Ergolet, headquartered in Minneapolis, introduces the Hera Maxi, a bariatric model of its Hera tilt-in-space bathing and toileting chair, which supports up to 550 pounds. To accommodate heavy users, the Hera Maxi has fully adjustable height and side-arm functions along with foot, leg, and neck support.

The tilt-in-space, hand-lever operated recline feature enables heavy user functions to be safely and easily carried out with comfort.
“When designing the Hera series, we set out to achieve a tilt-in-space bathing and toileting chair characterized by clean lines, concealed cables and excellent functionality,” said Gary Nowitz, Ergolet vice president.
According to Marsha Medlin, Ergolet’s medical director, improper lifting and bathing regimens can expose caregivers to injury when handling even a few pounds of weight inappropriately. “As a result, risk for injuries or falls is magnified for bariatric patients as well as for caregivers dealing with extreme or awkward angles and lifting positions that can result in severe injury,” Medlin said.
Medlin reinforces the need for quality safe patient handling products, specifically when dealing with bariatric patients. “From a caregiver’s perspective the Hera Maxi provides caregivers adaptable access features, such as flip-up armrests and easier lateral transfers.”

[Source: Ergolet]