AGED CARE AIDS AND EQUIPMENT

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A person going through a disability issue such as loss of mobility due to advancing age does not need to feel uncomfortable or lose independence. A variety of aged care equipment for the home, hospital or aged care facility is now available within your budget.

Independent Living Specialists has the perfect aged care aids and equipment to suit your lifestyle and enable to continue living life to the fullest satisfaction.

Walking aids, bath aids and scooters are some of the aids and equipment suitable for the ageing population.

Walking Aids

Independent Living Specialist has more than 40 walking aids in their stores and they are convinced that one size of walking aids does not suit everyone. A particular type of walking aid suits best for some people according to their surroundings and immobility

A person who needs the lowest support to maintain balancing, a simple and strong walking cane could be the best idea, whilst, a person who needs extra support to walk can opt for walker frame or a seat walker. Most walkers are equipped with seats and popular with many as the user is able to walk, stop and rest safely and independently. All walkers and rollators have been selected carefully from many well-known manufacturers famous for their distinct features and advantages.

Carbon Fibre Nitro Elite Light-Weight Seat Walker

 

Bath Aids

There are more than 100 bath aids at ILS stores from over 15 branded manufacturers. These bath and shower aids are of immense help to the elderly in maintaining their independence and privacy in the bathroom. Especially hand-picked for the comfort and safety of the user from well-known brands, whether it is a handhold in the bathroom or a considerably greater level of support, the wide range of bath and shower aids at Independent Living Specialists will meet your requirement satisfactorily.

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Mobility Scooters

Independent Living Specialists has over 40 branded mobility scooters in their stores Australia wide ranging from top sellers to special offers. Although this type of equipment is referred in various names, it all refers to the same device. Mobility scooters are most often mentioned as aged care scooters, but age is no barrier in this case as people of all ages are able to get their independence and freedom by using these battery powered equipment. Once again whether it is a battery powered aged care scooter, electric mobility scooter or electric powered scooter, it all refers to a battery-powered mobility scooter that is immensely popular in the community.

envoy 4 plus mobility scooter

The Envoy series, brings an outstanding addition to the Drive range of mobility scooters, with a brilliant performance similar to much bigger models.

Independent Living Specialists is able to tailor a model to suit all requirements immaterial of its size, space, strength, indoor, outdoor, neighborhood or long distances. Pride and Shopriders scooters are the popular and most preferred brands due to their durability and availability of spares and each brand has a large range of models to suit the personal needs of the customer.

ILS also offers scooters on hire/rent or buy purchase and whether it is bought outright, hire or rent, ILS will be with the customer on every mile of the way with the best prices, trustworthy aid and free roadside assistance for the first 12 months.

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CONQUERING MOVABILITY THREATS IN THE BATHROOM

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Steering yourself in the bathroom is sometimes the most troublesome chore to experience on a daily basis when a person is faced with a mobility challenge. Just the thought of it makes a person feel tired and lifting a leg over the bathtub or shower saddle or balancing your step on a wet, slick floor can make a person feel absolutely terrified.

However, there are ways and means of conquering these threats.

Worrying days about re-modelling the bathroom to suit your immobility is over now, as there are inexpensive bathroom solutions for your safety

There are many options available and a definite solution for every immobile person. However, choosing the correct bath accessory with the guidance of a physical therapist or healthcare provider is advisable.

Grab Rails

This suction grab rail provides great extra support in the bathroom, shower and toilet. It could be easily installed and removed and fixed in any other area. This is also ideal to take along when travelling.

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Tub Rails

The tub rail and tub mount is the perfect appliance for any tub. This powder-coated steel bath rail is adjustable and can be fastened directly on to the side of the bathtub. It is perfect for entering and exiting the tub. It can also be used by a person weighing up to 100kg.

Bath Rail - Tub Mount

Toilet Riser or Frame

A toilet riser or frame can be placed on a toilet seat reducing the distance from the toilet seat to standing upright, making it perfect for post-surgery recovery. The raised toilet seat has arms that swing back, adjustable height and manufactured to fit most standard toilets.

A toilet frame is an appliance that is placed under the toilet seat to support balance from seated to standing position. Both these accessories are ideal for those with limited mobility. The over toilet aid-aluminium manufactured with strong rust-proof aluminium with a lifetime warranty against rust. It includes a plastic seat and lid clip off to simplify hygienic and easy cleaning. In addition, the anti-slip rubber tips offer strength and balancing on wet floors.

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Bath Lift

A bath lift is an ideal way to relax in the tub. It is the best way to enjoy your bath without being concerned about falling when exiting the tub. It is a comfortable chair that could be placed inside the tub and operated with a remote control.

The Deltis standard bath lift is the most sought-after device. It comes in two parts for easy installation, removal and transport. Manufactured with the best quality material makes it the safest and comfortable device without any servicing required.

A proper action plan and knowledge on products available will help to eliminate fears of using the bathroom and conquer movability threats.

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Bath Seats

Bath seats are a perfect source of support to keep one’s balance and privacy while being independent and It will not be difficult to find a seat to fit your tub or shower among the vast array of stools, seats, benches and seats available in the market.

