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

Creating a More Comfortable Environment

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

Understanding The Link Between Care, Consumers and Ageism

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All consumers have rights, no matter their age. Unfortunately, the older that people get in today’s society, the more likely it is that they’ll be brushed aside and ignored. Studies throughout Australia and the world continue to suggest that today’s seniors aren’t getting the respect they deserve from aged care providers. This is one of

VENDLET New Insights into Assisted Living

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Across the world, healthcare providers are facing similar challenges. Today’s care providers need to determine how they can offer state-of-the-art healthcare to a growing population of older individuals. At the same time, it’s important to make sure that the healthcare environment is attractive to young academics. Fortunately, companies like VENDLET are investing in strategies for

Proven Results with the Elsi Smart Floor

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As care providers around the world continue to look for reliable and valuable ways to support their clients, solutions like the Elsi smart floor could be an excellent investment. Designed to provide care givers with the solution they need to monitor residents without disrupting their independence or privacy, the Elsi smart floor offers a revolutionary

The Current State of Premature Deaths in Nursing Homes

The Current State of Premature Deaths in Nursing Homes

Recently, the Medical Journal of Australia released research into the ongoing status of premature deaths in nursing homes. The study covered insights into deaths that were reported between the years of 2000 and 2013 and was determined to have resulted from external causes. Of the 21672 deaths of nursing home residents reported in total, over

Grand and Accessible Designs: Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen Ideas

Popular UK television show, Grand Designs recently introduced viewers to the amazing potential of accessible design. The program hosted by Kevin McCloud doesn’t usually focus on things like accessible and inclusive design. However, on one particular video from the Grand Designs Facebook page, you can see McCloud talking to a homeowner in a wheelchair about

Accessible Tourism: Where to Find Out More

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If you’re interested in learning more about the concept of designing for accessibility, then there are plenty of resources out there to help. For instance, the Tourism Australia website offers a directory on “Accessible Tourism” that provides a brief description of what accessible tourism means, followed by a selection of useful resources that you can