shower or bathroom commode

Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and other Allied Health practitioners work together with their expertise and knowledge of the equipment to provide the most suitable items for a person’s requirements.

Engineers and technicians also work with Allied health professionals to bring to reality assistive equipment solutions that can help to improve the quality of life for people in hospital brain and spinal units and other disability locations.

Range of mobility aids - wheelchair, crutches and walking frame.

Dementia

Here the focus is on promoting safety in the home and products for this include:

  • coloured tap turners
  • handles
  • jar holders
  • grip mats
  • glow tape

 

Arthritis

This can be painful and uncomfortable with stiffness, inflammation and damage to the cartilage in the joints causing weakness, instability, joint deformities and reduced movement. Just the basic daily tasks of buttoning shirts, tying shoelaces, preparing a meal or walking around the house can become arduous and affect a person’s wellbeing. Products to assist include:

  • kettle tippers
  • anchor pads
  • grip cutlery
  • can opener pulls
  • doorknob grips
  • arthritis gloves
  • jar openers
  • key turners
  • button hooks
  • zip pullers
  • spring laces
  • pick-up reachers

 

Falls prevention

Falls are more prevalent with older people and can result in fractures to hips and wrists, dislocations, sprains, bruising, head injuries and even fatalities. Medical history, weight, cognitive impairment, gait disorders and environmental hazards are all risk factors for falls. When a person is identified to be at risk it is important to have preventative measures and find products to complement such measures.

Products include: 

  • Grab rails and safety equipment in wet areas
  • mobility aids such as walkers and walking sticks

 

Hot Tip

Keeping homes clutter-free and removing other hazardous items can assist with falls prevention.

For more information call IDEAS on 1800 029 904 or search our directory for the equipment you are looking for to find suppliers in your area.


IDEAS is an organisation that serves people with disabilities to help them live full, independent lives with information and education.