Too often I hear people say they get their ceiling hoists ‘serviced’ with a local or known supplier. This is simply because the company or individual also performs servicing for their beds, bed movers, kitchen trolleys and any other mechanical or electronic equipment their facility can group together. Grouping equipment together to save on servicing
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
Most of us in the healthcare industry know what SDA is. However as we complete more SDA projects, here at HLS we have become increasingly aware of how much confusion there is around what the ‘right’ solution is. As we know, the Specialist Disability Accommodation program comprises a need to provide assistive technology and equipment.
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
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
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
HLS Healthcare Proud Supporters of Able Australia Able Australia’s – Day Centre is on a mission is to reach out to people with multiple disabilities including deafblindness, supporting them in achieving self-fulfillment and connection with the greater community. One person the Able Australia – Day Centre hosts regularly is Bradley, Bradley loves cooking. But it’s