A Quick Guide To Finding Ceiling Hoists In Australia

A Quick Guide To Finding Ceiling Hoists In Australia by ILS AUSTRALIA

Helping the elderly and disabled in the past was a difficult task and people with simple mobility issues such as getting in and out of bed or having a bath needed assistance from caregivers and this was quite a hazardous task for everyone concerned.

A ceiling hoist is a device that has now been introduced to move or transfer disabled or elderly people safely to the required location. It can be used anywhere to improve convenience for both patient and caregiver. Ceiling hoist or ceiling lift is generally fitted on to a track system which allows the ceiling hoist to move. These portable hoists can also be removed and used in another track.

Independent Living Specialists has 3 renowned ceiling hoists viz; Alstair Ceiling Hoist, HelliQ ceiling hoist and Roomer S ceiling hoist, in their stores Australia wide at a special price for online customers.

Alstair Ceiling Hoist

This device is a lightweight portable lift which can be used in many rooms. Its features include a special telescoping hanger bar suitable to lift any patient and results in a relaxed sitting position and an advanced technology stage capable of tracking usage and determination of data collected. It is available from 150kg to 300 kg weight capacities.

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HeliQ Ceiling Hoist

This product can be connected to a motorized sideways movement. It has dual speed, safe working load and capable of passing curtain gaps in rails.

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Roomer S Ceiling Hoist

This device is capable of storing usage and performance data. With the aid of its data and service application and a smart electronic device, it allows the usage and condition of the lift to be checked. Full information could be viewed and transferred to other media sources for further investigations.
A Ceiling track hoist is a raising system from above which could be hung from the ceiling, wall to wall or attached to the ceiling itself for an orderly or neat appearance. It is also one of the aspects of a hoist.

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Importance of a Ceiling Hoist

The most important factor of a ceiling hoist is the safety of the disabled or elderly person who is being transferred from one place to another with zero accidental injuries.

Reduction in Injuries

A major cause of injury to caregivers is the consequence of manual lifting, transferring and changing positions of patients and relocating in different locations. The frequent occurrence of occupational injuries brings about a significant cost to healthcare organizations. Installation of a ceiling hoist can significantly reduce exposure to the risk of injuries.

Installation

Getting the environment checked by an overhead hoist specialist is very important before anything is fixed. Only a specialist can recommend where the track can be mounted after carefully inspecting the ceiling, wall and floor structure. Thereafter the overhead specialist will concur with the user and maybe the caregiver and identify how many lifting pointed are required. This information is required by the specialist to determine the structure and route of the ceiling track.

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BEST MOBILITY SCOOTERS ON SALE THIS DECEMBER

BEST mobility SCOOTERS ON SALE THIS DECEMBER

Independent Living Specialists is having some exciting offers on some of their best scooters this December. Grab these offers by visiting any of their stores Australia wide during this festive season and make yourself comfortable and get about independently.

These scooters are available on hire/rent or buy options in a wide range of designs, size, and power. ILS is guaranteed to be with the customer with their best services, great prices, and free roadside assistance during the first 12 months of purchase.

Special Offers

Scout Sports Quattro mobility scooter with all round suspension, GoGo LX mobility scooter with CTS suspension, S19 Quest Folding Mobility Scooter and Scout portable mobility scooter are some of the most popular mobility scooters from their full range of scooters that are available on a special pricing.

Scout Sports Quattro Mobility Scooter

This scooter is on sale at a special price of $1459.99. Equipped with deluxe cushioned seating with wide armrests assuring a comfortable and relaxed ride coupled with next-generation drive splitting mechanism for easy transportation and storage. Its special features are the swivel seat for easy transmissions, standard off the board and in-house charging, electromagnetic braking system, and reliable delta type handlebars for easy controlling. 50% off the original price is offered on scooter covers and free express delivery to online customers Australia wide.

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GoGo LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension

This product from the Pride brand is on a special offer of $1590.99. Fitted with CTS suspension to improve the performance and value to mobility traveling. Features include CTS reliant front and rear suspension, disassembling at feather-touch and normal lighting. This scooter is one of the most exceptional travel devices available. Online customers are offered free delivery Australia wide. 50% off promotion is also available on the scooter cover.

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S19 Quest Deluxe Folding Mobility Scooter

This scooter is one of the most advanced mobility scooters of the Pride brand. It is an almost weightless and foldable mobility scooter fitted with a lithium battery that provides a greater range of drive and ultra-lightweight. It folds up easily in a smooth way and easily transportable in the house or shopping malls due to taking up very little space when it’s folded. Currently on a special offer of $2499.99 with free delivery for online customers Australia wide.

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Scout Portable Mobility Scooter

This mobility scooter is from the Drive Medical brand being sold at a special offer of $1199.99. It is perfect for both indoor and outdoor use except in rough outdoor areas. It is equipped with many features which include the first Drive mini mobility scooter, delta bars as next-generation Drive Medical splitting mechanism and is the best when it comes to comfort, style, durability, and performance. 50% off is offered on the scooter cover and delivery free of charge for online customers Australia wide.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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ASSISTANCE TO CHOOSE A MOBILITY SCOOTER

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Benefits

A mobility scooter is a device that provides exceptional ways of maintaining your freedom, by giving the required assistance to visit friends, family or even visit shops at your command. It is a dependable device, movable with reasonable mobility automation that can be used easily, cost-effective and easy to maintain.

Types of mobility Scooters

Basically, mobility scooters have been manufactured to assist people to increase their independence and make your life easier.

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Small Scooters

These mobility scooters are very light in weight and portable. It could be folded or disassembled and carried, transported or stored. Ideally, it is best suited for smooth and flat surfaces and short distance travels of approximately 20km on a daily basis.

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Medium Scooters

These mobility scooters are suitable for use in different types of outdoor ground and limited indoor areas. It is a good choice for outdoor use and ideal for short to medium distance travels of 20 to 40kms on a daily basis.

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Large Scooters

These scooters can be used on bumpy grounds and high cliffs. This is a wonderful device to be used when travelling long distances of approximately 30 to 50kms on a daily basis.

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Choosing the appropriate scooter

Firstly, decide where or what type of environment the scooter will be used. If the device is to be used indoors permanently, a small scooter is an ideal device due to its easy movability and small turning circle.

The outdoor performance of a medium scooter is splendid in addition to limited indoor use.

Large scooters are capable of riding well on uneven areas due to its advanced suspension systems.

Consider the distance that has to be travelled daily and how far a fully charged battery can drive. Usually, large scooters are equipped with a battery that can be fully charged. However, it is noteworthy to know that a fully charged battery is affected when the device stops, starts, climbs hills and according to the weight that is being carried.

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

User’s Weight

It is important to check the maximum weight the device can carry. Ideally, choosing a scooter that can carry more than a person’s weight is the best option. This comes in helpful when extra power is required especially when climbing hills.

Scooter Transportation

If a scooter needs to be transported on an off public transport, it is best to check with the local transport providers if your scooter could be transported according to its dimensions. If it is being transported in the car boot, ensure the scooter could be disassembled or folded to fit the boot.

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Scooter Storage

Finding a place in your home to store the scooter where it is easily reachable is very important. It should also be stored in a safe and secure place and away from a wet environment.

Taking Care of the Scooter

The mobility scooter needs to be looked after carefully. In order to prolong the battery’s lifetime, it should be charged daily. Just like any other vehicle, this should also be serviced regularly at least once a year. Although mobility scooters are sturdy and long lasting, these should not be exposed to wet weather and also used in the rain.