Improve quality of life quality of care... with people in mind
Ensuring the comfort and dignity of residents and a safe working environment for caregivers is paramount.
Putting people is key to providing the highest standards of care.
Caring for individuals with reduced mobility presents
certain risks and challenges. From dynamic activities
such as bedside transfers, trips to the toilet, bathing and
showering, to the passivity of bed care all require proper
support and equipment to improve the quality of life for the
resident, reduce risks and improve safety for the caregiver.
The use of appropriate active or passive lifts will allow
the caregiver to transfer or transport an individual safely
to enjoyable and/or necessary activities. Selecting the
appropriate product based on the abilities
requires optimal guidance. See the Mobility at
Bathing and showering are sometimes perceived as
two separate choices of hygiene for the resident. The
reality is that a combination of both is optimal. Showering
is appropriate for frequent, daily personal hygiene
and good skin care maintenance, while the
of bathing are hygienic, as well as
physical and psychological.
With an estimated 2/3 of residents in Long Term Care
with various levels of dementia, bath or shower time can
be a contentious task. Take the battle out of bathing with
features like Sound utilizing soft, revolving
colored lighting, with the favorite music; or
for optimal hygiene without fear-provoking
whirling water to provide a pleasant environment for
resident and caregiver; or by matching the bathtime to
the sleep patterns to help prevent night-time
wandering. See the Enhancing the Bathing Experience at
Numerous studies have shown that electric
beds offer many advantages when combined with quality
mattresses with pressure redistribution characteristics.
The ergonomic design reduces risk to the caregiver
while therapeutic mattresses provide reduction in
pressure ulcer incidents.
As a pioneer in the development of therapeutic
support surfaces, leading the market for over 30 years,
comprehensive portfolio includes
therapeutic beds, specialized support surfaces, and
micro-climate management designed for the treatment
of Class I to IV pressure ulcers with ease of use and safety.
By listening, developing, manufacturing and educating,
ArjoHuntleigh has become a part of the process for
improving the quality of elderly care and for providing
solutions for with people in mind.
For your speak with your local consultant at 800-665-4831,
or contact them at Info.Canada@ArjoHuntleigh.com
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Whether the result of an accident, illness or old age, it
is an unfortunate truth that many of us may become
dependent on the care of others at some point in our lives.