Features of the Rifton Support Station
An innovation in toileting, the Support station enables toilet transfers for people with physical disabilities. In consultation with therapists, Rifton designed it to allow clients to assist in their own personal hygiene, providing them greater dignity and independence. At the same time, the Rifton Support Station provides benefits to staff by reducing staff injury due to heavy lifting and difficult transfers.
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- Install on the Wall
- Wall-mounted. Floor-supported.
Once installed securely to the wall with uprights on the floor, the Support Station is permanently available to users up to 250 lbs. Be sure to read our important installation instructions (pdf).
- Easy to clean
The Support Station's frame and upholstery include antimicrobial materials and are designed for thorough, easy cleaning.
- Pivot configuration
- Choose a pivot or fixed configuration
Without the kneeboard, the Support Station can pivot over a fixed toilet; with the kneeboard in place, it’s ideal for use with a rolling commode. For more information, see Choices.
- Frame Folds
- Fold for storage
The Support Station folds up flat against the wall when not in use.
- Height Adjustable
- Adjustable angle and height
Adjust the trunk board angle using the upper handles. Adjust the trunk board height using the lower handles with safety trigger. The trunk board adjusts from 26" to 45" above the floor.
See calibration detail
- Detail of height adjustment
- Numbered calibrations indicate height of trunk board from the floor. Adjust trunk board height by using the lower pair of black handles on the Support Station frame. A safety trigger prevents accidental release of the height adjustment handle.
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- Ergonomic arm prompts
- Self-assisted transfers are enabled by the Rifton Support station. Hand slots, elbow curves, and optional handholds on the padded trunk board provide versatile options for self-support to accomodate clients' varying needs. Even users with limited hand control can assist in tranfer from their wheelchair to a toilet or commode, or in remaining upright for diapering.
- Non weight-bearing transfers
- With the trunk board in a nearly horizontal position, even a large, non-weight-bearing client is able to use the Rifton Support station for toilet transfers. A torso strap with buckle lends added safety while a caregiver positions a rolling commode and adjusts clothing.
- Upright is better
- Upright is better
After a simple transfer, even a large, non-weight-bearing client is in a comfortable, more dignified and accessible position for hygiene care with the help of the Support Station special needs changing station.
In either configuration, the Support Station trunk board can be adjusted by sliding it up or down the vertical posts so that it is either horizontal or vertical to the floor—or at any angle in between. Thus a client can be encouraged to assume a more upright posture.