Patient lifting is a common daily task in most healthcare institutions but you may be surprised to hear that some care staff are not fully aware of all the features a sling enables. The most common connection point seen on the straps of a sling is a fabric loop, which is wound onto a lifting
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
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
There are steps that carers and hospitals can take to make the care environment more appealing to people with dementia. Along with appropriate resident care from people who understand their condition, residents with Dementia can also benefit from access to certain design factors that make them feel protected and relaxed. Building a Suitable Environment for
People with mobility issues, seniors with poor eyesight and those with conditions like Alzheimer’s and Dementia need a high level of constant care and support. For these people, getting out of bed at night, or moving around a room during the day, can be a complicated process with a high risk of falls and injury.
The health minister of South Australia recently announced that the state government is exploring opportunities to work with technology providers on a strategy for monitoring patients in aged care facilities. If the government successfully finds a technology company to work with, they’ll be able to start monitoring individuals in senior care facilities through CCTV surveillance. According
It’s time for a significant change in our thinking when it comes to things like health, care and housing. People are living longer, and older individuals are increasing in quantity around the world. This means that we need to think carefully about how we can reduce the health inequality that exists around the world and
A residents’ condition can quickly deteriorate in a healthcare or seniors support environment. That’s why it’s so important for nurses and specialists to keep a close eye on their residents. Unfortunately, when a healthcare team has dozens of residents to look after at once, it’s difficult to find the time to give each one the