HydroCare Chair

The Classic Careflex HydroCare Chair provides comfort for people with illnesses and those that need to rest. The simple, supportive pressure management chair for older people and those in dementia care. Promotes a sense of comfort, security and relaxation.

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What is it?

The HydroCare is a supportive and adaptable nursing chair that incorporates a wide range of features to optimise the seating experience of its occupants.

These features include back angle recline and integral pressure management in the seat as standard. The seat width, height and angle are tailored to suit each individual client whilst seat depth can easily be adjusted when required.

In addition, the HydroCare can be tailored further through a comprehensive range of accessories to ensure a correct sitting posture is achieved.

Product Details


Product Details

Seats Sizes

There are 9 combinations of seta height and width available.

 Back Angle Recline (BAR)

Adjusts the angle between the chair seat and back to provide a more comfortable hip position.

4 Fully Braked Twin Wheel Castors

The twin wheel castors spread the chair’s load over a larger surface area,

Adjustable Seat Depth and Angel

The Seat depth can be easily adjusted to ensure the user’s pelvis stays rig

Maximum Pressure Relief

The seat cushion uses CareFlex WaterCell Technology® and Vapour

Padded Sliding Footplate

A sliding footplate to provide greater comfort and support to the feet during portering.

Technical details

Client Groups

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Frail and elderly
  • Early stage Huntington’s
  • Disease
  • Palliative care
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Size Options

  • Seat Width: 380/430/480mm
    (Factory Set)
  • Seat Height: 400/440/480mm
    (Factory Set)
  • Seat Depth: 370 – 510mm
  • Seat Angle: 10°/15°/20°
  • Maximum User Weight: 160kg

Product Testing

All the products are tested rigorously to international standards.

The HydroCare meets the British Standard for Test Level 2 (Nursing Homes)
Static Load and Fatigue – BS EN 15373:2007.

When we develop a new chair, we carry out extensive user trials to ensure it works safely, easily and logically. Our chairs are also tested by an internationally recognised test house for strength, stability and durability.

The CareFlex Testing Process:

Stage 1

The testing starts as soon as the chair is taken out of the box. Our User Instructions are
assessed to see how well the chair can be set up and used safely. The chair is checked over
for pinch points and finger traps to safeguard against injury.

Then the heavy stuff starts…

Stage 2

This is a three-part process which involves checking the chair for stability, durability and
resistance to impact.

1. Stability tests check that the chair will not tip over in day-to-day use. The chair is tested
under extreme conditions, such as with the legrest fully elevated and the back fully tilted
or reclined before maximum user weight loads are applied.

The chair must remain stable throughout these tests.

2. Durability tests replicate years of constant use. They help to measure what effect fatigue can
have on the structure and operation of the chair. Because specific standards relate to use in
different environments, for example high wear areas such as nursing homes, the testing
machine applies up to 200,000 maximum user weight loading cycles to the seat and back.

3. Resistance tests focus on the structure of the chair. Each chair is tested for strength, the
ability to resist impact and extreme exerted forces to the arms, seat, legrest and back.

In addition to strength, stability and durability tests, the components and materials used in our
chairs are monitored so that they comply with the relevant standards for fire retardancy,
biocompatibility and safety requirements for electrical components used in medical devices.

Once our chairs have passed these tests, we can be confident that with the right care and
maintenance they will provide years of trouble-free service.

Colour Outer

Colour Skin Contact Area

'How To' Videos

HydroCare Adjusting Seat Angle

HydroCare Serial Number Location

HydroCare Adjusting Seat Depth

HydroCare Footplate and Leg Block Rest

HydroCare Different Back Types

Happy Customers

Bathing Cradle Review

Hi Andrew

We have had a really exciting day today: our pupil has tried the Shower Cradle in the pool and it is absolutely amazing!! We set it up this morning with the rolls and headrest ect and the pupil has just been in the water independently for the first time with the TA beside and not needing to hold on to support at all.

we have shown it to lots of staff and will now start assessing other pupils to see how many more would benefit from using the cradle. it is so adaptable with the adjustable mesh/tilt feature and the different loops to hoist it into the water and it will make such a difference to our less mobile pupils.

Parent of Blind 10yo Child

“Being 10yrs old, blind unable to talk or walk would be enough to moan about for most…yet our daughter didn’t moan…until we got the Durance Junior chair.!!

She loves it so much that unless we get her out of her wheelchair, after school or hospital trips and into her comfy Durance Junior she wont stop moaning…she loves it.

Great personalised service were the customers needs are put first…Many other companies would do well to learn from Andrew at ambre-stone”

Team Lead for Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy

I have just been sent the most wonderful photo of ………  in her Durance chair.  Her mum is thrilled that …….. is finally comfortable.

Many thanks.  Sorry I cannot share this photo with you but take it from me she looks fab.

Good job!

Professional Occupational Therapist

Using The Hugga system has resulted in demonstrable and measurable clinical improvements, protection or maintenance of body shape for my clients. A highly effective solution to postural care.

General Manager, Barchester Care Home

Having worked with Andrew providing care equipment support over a long period, I can share my appreciation of the genuine way he looks after his customers and clients a like. Someone who I have been happy to trust.

Critical Patient Carer, Hospital – Birmingham

The chairs are light and easy to move, meaning that they can be quickly manoeuvred to reach the patients who need them the most, and are ideally suited to the fast-paced Critical Care environment. Great service – thanks!

Manager, Assisted Living Centre

I find Ambre-Stone Healthcare very professional and competent with our patients, assessing their needs with our therapists – so correct equipment is put in place at all times.

Very reliable, knowledgeable about equipment helpful and most of all very friendly!


Matron, NHS Hospital

I would just like to say that the service we receive from Andrew Smith at Ambre-Stone is excellent. He always rises to any challenge we set him.  I know I can ring him at a moment’s notice if a piece of equipment needs attention.

Patient Carer, Barchester Care Home

The guys at AmbreStone Healthcare Equipment always give excellent advice and from there years of knowledge in the healthcare industry, they give efficient professional service.