If you or a loved one requires support when moving between a bed and chair, or into a wheelchair, you can make the situation much easier with a transfer board. With the help of a carer or family member, simply slide the sliding board underneath your body and apply your weight to it by sliding into your desired position. Some models in our stock can withstand weights of over 30 stone (200kg), so you can rest assured that you’ll be able to put your weight on the board.
At Complete Care Shop, we have an extensive collection of curved transfer boards that have exceptional safety features, such as non slip pads and easy-to-clean surfaces. These highly durable boards are designed with stability and security in mind, so put your trust in our range today.
We have a team of Occupational Therapists who have tried and tested our transfer boards and are proud to give them the OT Recommended seal of approval. So, when browsing our range, keep an eye out for the green badge!
At Complete Care Shop, we’re determined to help and support you towards increased independence every day. With an excellent rating on Trustpilot, it’s clear that we’re a reliable supplier of high-quality transfer boards. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact our Expert Advice Service for help.
Frequently asked questions about transfer boards and sliding boards
A transfer board is a flat, sturdy piece of equipment designed to assist individuals with limited mobility in moving between two surfaces, such as a wheelchair and a bed or a chair. The user sits or lies on the board and slides across it to transition from one surface to another. Transfer boards are particularly helpful for those who have difficulty standing or stepping during transfers, offering a smoother and safer transition.
Transfer boards are beneficial for individuals who face challenges in standing, walking, or performing weight-bearing transfers. This includes people with mobility impairments due to conditions like paralysis, lower limb weakness, or post-surgery recovery. Carers, family members, or healthcare professionals often use transfer boards to assist individuals in performing seated transfers without straining the user's or carer's body.
When selecting a transfer board, it's important to consider factors like the board's length and width to accommodate comfortable transfers, weight capacity to ensure safety and material for stability and grip. You must also consider the shape (straight or curved) based on user needs, the presence of handholds or cutouts for easier positioning, portability if needed for travel, user comfort, and guidance from healthcare professionals to ensure the chosen transfer board aligns with the user's specific requirements.