For individuals that need that next level of support. Our specialist seating range can be tailored to accommodate most peoples more complex needs. Whether extra lateral support is required, pressure relief issues or the user needs to be hoisted into the chair, our range of chairs can cater for all conditions. For people with conditions such as Dementia, our Porter range of chairs will allow the user to be easily wheeled from room to room, to allow them to join in with everyday activities.
Many people discuss ’Comfort ‘ and ’ Pressure relief’ and the subjects are inextricably linked.
If we can increase an individual’s surface area contact between themselves and their chair then we spread their weight over a larger area. This helps to reduce the pressure on their body parts, including legs, bottom, arms and backs.
It is therefore CRITICAL to use a chair that has been measured and adjusted to the size and shape of the individual. Correct Posture leads to maximising the contact area which in turn minimises pressure on the body parts.
Occupational Therapists and Specialists will advise repositioning every 2 hours and the use of significant tilt angles (up to 45 degrees) which can achieve pressure reductions particularly in the pelvic area. However the highest pressure is found in the seating cushion area under the bottom and Primacare have 7 different seating arrangements to offer depending on the level of risk of pressure sores and ulcers.
Pressure Management Mapping
Primacare different seat cushion options have all been extensively tested using a pressure mat which contains 120 different pressure sensors over the seating area of a chair. Pressure Mapping is unique to the individual user, the typeof cushion and the relative position of the chair.
However, the mapping can give relative performance and a pressure map when comparing different cushions with the same user.
Pressure Management Seat Options
The Visco elastic heat sensitive layer is supported by high density Reflex foam. Body heat moulds the visco layer around any high pressure areas and the result is a stable cushion giving good postural support.
The cushion uses combustion modified high resilient foam with a profiled upper surface to increase pressure distribution, encasing a silicon gel sac, which dissipates pressure in
high areas of loading.
The Primagel+ cushion uses the Primagel cushion with an added layer of visco elastic heat sensitive foam.
FormAlign P7 Gel
High level pressure care for porter and static day care seating options. With the clever integral shear-reducing design, the P7 maintains a good stable posture whilst ensuring good quality pressure relief. The innovative gel and gel/foam layers effectively manage pressure with enhanced immersion qualities.
The FlatGel cushion uses a Proprietary Silicon Polymer sheet over a high density reflex foam. The Gel has the same physical characteristics as human fat tissue and the softness stays unchanged at any temperature. The polymer is a solid which will not leak if punctured. It is Hypoallergenic – it does not contain latex or isocyanates and it is odourless. Because of its stability with temperature changes this cushion offers excellent constant postural support over many hours.
High / Very High Risk
The CoolGel cushion uses a Proprietary Silicon Polymer sheet over a high density reflex foam. The Gel has the same physical characteristics as human fat tissue and the softness stays unchanged at any temperature. The polymer is a solid which will not leak if punctured. It is Hypoallergenic – it does not contain latex or isocyanates and it is odourless. The CoolGel has circular discs of polymer which allows air the cells to minimise heat and moisture build up. An even pressure distribution contours to the underlying surface so this cushion can be used all day and still retain its stability.
High / Very High Risk
The Air Comfort cushion uses a combination of longer broad rubber webbing springs with a high density reflex foam seat cushion. This cushion surrounds an air cell which allows different air pressures and air volumes. This cushion easily contours around the higher protruding parts of the posterior to give an excellent even pressure distribution.
Alternating Air Cushion
High / Very High Risk
The alternating air cushion uses an air pump to continuously inflate and deflate 6 dynamic air cells controlled on a 9 minute 36 second cycle. At any one time 4 of the cells are inflated bringing pressure relief to the other areas. A 240V electrical supply is required for the pump which is usually positioned next to the chair.
Coronavirus and Infection Control
Infection Control has become an increasing concern over the last few years and the arrival of Covid-19 has
highlighted the need for solutions to reduce the risk. Primacare can offer designs of chair which have fewer areas that harbour germs and viruses. We can also offer an optional range of anti–microbial fabrics and vinyl fabrics which are fast acting, effective and durable. They are proven to be effective against Coronavirus.
Key Features & Benefits
Bonded - Resilient to high temperatures and rigorous washing
Permanent - Durable for the useful life of most products
No migration - Won’t leach into the environment or skin
Variety of end uses - Can be applied to varying weight based cloths
Active hygiene - Controls the development of dust mites
Tried and tested - No arsenic, heavy metals or polychlorinated phenols
Not a chemical poison - More than 30 years in the market
Mechanical deactivation - Does not induce microbial mutation or bioaccumulation
Effective quality control - Simple test available to detect anti-microbials
Unmatched safety profile - Not harmful to humans or the environment
Odourless and colourless