To prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), it is known that washing your hands frequently and self-isolating if you feel even slightly unwell are the most basic and important prevention measures. However, is there an easy way to keep wheelchair users' hands clean? What should caregivers be paying special attention to in order to prevent the spread of infection? Karma Medical have put together a great guide with top tips on how to stay safe during the pandemic.
This blog outlines best practice for cleaning your reusable mask.
This blog details how you can protect wheelchair users and those more susceptible and vulnerable to COVID19.
Katie Noble, Managing Director for Allied Medical sat down with Orquidea Tamayo Mortera and Bobby Gerneke from the Diversion Therapy Team at Summerset Ellerslie to learn more about how Summerset Retirement Villages became early adopters of the inmuRELAX and inmuDANCE and the impact it has had on the people in the Summerset community.
“The presence of pressure ulcers is the third leading cause of death” for wheelchair users, which is why it is important to know what pressure sores are. It’s also essential to understand who is most prone to pressure sores, how to prevent pressure sores in elderly wheelchair users, and what accessories can help reduce the chance of pressure sores. First, we will start by explaining what exactly a pressure sore is and what causes them.
Pressure sores can be a massive problem for a number of wheelchair users. Read on to find out who is more prone to pressure sores and why.
Who is more prone to pressure sores?
A lot of these factors apply to the elderly. It is the elderly that are commonly left with restricted mobility and often left bed ridden or in a wheelchair. The elderly don't have the strength to reposition themselves or they have a cognitive disease that causes them to forget to regularly reposition themselves. Alongside the internal and eternal factors, the elderly are more susceptible to pressure injuries than other group.
After learning about what pressure sores are and who is most prone to getting pressure sores, we are now going to learn about how to prevent pressure sores for elderly wheelchair users. First, we will teach you three methods of how to get the elderly into the correct seating posture. In the next blog we will show you what accessories can help prevent pressure sores.
After a challenging year and two postponements, it was fantastic to finally get so many people from the assistive technology community together at the ATSNZ Disability Expo.
Although International travel is somewhat limited at the moment, hopefully we are all exploring our own back yard a little more. Here are some things to consider when travelling in a powerchair.