Your HLS Healthcare Guide to Safe Moving and Handling

If it’s your responsibility to care for someone with a physical disability or illness, then it’s important to make sure that you have the solutions you need in place to help them move around without injury or discomfort. Learning how to move an individual with mobility problems is essential for protecting not just the person […]

Potential Injuries to Nurses and Carers by Lifting Patients Incorrectly

Potential Injuries to Nurses and Carers by Lifting Patients Incorrectly

Take a moment to think about this common scenario: Your father is struggling to get out of bed and into his wheelchair without some assistance. As a caregiver, the task of actually helping your father is much harder than it seems, as he weighs a lot more than you do. Unfortunately, this is a situation […]

4 Tips for Reducing Bed Sores by Turning a Patient

4 Tips for Reducing Bed Sores by Turning a Patient

Pressure ulcers or bed sores are skin conditions that occur within the body when there’s excessive pressure on the skin. This is common in people who are classified as “bedridden” because they can’t move or reposition themselves naturally. These sores are not only problematic because they cause discomfort and pain, but they can also lead […]

Everything You Need to Know about How to Reposition a Patient in Bed

Everything You Need to Know about How to Reposition a Patient in Bed

Repositioning bedridden patients is one of the most important parts of offering comprehensive care to someone who might not be able to move fully by themselves. If a person is allowed to stay within the same position for too long when they’re in bed, there’s a good chance that muscles will begin to atrophy, hygiene […]

How to Reduce Manual Handling When Positioning Patients in Bed

Manual handling processes are a common part of caring for patients and individuals who don’t have the capacity to properly care for themselves. However, it’s also important to note that manual handling can be dangerous when tasks are not completed with the utmost care and attention. Ideally, manual handling processes should either be carried out […]

Your Guide to Properly Positioning Bedridden Patients

Your Guide to Properly Positioning Bedridden Patients

Knowing how to properly position a patient in their bed will not only make that individual more comfortable, but it could also prevent the development of painful ulcers known as bedsores or “pressure sores”. These uncomfortable issues are one of the main reasons why hospital staff and care providers must find a way to safely […]

What is a Floor Monitoring System?

What is a Floor Monitoring System?

As technology evolves and new solutions become available for those in need of additional care and support, the assisted living facility is growing smarter than ever. You may have already begun to see smart technology in the form of automated daily living accessories like smart lighting that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet […]

Adapting your Bedroom for Assisted Living

Adapting your Bedroom for Assisted Living

We spend about a third of our lives in bed. For people with a chronic condition or disability, the bedroom may be where you spend most of your day. That means that making the room as comfortable as possible is crucial. The good news is that there is a range of products available right here […]

Adapting your Bathroom for Assisted Living

If you’re currently caring for someone with mobility issues, or you’re one of the many people today running an assisted living facility, then one of the key things you’ll need to think about is how you can make your bathroom more accessible. Bathrooms are a serious source of problems for people with mobility issues, as […]

Adapting Your Kitchen for Assisted Living

The kitchen is more than just a place to go when you want to cook up a quick meal or grab a snack before dinner. For a lot of people, a kitchen is a place where creativity can flourish, friendships can grow, and fantastic family experiences can happen. With that in mind, if you live […]