Swivel car seats
Swivel seats and seat cushions assist people with poor mobility or movement to get out of a car seat easily. The units are generally made up of a soft cushion top which sits on a firm base.
The unit is placed directly on the car seat. The top part swivels, removing the need to twist to get out of a car.
A swivel seat swings out of the car to a 90 degree angle and faces sideways out of the car. This can make transferring into the seat easier. Some swivel seats are manually operated and some can be power operated to make it easy to rotate and lift a person.
Another device using a similar principle is a seat extender, which is a seat that swivels and extends out of a vehicle to make it even easier to enter the vehicle.
Expect to pay anywhere from $40 to about $130 for a standard swivel seat, depending on the model.
Willshire Motor Trimmers specialises in disability conversions and supply and fit a large range of automotive aids including the swivel seat (pictured). They supply all items nationally but fitting is only available in South Australia.
Southside Health and Hire Centre in South Lismore is a national medical, surgical, rehabilitation and fitness supplier that can help you with all the information you need to know about car swivel seats and a host of other products to make life easier and more comfortable.
They stock everything from walking aides and electric wheelchairs to cutlery, waterproof bedding options, bathroom equipment, all kinds of braces and daily living aids, vitamins, fitness and exercise equipment.
They have two nurses and a naturopath on duty daily to give free advice and offer a great flexible hire and purchase scheme on fitness, homecare and rehabilitation items, including for treadmills, exercise bikes, weights and lifting equipment.
They will post or freight nationally.
Contact them on (02) 6621 4440, 1800 069 777 or email on
Living in Comfort, in Bondi Junction, is another supplier of car swivel seats.
They also have hundreds of other products to choose from to make life at home and at work much easier.
Contact them on (02) 9369 1155 or visit http://www.agedcareonline.com.au/nsw/multi-region/living-in-comfort/index.htm
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