Manual Handling and ‘Best Practice’

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

Can Aged Care Providers reduce falls and costs at the same time? Yes.

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

COVID-19: Safety Tools for Infection Control

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

Creating a More Comfortable Environment

A recent report Professor Alan Pert in “The Conversation” addressed the idea that architecture, or the way that a property is built, might be able to change the way that people feel. According to Pert, some people are naturally more sensitive to the way a place feels than others. This is an aspect of the

Everything you Need to Know About Aged Care Products

Everything you Need to Know About Aged Care Equipment Suppliers

Outfitting your aged care facility with the right aid equipment takes diligence and an understanding of modern technological concepts. You want to be sure you’re getting the equipment you need at a fair price, all the while not disrupting day-to-day operations too much during the installation process. Because there are so many new products on

Technology Aids and Equipment – HLS Healthcare

Technology Aids and Equipment - HLS Healthcare

If you work in healthcare or managed care for aged or disabled persons, it’s important to have access to technology and aids that can make your job easier. Among all of the various ways that advancements in technology can help aged care centers, hospitals, and other care providers, HLS Healthcare offers a broad selection of