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Mona Mobile Changing Bench

Mona Mobile Changing Bench

The Mona Mobile Changing Bench is manufactured from the best materials available, giving our customers peace of mind that what they are purchasing is built to last.

Ideal for users who require a high level of care and support, with a large padded surface area and high-quality padding, the Mona Mobile Changing Bench has been designed with the clients comfort in mind, along with easy use for the carer.

Features


  • Height adjustable
  • Comfortable integrated padded top
  • Smooth adjustment
  • Electrical handset or manual foot pedal operation
  • Padded safety bumpers
  • Option of mattress colour

Overview

The Mona Mobile Changing Bench is manufactured from the best materials available, giving our customers peace of mind that what they are purchasing is built to last.

Ideal for users who require a high level of care and support, with a large padded surface area and high-quality padding, the Mona Mobile Changing Bench has been designed with the clients comfort in mind, along with easy use for the carer.

The sturdy scissor-action height adjustment offers assured stability. Even for very anxious patients, our system makes sure that neither the lying surface nor the table itself swings or yields. On request the Mona Mobile Changing Bench can be equipped with foldable side rails on each side, these can be padded and can withstand a great deal of force.

Compatible with all OpeMed hoists, the bench is ideal to be used with a Ceiling Hoist in a Changing Places toilet, providing carers with the flexibility to manoeuvre the bench allowing access the user on either side.

Product Specifications

Model

Mona Mobile Changing Bench

Stretcher size

1950mm x 850mm

Height Range

465mm to 1005mm (Battery), 490mm x 955mm (Hydraulic)

Weight Capacity

200kg

Materials

Powder-coated steel pipe substructure. Soft padded reposing area with 5cm foam padding. The upholstery is made out of premium Skai-material with very good long-term quality and can be disinfected.

Manufactured By

Astor Bannerman

Changing Places Specifications

An adult­sized changing bench should be provided to enable people who are unable to sit on the toilet or shower seat to lie down while being changed or showered. Height adjustment enables the bench level to be lowered to a suitable height for self­transfer from a wheelchair or assisted transfer using a hoist, and then raised to a working height for one or more assistants.

  • The height adjustment mechanism for wall­mounted benches should be mains powered. If freestanding benches are battery powered, they will need regular charging and management. The controls should be easy to operate using a handheld unit, which should either have a wander lead or be a remote­control device. Instructions for adjusting the height and activating safety mechanisms should be clearly visible and easy to follow.

  • Safety rails should be provided on the changing bench so that assistants can choose to use them when appropriate and under supervision.

  • The changing bench should have a comfortable surface that is suitable for changing and showering, such as perforated netting, and must be easy to clean.

  • If a showering facility is provided within the CP toilet, the bench should have an integral water collection tray, also known as a water catchment tray, with a waste outlet and hose.

  • Some models of changing bench offer an adjustable backrest at one or both ends which can improve comfort.

  • The Changing Bench should be either Freestanding or Wall-Mounted. It should be at least 1800mm long and 800mm wide (as a minimum) and adjustable in height, usually within the range 300mm to 1000mm above floor level.

  • A Changing Bench with a minimum safe working load of 200kg (440lbs) is recommended ­ a higher capacity is preferred for use by a greater range of users. The safe working load of the equipment should be clearly displayed.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both freestanding and wall-­mounted Benches, as set out in the table below. Selection of the most appropriate type of changing bench should be carefully considered, taking into account the needs of people consulted during the planning stage of the project.

Freestanding

  • A freestanding bench can be moved, offering greater flexibility and a range of transfer positions.

  • The shower can be used in conjunction with a shower seat if the bench can be moved away from the shower area.

  • Assistants are able to access both sides to assist with manual handling.

  • Battery ­operated benches offer easy height adjustment. Hydraulic benches can be manually adjusted.

  • The bench may be taken out of the room, with the result that it is unavailable when required.

  • Freestanding benches typically take up more space than wall­mounted benches that folk flat against a wall.

  • If the bench is battery powered it will require regular recharging and maintenance checks.

Wall-Mounted

  • It may be possible to fold the bench up against the wall when not in use, increasing clear floor space.