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Moving And Handling Mobility Aids – by Handy Healthcare

No Comments 23 June 2010

There are various types of mobility products to make moving and handling easier for healthcare professionals as well as individuals. These products include simple items such as transfer boards, through to bathlifts and devices to help with getting in and out of bed.

Here is a list of 5 types of mobility aids which can make moving and handling easier for both individuals and healthcare professionals in a caring environment.

1. Transfer boards are designed for those with limited strength and dexterity to transfer from one seat or type of seat to another. They can be used when moving from or to cars, beds, wheelchairs, and baths, and in any other type of similar situation. Different shaped transfer boards meet different specific needs. For example transferring from a wheelchair to a bath might need a different shaped transfer board compared to transferring from a car seat to a wheelchair.

2. Seat assists can help people who have problems getting out of a sitting position. Turntable types of device enable the user to swivel their body round in order to get out of a car seat for example and can be used with dining chairs, as well as other sorts of chairs and seats. There are mobility products available which help the user to rise out of a chair, in a similar way to a riser recliner chair. These are self powered, unlike a riser recliner chair. The more luxurious models feature memory foam for additional comfort and washable covers for convenience. These can be used with any sort of chair, and are easy to adjust. A frame type of riser that fits around an armchair or a settee can help the user stand up or sit down. These are more substantial than the self powered type of seat assist, and are ideal for those who could benefit from the extra stability and support that the frame provides.

3. Patient transfer aids include poles which can be attached to the floor, ceiling, or bed, to assist when getting in and out of a bed or chair. These types of mobility aids can allow users to remain independent, and can be of assistance to healthcare professionals, and those in a caring environment. A leg lifter is a stiffened strap and can be used to help move an immobile or stiff leg when using a wheelchair, bed or chair for example. Non slip mats can be ideal for use when transferring on a slippery floor. There are several types of mobility aids designed to help with getting in and out of a car. These include handles which attach to the window frame, and a bar that attaches to the door latch and provides a strong secure way of getting in and out of a car.

4. Bed assists are useful mobility aids for those who spend a lot of time in bed or for those who struggle to get in and out of bed. Popular devices include mattress elevators which raise the head end of the mattress to provide additional comfort and reduce the risk of pressure sores, adjustable backrests, and cushions for raising the legs and feet. A footboard is a simple device which is attached to the bed, and can prevent a person from slipping down the bed whilst in a sitting position. A rope ladder hoist can be used to help with sitting up in bed. The end of the rope ladder is fastened to the bed legs, whilst the user raises him or herself, by gripping the ladder rungs using a hand over hand movement.

5. A bathlift can provide a great deal of independence for someone who is currently struggling to bathe, or finds getting in and out of the bath a problem. Bathlifts are controlled by a handset that lowers and raises the bath lift. If there is not enough charge in the handset to raise the bathlift, the bathlift will not lower. This means that the user will never be stranded in the bath. Bathlifts are normally portable and can be folded when not in use, and often have washable covers for convenience.

These are just a few examples of the range and variety of bathroom mobility aids that are available. Why not see if there’s anything that could make your daily living easier?

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No Comments 21 June 2010

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Coronado Mobility Unveils New Online Hotel Registration System – by Susan Bogota

