There comes a time in everybody’s life where we need a little more assistance at home. Whether it’s due to illness, disability or age, everyday activities can become a real challenge if you aren’t properly equipped with assistive tools and products.
Topics: aged care
Older clients depend on their carers to assist them to move and transfer from one place to another safely and with dignity. It is necessary for carers to develop the skills to use manual handling equipment efficiently.
Rollators are one of the equipment that clients might need as they grow older. Although they can move, it doesn’t mean that they move as efficiently or quickly as they used to and having a rollator will help.
Our parents has always been there for us and supported us. Now as they get older their ability to do things begins to wane, which is unfortunately part of the aging process. It’s important that we do the best we can for our parents and that includes getting the best equipment possible.
Aging is a natural process and one that can’t be avoided. However, as people age, their ability to do things independently starts to decline. Maybe they’ve grown weaker and less mobile than they once were, or maybe they need more assistance with their daily routine.
Falls prevention is an important aspect of every day life as falls can happen to anyone, not just elderly patients, and while we covered how to reduce your personal risk of falling today we’ll cover environmental risks as they are just as important as personal ones.
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.
Falls in older people are considered a very serious problem. According to the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society, around 30% of adults over the age of 65 experience a fall at least once a year.
Everyone deserves a chance to live and work independently. As we age, the ability to fulfil daily tasks continues to decline, while our dependence on external assistance increases.