This wheelchair is commonly hired for people in rehabilitation units and care homes, for patients who have had strokes, brain injuries or have dementia, or who are undergoing palliative care. It is designed to accommodate people who need to spend much of the day in a wheelchair, and who have limited ability to adjust their position, and many users of tilt in space wheelchairs will sleep in them during the day.
The Invacare Rea Azalea Max is the Bariatric Tilt in Space wheelchair we provide, which features a weight capacity of 28 stone, allowing it to take much heavier patients than our standard Tilt in Space wheelchair. The Rea Azalea range is the one most commonly used across the NHS within the UK, and so is the model that healthcare and care home staff will be most familiar with it. The seat width can be adjusted between 22 - 26 inches - this allows it to provide a perfect fit for the person using it, optimising their comfort and support. Other adjustments can be made, including seat depth, headrest positioning, leg rest length and angle, and several more. Our specialists will make these adjustments when delivering the chair, to ensure it fits the person who is using it.
The Bariatric Tilt in Space wheelchair can be reclined from 0° - 30°, and the seat can be tilted back to 25° - these assist with both comfort, posture and pressure, as well as helping with transfer into and out of the wheelchair. The elevating leg rests are fully adjustable, allowing them to be set up exactly to the needs of the wheelchair user. The footplate comes with a removable mid-section to further assist with transfers.
Additional support can be provided by two lateral supports (not pictured), which are positioned on either side of the seat just below shoulder height. A three-wing adjustable headrest comes as standard, which provides support to both the back and sides of the head.
For those needing more advanced pressure care, the standard seat cushion can be easily removed, allowing a pressure cushion to be fitted instead. We offer a large selection of clinical pressure cushions for purchase, including the market-leading Jay and Matrx ranges, for purchase.
The chair comes with transit wheels, and is designed to be pushed and operated by an attendant. The Rea Azalea Max is fully crash tested, making it suitable for occupied transportation in a suitably adapted vehicle.