Arden Bariatric – Unique Four Motor Mechanism

Innovative and versatile this rise recliner has a 50 stone capacity, low-profile seating option and incorporates Independent Tilt in Space Movement.

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Outer arms and wings in Manila Char MNL16 and arms/inner arms and wings in Valencia Sonne. Inner seat and back in grey vapour permeable multi-way stretch fabric.

The Arden comes with unique four motor technology which enables the user to combine Independent Tilt in Space (TIS) movement with Independent Backrest Recline, Independent Leg Rest and Rise movements for maximum pressure and posture management options.

It offers luxurious comfort with maximum adaptability and with a low-profile seating option incorporating an extendable leg rest, 50 stone overall and 25 stone leg rest capacity, together with a choice of interchangeable pressure management seat cushions – these are just some of the reasons why it’s proving so popular.

The Arden is suitable for either a health or home environment.

It offers clients and carers unique movement options that support good posture, pressure management and independent living. The four-motor mechanism is ideal for:

  • those clients who are unable to independently shift their weight either in a reclined or seated position.
  • those with poor skin integrity where there is a high risk of skin breakdown.
  • those clients with complex needs that require carer support to change position without putting their own health at risk whilst carrying out positional changes.

The back recline works independently of the leg rest enabling a wide range of relaxing positions, from sitting upright and raising the leg rest to relieve tired legs to a fully reclined resting position. The leg elevation can support reduction in oedema and fluid retention. This reduced fluid in the lower limbs allows a user to maintain their standing and walking abilities. The rise position supports standing, enabling the person to walk away more easily.

The Arden has other very important features that combine with the mechanism movements to produce a unique plus-sized seating solution:

Accommodating the Gluteal Shelf

This is achieved through the:

  • Option to increase the seat depth with easy to fit adjuster pads.
  • Reduced lumbar padding in the backrest which creates a recess.
  • Set back calf rests, which can support excess tissue in this area thus supporting natural flexion.

A Seat Height starting at 16"

This allows the person to get the exact chair they need to support health, well-being and independence without compromise.

Extendable Leg Rest

This is to ensure that whatever seat height is chosen the user will not find the leg rest too short when it is raised.

The chair can also be used as part of a 24-hour postural care programme to reduce the risk of skin breakdown and its features also ensure that a user can be repositioned to allow for optional occupational performance, thus allowing an individual to engage in activities they want to do.

More Information

For more details of the movement options and other features listed above and their potential advantages see the attached PDF on Bariatric seating written by Kate Sheehan our independent Occupational Therapist and view the Mechanisms Section.

Key Features

It comes with the following key features as standard. There is the option to purchase additional features and these are detailed in the Optional Accessories Section.

For an overview of Bariatric seating assessment see our downloadable PDF in the Brochure Section. Here you will also be able to download a copy of our in-depth Clinical Posture Guide.

Environments:

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Independent Occupational Therapist

For more details of the movement options and other features listed above and their potential advantages see the attached PDF on Bariatric seating written by Kate Sheehan our independent Occupational Therapist and view the Mechanisms Section.

The Arden has been designed to address the needs of plus sized clients with its four-motor mechanism aimed at maximising pressure control through independent Tilt in Space, Backrest Recline, Leg Rest Elevation and Rise movements, giving the client and carer many more positional options.

It has many unique features that complement this sophisticated mechanism and can be used in both home or healthcare environments with a full range of health and home fabrics available.

It comes with the following key features as standard. There is the option to purchase additional features and these are detailed in the Optional Accessories Section.

For an overview of Bariatric seating assessment see our downloadable PDF in the Brochure Section. Here you will also be able to download a copy of our in-depth Clinical Posture Guide.

Mechanisms

Its uniqueness lies in the four-motor mechanism which maximises the range of postural and pressure management options: 

  • Independent Tilt in Space
  • Independent Backrest Recline
  • Independent Leg Rest
  • Independent Rise

Tilt and recline systems work predominantly by moving the persons centre of gravity which maintains posture and ergonomic support allows the pannus to be redistributed. This can be used to alleviate pressure, help the respiratory system and allow access for specific skin care tasks.  The addition of independent leg rest and rise movements ensures an excellent range of postural and pressure management positions and support. 

For further details on this mechanism, with video clips, visit the Mechanisms Section.

