Transfer mat

Glide mat for easy horizontal moves for persons with extensive disabilities and for assistants

Glide mat lying on bed
Glide mat lying on bed

Description
A glide mat is used for reclining transfers between bed and shower cart, stretcher, etc.
The glide mat is quilted and the fabric is made of a material that reduces friction.

Users comments
The glide mat is not ordinarily used. The user has it at home in case she needs to be transferred while lying down.

Purchased from
www.handicare.se/ (last checked February 2017)

Paid for by
County Council

This tip is from 2008

Tipsare: Nina

Nina lives in an apartment. She is working part time. She was injured in 1996 and has a high tetraplegia (C4). She is a ventilator user. She has two personal assistants 24 hours a day.