Universal Design by definition is “the design of buildings, products or environments to make them accessible to all people, regardless of age, disability or other factors”. Flexibility and universal design principles are essential in our bathrooms, and the introduction of the versatile ProfiloSmart system breaks through the design barrier like few systems have done before.
HLS Healthcare commonly get requests to quote for urgent Ceiling Hoist installations within the Aged Care sector; often a reaction to a complex clinical scenario the facility is desperately trying to manage. Recently, a registered nurse explained to HLS she had a resident returning to the facility after a lengthy hospital admission. The gentleman had
According to a Case Study by Melbourne-based Occupational Therapist, Frances Arnold of Yooralla, the Vendlet Turning System was the perfect solution for ‘The Man Who Wouldn’t Roll’. The study centres on Gavin, a 49yo man who had suffered a Spinal Cord Injury together with an Acquired Brain Injury. He was living in a Supported Accommodation
As the Royal Commission continues to move closer to releasing its outcomes, providers need to ensure they are making the right decisions to help protect and support their organisation. As such, Quality Standards for aged care projects are now being considered by providers and architects much earlier in the design or redevelopment stages of a
When it comes to Manual Handling, does “Best Practice” simply mean more staff to ease the load? Not necessarily. In a world of increased bariatric presence in our Hospitals and Aged Care facilities, we have to work smarter not harder, particularly as securing funding for extra staff is a perpetual conundrum. The Vendlet Bed Turning
Finding the right balance between providing quality aged care and minimising costs is hard. Especially now, amidst what is arguably the most turbulent decade in the history of the Australian aged care sector. As we head towards post-COVID times we will start to leave behind one type of uncertainty to be faced with another, more
A complication of COVID-19’s viral infection is respiratory compromise, notably poor oxygenation and in worst cases, respiratory failure. Positioning in prone, or belly down, improves oxygenation. Use of training schedules, even for persons not intubated and in severe respiratory failure, have shown anecdotal benefit during this pandemic. Proning slings are ideal for turning to sideways