Arden Mechanism Motion


Pressure Management Back Cushions

The Arden comes with our deeply comfortable three cushioned, waterfall back, all fibre filled. They can be easily repositioned on the back for the client’s individual requirements and can also have their firmness adjusted by adding or taking away fibres.

For ease of cleaning and replacement the back cushions and covers are easily removable.

Arden Back Cushion


Back Blockers for Postural Support

At the back of both the top and middle waterfall cushions sleeves are fitted to accommodate the blockers to provide additional postural support. The position of each back cushion can be adapted with blockers to adjust the shape and support for the specific needs of each user. The blockers come as standard and replacement pairs can be purchased.

Arden Blockers


Pressure Management Seat Cushions

The Arden comes as standard with a fixed seat option or you may choose to have our removable and interchangeable seat cushions.

Standard Fixed Options

You can choose from one of four seat cushion options each with different pressure management features. The seat cushion you choose is then combined with the chaise (single seat and leg rest cover) and is supplied as an integrated seating solution which is fixed to the frame and cannot be removed or changed.

Removable / Interchangeable Options

You can choose from one of four seat cushions each with different pressure management features. The seat cushion you choose is then combined with the chaise (single seat and leg rest cover) and is supplied as an integrated seating solution.

It can be removed and interchanged with one of the other seat cushion options. You can purchase one or more cushions to support the different needs of individuals who may use this chair.

All covers are removable for cleaning or replacement.

With all these seat cushions we recommend a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid reduction of shear and friction.

See Seat Cushion Section for details of the individual cushions.

Arden Seat Cushion


Chaise Cover

The Arden benefits from a single, full seat cover.  This chaise reduces the risk of pressure areas developing due to pinch points, shear and friction when the chair reclines. Designed with a memory foam insert the chaise offers deep comfort.

The chaise cover and memory foam can be removed for cleaning and replacement.

Arden Chaise


Glides

The chair comes with heavy-duty glides built in as standard.

Arden Glides


Handset Loop and Deep Pocket

A handset loop and deep side pocket come as standard on the RHS arm. As an optional extra you can choose to have these positioned differently.

Arden Handset Loop And Deep Pocket


Low Profile Seating

A Seat Height starting at 406mm (16") allows the person to get the exact chair they need to support health, well-being and independence without compromise.

 

The following features can be purchased to enhance the functionality of the chair.

Seat Depth Adjustment

The Arden comes with the option to alter the seat depth with a choice of two sets of detachable adjuster pads, 25.4mm (1") or 50.8mm (2").

The seat depth should be long enough to support the upper part of the legs whilst allowing the back to rest comfortably on the backrest. If the seat is too long the user is likely to slouch in the chair to get their feet on the floor, which puts extra pressure on their lower spine, if too short it will cause additional pressure on the thighs risking potential skin breakdown.

Arden Seat Depth Adjuster


Extendable Leg Rest*

An extended leg rest can be fitted at the point of manufacture. This will provide an additional 102mm (4") on the length of the leg rest.

Arden Extendable Leg Rest


High Wear Areas

The following covers, in matching fabric, can be purchased to protect high wear areas:

  • Full length arm covers
  • Head cover
  • Seat cover

Full Length Arm Cover

Head Cover

Seat Cover


Headrests

There are four headrests to choose from, all of which come with a Velcro tab allowing them to fit over the top cushions.  For further details on each of these options please refer to the Headrest Section.

  • Head roll
  • Small head pillow
  • Small profile headrest
  • Midline headrest
Head Roll

Luxury Arm Padding*

There is the option to choose either Coolform or Memory foam as the arm padding which will add some pressure care comfort. Please ensure you choose a pressure care fabric with these options.

Arden Luxury Arm Padding


Carer Handset Loop*

A handset loop can be fitted on the back of the chair for carer use.

 

Safety Options*

For further details on the options below please refer to Safety Options Section.

  • Accupak rechargeable battery system
  • 20 cycle battery back-up system
 

* Please note that some of these additional features will need to be fitted at the point of manufacture.

The most important aspect to consider before purchasing any healthcare chair are the seating positions that are required to aid the conditions of the client and address any pressure and postural management needs.

The Arden is available with a Four Motor mechanism. Please check the Sizes Section for all user weights and dimensions before selecting your chair. For demonstrations of the mechanisms described below please watch the 3D animation below.

Four Motor Mechanism

The four-motor mechanism is aimed at maximising pressure control through independent Tilt in Space, Backrest Recline, Leg Rest Elevation and Rise movements giving the client and carer that many more positional options.  It offers clients and carers some unique movement options that support good posture, pressure management and independent living.