No Comments 18 June 2010

Mobility Scooter Rental Service will assist mobility challenged visitors in reserving a mobility scooter or power wheel chair while on vacation in Coronado and San Diego area. Coronado, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2004 — Coronado Mobility Company, the first provider of rental mobility scooters and power chairs on the beautiful island of Coronado, Ca has unveiled it™s online registration system for visitors and hotels. This new feature located at allows a visitor to reserve a mobility scooter days, weeks or months in advance of their trip or vacation to the Coronado/San Diego area. Coronado Mobility serves all of the major hotels on the island including the Hotel del Coronado, Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Best Western Suites, Cherokee Lodge, Coronado Inn, Coronado Island Inn, Coronado Island Marriott Resort,Coronado Victorian House Bed & Breakfast Inn,Coronado Village Inn, Crown City Inn, El Cordova Hotel,El Rancho Motel, Glorietta Bay Inn, La Avenida Inn, Villa Capri by the Sea as well as those located in downtown San Diego like the Marriott Marina, Hyatt San Diego, Embassy Suites Downtown San Diego and others. Visitors simply go to the Coronado Mobility website, input some basic information about their mobility needs, the hotel they are staying and the date and time they expect to arrive. Coronado Mobility will deliver their scooter or power chair to the hotel on the day of arrival so they can start enjoying their vacation immediately. They can also select other needs they may have like a holder for canes or crutches. When you are on vacation, convenience is very important. For a mobility challenged person, this new service eliminates some of the concern associated with traveling. Our mobility scooters and powerchairs can accommodate the handicapped, disabled, senior or mobility impaired visitor offering safety, reliability and convenience said Susan Bogota-President of Coronado Mobility, a 100% woman owned business. Hotels also love the service as it makes their job of assisting the handicapped, disabled or senior traveler easier by using a company located right on the island. In the past, travelers would sometime have to fend for themselves and try to find a mobility scooter or power wheelchair for rent in the San Diego area. The popularity of this vacation area and the limited number of available rentals made that task very difficult. Coronado Mobility uses high quality, safe and reliable CTM Mobility Scooters and Power Wheel chairs that are fully equipped with adjustable captain™s chairs, headlights, mirrors and safety reflectors. The scooters have a top speed of 5 mph, can carry up to 300lbs and have a range of up to 25 miles on one electrical charge. These features give visitors the ability to explore all of Coronado Island and the chance to explore downtown San Diego, Ferry Landing and Seaport Village utilizing the handicap friendly ramp for the San Diego/Coronado Ferry, the handicapped accessible buses of the Old Town Trolley, or the San Diego Metro Trolley. Visitors can ensure a wheelchair or scooter is ready for their arrival and exactly meets their needs by reserving one in advance at or by calling Coronado Mobility Company at 1-888-574-4033. About Coronado Mobility: Serving Coronado California and Downtown San Diego for rental scooters and a national customer base for purchases, Coronado Mobility Company sells and rents quality CTM mobility scooters and powerchairs. A 100% woman owned business, Coronado Mobility specializes in custom needs and superior customer service.

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Kitchen Mobility Aids – by Handy Healthcare Staff

No Comments 25 November 2009

If you have mobility or dexterity problems, perhaps carrying out daily kitchen tasks is proving more difficult. Kitchen mobility aids can make your life easier. Kitchen mobility aids are usually small and often relatively basic items, but can make a lot of. A jar opener or tap turner might not be an obvious purchase when compared to a mobility scooter, but it is likely to be used just as often, if not more often.
There is a diverse assortment of kitchen disability aids available, ranging from jar and bottle openers, trolleys, cutlery and crockery, tap and knob turners, kettle tippers, non-slip mats and cutting boards, to food preparation utensils, perching stools and many many more products.
Here are ten types of kitchen daily living aids that can help with food preparation and cooking.
1. Various types of jar and bottle openers are available which can be used in many situations around the house and garden, making them very versatile indeed. They work in different ways; some are a non-slip rubber cone that is placed over the jar or bottle lid, and others use a metal loop attached to a handle tightened round the lid, and then levered open.
2. Trolleys enable you to take items to and from the kitchen, can help with walking, and can also be used in other rooms as well. They can help with carrying food and all the things you need with you around the house, such as glasses, a drink and medication.
3. Those who require assistance with feeding can benefit from using cutlery with oversized or adapted handles. This style of cutlery is ideal for those with a weak or limited grip. Crockery with higher sides to prevent food spilling off the plate can help those with limited hand or muscle control. Scoop plates have angled sides to help ideal push food onto a fork or spoon, and are ideal for those who eat one handed.
4. Tap and knob turners can be fitted to kitchen and bathroom taps and cookers to make sinks and cookers easier to use. These turn conventional taps into levers, which mean that they are easier to use. Turners are also available for cooker controls to make cooking safer and easier.
5. A kettle tipper is a device that supports the weight of the kettle in a cradle and enables the kettle to be tipped, so that the user doesn’t have to take the weight of the kettle. These can be invaluable for people who haven’t
6. got the upper body strength or dexterity to pick up and hold a full kettle to make a hot drink. Mini kettles are also available which are smaller, hold a lot less water and much easier to use for those with limited upper body strength or mobility.
7. Non slip mats and coasters are ideal for placing under plates, and other items to prevent them from slipping around, when eating or preparing food for example.
8. Cutting boards are available which clamp to a work surface and often have sides to them. Sections for securing vegetables so they can be easily cut, and so that bread can be buttered safely using just one hand, for example.
9. Food preparation utensils such as spatulas, knives and graters are available with angled comfortable handles to reduce the strain on wrists and hands. These utensils allow those with mobility or dexterity problems to prepare and chop their own food without needing assistance.
10. A perching stool is invaluable for those people who aren’t able to stand up for long periods of time, and are perfect for use in the kitchen whilst preparing food, as well as in numerous other situations around the house.
These types of healthcare products are often recommended by Occupational Therapists and other healthcare experts. Kitchen mobility aids, such as these, can be the difference between somebody being able to cook for themselves and having to rely on someone else to cook for them. Many more daily living aid products are available which can benefit those with limited mobility or dexterity.
These are just a few examples of the range and variety of household mobility aids that are available. Why not see if there’s anything that could make your daily living easier?

