallergenic, flame-retardant memory foam wedge elevates the user's legs and the contoured surface conforms to the leg shape. The foam rebounds to its original shape when not in use, eliminating sagging and settling. The support comes with a foam insert that allows the height of the support to be adjusted. The included washable cove
The Norco Bed Pull-up is a rope ladder designed to allow individuals with mobility disabilities to independently raise themselves to a sitting position while in bed. The loop webbing attaches to the end of the bed or bed frame, allowing the four loops to provide step-by-step pulling. A hook-and-loop keeps the attaching buckle secure. DIMENSIONS: The loop webbing is 40 inches long.
The OBUS Forme is a back support cushion designed to provide proper spinal support in any chair, auto seat, sofa, or bed. This support conforms to the natural contours of the spine to guide the back into a correct anatomical position, allowing it to relax. This posture eliminates lateral pressure on the spine to reduce fatigue and discomfort and to provide support for the upper rib cavity. The support is available in high- or low-back models and can be fitted with an optional lumbar pad for extr
Frame is 1 1/4 inch octagon steel tube, chrome plated. 5 foot rise and 34 inch reach. Offset design clears wall mounted fixtures above bed. Clamps fit any tubular or solid end beds. Fixed or swivel mount, and heavy duty models are available from manufacturer.
Olympic Vac Pacs are body positioners designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities.These products are patient positioning systems comprised of large rubberized vinyl bags filled with tiny plastic beads. The bags are soft and pliable until the air is drawn out through a special valve. Atmospheric pressure forces the beads into a solid mass conforming to the exact molded shape. Vac Pacs hold their shape for 24 to 48 hours and allowing air back in to the bag returns Vac Pacs to a soft
The Orthocare Anti-rotation Device ##2046 is a wedge shaped foot positioner that attaches to any Orthocare SPACEBOOT (see separate entry). The plate attaches to the footrest of the SPACEBOOT to allow controlled interior or exterior rotation of the hip and leg. Nylon thumb nuts lock the plate securely to the boot. NOTE: These plates are not sold independently; The Anti-rotation Device must be ordered when purchasing any style of SPACEBOOT.
The Orthopedic Knee Pillow (OKP) is a body support pillow designed to ease pain caused by pregnancy, injury to hips or back, lower back syndrome, and general sleeping discomfort. Sleeping in the fetal position with the OKP causes the hips to flare, reducing pressure on both hips' capsule and sacroiliac joints. With this reduction of pressure, many lower back syndromes become less painful.
Outta Bed is a bed mobility aid designed for use by adults and older children with mobility, neurological, balance, or severe physical disabilities, or spinal cord injury, arthritis, weakness, or pain in home and other homecare settings. This device can be positioned for right- or left-side use and mounts primarily to the bed frame of a standard home flat bed as well as to the floor and wall for added stability. This device can be used to assist in transfers to and from bed and to and from a wa
Patient Hand Blocks are designed for use by individuals who need help with positioning in the bed. Clients who have lower extremity disabilities but who have upper body strength can use the Patient Hand Block for bed mobility tasks. The Hand Blocks 'lengthen' the arm, which allows easier movement. It the user is not able to move unaided, it can be used while a caregiver is assisting with the transfer. The Hand Blocks are made from high grade polymer combining high strength, rigidity, heat
The Penta Pillow is a body positioner designed for use by individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. This pillow has five sections, each filled with polyester and covered with cotton/polyester ticking, to form a trough to elevate and protect the arm, leg, or shoulder. This machine-washable pillow can also be used as a wedge to prevent rolling out of bed, to elevate bedding off the feet, or to provide abdominal support for pregnant women. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 20 x 8 inches. WEIGHT: 1.13
The Physio-Roll is a peanut-shaped inflatable roll designed to provide control and security for individuals with physical disabilities during balance activities. With a saddle-shaped middle, the roll cradles the user and the overall shape limits rotation to forward and backward. Used with or without a blanket, the roll can be used in squeeze play and tactile activities. DIMENSIONS: 12, 16, 22, 28, or 34 inches in diameter. CAPACITY: Up to 250 pounds depending on size. COLOR: Red, yellow, or blue
The Physio-Roll Outrigger Ball is a peanut-shaped inflatable roll designed to provide control and security for individuals with physical disabilities during balance activities. With a saddle-shaped middle, the roll cradles the user and the overall shape limits rotation to forward and backward. Used with or without a blanket, the roll can be used in squeeze play and tactile activities. DIMENSIONS: Available in 16-, 21.75-, and 27-inch heights. COLOR: Assorted.
