SPAHN REHA GmbH of Hanau at REHACARE 2017 in Düsseldorf -- REHACARE Trade Fair

SPAHN REHA GmbH

An der Mainbrücke 14, 63456 Hanau
Germany

Telephone +49 6181 63684
info@spahnreha.de

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REHACARE 2017 hall map (Hall 6): stand B03

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REHACARE 2017 fairground map: Hall 6

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Barrier free living
  • 03.03  Area of kitchen, bath and toilet
  • 03.03.12  Toilet with shower function

Toilet with shower function

  • 03  Barrier free living
  • 03.03  Area of kitchen, bath and toilet
  • 03.03.14  Seats, cushions and seats raising for toilets

Seats, cushions and seats raising for toilets

Our products

Product category: Toilet with shower function

VAmat WC Douche

Perfect in Detail and Simple in Use.

How does the VAmat® WC Douche work?

The VAmat WC is a compact toilet installation that works in conjunction with the automatic flushing.

  • Starts at the touch of a button, as standard, using the manual / automatic / multifunction operation
  • Start button can be mounted in any position – optionally as a manual switch on the device or as a hand- /foot-operated control, with hands-free release or remote control
  • The VAmat WC works using a continuous-flow water heater and delivers consistently heated water
  • Warm air drying always automatically switches on and off after the completion of the time set or when getting off the toilet. The length of drying time can be progressively set for up to several minutes from the outside
  • The system is automatically emptied after each use and is always filled with fresh water at each start
  • The washing attachment can be placed in the optimum position from the outside
  • The strength of the jet can be progressively set
  • The VAmat® is available in white, Bahama beige and Manhattan (grey)


Many years ago, the VAmat® was recorded in the GkV Index of Aids with the accessory number 33.40.05.0001. This simplifies billing the health insurance for the customer.


Many Extras, One System

  • Additional fitting with anti-decubitus toilet seat or toilet seat boosters in various heights /sizes
  • The VAmat WC is easy to install
  • No structural modifications are usually necessary
  • Suitable for almost all commercially available toilet bowls – wall-mounted or standing
  • Safe, thanks to the fixed mounting
  • Grime-deflectors prevent build-up between VAmat WC and toilet bowl
  • All fixture components can always been retrofitted after installation! (e.g. WC seats, hand switches, wall switches, foot switches, starter on the left or the right of the VAmat)

Flexible Operation

  • Right-handed start (standard)
  • Left-handed start
  • Start controls on both sides, external start button:
  • Manual operation
  • Hand / foot control
  • Hands-free release
  • Remote control (radio controlled)

Which toilet bowl does the VAmat® fit?

Essentially, the VAmat® fits every standing toilet bowl without a fitted cistern, so we don't need to list the models at this point. The VAmat WC douche is 21.6” (55cm) in length. For wall-mounted toilet bowls, mainly on optical grounds, the leading edge of the toilet bowl must be 21.6” (55cm) or more from the wall, in order for the seat not to protrude over the front edge of the toilet bowl. The rear area of the toilet bowl is fastened to the VAmat and should be fairly level (> 5mm), without a recess, so that the VAmat is supported horizontally.

If you would like odour absorption, we recommend a washdown flush toilet;
If you would like to observe the stools, we recommend a ledge toilet.

What does "e-efficient" mean?

In the VAmat® WC douche, energy is converted (electrical energy is converted into heat) directly in the water to be heated. There is no loss, i.e. the energy conversion is up to more than 90%. What is also positive for the energy balance is that the VAmat only heats when the water is flowing, i.e. when the water is being used to douche. The user decides how long to use the VAmat and the amount of heated water to be used. He has the advantage of being able to douche for any length of time with warm water.

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Product category: Seats, cushions and seats raising for toilets

Toilet Seat Boosters

The Perfect Sitting and Standing Aids!

  • WC seat with lid raises the toilet seat by 2”, 3.1”, 4” 4.75” or 6.3” (5, 8, 10, 12 or 16 cm)
  • Suitable for all common toilet bowls
  • Skin-friendly material
  • More hygienic, thanks to the closed underside
  • Our toilet seat boosters / standing aids are also available in a version suitable for very heavy users (up to 55 st. (350 kg)).
  • Our toilet seats, which are supplied as standing aids or as anti-decubitus seats, consist of an easy to clean solid material and can be folded up. Result: no hollows or edges, where grime can build up. These are available individually for WCs, as well as in combination with the VAmat.
  • Stable mounting of the toilet seat booster using stainless steel screws
  • A variety of colours - white – Bahama beige - Manhattan (grey), at no extra charge
  • Delivery from the Hanau warehouse
  • Toilet seat boosters for very heavy users up to 47.25 st. (300 kg) available on request

Child Attachments

Our child attachments can be delivered in association with the VAmat WC douche and for standard seats for single mounting from the Spahn Reha GmbH warehouse. These attachments are also suitable for older, underweight users.