This mechanism is ideal for:

  • those clients who are unable to independently shift their weight either in a reclined or seated position.
  • those with poor skin integrity where there is a high risk of skin breakdown.
  • those clients with complex needs that require carer support to change position without putting their own health at risk whilst carrying out positional changes.

It is an excellent mechanism for plus-sized clients.

Arden Mechanism Motion

Independent Tilt in Space (TIS)

The independent Tilt in Space works to counteract the effect of the person’s pannus. By having control over the angle of tilt you can adjust that person’s centre of gravity’ making them feel more comfortable, supporting the pannus, and reducing the feeling that they are being dragged forward by external forces.

The TIS allows the client to recline whilst maintaining all of the body’s angles as it changes the orientation in space, allowing posture to be maintained and pressure to be redistributed as well as reducing shear and friction.

Independent Backrest Recline

This allows the person to maintain flexibility over their body’s position, particularly the amount of hip flexion, enabling them to maximise comfort as well as managing health needs.

The back recline works independently of the leg rest enabling a wide range of relaxing positions, from sitting upright and raising the leg rest to relieve tired legs to a fully reclined resting position.

Both reclining and tilt systems can provide pressure relief, increase circulation, improve head, neck and trunk control, improve functional posture and positioning, support safe transfers by various means and minimise variations / fluctuations in the client’s muscular control. Tilt and recline systems work predominantly by moving the persons centre of gravity which whilst maintaining posture and ergonomic support allows the pannus to be redistributed. This can be used to alleviate pressure, help the respiratory system and allow access for specific skin care tasks.

Independent Leg Rest

This offers the person additional flexibility over positioning, allowing them to use it in conjunction with the recline feature to create the optimal posture for their body shape. The leg rest needs to allow larger calves to maintain 90’ knee flexion and to enable a safe, stable standing position.

The leg elevation can support reduction in oedema and fluid retention. This reduced fluid in the lower limbs allows a user to maintain their standing and walking abilities.

Independent Rise

The independent rise provides the client with more independence, supporting them as they rise to a standing position from being seated.

Arden Mechanism Drawings

If you would like to find out about what mechanisms are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please see the comparison chart below.

Overall Weight Limits

The Arden has a user weight limit of 318 Kg (50 stone). The maximum leg rest weight limit is 159 kg (25 stone).

Important Dimensions

The Arden comes in three sizes. An overview of the sizes is shown in the table below. If you require more detailed dimensions please download the PDF below which contains all of the dimensions for the chair.

Important Dimensions

  Small Medium Large
Seat Height 406mm (16") 457mm (18") 508mm (20")
Seat Width 610 / 660 / 711 / 762 mm
(24 / 26 / 28 / 30")
610 / 660 / 711 / 762 mm
(24 / 26 / 28 / 30")
610 / 660 / 711 / 762 mm
(24 / 26 / 28 / 30")
Seat Depth 508mm (20") 508mm (20") 508mm (20")
Back Height:
762mm (30")
Standard Arm Height:
203mm (8")

Please note that:

  • Depending on the seat cushion built into the chair the seat height may vary slightly from that shown above.

The Arden comes with our deeply comfortable three cushioned, waterfall back, all fibre filled.

They can be easily repositioned on the back for the client’s individual requirements and can also have their firmness adjusted by adding or taking away fibres.

For ease of cleaning and replacement the back cushions and covers are easily removable.

Arden Back Cushion


Waterfall

Individual fibre filled waterfall cushions, each of which are fully adjustable to accommodate maximum postural support. The waterfall back can be useful for those with mild Kyphosis, Scoliosis and reduced muscle mass on their back.

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The Arden comes as standard with a fixed seat option or you may choose to have our removable and interchangeable seat cushions.

You can choose from one of four seat cushion options each with different pressure management features. On the standard option the seat cushion will be fixed and on the removable one you have the option to interchange your seat cushions with others you might purchase from the range.

All covers on the removable cushions can be taken off for cleaning or replacement.

With all these seat cushions we recommend a fabric with four way stretch properties to aid reduction of shear and friction.

If you would like to find out about what seat cushions are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please see the comparison chart below.

Arden Seat Cushion


Easiform

For standard seating, our softest foam cushion with high quality Reflex foam filler for gentle comfort.

