Creating an accessible bathroom is a daunting and challenging task as many factors need to be considered in the design phase such as the placement of grab rails, toilets, baths etc. however there are general tips to keep in mind when undergoing such endeavours. What are those tips? Read below for some of them that we’ve found out.
Electric wheelchairs are an alternative to manual wheelchairs as users can control it via controllers already installed on the unit. This allows them to not rely so much on their carers giving them confidence and independence. However, while electric wheelchairs are great, there are some tips that need to always be kept in mind to properly maintain the electric wheelchairs. Below are some basic tips on how to care for your wheelchairs.
Change tables are small, raised platforms used by carers to assist their patients in changing. These are usually used in bathrooms and changing rooms to help patients with their daily hygiene routines. Active Mobility have a wide range of changing tables in stock from simple, basic ones to bariatric change tables available. But confused about which ones to choose? We’ll list the change tables that our customers most enquire about.
A shower trolley is a refreshing alternative to a full immersion bath; aside from the hygiene benefits it gives patients the dignity they deserve and caregivers are supported through the multiple features of shower trolleys.
A person is considered obese or bariatric if their BMI (Body Mass Index) is over 40. According to the report, Australia’s Health 2018, in the years 2014 – 2015 almost two-thirds (63%) of Australians aged 18 and over were overweight or obese.
It’s the basic things that count when you’re doing something and when you purchase a wheelchair the first thing that you would want to do is find the perfect cushion to go with it.
Mobility scooters are one of the common ways that elderly or people living with disability travel to and from their destination. It allows them to move independently without the aid of walking aids or a carer.
Sensory integration is a form of occupational therapy in which special exercises are used to strengthen a patient’s sense of touch, balance and where the body and it’s part are in space. It is effective for patients with movement disorders or severe under/over sensitivity to sensory input.
Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are useful equipment as they allow those living with disability to move around again. However even these equipment would have trouble navigating up stairs; this is where mobility ramps come in handy.
Electric mobility wheelchairs are useful for those that live with disability as many of them can be customised to suit the needs of the individual. Furthermore being electric it means that should the user be able to use the joystick themselves it makes them more independent.