Winco has been manufacturing geri chair recliners for the home, hospitals and clinics for more than 60 years. They have a product design philosophy aimed at creating the highest value product using what they call "Voice of Customer" (VOC) feedback to focus on enhancing the user experience, positive clinical outcomes, caregiver comfort and safety, and features that maximize facility utilization and improve efficiency.
What is the difference between a "Home Care and Long Term Chair" compared to a "Clinical and Infusion Chair”?
Home Care and Long Term Chairs are typically used in residential, assisted living or longterm care facility environments. Winco offers a wide range of recliners that fit into the Home Care and Long Term Chairs classification. While Clinical and Infusion Chairs can be used at home, their design and functionality are especially tailored for clinical environments like dialysis, oncology and infusion, orthopedics, same-day surgery.
While geri chair recliners are "mobile," they are not self-propelled, meaning the chair/recliner must be pushed and navigated by a caregiver. Geri chair recliners are made to be comfortable, functional, easily cleaned, and usually have a high back, a foot ledge/rest, and either a removable activity tray that inserts from the front of the chair, or a "wing" tray that conveniently folds down to one or both sides of the chair. Some geri chair recliners even feature "drop arm" or "swing-away arms" to make entering and exiting the chair with the assistance of a caregiver much easier for users who may have challenges with mobility.
We recommend that you consult the convenient "Functionality" details listed on each recliner's product page to make sure that the model fits your own unique needs. The number of Positions (3 Position reclining, Infinite, or Trendelenburg), Occupant and Caregiver Controls, and Table Configuration are likely to be very important in making your decision. You will want to additionally consider the recliner's Casters. For example, Four Swivel Caster (360 degrees rotation) models are the easiest to maneuver in confined spaces. Where as models with Fixed Casters (point in one direction) on either the front or back (with Swivel Casters on the opposite side) require the caregiver to maneuver the chair forward and backward to precisely turn in confined space.
As with any product NewLeaf Home Medical offers, we have a team of devoted and patient advisors available to help by providing answers and guidance unique to your specific needs. Please do not hesitate to call us at 888.739.4330 for help.