2019 Safe Patient Handling & Assistive Technology Mini-Conference

Friday, May 10

Springbrook’s Oneonta Community Campus
5588 State Highway 7
Oneonta, NY 13820

9 am – 3 pm

As a professional in the therapy, direct care support, or medical field, we invite you to join us for this special event!

At Springbrook’s Safe Patient Handling & Assistive Technology Mini-Conference, you will have the opportunity to learn about the latest assistive technologies, attend informative presentations, see equipment demonstrations, and ask vendor representatives first-hand questions about the latest products in the industry.



Please see below for two featured presentations, as well as vendors who are scheduled to attend.

10 am – Rifton Equipment

Rifton began in 1977 as an offshoot of Community Playthings, a leading manufacturer of furniture and equipment for early childhood settings. When our designers paid a neighborly visit to a Connecticut home for children with disabilities, a therapist asked if they could custom-build a chair for one of their residents.

In the next few months similar requests trickled in, and before long designers and workers at Community Playthings were dreaming about an entirely different and new line of equipment. And so Rifton Equipment began.

Those same early years saw a growing sensitivity in society to people with special needs. Americans increasingly recognized every person’s right to be treated with dignity and respect. At Rifton, we believe people with disabilities deserve our best.

11 am – The MOVE Program

Move International is a 501©3 nonprofit organization. Move International seeks to improve overall quality of life for people with disabilities (regardless of age or cause of disability) and the people who care for them. MOVE promotes fuller participation in homes, schools, work, day programs, and community life to encourage the dignity and hope such participation brings. MOVE is a philosophy….a way of life; and proven practice that individuals with multiple disabilities can learn to:

  • SIT to eat, participate in actives, education, and even employment
  • STAND such as washing at a sink, food prep, and upright toileting
  • WALK to move to participate in play or complete tasks (with and without support)
  • TRANSITION from bed to chair, sitting to standing, etc.

MOVE International, PO Box 12453, Bakersfield, CA 93389

Vendor Fair

The following are scheduled to be a part of our vendor fair; please see above to learn more about Rifton Equipment and MOVE, Inc.



Air-Matt Incorporated manufactures patient transfer equipment designed to enhance Safe Patient Handling (SPH) programs. Air-Matt’s current products consist of air assisted lateral transfer replacement mats which are compatible with all of the major manufactures of transfer systems commonly in use today. Air-Matt is dedicated to providing quality, affordable safe patient handling products to hospitals, long term care facilities, and home health care providers. Air-Matt believes that by making these products more readily available to caregivers, caregiver injuries can be substantially reduced and the comfort and safety of patients will be enhanced. Air-Matt products are designed for providers who are already familiar with the principles of SPH and lateral air transfer systems or are working with qualified SPH advisors to maximize their existing capabilities.




Arjo is committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. With products and solutions that ensure ergonomic patient handling, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics, and the effective prevention of pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolism, Arjo helps professionals across care environments to continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care.


E-Z Way, Inc.

E-Z Way, Inc.

EZ Way, Inc is a US manufacturer and distributor of safe patient handling equipment and continues to lead the industry in the bariatric needs including ceiling lifts, floor lifts, sit to stand units, lateral transfer devices, bath tubs, shower chairs, shower trolleys, and hundreds of slings and accessories. EZ Way employs a national sales force, their own in-house engineering team and sewing departments, a 24-hour service team, and provides a high-touch approach to customer service.


Monroe Wheelchair

Monroe Wheelchair

Monroe Wheelchair offers a full line of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, mobility scooters, gait trainers, and Rehab bath and hygiene equipment from top manufactures. Monroe Wheelchair specializes in Complex Rehab Technology (CPT) and have years of experience in configuring custom designed complex wheelchairs for patients living with spinal cord injuries, neuromuscular diseases, and other conditions requiring special adaptations.

Monroe Wheelchair also carries a variety of medical equipment to make life easier and safer within your home. Experts at Monroe Wheelchair can assist with patient lifts, bathroom safety products, hospital beds, and more.

Monroe Wheelchair has recently partnered with the leading manufacturers of Speech Generating Devices (such as Smartbox, Forbes AAC, and Saltillo) to provide customers with speech and language difficulties the ability to communicate again. From the unparalleled accuracy of an eye gaze tracking system, to the robust capabilities of the latest tablet devices, a Monroe Speech Design team can help customers reach new levels of communication.


ProCare Medical (Vancare SPH)

ProCare Medical (Vancare SPH)

Vancare has been serving the Safe Patient Handling market with quality, American-made products for over 25 years and takes great pride in being technology leaders within the industry. Vancare proudly supplies and manufactures floor lifts, ceiling lifts, and patient transfer devices, handling the lightest transfer up to your 1000 pound bariatric patient needs. Vancare has been able to do all of this and remain as leaders by listening to their customers’ needs and requirements and acting on them.

Rabson Rehab Sales

Rabson Rehab Sales

Rabson Rehab Sales is a medical devices company based out of Plainview, New York. Among Rabson’s offerings are Hoyer Lifts, used for transfers when a person requires 90-100% assistance to get into and out of bed. Hoyer Lifts use a pad that fits under the person’s body in the bed and connects with chains to the hoyer lift frame. A hydraulic pump is used to lift the person off of the bed surface. Once the person is suspended in the air; the hoyer lift can be maneuvered to a wheelchair or another surface by pushing the lift on its wheels. A wheel mechanism is slowly turned to lower the person into a seated position. The pad will stay under the person, but the chains are disconnected.

Rabson Rehab Sales also offers the Chill-Out Chairs. Chill-Out Chairs assist with a wide range of behavioral and therapeutic needs. Comfortable and supportive, Chill-Out Chairs are built using a combination of high-grade foams. The patented deep “V” foam design on The Rock’er and The Roll’er provides light pressure, hugs individuals in place, and allows the body to relax—eliminating the need for straps or harnesses.


Rabson Rehab Sales will present a short 30 min demonstration of the BRODA Chair and a 10-15 min presentation on the Chill-Out Chair.

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