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
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
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
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.
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
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
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