Designing a bathroom for disabled adults in care homes must be done thoroughly. To evade injury to the user and to help caregivers, it is a good idea to understand what you are looking for before purchasing an assisted bathing solution.
Ceiling track hoists are one of the easiest and safest systems to safely transfer patients from a bed to a chair, to the bathroom or into a wheelchair. Patient Slings and ceiling track hoists reduce the risk of injury, increase comfort to the users and help facilitate single-handed care.
Just received 48 hours notice of a CQC visit? Despite the short notice, care providers can prepare for the visit. This article frames how CQC check your facilities compliance with government standards and how you can make sure you're fully prepared for a CQC inspection - as, these are normally unannounced.
Are you looking for simple ways to restore comfort, independence and safety in your accessible bathroom? A walk-in bath is a great alternative solution. There are many baths available with a door in the side, often with a built-in seat as well, which are much easier and safer to access.
Maintaining your ceiling hoist correctly helps to prolong its life and use. We’ve rounded up a list of 4 things you can do that make maintaining the ceiling hoist easy and convenient.
Is double handed care always necessary? In our latest blog we look in to reports, equipment and safe handling to review the myth about requiring two people for every transfer - and ask our selves does it still exist?
Standing aids provide a safer alternative to manual transfers performed by caregivers. Residents also benefit from these devices with less risk for patient falls compared with manual transfers. Standing and raising aids also promote mobility in patients who can contribute to the action or perform part of the action independently
There should be a number of safety checks in place that ensures that the mobile hoists remain safe for both the patient and their carers. Here is a checklist you can use before operating a ceiling track hoist to make sure your system is in tip-top condition.
At Medaco, we spend a great deal of time charging, replacing and managing batteries for our customers - to improve the overall life span of hoist batteries. But in order for you to feel the benefit of that, the hoist needs to be properly maintained and looked after – starting with the batteries. Here’s some quick and easy advance for battery use.
The most effective way to eliminate risk is to remove the hazard, nonetheless, we all know carers and hospital staff must move and handle patients as part of their daily work lives. Fortunately, there are new technologies that can greatly reduce these risks: To read more about the impacting forces on caregivers and how devices have a proven impact on eliminating these forces download the whitepaper.