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Viscoform

For those who have good posture and mobility but are seated for greater than one hour at a time and require pressure relief and supported comfort. This cushion has a high-density foam base which offers a supportive and firm seat base with a top layer of memory foam to allow immersion into the cushion, giving stability and a large surface area to reduce pressure levels.

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Liquiform

For those who have good posture and mobility but sit for long periods of time and require pressure relief and supported comfort. Recommended for people with limited muscle bulk or at risk of excessive weight loss. This cushion has a high-density foam which offers a supportive and firm seat base. The foam is topped with a fluid liquid gel in a soft silicone cover which provides a high level of pressure relief. The liquid gel helps to dissipate heat and constantly adapts to the user’s movement.

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Coolform

For those sitting for long periods with specific comfort issues such as a high risk of pressure sores. This cushion uses the latest medical grade silicone gel technology allowing pressure to be evenly distributed. The gel conforms to the shape of the body and equalises to body temperature. The gel cells allow air to flow easily and Coolform is totally odourless and hypoallergenic.

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There is a choice of 4 detachable headrests all attached with a velcro tab.

If you would like to find out about what headrest cushions are available on other healthcare chairs from the Repose range please see the comparison chart below.


Head Roll

The head roll is useful to reduce depth for anyone with reduced neck extension or needing to keep their head in a neutral position for tasks such as eating or drinking whilst maximising comfort and reducing effort.
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Small Head Pillow

The small head pillow provides additional comfort for those who may require a softer surface to rest on whilst stopping hyper-extension at the neck when reclined or tilted.
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Small Profile Headrest

Similar to the large profile headrest but support is focused more on the head and neck.
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Midline Headrest

The midline headrest provides postural support for those with some form of midline deficit, following a stroke resulting in proprioceptive deficit or unilateral neglect for example. It is also useful for those with reduced lateral muscle strength or tolerance (such as sternocleinomastoid).
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All our health fabrics are Waterproof, Anti-MRSA, Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, Crib 5 and bleach cleanable. All cushions and cushion covers are removable for cleaning purposes.

For our full range of health fabrics please view our:

Vinyl Fabrics

VP Range

Panvelle Stretch Plain

Other options available on request.

Fabric Swatches 960

The Arden comes with the option to choose from the following safety features:


20 Cycle Back Up Unit

This back up system comes as stand-alone unit that can carry out up to 20 chair adjustments. It should only be used as an emergency back-up system.

Full user instructions can be found in your user manual – please read these carefully before using the chair and the 20 cycle back up. A copy of the manual can be found in the Brochures Section.

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Accupak Rechargeable Battery System

The Accupak power pack enables you to use the chair away from a power supply. The battery provides an average of up to 100 adjustment cycles and will need recharging regularly to retain the quality of usage. It can be charged by simply plugging it in. The system sits out of sight under the chair and the charging outlet is built into the side of the chair.

Please note that the Accupak is not compatible with the Reading Lamp.

Full user instructions can be found in the user manual – please read these carefully before using the chair and Accupak. A copy of the manual can be found in the Brochures Section.

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Below is a summary of our Standard two-year warranty terms and conditions.

There is also the option to upgrade to a five-year comprehensive care plan.

Standard Two-Year Warranty

Two years on mechanisms, frame, upholstery and electrics.

One year on air seat cushions and also on some additional accessories such as the Accupak, 20 Cycle Back up and Relaxor heat and massage systems.

Repose will repair or replace, at our discretion and free of charge to the original purchaser, any parts covered by this warranty and that on examination, are found to be defective in material and/or workmanship. The warranty is for parts and labour only. The product or parts requiring repair/replacement must be returned to Repose by you and you will be responsible for the costs of packaging, postage and any postal insurance.

Any products returned to Repose must be disinfected and should pose no health hazard.

For full details of the warranty including return of faulty products, exclusions etc. please see downloadable 2 year warranty document below.

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Upgrade to a Five-Year Warranty*

You can upgrade your standard warranty anytime within 7 days after delivery of the chair. You can upgrade to a unique five-year comprehensive care plan that includes:

  • Comprehensive cover for structural and accidental damage
  • Stain removal and repair at no extra cost to you
  • One call for advice and service
  • National network of professional technicians
  • Original value replacements

It truly offers real peace of mind, covering you against:

  • Structural damage to:
  • Accidental damage including:
  • Staining

For full details of the upgrade warranty please see the downloadable 5 year warranty document below.

5 Year Warranty Terms

Terms and Conditions

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* non-commercial only