The Extended Back Support is manufactured so that
the resident may be reclined slightly, or not. The
standard height is 33 inches, but it can be made taller
in order to be more resident specific. As with all of
JDM’s Back Supports, you may add lateral wedges,
lumbar rolls, various head supports and occipital
supports as needed.
Some common reasons for ordering an Extended Back
- The resident has head or neck flexion problems.
Slightly reclining him or her brings the head back.
- The resident‘s height dictates the need for more
support along the spinal and torso areas.
- The resident has a “restraining belt” which might
not be necessary if he or she were slightly reclined.
All Extended Back Supports have a minimum of one
inch of HR foam and one inch of soft Visco foam. This is
necessary due to the increased weight bearing along the
spine when the resident is in a reclined position.