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Pressure sores are easy to prevent, both in-home and at hospitals and aged care facilities. Still, they are widespread amongst people who spend all day seated or laying down. What is the solution? Sheepskin is known for distributing weight evenly and can help with taking the pressure off certain areas of your body. If you're experiencing pain from sitting or laying down for extended amounts of time, it might be a solution for you. Pressure relief A medical sheepskin pad can help relieve pressure and swelling you're experiencing from being sta...
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It can be intimidating deciding for the best option in a jungle of pressure sore cushions. To make this choice a little easier for you, we've put together a little guide of questions you should ask yourself. Pressure sore cushions are great for preventing or relieving pressure sores that appear from sitting or laying down for longer periods of time. How do I avoid bedsores? Bedsores or pressure sores can best describe as a pressure injury and appear when areas of the skin and underlying tissue are under current pressure or friction. Avoid th...
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When the time comes for deciding whether to stay home or to leave the familiarity of the abode and find residence somewhere else, there are several things to take into consideration. In-home care and nursing homes both have their pros and cons, so we've created a quick guide to help you make the best choice for yourself or a loved one.

How much help do you require?

Deciding how much help and assistance the person in question needs can determine whether a nursing home would be beneficial or not. If the main requirement is to have a companion or par...

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When you picture your dream house, what do you see? Perhaps an old mansion out in the countryside? Or maybe a modern apartment in the inner suburbs? If you are living with reduced mobility, it will only be the dream house if it's modified to your comfort and convenience. We have outlined the most important questions to ask yourself when you're moving into a new house or looking to transform your current home. Are the walkway and entrances well-lit and free from the risk of tripping or falling? To have access to at least one step-free entry is ...
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Are you finding it difficult to stand up once seated down? Or are times when you have a hard time walking up the stairs becoming more and more common?

Nearly half of all Australians over the age of 75 suffer from some disability, and many of these are related to stiffness in muscles and joints. Traumas from accidents may also lead you to experiences similar types of pains.

What is a Lift Chair?

If the comfort of your home is a priority; investing in a lift chair might be a good idea. The chair is designed to assist when a person is going from ...

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If you are considering purchasing a ceiling hoist for your home or another environment, there are a few things to assess before making a decision. Firstly, what is your level of ability and how much assistance do you require from your carer? A ceiling hoist may be an option if your carer or yourself are at risk of being harmed in a transferring process. Putting to much strain on yourself or your carer could result in injuries. A ceiling hoist is a permanent installation in your home or space. It consists of a metal frame that is attached to ...
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In July 2013 a trial phase of the NDIS was commenced, known as the NDIS Launch. After recommendations from the Productivity Commission. Australia replaced their previous system of funding people with disabilities. So, what is the NDIS? The NDIS is short for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and provides fundings and support to people with disabilities under the age of 65, as well as their families and carers. While still expanding over Australia, and being trialled in Western Australia, the programme will be fully implemented in 201...
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Power wheelchairs are an alternative for elders or people with disabilities and allow them to travel when they usually wouldn’t be able to. For these to function correctly and to ensure there are no issues when being used, power wheelchairs need to be taken care of and maintained regularly. Karma KP-25.2 Power Wheelchair Karma KP-25.2 Power Wheelchair   GET TO KNOW YOUR POWER WHEELCHAIR We encourage you to get to know your power wheelchair. To know your wheelchair will be an advantage for you and when it’s time to go to the repair shop and explain what the issue...
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When assisting and moving patients, the correct equipment is necessary to make this process smooth and prevent injuries. Effective and safe moving and handling of patients also require successful training programmes that allow staff to use the right techniques.

The right equipment might vary depending on the need of the patient and the facility, whether that be a hospital, aged care facility or in the home of the patient.

1. Slide Sheet

Slide sheets facilitate the process of moving and repositioning a patient. It is designed to reduce the effor...

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Creating a safe and comfortable environment can immensely decrease the stress and struggle in everyday life. At Patient Handling, we recommend investing in mobility aids and other equipment to meet your needs and assist an independent lifestyle. ROLLATORS AND WALKERS Falling or tripping is the main reason for injuries for patients and elders, and walking aids can reduce this risk significantly. Walking accidents include minor bumps but can also lead to severe injuries such as fractures and breakages. Walking aids comes in many shapes and siz...
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