Advantages of the Spahn Reha Toilet Seat Boosters

While there are countless solutions for day to day sitting and lying down, the demands made on a WC seat in rehabilitation are more diverse. While a toilet seat booster, as a rule, presents itself as unproblematic, in the prevention of decubitus, a solution for the toileting area is more problematic. The user at risk of decubitus is, as a rule, a wheelchair user. It should be added that mobility is potentially limited and there are problems of balance due to lack of feeling. Depending on their use, WC seats should feature the following characteristics:

Firm mounting
Wheelchair users, as a rule, change seats by moving sideways i.e. by supporting and relocating (“throwing their bodies”). Extreme lateral forces come about, which can cause the WC seat to slip, break, or otherwise become damaged if the WC seat is not adequately affixed to the toilet bowl. On no account are toilet seats suitable, where suction cups, clamps or retaining straps have been used to attach these (Risk of accident!).

Standard toilet seats and anti-decubitus toilet seats by SPAHN REHA have a special stainless steel fastening element and can be optimally fastened to the toilet bowl in various positions using stainless steel screws.

Body management
In order to convey a feeling of safety to the toilet user when sitting, the body should not be permitted to tilt while seated, i.e. the body requires lateral support. This necessitates a separate non-positive stabilisation of the seat using special stabilisers integrated into the seat in non-positive conjunction with the fastening element, as well as a firm mounting (as described above). Padded or merely foam-covered seats do not fulfil this criterion. The same applies to seats whose base is made from wood or plastic. SPAHN REHA toilet seats fulfil the criteria.

Surface
Fundamentally, the surface of a toilet seat must not be too smooth. Nor should it be too deeply textured. If the surface is too smooth, the user will stick to it; the decubitus prophylaxis is no longer effective. If the surface is too deeply textured (rough), sitting will feel uncomfortable, if the user has feeling. The texture should prevent sticking. The rule is: as little texture as possible, as much texture as necessary! SPAHN REHA has optimised the texture, based on 18 years of experience. Creases are prevented from occurring.

Hygiene
Hygiene is particularly important for an anti-decubitus toilet seat. After all, this seat will also be used by those who already have open wounds. For this reason, the following criteria for optimum hygiene should be fulfilled:

  1. Smallest surface possible for the seat, because smaller areas gather less grime.
  2. Closed porous material, to avoid the absorption of moisture.
  3. Easy accessibility to all parts of the seat can be folded up for optimum cleaning, removable without tools. Material suitable for disinfection.
  4. Before flushing, the lid should always be closed (bacterial contamination).


Pressure distribution
Because of the different anatomies of individual users, absolute decubitus prophylaxis is only possible in the rarest of cases. However, experience shows that individuals find their ideal sitting position very quickly. Essentially, the larger the seat area, the smaller the contact pressure. The body burden can be influenced by contouring and the use of pressure absorbing material. Foams, as a rule, do not absorb pressure, since, under a load, the material deforms to one side and the user is sitting hard on the core (the base plate). SPAHN REHA also has long-term experience in respect of pressure distribution.

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Product category: Seats, cushions and seats raising for toilets

Anti-decubitus Seats

The Ideal Decubitus Prevention

An anti-decubitus toilet seat can help to prevent painful pressure areas / wound sites (decubitus or haemorrhoids)! Frequently for those with disabilities, it may be found that the time for going to the toilet amounts to more than an hour. It is all the more important that the toilet seat prevents an impending decubitus or counteracts an existing decubitus and contributes towards pain relief.

  • Soft seat with lid
  • Fits every toilet bowl
  • High-quality, skin-friendly material, that is easy to disinfect
  • Pain relief thanks to optimum sitting comfort
  • Can also used in conjunction with a VAmat douche WC
  • Can be used both for prophylaxis and as a supplementary treatment
  • Available in white – Bahama beige – Manhattan (grey)
  • Our toilet seats, which are supplied as standing aids or as anti-decubitus seats, consist of an easy to clean solid material and can be folded up. Result: no hollows or edges, where grime can build up. These are available individually for WCs, as well as in combination with the VAmat.


