The Rotoflex bed from Theraposture giving greater safety & support when getting in & out of bed

 

In this short video Sarah, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis, explains how the Rotoflex rotational bed gives her safety and support when transferring from out of bed into her wheelchair.

http://www.theraposture.co.uk/beds/rotoflex

 

Etac R82 showcase new and enhanced assistive standing and walking products, transfer and bathing aids at OT Show 2016

r82_ot_show_2016Etac R82 supplies the highly regarded Etac, Molift, Immedia. R82 and Convaid brands including assistive standing and walking products, transfer and bathing aids as well as adapted wheelchairs and buggies. Its trusted team of friendly and experienced Product Advisors will be demonstrating new, enhanced products that benefit care-providers and users of all ages. They will be joined at this event by Helena Poulton, Advanced Practitioner OT and Consultant to R82, for informative on-stand discussions and expert advice.

At Stand J48, from the Etac and Molift product ranges, visiting OTs and healthcare professionals can find new and enhanced seating, standing and transfer solutions including the new Etac Prio comfort wheelchair and three new Molift hoists – the Quick Raiser, Molift Raiser and the new Molift Rail System Duo. This free standing unit for temporary lifting in hospitals and care environments, combines easy installation and manoeuvrability with supreme stability to enhance the carer and user experience. Show visitors can also try Etac’s new Turner Pro for safe turning and standing support.

Read more about our exciting showcase: http://www.r82.co.uk/news/2016/11/etac-r82-to-present-largest-new-product-showcase-ever-at-ot-show/

10-Year-Old Who Has Cerebral Palsy Gifted An R82 Crocodile Walking Frame For Frame Football

Luke Campey, aged 10, from Leicestershire who has Cerebral Palsy, became the fourth happy recipient of a gifted R82 Crocodile Walking Aid recently whilst playing Frame Football.

R82 UK, leading supplier of adaptive solutions for disabled children and young adults, is donating eight Crocodile Walking Aids during 2016 to young Frame Football players. Many participating children require crutches on a daily basis but a wheeled walking frame when they play. Amateur football coach, Richard Seedhouse, initially established the sport in Coventry and growing awareness and popularity has successfully seen further clubs opening throughout the UK. In supporting the activity, R82 hopes it can promote this fun and inclusive sport to encourage more children to become involved with local clubs.

Luke, who lives in Melton Mowbray with parents Emma and Andy, began playing Frame Football after spotting details on a Facebook page created by Richard Seedhouse. He has been a member at his club “Hucknall Rolls Royce” for just over a year and looks forward to his weekend training sessions.

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at the age of three, Luke requires assistance with mobility due to weakness in his legs and feet. Unable to walk unaided, he relies on the use of a frame, wheelchair or sticks. Luke’s mother, Emma, comments: “Luke sees a physiotherapist every three months and a specialist in Leicester twice a year. He has had Botox three times and is currently having his gait analysed as Luke has muscle loss to the outside of his feet which means they bend inwards. This is causing the splints Luke wears to rub and is affecting his walking pattern. We are currently looking into the Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) operation which would reduce muscle tightness and stiffness, and help Luke to feel more comfortable. In the meantime, Luke has a key helper at school who performs physio with him twice a day and he participates at Frame Football. This really helps his fitness levels which in turn improves Luke’s self-esteem and motivation.” Read more of Luke’s story…..

Abacus Healthcare to provide free accessible bathing guidance to help with grant applications at Kidz North

Abacus, will be offering free information at Kidz to Adultz North that assists with grant applications (Stand B14, EventCity, Manchester, 17 November).

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Abacus powered baths provide greater safety, accessibility and comfort for disabled bathers and ensure carers can support at safe working heights. These hi-lo baths with and without bather transfer seats and integrated platforms provide a more pleasant and relaxing bathing experience. Moving and handling risks are reduced as manual transfers in and out of the bath can be eliminated.