The Portable Folding Bed Board, model 6009, is designed to make mattresses firmer. The board folds into four 15-inch sections for easy handling. The unit is made of 7-ply Aircel Board with linen finish. DIMENSIONS: 5 feet long x 30 inches wide x 1/2 inch thick. SIZE: Twin.
The Posey Pressure-Relief Positioning Roll is a body positioners designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores or who require positioning assistance while seated or in bed. The roll provides full body support in lateral or dorsal positioning, and its flexible construction conforms to the user's body, reducing pressure. The role has a strap to secure it to a bed, chair or wheelchair. The straps can also be used to tie one roll to another. Models 6304 and 6304SC are high density for m
The Torso Block, no. 9-100, is part of the Alimed Positioner Foam Blocks series. This foam wedge cushion is designed to support the back at a 27 degree angle. DIMENSIONS: 12 x 16 inches with a 7-inch high rounded top.
The Positioning Wedges are body positioners designed to promote proper hip and spine alignment for people with back and lower extremity disabilities. These foam wedges also reduce sacral pressure to prevent or aid in healing pressure sores. Model 554010 comes with a cloth cover and model 554020 comes without a cover. DIMENSIONS: The wedges are 8 x 8 x 17 inches.
The Roll-Control Bolsters are body positioners designed to provide secure positioning for individuals with physical disabilities. Intended for individuals who lie on their sides, these vinyl-covered, foam-padded bolsters eliminate the need for propping with pillows and prevent arms and legs from being caught between the mattress and side rails. Attached straps secure the bolster to the bed and aid in positioning. The bolsters are latex free. DIMENSIONS (LxW): 34 x 8.5 inches.
The Rolls are therapy foam shapes designed for positioning and/or balance training. These cylindrical cushions are made of high-density foam with a waterproof and cleanable vinyl cover. DIMENSIONS: Nine different sizes are available, measuring 7 x 17 inches, 5 x 20 or 22 inches, 8 x 20 or 36 inches, 6 x 24 inches, 5.5 x 20 inches, and 10 or 12 x 36 inches.
The Body Positioner, model A578-1, is designed for use by individuals with spinal, lower extremity, and other physical disabilities. This soft, flexible wedge can be used effectively to shift various body parts into necessary positions. If placed underneath the back, the Body Positioner supports the spine and relieves pressure on the sacrum. Placed underneath the side, the Body Positioner stablizes the trunk. It helps maintain a pelvic tilt in pelvic traction when placed underneath the thighs. A
The Sammons Preston Bed Pull-Up is a rope ladder designed to enable people with physical disabilities to pull themselves to a sitting position in bed. The device is composed of an 85-inch webbing with four 12-inch arm loops. A long strap attaches to the bed frame. CAPACITY: 200 pounds.
Sammons Preston Versa Form Positioning Pillows, models 2820, 2821, 2822, and 2823, are body positioner pillows designed to provide support and proper positioning for children and adults with physical disabilities. These pillows are filled with styrene beads which conform to the shape of the user. When air is extracted using a vacuum pump, Versa Form molds to the body shape, creating firm support. When a valve is released, allowing air into the pillow Versa form regains its flexibility and is rea
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To hold heavy sheets and blankets off of a person's legs to prevent the person from getting tangled in them. The dimensions of the frame depend on the length and height of the bed, so no measurements are provided. The frame's base is constructed from 1.25-inch PVC pipe. Two "L"-shaped sections of pipe of equal size are placed on the floor with the longer sections parallel and the shorter sections pointing toward one another. Connect a 90 degree elbow fitting to
The Six Piece Modular Positioning Set consists of foam positioning blocks designed to create individualized occupational and physical therapy treatment programs for persons with varying disabilities. The design accommodates numerous positions within the developmental sequence. The pieces are vinyl-covered, and therefore waterproof and cleanable with soap and water. The set consists of interchangeable rectangles, squares, and triangles (wedges). All sets come with four straps included. SIZES: Thr
The Slatted Bed Board is designed for use by individuals with back injuries and spinal cord disabilities. This slatted board slides between the mattress and the box springs to provide additional support. Made of hardwood slats connected by durable nylon strapping, this board provides both flexibility and support and folds for storage. DIMENSIONS: 30 x 60 inches.
The Sleep-Improving Pillow Wedge is a positioning Wedge designed for use by individuals with respiratory or circulatory disabilities or acid reflux. The pillow is sized for use by one person and is crafted from two layers of medical-grade urethane foam, with a quilted cotton/polyester cover that zips off for washing. DIMENSIONS (HxWxL): 5 x 26 x 32 inches. WEIGHT: 4 pounds.
