Products for Sophie
Last year Sophie was severely injured in a road traffic accident and is now a full-time wheelchair user. She works a freelance designer from her home and has already purchased an adapted automobile so she can drive herself around. Although she’s relatively independent compared to some she does require support from her family on a daily basis, and she needs to exercise her remaining abilities regularly to prevent any further deterioration.
”Sophie maintains a high degree of activity compared to some of our other clients, but we should still look at a range of modifications to help maintain her independence. Ramps and access are a key issue, and since she’s able to move herself around we’d look at support devices, grab bars and specific lifting equipment inside the house. For clients in this category with little trunk stability and weight bearing capacity we’d recommend a lift in the bedroom such as an overhead track, or ORBIT® Patient Transfer Lift. Also Sophie really loves the water so we’d definitely install a lift for the pool out back.”
Challenge Specialties offer a range of straight grab bars on our site. Select from a variety of materials and finishes using our product catalog to tailor a solution that suits the design of your home.
The Easy Mount™ L -Shaped Grab Bar provides secure support to assist you in the bathroom. The middle flange is located on the 90 degree bend of the rail, so it is ambidextrous, and the Easy Mount 9 hole flange allows for simple, secure installation.
The Easy Mount™ 120Angled Grab Bar is a potential alternative to the Easy Mount™ L -Shaped Grab Bar. With an extended reach and reclined angle this bar facilitates transfers over longer distances and is perfect for getting from a wheelchair to a shower seat.
The PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System is a flexible ramp solution that can be configured to provide a customized access solution for your home. Its unique features make it an excellent choice when your residential access requirements extend beyond the scope of a portable ramp.
The TRANSITIONS® Angled Entry Mat securely accommodates doorways both inside and outside. It does not interfere with the door track and works especially well with sliding glass doors.
The TRANSITIONS® Modular Entry Ramp is perfect for doorways to create a smooth, sturdy, and seam-free surface for wheelchair, scooter, walker, and cane users.
Lifts & Transfer Devices
The Savaria Gantry for Portable Lift assembles in minutes to create a sturdy, yet simple structure. The Savaria gantry stand is perfect for locations where fixed track is not an option, or when the need is short to medium term.
The Savaria portable ceiling lift was designed specifically to be a truly portable lift. It fits perfectly with the Savaria Gantry, can be easily carried from room to room, and comes in two weight capacity models - 286 lb (130 kg) and 440 lb (200 kg).
Savaria offers a range of sling types and sizes to suit most patients and needs. Their range features slings with adjustable head support and breathable mesh fabric, narrow cut hygienic slings, and a walking sling to assist with rehabilitation needs.
The Invacare Mariner Rehab Shower Commode Chair offers a lightweight aluminum frame and stainless steel hardware making it ideal for shower use. Flip-back padded arms, swing-away front riggings and a four-position padded seat aid in providing user comfort.
Invisia’s spa-inspired SerenaSeat conveniently folds up against the wall in your shower, optimizing space when it’s not in use, and providing a luxurious focal design that enriches any bathroom.
The Invisia Accent Bar is a stylish grab bar that can be installed anywhere and at the angle it’s needed, granting peace of mind without compromising on aesthetics.
The SuperTrapeze™ is ideal for pulling yourself from a lying to a sitting position—a difficult motion for many. The redesigned triangular shape has two points of leverage, maximizing your strength to climb more easily into a seated position.
SuperPole™ with SuperBar™ is ideal for any part of the house, providing stability and functionality in a clean and modern design. The SuperBar has eight locking positions, one every 45 degrees, for superior centralized support as you move.
The ORBIT® Patient Transfer Lift is an American-made, safe, and convenient device to assist in lifting and transferring individuals with limited mobility.
The ARJO Minuet 2 is a tried and tested medical bed commonly used in private residences and long-term care facilities. The Minuet 2 features advanced electrical profiling, variable bed height, and has a domestic appearance making it the perfect choice for aging in place.
The AtmosAir 9000 is a non-powered pressure redistribution mattress replacement system designed to helps maximize body weight distribution and minimize tissue interface pressure. A long-standing favorite in care facilities the AtmosAir 9000 is a perfect companion to the Minuet 2.
The Patriot lift is the only completely portable aquatic lift independently verified to meet ADA standards. The Patriot is capable of lifting 375 pounds and features a specifically designed seat allowing for the easiest lateral transfer from most wheelchairs.