Patient lifting is a common daily task in most healthcare institutions but you may be surprised to hear that some care staff are not fully aware of all the features a sling enables. The most common connection point seen on the straps of a sling is a fabric loop, which is wound onto a lifting
HLS Healthcare recently underwent an independent assessment of the flagship Guldmann Ceiling Hoist range, and how the product aligns with the current Australian Aged Care Quality Standards. The results can be viewed here, but in summary a correlation between 6 of the 8 standards have been identified. An amazing result. I speak regularly with Victorian
With the ever-increasing pressure to improve levels of care whilst finding a balance between value with funding, hospitals and aged care facilities need to look towards understanding the smarter solution for both staff and patients/residents. To this end, ceiling hoist systems are the global standard for care; especially as hospitals and aged care facilities introduce
On the way home from our recent holiday across regional NSW, my wife and I decided to stop off in the little town of Lithgow for lunch before heading homeward bound. We found a lovely little café in the heart of Lithgow. When we entered the café there was a lovely husband and wife couple
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.
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
One of the best-known brands in changing bed technology, ROPOX recently upgraded its tools to deliver a better quality of care to today’s customers. As of July, the ROPOX Vario and Mobilio beds received a design overhaul, intended to provide more comfort and convenience for healthcare patients, aged care residents, and care providers alike. Here’s