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Bathroom Mobility Aids – by Handy Healthcare Staff

No Comments 25 November 2009

If your bath time is becoming a struggle, then why not choose from a selection of bathroom mobility aids to make bathing more enjoyable again. Many disability aids are available to help you get in and out of the bath, and help with bathing once in the bath or shower. You are sure to be able to find something to meet your requirements, and make bathing more enjoyable again.
Here is a list of ten types of useful bathroom healthcare products.
1. Steps, grab rails and poles are useful for helping you to get in and out of the bath. Steps can be built up to the correct height for you so that getting in and out of the bath is no longer as difficult. Grab rails and poles can be fitted to the bathroom walls or the floor to provide support when getting in and out of the bath or shower and so reduce the risk of slipping. It is recommended that grab rails and poles are professionally fitted by a qualified tradesperson to ensure that they are properly and safely installed.
2. A set of tap turners can make life easier for those with a weak grip. There are various types available to fit different shapes of tap. They fit to the taps, and provide more leverage making it is easier to turn the tap on and off.
3. A bathlift is another mobility product that can be very useful. It works by electrically lowering and raising the user into and out of the bath. The rechargeable handset will not lower the bathlift if there is not enough charge left to raise it back up again. This ensures that the user is not stranded in the bath if the battery runs out.
4. Bath seats and boards go across the width of the bath, and allow you to sit comfortably in the bath or shower. These can be easily removed as necessary. Transfer benches allow you to easily transfer from a wheelchair or powerchair for example to the bath or shower.
5. Bath stools and chairs sit in the bath itself, and are designed to allow you to perch or sit in the bath or shower. These often have height-adjustable legs so that you can be comfortable and at the right height whilst bathing or showering.
6. Bath thermometers change colour with the heat of the water and so ensure that you don’t scald yourself. These thermometers are also ideal for carers and other healthcare professionals who can see at a glance whether the water is the right temperature or not.
7. Once you are able to get in and out of the bath again, there are other healthcare products that can help you with bathing. So that you don’t have to stretch or reach as far for example, items such as long handled sponges, foot and toe washers, hair washers and flannel straps can make a real difference. These types of bathroom mobility aids don’t absorb water, and so they remain light and easy to use. Bath pillows and pressure relief cushions are also available to help make bathing more comfortable. Shower curtains with a U-shaped cut out for a bath board are available to stop water splashing out of the bath when using a bath board.
8. Reusable waterproof cast and dressing protectors slip over a cast or dressing on arms or legs, and ensure that the cast or dressing doesn’t get wet whilst bathing or showering.
9. Mobility aids such as raised toilet seats, toilet frames and toilet rails can also be of assistance whilst in the bathroom. A raised toilet seat can be fitted to a normal toilet seat, to raise the overall height of the toilet seat in order to help people with mobility problems. Toilet rails and frames can help by providing something safe and secure to lean on, and so can be beneficial to those who require help standing up or sitting down.
10. Self propelled shower chairs give the user independence. They are similar to a standard wheelchair, but are water resistant, and may have detachable arm rest and foot plates.
For carers and other healthcare professionals, bathroom mobility products, and other daily living aids can help whilst caring for others, and can perhaps, allow someone who currently needs help, to help themselves.
These are just a few examples of the range and variety of bathroom mobility aids that are available. Why not see if there’s anything that could make your daily living easier?

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