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Millie-Mova

The Millie-Mova chair moving device makes mealtimes safer and easier when moving people to and from the meal table. 

The most important safety feature is the protection provided for carers assisting elderly or disabled clients/relatives to and from the table, which has been known to cause injuries. The Millie-Mova makes joining the table at mealtimes easy and safe for both carer and user.

Unlike other possible solutions to the problem of moving elderly or disabled people whilst safely seated, the chair fitted with a millie-mova retains high stability when unoccupied. This means that a person unsteady on their feet can lean on the chair and it does not “scoot” away from them, which could lead to a fall, with dire consequences. The braking system is automatic.

Benefits of the Millie-Mova include:

  • Universal kit fits virtually any dining chair and is simple to install.
  • Easy to use – a child can do it
  • Eliminates risk of injury to carer (back, hip, knee and shoulder)
  • Prolongs chair and floor life
  • Improves dignity and safety for service user
  • Safeguards service user’s legs and hands
  • Unobtrusive
  • May be easily cleaned for infection control
  • Very low maintenance
  • Low cost of ownership

To discuss your requirements and how a Millie-Mova might help, please call 0117 966 6761. 

You can view the Millie-Mova in action here:

Millie-Mova Video

Millie-Mova
Features

Over one thousand customers have experienced how the millie-mova chair moving system for the disabled and elderly improves the day to day working lives for carers. This simple chair moving device makes mealtimes safer and easier when moving people to and from the meal table.

  • Universal kit fits virtually any dining chair and is simple to install.
  • Easy to use – a child can do it
  • Eliminates risk of injury to carer (back, hip, knee and shoulder)
  • Prolongs chair and floor life
  • Improves dignity and safety for service user
  • Safeguards service user’s legs and hands
  • Unobtrusive
  • May be easily cleaned for infection control
  • Very low maintenance
  • Low cost of ownership

Safety

For organisations needing to document safety procedures we provide a detailed generic Risk Assessment and an instruction sheet in the form of dos and don’t’s. These can be downloaded by clicking on the buttons below.

Risk Assessment

Operating Instructions (Do’s & Don’ts)

The most important safety feature is the protection provided for carers having to assist elderly or disabled clients/relatives to and from the table. This issue causes unnecessary injuries to back, hip, knees and shoulders.

Unlike other possible solutions to the problem of moving elderly or disabled people whilst safely seated, the chair fitted with a millie-mova retains high stability when unoccupied. This means that a person unsteady on their feet can lean on the chair and it does not “scoot” away from them. This could lead to a fall, with dire consequences. The braking system is AUTOMATIC.

Fitting

 

The millie-mova can be fitted in just a few minutes with simple tools. A competent DIY person or handyperson should have no problem.

The rear wheels and front stabilisers should be fitted first. The front chair legs must be drilled to accept a screw in each (or bolts for metal leg chairs). The device is then attached using the screws/bolts supplied. Two small metal eyes are then fitted to the chair frame under the seat of the chair. The shock cords supplied can then be fitted. It is then complete.

For “ski” chairs you should remove the skis and fit as normal.

For chairs with thin (less than 1” diameter), metal or plastic front legs we can supply 6mm bolts with a lock-nut and perhaps rubber ferrules (just ask for these).

For large chair such as armchairs or patient chairs we can supply an extension pedal to make it suitable.

There are very few chairs that cannot have the millie-mova added. Please let us know what sort of chair and we can advise.

You may download the full installation instructions here.

FAQs

Why should I use it?
It will protect the carer from injury. It will make mealtimes far less of a chore. The seated person will enjoy a far more dignified mealtime. The chair and floor will last much longer.

How does it work?
It is a simple lever with wheels. On pressing the pedal it lifts the front chair legs off the ground and onto the wheels. Combined with the rear wheels this makes it much easier to move the occupied chair forwards or backwards. Simply point the chair where you want it to go, press the lever and move. Do not move more than your stride allows – make two or three shorter runs, if necessary.

Is it safe?
The device is suitable for clients up to 130kg (20 Stone). It is fail-safe, in that if it broke mechanically (very unlikely) the chair would return to normal. Unlike some devices purporting to solve this problem it does not make the chair too easy to move – an obvious potential hazard with people that are unsteady on their feet. The kit provides extra stability for the front legs as it contains two high-friction rubber discs for the bottom of the front legs. Ferrules are required for metal leg chairs to provide the same stability.

Click here for the Risk Assessment.

How do I know if it will fit my chair(s)?
The millie-mova will fit virtually any chair. If it does not fit, then return the millie-mova and we will refund your money. The only significant issue that could make it unsuitable is if the chair has a very low crossbar (below 3 inches from the floor). It will fit even if your chair legs are round, not vertical, metal or plastic.

Can I fit it to “ski” chairs?
Yes, if you remove the skis by unscrewing them. The wooden skis are redundant.

How may I buy one or more?
You can call or email us. We can discuss your requirements and send you what you need.

I am not part of an organisation, just a private carer at home – can I buy?
Yes, of course.

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