The Carendo is a height adjustable multifunctional hygiene chair, with a special care raiser function, that enable the caregiver to clean and dress/undress the care receiver in healthy work posture. It is possible to reduce the amount of transfers involved in the traditional hygiene process.

Purpose

To improve the working environment, and move the hygiene from the bed to the natural environment in the bathroom, and give the care receiver the possibility to participate actively in own care, with a focus on increased dignity and ethics. Carendo allows a single caregiver to perform the hygiene process in less time than the traditional process.

Target group

Nursing home and hospital.

Impact for citizen

The Carendo enables the care recipient to participate actively in self-care at eye level with the caregiver. A lot of care recipients experience a more calm, dignity and untapped morning care, and have more energy for other things during the day.

Impact for staff

The Carendo enables the caregiver to work alone with the care recipient. Due to the height adjustment, all work can be done with eye contact, and in good working positions, so that wear and tear on the body is prevented for the caregiver. The number of transfers, lifting, pulling and pushing is also reduced, as the hole work process can be done in the Carendo, with less time compared with traditional process.

Economic impact

See reference report from Aarhus Municipality (in Danish).

Cost of product

List price is 49,980 DKK.

Life expectancy of product

10 years (if service is observed)

Other costs of acquisition and setup

None.

Expected annual costs

Annual service 900 DKK.

Special requirements 

Arjo recommend a bathroom at 220mm x 220mm for optimal use. The Carendo has a turning radius at 9600mm
Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people? The Carendo is both for personal use, and can also be shared by 2-3 people.

Is the product intended for training purposes?

Yes.

How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?

The time to get to know the Carendo and how to use it, depends on the individual, and how much they practice, and on the level at which the chair is used. Arjo recommends a teaching program with both theoretical and practical training to ramp up the intended use of the product.

Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

Yes.

Experiences from practice (examples)

Caregivers experience less pain in the knees, arm, and back as a result of better posture. The care recipients are more involved, safe and calm in the care due to the equal communication at eye level, as well as fewer transfers that are unpleasant for many care recipients .
See reference report from Aarhus Municipality (in Danish).

Cases stories

See reference report from Aarhus Municipality (in Danish).