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QUOTES FROM ROCK-KING USERS 

Jake,

We have a resident living with us who was extremely anxious and due to a diagnosis of advanced dementia, she would try to ambulate unassisted and often fall. We implemented the Rock-King X3000 with her and she has had only one fall in 4 months. She sits in her chair and gently rocks which seems to help with her anxiousness.

Another success story involves a gentleman with dementia who had positional issues in a standard wheelchair. When staff would reposition him, he would become combative as he didn’t understand our intentions. After the interdisciplinary team reviewed him, it was decided we would try a Rock-King X3000. He was so comfortable and relaxed in it and utilized the rocking motion. This seemed to calm him. After a recent hospitalization, he returned in a standard wheelchair. The moment staff assisted him into his Rock-King chair, he stated “I’m home”. This melted my staffs’ hearts!

Thank you SMT!!

Shawn Gilman RN, WCC, DON
Jenkins Living Center
215 S. Maple St.
Watertown, SD 57201

April 25, 2006

Dear Kurt:

Thank you for contacting me regarding my facility's satisfaction level with the Rock King Wheelchair. We currently have three residents using the Rock King. We have used the Rock King in all three cases to eliminate a restraint and our success has been tremendous. Not only did we eliminate the restraint, but the Rock King improved the quality of life for the residents. One resident in particular was previously agitated and difficult to redirect. With the Rock King, she is much calmer, easier to redirect and enjoys a much greater quality of life. The staff have discussed with me the notable difference in this resident's behavior.

We are now considering additional Rock Kings for other residents. If I can answer further questions, feel free to contact me. You may also use my testimonial as you wish.

Sincerely,

Roger L. Mynatt, Administrator  Jefferson County Nursing Home      914 Industrial Park Road       Dandridge, TN 37725

Tel. (865) 397-3163                          Fax (865) 397-4225

 

“WE ORDERED THE CHAIR FOR ONE OF OUR ALZHEIMER’S RESIDENTS.  SHE HAD BEEN IN A SMALL CONFINED UNIT.  WHEN THAT UNIT CLOSED, SHE WOULD WHEEL HERSELF THROUGH OUT OUR FACILITY IN A STANDARD WHEELCHAIR, BUT WAS RUNNING INTO OTHER RESIDENTS AND OBJECTS IN THE HALL.  SHE WOULD BECOME VERY FRUSTRATED AND ANXIOUS.  THE VERY FIRST AFTERNOON SHE WAS IN THE NEW ROCK-KING WHEELCHAIR, SHE FELL ASLEEP IN MINUTES!!  SHE CURRENTLY IS ABLE TO WHEEL HERSELF THROUGH OUT OUR FACILITY SAFELY AND WHEN SHE BECOMES TIRED, SHE JUST LEANS BACK AND STARTS ROCKING.  WE HAVE BEEN VERY PLEASED WITH THE NEW ROCK-KING WHEELCHAIR, AND PLAN TO ORDER MORE!”

ELIZABETH F., REHAB DIRECTOR, HCR MANORCARE OF FLORISSANT, MISSOURI

 

“THE ROCK-KING WHEELCHAIR IS WORKING WELL WITH DEMENTIA RESIDENTS.  THE CHAIR HAS A SOOTHING EFFECT ON THE RESIDENT.  THEY ARE ABLE TO SIT AND ENJOY LONGER PERIODS OF TIME DURING ACTIVITY TIME.  THE RESIDENTS FAMILY IS PLEASED WITH THE ROCK-KING.” 

THERESA FRALEY, DON  ROCKVILLE NURSING HOME. ROCKVILLE, MD

 

“THE ROCK-KING WHEELCHAIR IS GREAT, IT IS COMFORTABLE, THE CHAIR WORKS GREAT WITH PATIENTS THAT HAVE BACK PROBLEMS.  THE RESIDENTS CAN SIT UP LONGER WITH LESS AGITATION.”

PAT HARRIS, CENTRAL SUPPLY  NHC-SEQUATCHIE, DUNLAP, TN

 

"THE X3000 ROCK-KING WHEELCHAIRS ARE WORKING GREAT WITH OUR RESIDENTS!"

DEE OBERT-THORNE, DON

 

 “THE X3000 IS THE CADILLAC OF THE WHEELCHAIRS.  IT IS SO COMFORTABLE FOR OUR RESIDENTS.”

LINDA WITT, DON

 

“THE X3000 DOES A WONDERFUL JOB FOR THE POPULATION THAT WE SERVICE.  THE CHAIRS ARE COMFORTABLE, AND PRACTICAL.  THE ROCK-KING KEEPS THEM SAFE WITHOUT RESTRAINTS.”

