What's the difference between a JAY cushion labeled 'C' and one labelled 'F'?
'C' stands for curved and 'F' stands for flat. A C-pad has a curved bottom and is suitable for wheelchairs with "sling seats" (usually on manual wheelchairs). The F-pads have a flat bottom and are suitable for wheelchairs with a base (usually on comfort wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs). An F-pad can be supplemented with an insert plate if it is to be used in a wheelchair with a sling seat.
Who is the right person to assist me with positioning?
Occupational therapists will be able to assist you and advise in regards to good positioning - and what would be the correct equipment to use.
What are the advantages of a rigid backrest?
There are numerous advantages, including the greater postural support and a good alignment of the back structure. Pressure distribution is also improved, and also stability, comfort and functionality.
What are the factors that may cause pressure sores?
They are many and varied factors - the main ones include immobility, pressure, friction on the skin, heat, perspiration, humidity, low nutrition, dehydration, atrophied muscles and aging of the skin.
What is a sore?
A sore is a skin lesion that can reach different stages of severity. The skin is the first barrier of protection of the body and the prevention of its breakdown is very important.
Can a JAY Back fit on any wheelchair?
Whether they're fitted on Sunrise Medical wheelchairs or other wheelchairs made by other companies, JAY's back fasteners are universal - and will cover a large number of backrest tubes.
Is the fluid pack in a Jay cushion sensitive to cold?
Yes, like all fluid-based materials. That's why we recommend not to leave a fluid-based cushion in a car in a very cold weather. If you forget it, then leave it at room temperature so the rear fluid pack regains its optimal consistency.