Esense ‘makes sense’ when it comes to reducing push-pull stress

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Healthcare product designers are constantly coming up with new and better ways of doing things – ways to make life easier and safer, and to improve care practices and workplace process. Fortunately, the humble floor hoist has not missed the boat on this innovation challenge. According to Safework Australia, body stressing represented more than half

One thing is for sure – not all Fall Detection systems are the same

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Technology in healthcare seems to advance at light speed. As providers look to improve efficiencies and reduce costs one thing is for sure – not all fall detection solutions are the same. Why? Let’s take a look… In the Aged Care industry, there are many different solutions. There are sensors positioned in the corners of

Big Problems?  We Have The Answers!

HLS Healthcare Vendlet Patient Repositioning System

In April 2019, HLS received a desperate call for help concerning a bariatric Resident living in a Japara Aged Care Facility in regional Victoria. Tiffany Simpson, National Health & Safety Manager of Japara reached out to us as there were several manual handling challenges for the nurses and care-staff to overcome.  This particular resident weighed

Aged Care – “We don’t want to look like a hospital”

Guldmann Aged Care Ceiling Hoist solutions

One of the most common things I hear from the management staff of Aged Care organisations when considering ceiling hoists, is they want the building to look and feel more like a home rather than a hospital. Unfortunately, more often than not, the need for ceiling hoists is an after-thought, only coming into consideration after

An accessible bathroom solution that adapts to the user – not the other way round

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.

The Man Who Won’t Roll – A Case Study

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

Fall Detection, NurseCare and Quality Standards Compliance

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

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