Our Top 3 Recommended Hoists for Aged Care Settings

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 26-May-2022 11:00:00

Hoists are often required in aged care settings due to a “no lift” policy. The goal is to create and maintain a safe workplace and to protect staff members from developing injuries from lifting or moving their patients.

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Topics: patient lifting, Hoists

How To Clean & Disinfect A Wheelchair

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 19-May-2022 14:00:00

COVID-19 has taught us the importance of cleaning and disinfecting surfaces to help stop the spread of infection. This is even more critical in medical settings (e.g. nursing homes, hospitals) where the risk of COVID-19 infection is even higher — tools, equipment and even commonly touched items like door handles must be disinfected to stop the spread of illness.

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Topics: electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchair

How To Choose The Right Pressure Relief Cushion For A Wheelchair

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 11-May-2022 11:00:00

Looking for a new wheelchair cushion? The shopping process might seem simple enough — find a cushion that fits your client’s wheelchair and feels comfortable to sit on! However, there’s actually a lot more you need to consider, whether this is your client’s first wheelchair cushion or their 10th replacement!

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Topics: Power Mobility, seating cushions

How To Choose A Heavy Duty Mobility Scooter

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 05-May-2022 10:00:00

The meaning of the term “heavy duty mobility scooter” tends to vary from brand to brand. For some, “heavy duty” refers to mobility scooters for a larger person. For others, “heavy duty” refers to scooters that are built to handle difficult terrains and longer distances. 

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Topics: Power Mobility, bariatric mobility scooter

How Can Ceiling Hoists be Used for Rehabilitation?

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 28-Apr-2022 10:00:00

For sick or injured patients, rehabilitation is an absolute must. After a traumatic event, the patient needs to get moving again, regain their strength, relearn skills and find new ways of doing things. 

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Topics: patient lifting, ceiling hoists

Our Top 5 Best Mobility Scooters for 2022

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 07-Apr-2022 10:15:00

Looking for a new mobility scooter for 2022? With so many models available on the market, you might be wondering which mobility scooter is right for you. There are hundreds of different colours, configurations and sizes to choose from, so we understand if the shopping process seems a little intimidating! 

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Topics: Power Mobility, mobility scooters

Safety Guide: How to Use a Patient Lifting Sling

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 05-Apr-2022 10:00:00

Lifting slings and hoists are mobility aids that help nurses and carers at home or in medical settings to transfer patients who need assistance moving from point A to point B. Slings and hoists are used in combination with one another and are a powerful means of enhancing patient care.

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Topics: patient lifting, slings, floor hoist

Your Guide to the Care of Paraplegic Patients

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 29-Mar-2022 10:00:00

A paralysing injury can be distressing for the patient as well as those around them. Paraplegic patients lose the use of their legs, their movement and their freedom — this is a life-changing event that will require a huge adjustment and the patient will need specific care in order for them to live their life to the fullest. 

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Topics: patient care, paraplegic living

Folding vs non-folding wheelchairs: what’s best for you?

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 24-Mar-2022 11:00:00

Whether you’re new to wheelchairs, or simply looking for a new wheelchair, you might be wondering which is right for you. There are lots of different options available on the market — powered wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, folding wheelchairs, non-folding wheelchairs, mobility scooters and gophers… the list goes on! (Check out our article here that compares Power Wheelchairs vs Mobility Scooters)

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Mobility scooters vs power wheelchairs: what’s best for you?

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 21-Feb-2022 11:00:00

Both mobility scooters and power wheelchairs are popular choices for those who need assistance accessing the community and maintaining their independence. However, the question is what’s the better option for daily use — you may spend hours on end weighing up the pros and cons of each. 

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Topics: power wheelchairs, Active Mobility Systems, Power Mobility, AMS, power scooters