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Ergolet Introduces Bariatric Bath and Toilet Chair

Global safe patient lifting manufacturer Ergolet introduces the Hera Maxi, a bariatric model of its Hera tilt-in-space bathing and toileting chair capable of supporting up to 550 pounds.

Heavier clients require more space between armrests and wider seating space, along with safe, easy access. 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.  The Hera Maxi steps up to a new weight class while maintaining our sleek design,” 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. “Bariatric patients require an even greater need for seated hygiene accessibility. From a caregiver’s perspective the Hera Maxi provides caregivers adaptable access features, such as flip-up armrests and easier lateral transfers,” stated Medlin.

According to Nowitz, because of multiple comfort adjustments, hygiene accessories and an increased weight capacity of 550 pounds, Hera Maxi is the most versatile bariatric hygiene transfer aid available.

In addition to shower, bathing and toileting aids, Ergolet manufactures overhead lifts, track systems, mobile lifts and sit-to-stand aids for safe, comfortable patient lifting in healthcare facilities and homes. Founded in Denmark, Ergolet is known for its safe, sturdy lifting solutions that also feature elegant Scandinavian design. For more information about the Hera Maxi or Ergolet visit

Source: Ergolet

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