Silva® Flotation sling

The Silvalea flotation Sling was designed and developed to allow even the severely disabled to become familiar within a water environment. Whether in a swimming pool or hydrotherapy pool, the flotation sling reduces handling needs whilst fully supporting the user in the water. The sling is constructed to provide maximum buoyancy, security and support to a user in a horizontal position.

From £255.00

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What is it?

The Silvalea flotation Sling was designed and developed to allow even the severely disabled to become familiar within a water environment. Whether in a swimming pool or hydrotherapy pool, the flotation sling reduces handling needs whilst fully supporting the user in the water. The sling is constructed to provide maximum buoyancy, security and support to a user in a horizontal position.

The benefits of hydro, or aquatic therapy have long been understood for both rehabilitation, physical strengthening and sensory stimulation. The Silva Flotation Sling allows the therapist/caregiver to gently maneuver the end user through the water in a controlled way building confidence in the end user.

Featuring a foam neck roll for additional buoyancy to support the end users head, waist support with connecting groin strap for additional client security and soft padded roll at the base of the sling aids user comfort.

A specialist hydrotherapy swimming buoyancy aid such as this flotation sling should not be used without a full risk assessment and whilst it can be used to transfer an end user into and out of a pool it should only be used with an approved pool or wet environment hoist.

Safety: This product is not a lifesaving piece of equipment and it should not be treated as such. It has been designed to assist with transfers into the pool and to provide support and aid buoyancy whilst in the water. The user should be accompanied at all times when using this product and never left unsupervised.

Sling body – Wash at 85°C
Sling body – Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C)

Noodles – Wipe clean with a damp cloth

Size

Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large

Specification

Lift Type

  • Active
  • Passive

Support Type

  • Head
  • Pelvis
  • Thigh
  • Torso

Attachment Type

Loop fixing spreader bar

User Physicality

  • Active alert and able to participate
  • Good head control
  • Good head trunk and hip control
  • Limited mobility
  • Not suitable for poor skin integrity issues
  • Severely disabled

Sizing

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L

Weight Limit

  • XS – Medium = 64kgs/10stone/140lbs
  • L = 89kgs/14stone/195lbs

Mobility FIM Measure

  • 3
  • (Mobility FIM measure only – please see tab for further detail)

Available Material

  • Mesh

Lift type-guide

Lift Type: KEY

Active – end user is active and can participate in transfer

Passive Lift – end user can maintain passivity or has limited mobility

Extensive – end user has limited body control and/or suffers from extreme extensions.

Mobility FIM

Functional Independence Measure

The Functional Independence Measure (FIM) scale assesses physical and cognitive disability. This scale focuses on the burden of care – that is, the level of disability indicating the burden of caring for them.

Mobility

  1. Transfers: bed/chair/wheelchair
  2. Transfers: toilet
  3. Transfers: bathtub/shower
  4. Transfers: car
  5. Locomotion: walking/wheelchair
  6. Locomotion: stairs

Sizing Guide

Sling Shape & Size

Instructions of Use

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.