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted system to raise and lower legs at night for an individual with muscular dystrophy. The man with muscular dystrophy began using a ventilator at night and had to start sleeping on his back. He developed severe pain in his knees after three hours of sleeping in this position due to pressure that built up on his kneecaps. The individual was unable to change positions in the night without assistance, and since he lived independe
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted wedge for sleeping for a young adult with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Initially an abduction wedge was used to assist in keeping the young adult’s hips in correct position after repeated surgeries. However, while the wedge is no longer needed for orthopedic reasons this individual does not feel comfortable sleeping without it but has since outgrown the original wedge. The new design had to account for variations in body me
The Double Trapeze Bar, model 4003, is a trapeze designed to provide a variety of developmental skill-building tasks for children with a physical disability. As a trapeze it It aids in reciprocal pumping and timing, strengthens flexion development when used for pulling to sitting and challenges motor skills of clients attempting advanced motions. As a trapeze with a double bar it provides confidence as children pull themselves up to a sitting position. DIMENSIONS: Rungs are 30 inches long and 18
The Trapeze Bar, models 4000 and 4001, is designed to provide a variety of developmental skill-building tasks for individuals with physical disabilities. Can be used to grip, pull, sit or swing in order to develop reciprocal pumping and timing, or strengthen flexion development. The bar is made of solid hardwood and comes with two Safety Snaps (see separate entry). SIZES: Small, large. DIMENSIONS: Small is 25 inches long and 30 inches high. Large is 34 inches long and 39 inches high. Both are 1-
The Wee Trapeze Bar, model 4004, is a trapeze designed to provide a variety of developmental skill-building tasks for smaller children who have a physical disability. It can be used as an overhead handle for jumping and bancing activities. Because the length of the bar is shorter than standard, it is long enough to hold on to but not cumbersome for young children. It suspends from a ceiling hook and has a "non-turning" bar. DIMENSIONS: 14 inches long, 1 inch diameter, 23 inches high. CAPACITY: W
Special Tomato Soft-Touch Therapy Rolls are therapy and positioning rolls designed for use by children or adults with physical disabilities. The rolls are made from a soft, seamless, latex-free material that is impermeable to fluids, with a solid inner core (except for the 4 x 24 inch size). Each roll has a handle and can stand on end for storage. DIMENSIONS: 24 inches long with diameter of 4, 6, or 8 inches; 36 inches long with diameter of 8, 10, or 12 inches; and, 48 inches long with diameter
The Spine Reliever Back Support Bed Wedge is a backrest designed for use by individuals with back pain, weakness, or injury. This wedge is topped by memory foam that contours to the user's body and enables the user to sit upright in bed or use it in two reclining positions. An adjustable neck roll is included.
Sta-On-Pads are adjustable foam positioning cushions for the legs, knees, ankles, arms, chest and back. The adjustable fire retardant foam pad with a washable cotton cover is attached to wide strap by a velcro patch. The strap is positioned around needed area and fastened with a Velcro closure. SIZES: One size fits all. DIMENSIONS: Pad-101, large for legs is 12 x 6 x 2 inches. Pad-102, small for arm/ankle is 8 x 4.5 x 2 inches. Pad-104, large for chest/back is 12 x 6 x 2 inches.
The Stockerston Blanket Cradle, model 137, is a blanket support designed for use by individuals at risk for pressure sores/ulcers. Constructed from plastic coated steel tubing, this device has closed and open ends, the latter being placed between the mattress and bed base. The weight of the bed clothes is supported, keeping them clear of the patient for ventilation and pressure relief. DIMENSIONS (WxHxL): 16 x 18 x 30 inches. COLOR: White.
The Stretch Out Strap is an exercise band designed for use by individuals with arthritis, mobility disaabilities, neurological disabilities, and other physical disabilities. This exercise strap is double stitched in a series of loops for the hands and feet to enable the user to stretch independently and progressively. The device can also serve as a rope ladder or a leg lifter. The Strap is available alone or with an exercise videotape demonstrating 28 stretches for different areas of the body.
