Seating cushions and aids are utilised as pressure care products when sitting down. People who sit down for long periods of time may suffer from pressure sores or other pressure-related injuries and these products help with relieving these sores or preventing them from happening in the first place.
When people think of dementia they usually associate symptoms such as memory loss and old age. However did you know that there are other types of dementia?
That’s because dementia is the umbrella term for a number of neurological conditions and it’s actually been noted in people for hundreds of years.
As 2018 comes to a close we at Active Mobility would like to express our gratitude to those who have supported us during this year. Thank you for your loyalty and support.
Walking frames help provide an additional level of balance and support for those that would usually have trouble doing so. Coming in a variety of designs (fixed, folding and adjustable) it can be confusing to know which one to choose.
Crutches are useful walking aids as they can be used as a way to aid people living with disability or for those that are recovering from injuries that prevents them from walking unassisted. They can be used in a rehabilitation setting and can be carried anywhere including home and shopping malls. However there are many crutches available and it may be difficult to use them at first properly, that’s why Active Mobility has created a short article on how to use crutches and more importantly how to measure them so you get the right crutch for the right person.
The new Kingsdene Premium Change Tableis designed to address a wide range of manual handling issues and benefits both patient and carers. Its powered height adjustment allows for comfortable handling of the patient to the correct positional height of up to 975mm during procedures with enhanced safety and care.
Power lift chairs, or recliner chairs, are designed to elevate and tilt to allow patients to sit without too much trouble. Most reclining chairs feature a control box that allows for that very same lifting mechanism. You may find that while you’re browsing through our range of lifting chairs for sale that you see words such as ‘Single Motor’ or ‘Dual Motor’. Simply put it means that a single motor allows you to raise your legs or recline the backrest however it must be done in a certain order. On the other hand dual motors allows many more options than a single motor would be able to do such as having the backrest and legs move independent of each other.
A bedside commode is a moveable toilet that doesn’t use running water. It has the appearance of a char with a toilet seat and has either a bucket or container underneath; this container can also be removed for cleaning after it has been used. It is commonly used, as its name implies, at the bedside by patients who are unable, or have difficulty, getting to their bathroom by themselves either because they don’t have the strength to do so or enough time.
With the large number of people utilising aged care in Australia, maintaining facilities that can accommodate, support and empower the country’s aged community members is more important than ever. Last year alone, there were more than 800 thousand people in more than 200 thousand facilities using government-subsidised aged care, according to the data gathered by GEN, a site focusing on different aged care statistics and records.
Disability awareness is about challenging notions and stereotypes about persons with disabilities and replacing these harmful assumptions with knowledge and understanding.