The most vulnerable are those with limitations, who must spend the greater portion of their time sitting. Additionally, those whose movement and/or cognition is impaired because of their condition are affected because they either do not perceive the existing pressure pain or because they are not in a position to change their seated or lying position in order to provide pressure relief without assistance. Prophylactic measures against decubitus should always be taken for those with the following conditions:

  • Paralysis (hemiplegia)
  • Severe disorders with poor general condition
  • Age-related debility
  • Disturbances of consciousness


Advantages of Spahn Reha Toilet Seats

While there are countless solutions for day to day sitting and lying down, the demands made on a WC seat in rehabilitation are more diverse. While a toilet seat booster, as a rule, presents itself as unproblematic, in the prevention of decubitus, a solution for the toileting area is more problematic. The user at risk of decubitus is, as a rule, a wheelchair user. It should be added that mobility is potentially limited when changing seats and there are problems of balance for lack of feeling. Depending on their use, WC seats should feature the following characteristics:

Firm mounting
Wheelchair users, as a rule, change seats by moving sideways i.e. by supporting and relocating (“throwing their bodies”). Extreme lateral forces come about, which can cause the WC seat to slip, break, or otherwise become damaged if the WC seat is not adequately affixed to the toilet bowl. On no account are toilet seats suitable, where suction cups, clamps or retaining straps have been used to attach these (Risk of accident!).

Standard toilet seats and anti-decubitus toilet seats by SPAHN REHA have a special stainless steel fastening element with a surrounding steel inlay and can be optimally fastened to the toilet bowl in various positions using stainless steel screws.

Body management
In order to convey a feeling of safety to the toilet user when sitting, the body should not be permitted to tilt while seated, i.e. the body requires lateral support. This necessitates a separate non-positive stabilisation of the seat using special stabilisers integrated into the seat in non-positive conjunction with the fastening element, as well as a firm mounting (as described above). Padded or merely foam-covered seats do not fulfil this criterion. The same applies to seats whose base is made from wood or plastic. SPAHN REHA toilet seats fulfil the criteria.

Surface
Fundamentally, the surface of a toilet seat must not be too smooth. Nor should it be too deeply textured. If the surface is too smooth, the user will stick to it; the decubitus prophylaxis is no longer effective. If the surface is too deeply textured (rough), sitting will feel uncomfortable, if the user has feeling. The texture should prevent sticking. The rule is: as little texture as possible, as much texture as necessary! SPAHN REHA has optimised the texture, based on 18 years of experience. Creases are prevented from occurring.

Hygiene
Hygiene is particularly important for an anti-decubitus toilet seat. After all, this seat will also be used by those who already have open wounds. For this reason, the following criteria for optimum hygiene should be fulfilled:

  1. Smallest surface possible for the seat, because smaller areas gather less grime.
  2. Material closed porous, to avoid the absorption of moisture.
  3. Easy accessibility to all parts of the seat, can be folded up for optimum cleaning, removable without tools. Material suitable for disinfection.
  4. Before flushing, the lid should always be closed (bacterial contamination).


Pressure distribution
Because of the different anatomies of individual users, absolute decubitus prophylaxis is only possible in the rarest of cases. However, experience shows that individuals find their ideal sitting position very quickly. Essentially, the larger the seat area, the smaller the contact pressure. The body burden can be influenced by contouring and the use of pressure absorbing material. Foams, as a rule, do not absorb pressure, since, under a load, the material deforms to one side and the user is sitting hard on the core (the base plate). SPAHN REHA also has long-term experience in respect of pressure distribution.

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About us

Company details

Some things just have to work, even if we don’t like to talk about them. Such as for example the area of personal and individual intimate care. With an all-round feeling of being comfortable at those times – and therefore throughout the day, as well – you can face your day-to-day routine more calmly: the results are better performance, better quality of life and more vitality.

For 25 years we have been fulfilling the wishes of our customers for a “plus” in their quality of life. Our entire experience throughout this long period of time has been invested in the ongoing development of our VAmat® WC douche. So today we can, in our opinion claim to offer the most durable, energy-efficient (power- and water-saving) solution, with the maximum comfort for the user (douching for any length of time using constantly warm water) at the same time.
We also supply one of the widest ranges of toilet-seats: from standard through to the comfort seat, right up to anti-decubitus seats and toilet-seat boosters. All of our toilet-seats are available both for the VAmat, and separately for virtually all commercially available toilets.

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