The SuperPole Transfer System is a transfer aid designed to assist individuals with mobility disabilities. Available in standardand bariatric models, this modular system may be used beside the bath, toilet, bed, or chair and offers sturdy support. Made of rigid heavy-gauge steel, the pole features a slip-resistant rubberized foam grip, a low-profile base, and a rubber friction pad on the top and floor anchor plate to prevent twisting during use. The system is available with the pole only, with a
Therapy Balls, models 1311-1315 and 1361-1366, are designed for therapeutic exercise for individuals with a physical disability. They can be used with clients in almost any developmental position for an endless variety of activities for flexion, extension, equilibrium reactions, and postural adjustments. The balls are made of soft heavy-duty molded vinyl and can be soft inflated using the Inflator/Deflator Pump (see separate entry) or firmly inflated to full diameter using the Air Station (see s
The Thirteen Piece Modular Positioning Set, model 13-011, is a set of large foam shapes designed to be used interchangeably and in combination to position children and adults for therapy sessions, play or work activities, in a wheelchair, or for nighttime positioning. The pieces are made of high-density foam cover with waterproof and cleanable vinyl. The set includes cylindrical rolls and 8 rectangles in a variety of sizes. DIMENSIONS: Rolls are 7 x 7 inches, 5 x 20 inches, 8 x 20 inches, 5 x 5
The ToeSpace Adjustable Blanket Support Lift Bar is a blanket support designed to create a free space at the end of the bed between the covers and the mattress to allow free foot movement. The frame is inserted between the mattress and box spring at the foot of the bed to provide a stable base for the frame. The top bar is then raised to the desired height. No tools are required for assembly. SIZES: Standard and X-Large. DIMENSIONS: Height is adjustable up to 29 inches. The width is 21 inches
The Total Comfort Lounger is a back rest designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. This back rest has a polyurethane foam frame, a padded back pillow, cushioned armrests, and a height-adjustable neck support, enabling the user to be supported in a sitting position in bed. The poly/cotton twill cover is hand washable.. DIMENSIONS (WxD): 27 x 21 inches. COLOR: Natural.
The Transfer Handles are transfer aid designed to assist people with mobility disabilities in transferring to and from a bed and to assist with in-bed mobility. Model 2025 features a steel handle attached to a bed board which slides between the mattress and the box springs. Shaped in an inverted U, the handle also has a second, lower bar for added stability in standing and greater in-bed mobility. Model 2025H is similar to model 2025, but is designed specifically for use with hospital-style beds
Floor base for fixed trapeze bars provides free standing support for bar. Octagonal steel tubing. Offset fixed trapeze unit. Base length 40 inches, height 38 inches, width 32 inches or 4 inches folded, weight 24 pounds.
The Tumble Forms 2 Tadpole Pediatric Positioner, model 4772T, is designed specifically for early intervention programs serving infants from birth to three years of age with cerebral palsy, motor delays, or other motor dysfunctions. The Tadpole allows the therapist to position the child/infant in prone, seated, postural drainage, and side-lying positions. The unit includes the base, one half roll with lateral supports, a half roll, a positioning strap, and a tray with mirror. It also comes comple
The Tumble Forms 2 Universal Grasshopper System, model 4775, is a body positioner system designed for use with children and adults with physical disabilities. The Grasshopper consists of 17 different shapes and forms for adaptive support. Among the positions that can be incorporated into the therapeutic program using this system are side-lying, prone, supine, long-leg sitting, and log-roll sitting. By attaching the Tumble Forms log to the base, the Grasshopper becomes an active therapeutic treat
The Wedge is a body positioner designed to support the body for various activities in prone, supine or sitting positions, and can also be used for elevating the lower extremities in cases of edema. It is made of high-density foam with a washable, waterproof vinyl cover. DIMENSIONS: A variety of models are available with heights between 4 and 12 inches, lengths of 22 to 40 inches, and widths of 20 to 24 inches.
The Wedge No Flux Inflatable Bed Wedge is a positioning wedge designed for use by individuals with eating or swallowing disabilities including hiatal hernia, acid reflux, heartburn, or GERD. Intended for use in the prone position, this portable positioning wedge elevates the user's upper body to a height of up to 6 inches when inflated. The positioning wedge features a travel/carrying case, a hand pump, and a removeable, washable cotton cover. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 6 x 36 x 24 inches when inflated
WendyLett is a sliding sheet and bed mobility aid designed for use by individuals who find it difficult to turn in bed. The central part is smooth to reduce friction, which enables users to turn or be turned by a caregiver with little force. Care recipients effortlessly slide sideways but are slowed by the anti-slip material at the sides. OPTIONS: WendyLett2Way and WendyLett4Way are drawsheets that can be placed on top of the sliding sheet to prevent sliding down in bed while turning. The drawsh
The Ziggy Bed Chair is a bed aid designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, spinal cord injury or bedridden individuals. The bed chair is placed on top of mattress and around patient, allowing them to sit upright in bed while providing back support and is secured to bed frame for patient safety. Fits all framed beds and has optional removable tray table.