From manual operated to table
Sonja Brown is not very hot for traditional shower – toilet wheelchairs . ” White , hospital -like things on legs ,” she calls it herself . Of course she grants her eleven-year -old son Lucas much more color and movement than that. Fortunately, with Lagooni she was able to choose different colors and options . It was that agile purple!
Lucas used a Flamingo shower chair until about 5 years ago . ” A kind luxury beach chair on a high base , which at one point was completely stuckdue to rust ,” says Sonja . ” We wanted to buy a new Flamingo at the exhibition in Utrecht. I became convinced of the beautiful and functional chairs of Lagooni . Firstly, through the combination of shower and toilet seat . But I also saw that Lucas – someday bigger and stronger – could propel himself in the chair . Not just from the shower to the washbasin , but also from the bathroom to his own room . ”
Small and large benefits
Light , manoeuvrable and easy to maintain . These are three of the properties with which Lagooni shower-toilet wheelchairs presents itself . Sonja confirms these qualities . ” For such a big chair the Lagooni is surprisingly lightweight and has a very small turning circle. Moreover, the chair is very user-friendly. When Lucas is finished showering , then the chair is practically dry within minutes. Residual water drips from the frame in no time from . The stainless steel base I clean once in a while with household vinegar . No dirt in sight. And yes, for me there is still a great advantage : the Lagooni looks nice , especially in my favorite color purple .Arguments for reimbursement : self-propelled and traveling
Arguments for reimbursement : self-propelled and traveling
Because the Lagooni looks jolly , Sonja lets the chair stand in Lucas’ room with ease . ” I probably would not do that with such an ugly white thing ,” she said honestly . But to be eligible for compensation from the chair by the municipality ” jolly” is no a valid argument . What then is taken into account? Sonja : ” One of the reasons is that it is a self- propelled , which makes Luke mobile. If he is strong enough, he can move freely on the upper floor and he can simply play, so we do not even need another chair for upstairs. ” Another argument , according to Sonja , is that the chair can go on holiday . “It really saves a lot of hassle , such as applying various tools at their destination .”
More arguments: growth , armrest , footrest and more
Sonja is happy that they got help from Lagooni . Upon the application for a fee ” They took the more technical arguments on their behalf ,” she says . “So we can let him ” grow ” on the existing chassis . In addition, the optional Lagooni bent armrests , which Lucas can hold while showering . Another option we like was a solid footrest so that he can stand . Finally Lagooni yielded a required abduction . It is a great advantage that they deliver everything from out one hand . ‘”
What does Lucas think?
Lucas looks happy in his purple Lagooni . Because the chair has a bedpad, his father or mother puts him in chair directly out of bed and then he can have a nice shower and brush his teeth . But to be honest , that’s all very convenient and so of course, but most important is that in this chair he can play with his iPad and Playstationm, for this purpose there is a Lagooni optional tabletop . Finally, he does not get bored when his mother is above working while holding her company .