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When the Inflatable Lifts Replace Bended Backs

When the Inflatable Lifts Replace Bended Backs

Introduction This project takes as its starting point the fact that approx. 1,700 times every year, an elderly citizen in the City of Copenhagen falls in their home and cannot get up again without help. Employees in home care are[...]
Falling Into Fear Of Falling

Falling Into Fear Of Falling

Around a third of people aged over 65 and a half of people aged over 80 fall each year1. Fear of falling is a common term used in healthcare2, with patients asked “Do you have a fear of falling?” and[...]
Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries In Care Facilities

Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries In Care Facilities

It has been stated that “The adult human form is an awkward burden to lift or carry. Weighing up to 200 pounds or more, it has no handles, it is not rigid, and is susceptible to severe damage if mishandled[...]
How To Reduce Post Falls Syndrome

How To Reduce Post Falls Syndrome

Written by: Kate Sheehan, Occupational Therapist    A fall is defined as a unintentional move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control, approximately 28-35% of people aged of 65 and over fall each year increasing to[...]
Doctor Explains The Importance Of Post Falls Assessment Tool, ISTUMBLE

Doctor Explains The Importance Of Post Falls Assessment Tool, ISTUMBLE

"The reason I became involved with the ISTUMBLE project is that it is so profoundly positive for residents of care homes and those who care for them. The benefits of lifting a resident off the floor are innumerable. By definition[...]
Covid – 19:  Recuperation and rehabilitation

Covid – 19: Recuperation and rehabilitation

The term rehabilitation is being used far more frequently in the press recently for good reason, but does everyone understand what it really is?   Rehabilitation is a set of interventions needed when a person is experiencing or is likely[...]
Protecting EMS Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Protecting EMS Resources During the COVID-19 Outbreak

A UK business that specializes in the supply of safe patient lifting equipment to EMS agencies, has been leading the fight to keep people at home and out of hospital during the COVID 19 outbreak. Mangar Health manufacture the ELK[...]
Maintaining purposeful occupation, fatigue & MS

Maintaining purposeful occupation, fatigue & MS

Just as the word “depression” is often over-used, describing any state of low mood, including temporary lows or natural melancholy, the word “fatigue” has also been over-used. However, unless you have experienced significant, enduring fatigue related to a medical condition,[...]
Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is a behavioral and environmental practice[1] developed initially in the 1970s to focus on insomnia and depression.  It considers elements of routine including diet and fluid, lighting, activity engagement, and sleep environment generally to support inducing of higher[...]
Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries In Care Facilities

Reducing Musculoskeletal Injuries In Care Facilities

It has been stated that “The adult human form is an awkward burden to lift or carry. Weighing up to 200 pounds or more, it has no handles, it is not rigid, and is susceptible to severe damage if mishandled[...]
Nursing facilities – What equipment supports safe transfers?

Nursing facilities – What equipment supports safe transfers?

The topic of safe patient/resident transfers and handling covers two very distinct groups and discussions which overlap and occasionally create a perception of conflict. The conundrum within a healthcare or residential environment is how you facilitate safe, timely and dignified[...]
Common Causes For Falls In Amputees

Common Causes For Falls In Amputees

Common Causes For Falls In Amputees As an amputee, you have an increased risk of falling, especially in the early stages of your rehabilitation and it can have a disastrous effect on your confidence and therefore your mobility. You’re not[...]
Risks Factors Of Sarcopenia For Falls In The Elderly

Risks Factors Of Sarcopenia For Falls In The Elderly

Did you know age-related muscle degeneration is a risk factor for falls in the elderly? Sarcopenia involves loss of muscle mass, strength and function which results in affecting your balance and a person’s overall ability to perform everyday tasks. Sarcopenia[...]
Innovative Lifting Equipment Provides Support To Veterans

Innovative Lifting Equipment Provides Support To Veterans

Safe patient handling involves the use of assistive devices to ensure that veterans can be lifted safely and that care providers avoid performing high-risk manual handling tasks. New, innovative lifting devices such as the Mangar Camel and ELK Lifting Cushions[...]
Dignity in Moving and Handling

Dignity in Moving and Handling

The Collins dictionary defines dignity as “the sense that you have of your own importance and value, and other people's respect for you.” In 1964 The Human Rights Act outlawed discrimination based on race, colour, sex or national origin. This[...]
Post Fall Management for Veterans

Post Fall Management for Veterans

A fall is defined as an ‘event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level.’[1] Across the globe Falls are one of the most critical health concerns with an estimated[...]
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