There have been innumerable studies that conclude the prevention and management of pressure injuries in a bedridden patient is multi-factorial and nuanced. Given previous studies by Lindner et al (2016) concluded the VENDLET reduces touch points on the patient, reduces strain on the caregiver and reduces time required for the task, we have long-held the
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
HLS Healthcare are proud once again to partner with TLC Healthcare for their next project in Mordialloc with the Elsi Smart floor. TLC are setting another ‘first’ in aged care by adding a childcare centre within the facility alongside a medical centre and 147 resident bedrooms. TLC have installed the Elsi Smart Floor into Clifton
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.
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
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
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
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
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.