Despite these baths being regarded as ‘necessary and appropriate’ for many families by Occupational Therapists, funding via a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) can regularly be rejected by local authorities. This can commonly be based on the perception that provision of a wet room or showering adaptations is more cost effective and that ownership of an assisted bath is not essential – in many situations this is not the case.

Hence to assist with justifying an accessible bath when applying for a DFG, Abacus Healthcare is providing free and informative printed literature, online guides, videos and social media content. This content is part of  the ‘#BathingIsBetter’ campaign from Abacus Healthcare which is helping Occupational Therapists and families submit more compelling grant applications. This educational programme will be available to all visitors attending Kidz to Adultz North. Read more…..

Etac R82 To Deliver Extensive New Product Showcase and Interactive Zones At Kidz To Adultz North

Etac R82, specialist supplier of adaptive products for children and adults, will be providing a wide-ranging and interactive display at Kidz to Adultz North (17.11.16, Event City, Manchester).

New for this Kidz show, Etac R82 will have an area dedicated to “Restoration of Body Shape” looking at asymmetry, change and postural support and challenging ideas about what can be corrected.  This will include the innovative “Supershape” adaptable and moulded, back support and seat cushions from Spex, as well as Simple Stuff Works’ sleep systems which provide effective and flexible night time positioning equipment.

New Etac R92 products for disabled children
Stand A17/A18 will also see the UK launch of R82’s new Scallop – a unique, portable seating concept now available exclusively through R82’s new webshop: www.also4me.com  and the new Wombat Living activity chair will debut this year at Event City. In addition, the Molift Smart 150 portable, folding hoist will be demonstrated throughout the day.

(Visit Etac R82 stand (A17/18) at Kidz Up North & get a 25% off voucher for our online webshop)

To supplement R82’s impressive product showcase, Frances George, Specialist Physiotherapist, MSc, BSc, HPC, MCSP will be available for on-stand discussions and individual specialist advice whilst children can be entertained with the fun “Hook-a-Duck” on-stand activity.

The R82 stand will encompass spacious themed zones to allow visitors of all ages to easily participate in the hands-on displays. Read more: http://bit.ly/2eDu8ie

Abacus Healthcare to provide free ‘#BathingIsBetter’ guidance to help with grant applications for accessible baths at Kidz North

Abacus, will be offering free information at Kidz to Adultz North that assists with grant applications (Stand B14, EventCity, Manchester, 17 November).

abacus_kidz

 

Abacus powered baths provide greater safety, accessibility and comfort for disabled bathers and ensure carers can support at safe working heights. These hi-lo baths with and without bather transfer seats and integrated platforms provide a more pleasant and relaxing bathing experience. Moving and handling risks are reduced as manual transfers in and out of the bath can be eliminated.

Despite these baths being regarded as ‘necessary and appropriate’ for many families by Occupational Therapists, funding via a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) can regularly be rejected by local authorities. This can commonly be based on the perception that provision of a wet room or showering adaptations is more cost effective and that ownership of an assisted bath is not essential – in many situations this is not the case.

Hence to assist with justifying an accessible bath when applying for a DFG, Abacus Healthcare is providing free and informative printed literature, online guides, videos and social media content. This content is part of  the ‘#BathingIsBetter’ campaign from Abacus Healthcare which is helping Occupational Therapists and families submit more compelling grant applications. This educational programme will be available to all visitors attending Kidz to Adultz North:

http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/disability-bathing/assisted-bathing-vs-showering

 

Read more: http://www.abacushealthcare.co.uk/events/help-grant-applications-accessible-baths/

 

Gemini power assistive bath for disabled bathers popular at Breaking More Boundaries Conference

The Breaking More Boundaries Conference is an annual event managed by Community Case Management Services(CCMS). CCMS is a leading provider of case management rehabilitation services throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, and Worldwide providing quality of life solutions for severely injured adults and children. This respected organization invited us to showcase our popular Gemini hi-lo bath at their most recent conference held at Newbury Racecourse – which was attended by legal representatives, case managers, healthcare professionals and families affected by disability. Read more….

 

Disabled Bathers in Assistive Bath