WINONA ADCOCK, DON,  NHC-MCMINNVILLE, TN

 

 “WE PRIMARILY USE THE ROCK-KING FOR COMFORT AND IT GREATLY HELPS IN PROMOTING MOBILITY.  THE ROCKING MOTION IS GREAT FOR THE RESIDENT.”    

MARY JO HICKS, NHC-MURFREESBORO, TN

 

“WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT HAS MADE.  MY HUSBAND IS TRYING TO VERBALIZE MORE AND HE IS SO MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE.  HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE IN A NORMAL WHEELCHAIR AND A BED?”

WIFE OF ALZHEIMER RESIDENT, CALIFORNIA  

 

"THE RESIDENT DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED IN HIS OUTLOOK AND DEMEANOR, IT WAS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.  HE CONTINUES TO IMPROVE ON A DAILY BASIS.  THE FACILITY IS HAPPY WITH THEIR NEW ROCK-KING.”

MELISSA LUNA, NURSING SECRETARY,  NHC-SPARTA HEALTH CARE CENTER

 

NEW X3000 ROCK-KING IS WORKING WELL FOR FACILITY. THE RESIDENT IS MORE CONTENT, LESS AGITATED.  THE RESIDENT WOULD TRY TO GET OUT OF HER WHEELCHAIR.  THAT HAS SUBSIDED AND SHE IS MUCH HAPPIER.

ZELDA MITCHEL,  NHC-SCOTT HEALTH CARE 

 

 “WE REALLY LIKE THE ROCK-KING WHEELCHAIR.  THE CHAIR IS USED EVERYDAY. THE RESIDENTS WHO USE THE CHAIR ARE MORE RELAXED IN THE CHAIR.  THEY ARE SAFE AND COMFORTABLE.”

KELLY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY,  GRANITE FALLS MANOR

 

REHAB AID SHARES;   “I REALLY LIKE THE WAY THE ROCK-KING LOOKS, THE STYLE, THE LATERAL SUPPORTS, THE HIGH BACK.  THE ANGLE OF THE SEAT KEEPS THE RESIDENT FROM SLIDING OUT OF THE WHEELCHAIR.”

MARY, REHAB AID,  VETERANS HOME, MINNESOTA

 

"THE ROCK-KING IS AWESOME!  IT RECLINES, ROCKS AND IT IS SO COMFORTABLE.  WE ARE USING THE CHAIR WITH A PARKINSON RESIDENT.  HE WANTED TO FALL OUT OF HIS REGULAR WHEELCHAIR. THE ROCK-KING HAS SOLVED THAT PROBLEM. WE ARE PLANNING TO ORDER 3 MORE ROCK-KINGS! " 

RESTORATIVE THERAPIST, RIDGEVIEW TERRACE, TN   

 

Jake just wanted to let you know about a patient who just received one of the Rock - King wheelchairs. My facility initially purchased 6 - 8 of the Rock - King wheelchairs as part of a restraint reduction program. We were able to reduce the use of tray tables and pelvic restraints on 5 patients and our falls from chairs decreased. The problem we faced was that once we put the chairs in use EVERYBODY wanted one. Patients thought they looked much better than a regular wheelchair and the family thought that they were much more dignified looking. We had two of our patient's families purchase chairs privately. There was one other patient that the family was insistent that she get a chair. The patient nor her family had the financial means to purchase a chair. We explained multiple times that the facility was only purchasing chairs as a fall prevention program and considered them a "specialty" chair. The patient usually was placed in a reclining geriatric chair when she was up. She had experienced a significant decline in her condition several months prior and was minimally responsive even to family. About three months ago her daughter experienced some back trouble and was having difficulty maneuvering the big chair. Finally we decided that we would purchase this patient a chair even though she did not really pose a fall risk. The chair arrived at our facility about two weeks ago. We were concerned that she could not maintain a seated position as she was usually reclined back sleeping. Well, not only was she able to be positioned in the chair but she is now awake. When her daughter pushes the chair throughout the facility she smiles and waves at visitors. She refuses to go to bed early. She prefers to stay up in the dayroom watching TV and rocking in her chair. The change in this patient has been drastic. We are amazed and the family is amazed and grateful for the difference.

Thank you for introducing this to our facility, our patients are safer and as you can see some are even much happier.

Anne Franklin, RN
Director of Nursing
NHC Healthcare Center, Bristol

 

Jake,

We, the Tremblay Family, wish to tell you what a difference the Rock-King wheelchair has made for our Dad. It is a truly comfortable chair for Dad, easy to maneuver. In a stroke victim comfort is "key". He was always a rocker and now he can do so in his chair without the rigidity of the other wheelchairs that we have seen. This is a terrific product that we would recommend it wholeheartedly for any invalid.

Thank you for making such a product.

The Tremblay family.