Chair Caddie Caregiving Benefits
The Chair CADDIE is an aftermarket accessory which attaches to the base of many of today’s dining and banquet chairs as well as lobby/guest/side chairs! By design, the Chair CADDIE is an “undercarriage unit” that provides mobility, structural integrity and stability to chairs, without compromising safety for both the caregiver or the seated person. When attached, the chair along with the seated person swivels…turns…rolls…and brakes for safety, eliminating the need for caregiver to push-pull-shove-twist each time a seated person is moved up-to or away-from the table. Operationally, the Chair CADDIE reduces the physical demands of the caregiver providing mealtime assistance in three (3) specific caregiving situations:
Roll the Chair CADDIE directly behind the person until the front of the chair seat touches the back of their legs. After the brakes are engaged, assist the person into the chair.
With the person comfortably seated, the caregiver is able to gracefully roll the seated person up-to the table. For safety, the brakes can be applied once the person is seated at the table.
NOTE:The walker/rollator should be moved off to the side of the dining room freeing the aisle for use by others
To exit the table, the seated person is effortlessly rolled away from the table and turned in the direction of the walker/rollator.
Once the walker/rollator has been retrieved and placed in front of the seated person, the seated person can be assisted to a standing position by the caregiver. Holding onto the walker/rollator for support the person walks directly away from the table.