Lifting Tracks that cover the whole bedroom – surprising functionality

HLS Healthcare - Guldmann H-Track and Ceiling Hoist

HLS Healthcare commonly get requests to quote for urgent Ceiling Hoist installations within the Aged Care sector; often a reaction to a complex clinical scenario the facility is desperately trying to manage. Recently, a registered nurse explained to HLS she had a resident returning to the facility after a lengthy hospital admission. The gentleman had

The Man Who Won’t Roll – A Case Study

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

Fall Detection, NurseCare and Quality Standards Compliance

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

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