RockerGLIDE

$0.00

Available Early 2019

The RockerGLIDE Compact Rocker is perfect for gathering areas by offering a safe and cost effective way to provide a relaxed and socially inviting atmosphere. The smooth and consistent gliding movement provides a therapeutic motion for all occupants, thus promoting a sense of tranquility and social interaction. Furthermore, the calming and soothing motion helps reduce agitation, anxiety and depression, while helping residents bond with others in their facility. Often, a resident in a wheelchair can be transferred to the bench and enjoy gliding with those they care for.

Product Description

Low Effort Gliding Movement

Created by applying pressure with ones feet to glider platform or push/pull the table handrail.

  • Precision, self-lubricating oil-lite bronze bushings insure a whisper quiet and smooth ride

Heavy gauge extruded aluminum construction

  • Rustproof and maintenance free

Powder-coated finish on all aluminum parts

Time tested, state-of-the-art electrostatic powder-coated paint process

  • Will not peel
  • Extremely durable to withstand years of harsh outdoor elements
  • Finish guaranteed for five years

Closed-cell, UV stable vinyl coated steel parts

Durable coating encapsulates all of the steel parts to provide total protection against rusting

  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Vinyl coating and contoured shaped seats adds overall comfort

Table Handrail

Safety table handrails are attached to both sides of the fiberglass table.

  • Provides assistance during the entry and exit.
  • Provides multiple hand placement options.
  • Offers independent gliding opportunities for all swing occupants.

Solid stainless steel assembly hardware

  • No rusting and maximum corrosion resistance

Optional Deluxe Cushion

Full bench one-piece seat and back cushion designed to withstand outdoor environments. Premium grade fabrics and marine-grade thread provides great durability. Stainless steel snaps securely fasten the cushion to the seat.


Glider Size

63"L X 48"W X 33"H

Weight: Approximately 275lbs.

 

Order Form

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To Order:

1. Download an Order Form or call 1-800-944-7737 to receive a form.

2. For Multiple Order Discount, Shipping/Handling or Delivery Details, call 1-800-944-7737 or email swings@whisperglide.com.

3. Complete the order form, including fabric choice.

4. Email the completed order form to swings@whisperglide.com, or fax it to 715-457-0048, or mail it to PO Box 188, Mosinee, WI 54455.

Testimonials

“The RockerGLIDE is a big HIT here! We placed it outside for the summer. The glider is a great asset by giving residents a comfortable place to socialize. The rocking action is soothing and relaxing. ‘I love to meet my friends by the swing!’ They line up every day. Due to its demand, we sometimes have to put up a sign up sheet, just to make sure all get a turn! They absolutely love it and are proud to show it off to their visiting families.”
- Michael Lorenz, Housing Director
The Alton Memory Care, St. Paul, Minnesota


“The RockerGLIDE is a very cost-effective way to reduce agitation, which is common in dementia. Residents gravitate to this great gathering spot. It it just plain fun!”
- Sharon Claflin, Nurse Manager
Wealshire of Bloomington, Bloomington, Minnesota

“Frequently we transfer wheelchair users onto the RockerGLIDE. All who use it love the experience. Their smiles tell the whole story!”
- Michelle Zieger, Program Supervisor
Midwest Special Services, A Training and Day Care Center, St. Paul, Minnesota


“I LOVE the new RockerGLIDE! The constant motion simulates the cerebral cortex, thereby increasing a person’s ability to focus and concentrate, and assists them to relax. Gliding can help decrease agitation. Constant gliding motion helps those with pain, dementia of any kind, and a number of other conditions. We are all looking for ways to decrease psychoactive drugs, and relieve pain. Gliding is an answer!”
- Sherrie Dornberger, RN, GDCN, CADDCT, CDP, CDONA
NADONA/LTC Executive Director, Cincinnati, Ohio

Therapeutic Benefits

Benefit Components and Possible Outcomes

*Adapted from: Alzheimer’s Disease: Activity Focused Care By Carly R. Heller, OTR/L

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Sensorimotor Components

  1. Sensory Awareness: Opportunity to receive and incorporate sensory stimulation reception and differentiation of sensory stimuli.
Sensory Processing
  • Tactile: Interpretation of touch received through feet, long leg muscles, back, hands, as the swing moves.
    • Proprioception: Reception and interpretation of stimuli responding to muscles, joints and other internal tissues as the body weight is shifted in a forward and back motion, giving information about the position of the body in relation to its parts and overall self awareness of one’s body in space.
    • Vestibular: Movement of the head receiving input from the inner ear receptors regarding appropriate head positioning and movement.
    • Visual: Increased awareness from objects, persons and the overall environment due to increased stimulation as the swing moves.
    • Auditory: Increased awareness of changing source of sounds as the swing moves.


    Neuromuscular Motor Components

    1. Range of Motion: Body movement, especially if active movement is involved including moving onto or off the swing plus the action of swinging.
    2. Muscle Tone: All body muscle movement adds tone depending on the degree of tension or resistance experienced in a muscle or muscle group.
    3. Strength: Dependent on amount of actual involvement in the propelling of the swing.
    4. Endurance: Dependent on the time factor of swing use.
    5. Postural Control: Response to positioning of the body on the swing seat, the body’s center of gravity placement, appropriate weight shifting.
    6. Gross Motor Coordination: Exhibited when moving into, out of the swing and also if involved in the swing’s overall movement.

    Cognitive Components

    1. Level of Arousal: Increases overall stimulation resulting in possible increased alertness.
    2. Orientation / Recognition: May provide an increase in overall orientation and awareness, promoted by an integration from the swing’s sensory stimulation.
    3. Attention Span: Continued focus on the activity of swinging, the persons present and the environment may be increased because of the pleasantness and sensory stimulation of the movement.
    4. Memory / Reminiscing: Excellent source for reminiscing of past enjoyment of swings. their location, persons involved, time of year, etc.


    Socialization Components

    1. Provides activity to interact with others, increasing possible awareness resulting in activating interpersonal skills.
    2. Stimulus for promoting conversation and increased socialization because all persons gliding are seated at eye level.
    3. Shared Meaningful Activity: A possibly successful opportunity that requires only “being there”.
    4. Appropriate Non-Verbal Activity
    5. Anxiety Reduction: Swinging usually provides a calming motion.
    6. Apathy Refocusing: Compels the initiation of movement.