Ceiling Track Hoists; What Are the Best Options for Me?

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Ceiling Track Hoists; What Are the Best Options for Me?

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.

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How to prepare for your CQC inspection

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How to prepare for your CQC inspection

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.

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Walk-in Baths - What's the best solution for me?

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Walk-in Baths - What's the best solution for me?

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.

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Maintaining Your Ceiling Hoist

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Maintaining Your Ceiling Hoist

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.

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Double Handed Care is it a myth?

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Double Handed Care is it a myth?

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?

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Choosing a Stand Aid 

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Choosing a Stand Aid 

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

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What is the best way to look after your hoist batteries?

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What is the best way to look after your hoist batteries?

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.

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The Risk Factors Caregivers Face When Using Non-Profiling Beds

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The Risk Factors Caregivers Face When Using Non-Profiling Beds

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.

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