Ambassador Lift Chairs Featured at the Recent Occupational Therapy Australia 2017 National Conference in Perth
Occupational Therapy Australia is the national professional association representing occupational therapy in Australia. They offer opportunities for their members to enhance best practice through professional development, support, and access to profession-specific information. Ambassador Lift Chairs proudly exhibited at the conference for the first time recently and was met with a high volume of interest for our Australian Made lift and reline chairs. This interest was surprisingly not just from Occupational Therapists visiting the conference, but also a number of high profile Disability Providers that also showcased their products.
The specific feedback from the attendees about the chairs that differentiated Ambassador lift recliners from other recliners on the market is discussed in more detail below.
Lift Chairs have a weight capacity of up to 250kg
Ambassador electric lift and recliner chairs are built with only the very best materials, both in the mechanical structure as well as the internal motors, to ensure that they are durable and consistent in their purpose for longer. The lift chairs are available with 1, 2 and 3 motors (dependant on weight category) allowing the consumer the flexibility in a large number of sitting or reclining positions. The chairs structural makeup is of 5mm bolted steel, which is unique in the industry where most steel is 2-3mm and pop riveted. The advantages of this unique makeup allow for the industry best warranties (5 years for the steel frame) and also makes repairs easier down the track.
This weight requirement in recliners is an increasing trend as users will often want to use the chair, whether seated, reclining or in the sleeping position, for long period of times. It’s also important to be aware that the user may also have young family members joining them on the chair and the strong and sturdy frame will assist in this additional loading.
Attendees at the conference were very impressed with the high load capacity as many other lift chairs were rated a lot lower along with lower warranty periods which always raises concern with OT specialists recommending products to their patients.
Proudly Australian Owned Business and Australian Made
Ambassador Products was established in 1990 in Sydney, Australia. With over 25 years of experience, we are a market leader in the manufacture and supply of superior electric lift & recline chairs for the disability and bariatric market. Our family owned business is based in Sydney NSW, but we proudly service Australia wide.
We source premium components for our chairs from Europe and Asia. We then manufacture the chairs in Australia to Australian Standards. This allows us to deliver quality, durable and personable products catered to the specific needs of our customers. We have our standard range of lift and recliner chairs, or we can custom build and design chairs to suit individual needs.
We found the general feedback not only from guests and exhibitors at the conference, but also from our past customers, was that Australian made products are more favourable than the imported alternatives. In fact people tended to spend a little more to get an Australian made lift chair.
Our Ability to Customise Fabrics, Height, Width, Depths and Cushioning
People come in all kinds of different shapes and sizes and have different comfort needs. At Ambassador Lift chairs we understand this and have the ability and equipment in house to alter our standard chairs to custom specifications to suit individual requirements such as making the chair higher, wider, deeper, softer, as well as additional features and much more. In most cases changes require an extra day or two to make the custom changes and we normally charge at cost for these changes.
A good example is a recent customer had purchased one of our lift chairs called a “Premier A3” but was nowhere near the 250kg weight class. The customer had tested the chair prior to purchasing and found the seat cushion, designed for a 250kg load, too hard for their liking. At a small additional cost we altered the seat cushion to a softer foam and the customer was very satisfied with the result.
This kind of customisation is very important to many of our clients, particularly when they are investing a lot of money in a lift and recline chair, they want to ensure it will be comfortable and suit their individual needs. The general feedback from OT attendees and exhibitors was the same.
Sturdy Construction with our unique 5mm Plate Steel Frame
Ambassador Lift Chairs are uniquely constructed using high grade steel that is precision cut for accuracy and spot welded to key stress and weight-bearing areas. All moving joints are fitted with durable and strong Brass Bushes, ensuring that those moving joints will never fail and are easily replaced when they do later in its life.
The steel frame, seat, springs and mechanism are all fitted with steel bolts and nuts, should they need to be replaced. Importantly, the steel plated weaved seating base is bolted in for maximum support to avoid any sagging or deterioration of the seating area.
It’s the 5mm bolted steel frame that gives Ambassador Electric Lift and Recline chairs their renowned durability and longevity. Health professionals know their patients are spending a significant part of their day and if not sleeping in their recliners, requiring stronger support in the steel springs and cushioning. The replaceable covers and washable arm and headrest are a major feature to the chair and assist in keeping it clean and hygienic.
Sanitary Cover Option
For patients requiring a more sanitary covering we can custom cover in the Ultra-Thane range of PU fabrics, this unique PVC has increased flexibility and anti-microbial qualities would be ideal in nursing homes and care facilities for improved hygiene and cleaning. We also like the use of quality Australian Leather or customers can have a choice of unlimited Wortley fabrics to suit their home decor. This might be useful for couples where one person requires the A3 (with three motors for up to 250kg) and a smaller person would like a smaller A1 (one motor for a small 80 kg ) and they can get the two chairs in the same fabric to match. This only adds a couple of days to the order.
Eligible for NDIS and DVA
The fact that Ambassador Lift and recline chairs can be recommended for patients under their care packages with the NDIS and DVA is very desirable to Occupation Therapists and disability retailers alike. Most retailers will be able to assist you with individual requirements, quotes and hire facilities if required.
Industry Best Warranties, Parts and Support
Ambassador is exceptionally proud to source the leading supplier of Medical Grade European Linak motors and electrics with a three-year warranty and our exclusive mechanical steel frame and springs have a five-year warranty. Customers can be assured that our product is of the highest quality and durability and supported by a dedicated family that will be available to assist. We stock a range of replacement parts from old models and ongoing maintenance after the warranty periods.
Rechargeable Back-up Battery
All chairs are fitted with 1 or 2 rechargeable back up battery systems for assurance during a power failure or a wire being knocked out and unreachable by one person. The battery system can see the chair operate for up to three days without a direct source of power. This provides peace of mind for the user and/or carer that the lift chair user will be able to get out of their chair while the power issue is being resolved.
At Ambassador Products we pride ourselves on our Australian designed and built lift and recliner chairs. We have forged a reputation for providing the best quality lift chairs with industry best warranties to back it up. Our electric lift chairs not only provide unprecedented power and reliability but also are designed with luxurious comfort and style.
The Occupational Therapy Australia Conference further cemented that our lift chairs are the best in the disability and bariatric market because of all the point raised above. We also forged a strong relationship with many of the countries best OTs and Disability providers that were impressed with our superior Australian Made offerings.
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