NDIS to cut funding for hearing impaired guide dogs

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 19-Oct-2017 14:00:00

Hearing is one of the five senses that we rely on every day of our lives. We wake up to the sound of our alarm clock, listen to music on the way to work and enjoy the conversations that we have in the evening.

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Topics: aged care, senior, ndis

Western Australia's Collie opens first Changing Place facility

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 12-Oct-2017 14:00:00

The Shire of Collie, a local Western Australian area, officially opened its first Changing Place facility last Thursday.

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Topics: Archability, Active Mobility Systems, AMS, Changing Places, Collie

Manual Handling Equipment - Air-assisted Transfer Devices

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 05-Oct-2017 15:40:58

There are a few different types of air-assisted transfer devices that can lift and transfer a person.

Inflatable mattresses transfer a person from bed to bed, and lifting devices that transfer a fallen person into a sitting position.

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Topics: patient lifting, aged care, Manual Handling, Falls, Mangar

Manual Handling Equipment - Slide Sheet

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 28-Sep-2017 15:10:20

Sliding sheets are one of the most commonly used types of manual handling equipment in the healthcare and aged care industry. They are used for moving patients horizontally on beds, shower trolleys. They are simple to use, however despite their simplicity they do require training to avoid lifting failure or patient and carer injuries.

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Topics: aged care, nursing home, patient care, Manual Handling, slide sheet, wendylett, elderly patient

Manual Handling Equipment

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 21-Sep-2017 14:03:00

Older people depend on their carers to assist them to move, transfer safely and with dignity. It is necessary for carers to develop the skills to use manual handling equipment efficiently and effectively.

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Topics: patient lifting, aged care, nursing home, occupatiional therapy, Manual Handling

Rolling on the bed: Manual versus mechanical options with Aideen Gallagher

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 31-Aug-2017 16:06:38

You are invited to the Lunch n Learn Series Seminar" Rolling on the bed: Manual or mechanical methods?", with Aideen Gallagher on the 27th September 2017.

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Topics: aged care, nursing home, occupatiional therapy, Active Mobility Systems, Manual Handling, Therapists

Lift Chairs - Rising patients from seated position

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 24-Aug-2017 14:09:00

Lift Chairs are a great home equipment for elderly having trouble to stand from their comfortable sitting position. But how do we know which chair will fit their needs or which one will be the most comfortable chair? With so many options on today's market, you will have to consider few factors before purchasing the right chair.

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Topics: occupatiional therapy, Active Mobility Systems, Therapists, lift chairs, pride mobility

Steptember 2017 - Making every step count

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 17-Aug-2017 14:33:42

Our team at Active Mobility Systems is taking on the challenge of competing 10000 steps a day for “Steptember”- a fundraising challenge to support Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Steptember is about setting goals and doing our best to achieve them.

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Topics: occupatiional therapy, Cerebral Palsy, Cerebral palsy alliance, AMS, Therapists, Step

Lunch n Learn Series – Educational Workshop presented by Aideen Gallagher

Posted by Jo Shelswell on 10-Aug-2017 14:01:00

 On 26th July 2017 Aideen Gallagher from Manual Handling completed a day Lunch n Learn Series workshop including topics on Full lifting hoists, Standing hoists, Full lifting hoists, Toiletings slings.

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Topics: patient lifting, patient care, Educational Workshop, Manual Handling, patient sling

NDIS Information Session - Lidcombe

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 06-Jul-2017 14:03:00

Working with the NDIS in regard to Assistive Technology and Complex Home Modifications. This information session is designed to help people with disability, as well as their families and carers, get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme that will commence in your area on 1 July 2017.

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Topics: ndis, Therapists