Slide Assist

Slide Assist is a positioning slide which enables carers to position a client easily into the back of an opened back chair or wheelchair using just the strength of the carer’s leg muscles. It is used when a person needs continuous repositioning, or needs to be retained in one position.

The assist can be used by people on pressure care cushions, when seating a client at the dining room table or if a client requires to be repositioned in a wheelchair if out on a daily outing or after visiting the bathroom.


Do's and Don'ts

  • Ensure the glide is safe from defects
  • Ensure the glide assist is positioned correctly
  • Ensure the person is aware of what you are about to do
  • If using in a wheelchair, ensure the persons feet are positioned on the footplates and the brakes are applied
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of the person at all times
  • Use the glide assist they way you have been shown to do so
  • Do not use the glide assist if it has any defects
  • Do not use if you have not been shown to do so
  • Do not use fabric softner when laundering as this reduces the effectiveness of the glide assist

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