The Bariatric shower chair is one of the popular products which has suction cups to keep the chair safe in your bathtub or shower area. Manufactured with a very strong rust-proof aluminium frame for better strength.

Swivel Bath Seat - Myco

HIGH QUALITY BATHROOM DISABILITY AIDS

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Bath and shower aids are two bathroom disability aids that assist in retaining the independence and privacy of the elderly and those with limited mobility when they require to use the bathroom. A wide array of bath and shower aids in the form of grab rails, shower chairs, bath boards, and reclining and self-propelled mobile shower and commodes are now available in all stores of Independent Living Specialists Australia wide. Derived from well-known brands such as Care Quip, Ausmedic, Sunrise Medical, KCare and many others and specially chosen for comfort and safety of the user with the durability of the device in mind. The bathroom aids range further covers either a higher level of support or a handhold in the bathroom.

Bath seats are one of the most commonly used aids as it naturally gives a sense of security and safety to the user when having a bath. It is also believed to provide many health benefits. The user could relieve stress and ease sprained and sore muscles with the use of such aids.

Shower Chair

This is one of the popular bath aids available at ILS manufactured by Hero Medical, It is supposed to very strong and built to resist corrosion.

Shower Chair Premium Bariatric

Folding Shower Chair

This is a foldable, height adjustable, aluminium shower chair with a plastic seat and side arms to assist the user to lower and raise into the seat.

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Swivel bath seat

The unique design of this bath seat easily fits its base frame over the bath and made of easy to clean plastic. The strong frame swivels 360 degrees and guarded with a locking lever. Its steel frame is fitted with a plastic seat and a drainage hole.

Swivel Bath Seat - Myco

Bath Lift

A bath lift is another aid that offers the best comfort and safety to the user.
The user will find getting in and out of the bath easy and it divides into 2 parts for easy installation, dismantling and transporting.

Deltis Bath Lift

Bath Rail-Tub Mount

It is a powder coated adjustable steel bath rail which could be fastened onto the side of most bathtubs. Users up to 100kg could depend on this to be transferred in and out of the bath.

Bath Rail - Tub Mount

Transfer Bench with Backrest

This device can be used to transfer a patient to and from the bath easily and safely. Equipped with a height adjustable aluminium frame and durable plastic seat, the suction legs allow more stability and slip resistance to the transfer bench. The backrest is removable and usable on either the left or right-hand side of the bath.

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Portable over Toilet Aid

This device is a product of Hero Medical and manufactured with aluminium for durability with the seat and lid made out of a high-quality plastic. The seat is non-flexible with a removable lid for easy cleaning. It has been treated for corrosion resistance and also equipped with a splash guard and height adjustable extension legs.

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Comfort and Portability

All these devices provide comfort to those with limited mobility and can be taken anywhere as it does not take much time to install in the required places.

A Guide to Bath and Shower Aids

Being independent enough to do your own work can be hard as you grow old. Most of us become too weak to even walk without support. However, that does not mean we need to depend on a family member or even a caregiver.

That is why the aged care equipment created by trusted manufacturers is useful for the elderly. They provide you the help you need to have when you are doing anything. There is equipment to help you walk, to sit and even to help you with baths and showers. Having this kind of assistance, especially with bath and shower aids, can be very important. However, that does not mean you should buy just any equipment. You should always be mindful of what you purchase.

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Durability

The durability of the equipment matters a lot. As bath and shower aids they will be in contact with water. Water can harm a lot of material. If you are choosing a shower chair to make sure it is corrosion-resistant. If not it will start to corrode after several times of use.

3 in 1 - Premium Aluminium 160kg with Split Seat - Freedom HBA370

Help Offered

All the home health care equipment you buy should actually offer you help. For example, if you are using a toilet chair it should provide the help you need. The chair also requires being comfortable while you are on it. If it has wheels as in the Glideabout Commode chair, you will be able to easily transfer it to the toilet. Likewise, every piece of equipment you buy should offer you genuine help.

Glideabout-Commode

Strength

The shower and bath aids you choose have to be strong too. For example, there are bath lifts which can help you to get in and out of the bath safely. A product like Bathmaster Deltis even comes with a remote which helps to operate the aid. You just sit there and press button to get in. At the press of a button, you can come up to a normal sitting position and get out without difficulty. If you are buying an aid like this it has to be strong. If it is not, you can suffer injuries as it can break down. To avoid such negative results, only buy products created by reliable manufacturers.

Deltis Bath Lift

Prices

You have to think about the prices too. If an item with low quality is sold at a high price you should never buy it. All the reliable manufacturers will be fair with their prices. So, you just have to focus your attention on them. Always look for the best quality.

Choice of Equipment

If you take a shower chair there are multiple items in the market. Sometimes, the same manufacturer produces the same item with different features. By choosing a place which has a large collection of items you can choose what is best for you. A place like the ILS website is the best choice for a range of bath aids.

Choose your bath and shower aids keeping these in mind.