Rehab Equipment Expo 2018
When: Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8am – 4pm
Where: Olympic Oval, 6111 River Rd, Richmond
Throughout the day not only will you be able to visit the exhibit booths, put names to faces and try out equipment; there will also be presentations from experts in their field designed to improve your knowledge about equipment selection and utilization. Information collected from the major funding sources in British Columbia has been collected and will be available to attendees.
REE is an excellent opportunity to discover support groups providing services to people with a disability. Many therapists use the event to network and get back in touch with colleagues.
If that isn’t enough to convince you that REE2018 is a must; you are also treated to complimentary food throughout the day.
Please feel free to distribute this information amongst your colleagues in Nursing, OT, PT, Purchasing, and Speech Language Pathology. Click here for more information.
Planning to visit the Chairlines showroom on Thursday July 28, 2018?
We have some road closures and parking restrictions in our area due to the Awesome Grand Prix Bicycle Event. Get more info here
May was Customer Feedback Month at Chairlines
Thank you to all who shared their experience with us, we value the feedback and are constantly working to improve our customer experience. On June 1, we completed the draw for the winner.. (drum roll please)… Congrats to Jeff D. We will be in contact soon so you can select your price, an accessory of your choice!
Why review Chairlines?
We know you are busy, but we really value your feedback. Ever notice how most of us only take the time to write a review if we have a negative experience? We want to encourage our customers to share some of the positive experiences they have had with our staff, or a review about products they have purchased.
As a local, small business these things matter to us. Whatever your experience with Chairlines we want to hear about it!
Come visit Chairlines Booth (#13) at Rehab Equipment Expo 2017!
New this year – Two hot topic items being addressed by incredibly knowledgeable speakers (see below). There will also be a lifting device themed “Scavenger Hunt” designed to help foster understanding about the benefits and limitations of the various options. Remember no registration is required just show up at the Richmond Olympic Oval (enter in the North East corner of the building) on the day (Friday January 6 2017)
Friday Jan 6th 2017
8am – 4pm
Richmond Olympic Oval
6111 River Rd, Richmond, BC, V7C 0A2
Free Parking and Free Shuttle Service Park at Lansdowne Mall (Sky Train Station)
Shuttle to and from REE every 10 – 15 mins. Starts – 7am Ends – 5pm
A limited amount of pay parking is available at the Oval.
(Car poolers, cyclists and transit users free)
Complimentary food and drinks
(including a box lunch – 11.30 to 1pm)
How to Perform a MAT Assessment without a Mat.
10:00am and 2:30pm
Brenlee Mogul Rotman has worked as an Occupational Therapist for thirty years. She has considerable experience in assessing people with a full spectrum of issues ranging from the need to adjust the height of their footrest to creating a custom system from scratch.
Her presentation addresses the real world problem of assessing a client’s mild to moderate seating and positioning needs in their home environment. An environment where the only surfaces you have access to are the mattress they sleep on, the old wheelchair they are replacing and maybe a trial chair the vendor brought in.
The Fundamentals of Mechanical Lifting Device Selection
Noon to 1:00pm
Recently Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health have adopted the “Home is Best” approach:-
“We support a philosophy that home, with appropriate supports, is the best place to recover from illness and injury, manage chronic conditions and live out final days. Evidence shows that returning home from hospital as soon as possible with the supports you need gives you the best chance to regain your strength and independence, even if you are not yet totally able to care 100% for yourself.”
In many instances one of the “appropriate supports” is a lifting device.
Sue Rodger has worked as an OT for seventeen years, twelve in the community. She has considerable experience prescribing both portable and permanent lifting equipment in home environments.
This presentation will give you an understanding of the merits and drawbacks of the various lifting devices available to people being discharged into the community. Her presentation will touch on the options available and the considerations that need to be factored into the equation when making a recommendation.