Swivel disks: Is there a stable, low-profile swivel disk to help my mother when pivoting?
Is there a stable, low-profile swivel disk to help my mother when pivoting?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
When purchasing mobility equipment such as this, a consultation with a regulated health professional, such as an occupational therapist (OT) or physiotherapist (PT), is recommended to ensure that the device is appropriate and safe for you and your environment.
There are several products designed to ease transferring by allowing the person to rotate in place on a soft disk. These products are often used in car seating, and kitchen chairs. Many of them are lightweight and portable for use outside the home.
There are a some products you may wish to explore:
- Padded Swivel Seat Cushion by Drive Medical (available from waltonmedical.com) is a lightweight padded swivel seat. This costs about $40 (Cdn).
- Round Seat Cushion by TMISHION (available from amazon.ca) is a five centimer high swivel seat that features a machine washable cover. This product costs about $50 (Cdn).
- Auto Swivel Cushion Seat by Stander (available from amazon.ca) is an ultra low-profile swivel cushion, at just half an inch high. Unfortunately, it is not as sturdy or stable as the previous two products. This product costs about $40 (Cdn).
You might also be interested in some previous questions we answered related to transferring: