HOSPITAL BED BUYING GUIDE FOR CARE GIVERS

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Having a hospital bed in your residence is a great investment if there is a person with limited mobility in the house. Special care should be taken to ensure you can rely on the bed’s reliable service for many years to come.

Selecting a Bed

Selecting a hospital bed for home use is not an easy choice to make. Therefore, family and medical support’s advice should be sought when taking this important decision. When determining which hospital bed is best suitable for home use, it is best to think and understand the needs of the patient, identify where the bed is being placed and pricing to meet the budget available for purchase.

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Electric Hospital Beds

A fully electric hospital bed has 3 features which include head up and down, foot up and down and a motor installed to activate bed move up and down instead of a lever to operate by hand. The main reason why patients prefer a fully electric hospital bed is due to this reason. The function of making the bed go up and down assists caregivers from bending over the patient. This is also referred to as an adjustable hospital bed due to its remote control functions. The semi-electric hospital bed has 2 features which include head up and down and foot up and down. The up and down motion is handled by a lever and this could sometimes be difficult for caregivers.

Hi-Lo Bed

Hi-Lo beds are manufactured to adjust high and low than normal beds. The higher rise function is easy for caregivers to transfer patients without bending too much. The high rise feature is for patients who are independent and the low function is perfect for getting in and out and also stand up easily from the bed.

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Patient’s safety from falls

A low bed is ideal for those who are at risk of falling off the bed. Once the bed is adjusted to the lowest level, a fall will not have a serious impact on the patient.

Short-term use

Beds with springs are ideal for a person who needs a hospital bed on a short-term basis. However, it is advisable to check for metal slats or the solid deck. Invacare beds are good and economical for short-term use.

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Patient’s Weight

A person’s weight plays an important role in the purchase of a hospital bed. A standard bed is suitable for anyone under 300 lbs. However, anyone weighing over 300lbs should purchase a heavy-duty bed as it is larger, comfortable, long lasting and cost effective too.

Mattress

Selecting a mattress is also important depending on the patient’s requirements and size of the bed.

Railings and Castors

Railing and castors also play an important role in a hospital bed. Railing could prevent the patient from falling off the bed and also help to hold and balance to a seating position and castors help to move the bed around but ensure central locking is also installed.

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PRIDE MOBILITY SCOOTERS IN AUSTRALIA

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The Best of Pride Mobility Scooters

Pride Sports rider mobility scooter is a 3-wheel unique device manufactured to resemble a motor-cycle ideal for outdoor transportation. This mobility scooter has a fully digitalized speedometer/odometer display, full suspension system, hardy front/rear lighting kit and adjustable high-back seat.

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The Pride sports rider mobility scooter is a large, powerful retro-styled 3-wheel scooter manufactured to drive smoothly and comfortably. It is outfitted with a remarkable 3.5HP motor enabling it to drive on rough roads. It also has Harley style handlebars with fingertip controls and a weight capacity of 180kg. It is a mobility scooter that stands out of all other mobility scooters in appearance, strength, and usage.

The Pride Go-Go LX Mobility Scooter with CTS Suspension provides a new level of performance features.  The mobility scooter is enabled with CTS independent front and rear suspension, sleek style, feather-touch dis-assembly and standard lighting.

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The Pride Pathrider 130XL mobility scooter is equipped with a range of great features. The scooter is designed with a rear wheel drive, four wheels with front and rear suspension and low-profile non-marking pneumatic tyres. The Pathrider 130XL’s features highlights it as the perfect scooter for outdoor use, especially on uneven terrain.

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Independent Living Specialists offers amazing deals online on Pride Mobility Scooters. Due to their understanding of delivering the product hassle free and keeping the customer’s convenience in mind, the product is delivered pre-assembled direct to the doorstep. Further, online customers are offered free delivery to the door Australia wide.

Important facts

Using the scooter in a proper manner is very important. If the mobility scooter is not used properly, the user could get involved in traffic accidents resulting in harm and injury. Therefore, the user should carefully read the mobility scooter manual before starting to use the vehicle. The user’s manual has clear instructions on the operation of every part of the scooter, dealing with possible accidents and assembling the scooter.

Operation and Maintenance

Before using the scooter in busy or traffic areas, ensure to practice and familiarize fully with the device. A wide and open space like a park is ideal for practicing. Remembering driving motions such as accelerating, reversing, stopping, turning, up and down ramps is the best way to avoid getting into accidents. Driving slowly until you get used to the scooter is also important. Slow driving should also apply to crowded places. Keep mindful of the pedestrians when driving and drive only in places where it is permitted by local law and ordinances. When driving for the first time, it is better to take someone along for safety. Once the user is confident and able to operate and control the scooter easily, the higher speed setting could be used.

Regular maintenance checks are very important. Therefore ensure to take the scooter for a service and maintenance check once in six months.

It is advisable to get assistance from ILS on how to operate the scooter, maintenance and battery replacement.

Warranty

The Pride mobility scooters are under warranty for 12 months from the date of purchase for any defects emerging due to faults in manufacture or material. Further, in the event of a major failure, the customer is entitled to a replacement or a refund and also compensation for any foreseen loss or damage. You are also eligible to have the device repaired if it is not up to the acceptable quality. If you need more warranty information on any Pride mobility scooter, please email us at info@ilsau.com.au.

LIFE CHANGING MOBILITY SOLUTIONS : LARGE MOBILITY SCOOTERS

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Australia’s biggest range of large mobility scooters is now available online with free delivery to Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth.

These heavy-duty scooters are specially designed for heavily built people with larger seats and leg space for the comfort of the rider. It is also installed with many features that enable the rider to have a smooth ride even in narrow road and pathways.

Reliable Products

Some of their reliable large mobility scooters are Invacare Comet Ultra mobility scooter,

Easy Rider mobility scooter, Pride Sports rider mobility scooter, Shop rider 889D Double Seat Mobility Scooter and Celebrity XL Deluxe Mobility Scooter.

The Shoprider Rainrider scooter is one of the most advanced and comfortable mobility scooters available.

The Shoprider Rainrider scooter is one of the most advanced and comfortable mobility scooters available.

Invacare Comet Ultra Mobility Scooter

This product has been manufactured to cater for people weighing up to 220 kg. Keeping the safety of the user in mind, this scooter has been designed guaranteeing the safety and stability of the device. It is a dynamic outdoor mobility scooter perfect for a person weighing below 220 kg.

Due to its many safety features, this efficient scooter is able to transport users to their destination fast, safely and comfortably.

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Free road assistance 24/7, mirrors and safety vest is provided when purchasing with 24 months warranty on the scooter. Online customers Australia wide are also provided free delivery to their door.

Easy Rider Mobility Scooter

With a weight capacity of 180 kg, this scooter is a modern design inspired by some of the leading designs in the motorcycle industry. This exclusive scooter is different to the traditional type of scooter and creates excitement to the driving experience.

This scooter is delivered free pre-assembled to buyer’s doorstep for their convenience.

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Pride Sports rider Mobility Scooter

The Pride Sports Rider is a unique 3-wheel motorcycle influenced, sporty, outdoor mobility scooter. Featuring a totally digitalized speedometer/odometer display, a complete suspension system with adjustable high-back seat and hardy front/rear lighting kit.

With a weight capacity of 182 kg, this mobility scooter has been manufactured to make the user feel comfortable on a smooth journey.  Equipped with a 3.5HP motor it can drive through the toughest areas. It is also stylishly designed with Harley style handlebars,  fingertip control and riding suspension.

This device is delivered free pre-assemble right to the doorstep for convenience.

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Shop rider 889D Double Seat Mobility Scooter

This new large mobility scooter can carry up to 225 kgs. Specially designed to cater to the demand for wide mobility scooters it is full of luxury features including 2.OHp motor, 800mm wide seat with extra leg space and loop steering tiller with easy to use controls.

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Celebrity XL Deluxe Mobility Scooter

With a weight capacity of 159 kg, this is the largest mobility scooter of the Celebrity mobility scooter range. Equipped with large knobby tyres suitable for outdoor rides. It also comes with additional features such as lumbar support and seat reclining options, rear view mirror and full directional lighting including front and rear turn signal indicators it gives one of the most comfortable rides available from a mobility scooter.

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The large mobility scooters are available at ILS with delivery Australia wide for great prices, reliable service and free roadside assistance are provided for the first 12 months.

AUTUMN RUN OUT SALE

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Independent Living Specialists who are pioneers in physiotherapy and home care equipment has begun their autumn sale with exceptional deals at their online store.

They are providing the best price guarantee with an offer of 5% discount on any item price found lower than the stocks at their stores.

This is the best opportunity to buy the equipment you need to suit your requirements.


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Lift Chairs

Our Autumn sale has further extended with great deals on a range of lift chairs. Here is a list of chairs on sale :

  • Drive titan power chair.
  • Royale Mayfair Select lift chair.
  • Royale Mayfair signature lift chair.
  • Royale Mayfair leather lift chair.
  • AAL Single motor Mayfair lift chair.
  • AAL space saver single twin motor signature lift chair.
  • AAL twin motor Mayfair luxury lift chair
  • AAL Stella electric recliner leather lift chair with twin motor.
  • AAL Studio luxury lift chair.
  • AAL C1 single motor petite lift chair.
  • AAL C5 single motor lift chair.
  • AAL C6 twin motor lift chair.

Mobility Scooters

Our range of mobility scooters give you independence to travel wherever you need. You can choose from quick folding travel scooters to heavy duty mobility units that are now on sale.

  • Sunrise medical S425 mobility scooter.
  • Sunrise medical S700 mobility scooter.
  • Scout Portable economy mobility scooter.
  • Scout sports Quattro mobility scooter.
  • S19 Quest folding mobility travel scooter.
  • Leo mobility scooter.
  • Envoy 4 plus mobility scooter.
  • Pathrider140XL mobility scooter.

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Power Wheelchairs

These high quality power wheelchairs provide users great mobility and independence. Our autumn sale extends to these top three power chairs,

  • Cobalt travel power wheelchair.
  • Drive Titan power wheelchair.
  • Travel lite electric folding power chair.

Seat Walkers

From lightweight seat walkers to travel rollators, our autumn sale guarantees the best deals in Australia. Check out deals now:

  • Hero Economy 6” seat walker.
  • Travel lite portable outdoor seat walker.
  • Hero Nitro walker
  • Drive Nitro carbon fibre seat walker.
  • Leia lightweight rollator seat walker.

Home equipment

We have also extended the sale to a range of home equipment such as,

  • Shower trays
  • Collapsible range portable shower chair.
  • Portable over toilet aid.
  • Portable shower stool.
  • Padded shower stool with back.

Nursing

Products come with a life time guarantee on rust and discount up to 40%.

  • Adjustable bed rail.
  • Removable bed rail
  • Cobra red stick.
  • Over bed table.
  • 1-care IC 222 luxury hospital bed base and mattress
  • Drop-side bed rail.

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Latest Portable Oxygen Therapy

  • Inogen One G3HF + 1X single cell battery.
  • Inogen One G4HF + 1X single cell battery.

Home Oxygen Therapy

  • Devilbliss 5L oxygen concentrator
  • Inogen at home.

These products are sold with confidence, satisfaction, guaranteed quality assurance and discounts up to 40%.

All online purchases above $125 are provided free shipping Australia wide.

Expert Advice

Independent Living Specialists has a network of occupational therapists to give expert advice on your purchases.

The discount pricing is valid only until stocks last, therefore, make use of these offers keeping your comfort, satisfaction, health and social benefits in mind.

 

SEAT WALKER BUYING GUIDE

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Taking the user’s hand strength and mental ability into consideration is very important when choosing a seat walker. A walker with wheels, seat and brakes is excellent, but if the user does not have the strength and presence of mind to use it safely it could be dangerous.

Consulting a Physical Therapist

 It is best to consult a physical therapist before buying a walker. A physical therapist can teach how to use it safely and also regulate the walker’s size to suit your needs. This is important when a walker is needed due to an injury. If you are unable to consult a physical therapist it is recommended to adjust the level of the walker’s handles with the crease of your wrist. This could be identified by standing with your arms hanging straight at your side.

Check doorway size

Some walkers may not fit through doors. Check especially the width of the home bathroom entrance as most doors are only 24 inches wide.

Dimension

It is important to check whether the handlebars and seat are adjustable to fit your body. Ensure the width of the seat and frame are wide enough for the user and also maximum weight capacity. When sitting the feet should be flat on the floor.

The Hero 2 in 1 Wheelchair/Rollator combines the specific features of a rollator or seat walker and of a Transit / Transport Chair. Operation of the unit is simplified due to its unique design. Users can simply flip down the footrest and convert the unit into a transit chair whenever required.

The Hero 2 in 1 Wheelchair/Rollator combines the specific features of a rollator or seat walker and of a Transit / Transport Chair. Operation of the unit is simplified due to its unique design. Users can simply flip down the footrest and convert the unit into a transit chair whenever required.

Warranty and Availability of Parts

Using a walker with damaged, worn out parts or not adhering to manufacturer’s instructions on the use of specific parts can be dangerous and bring about a risk of injury. Therefore, if a walker is used often, some parts may have to be replaced from time to time especially the wheels. Warranty of the product may differ according to the brand. Customer service and availability of parts may also vary accordingly.

Safety and Ease of Folding

In order to ensure the user is comfortable with the process of folding and unfolding, practising the procedure whenever possible is recommended. The trigger style release on a folding frame could accidentally grip the release instead of the walker handle resulting in the collapsing of the walker. It is also advisable to have a clip or strap wrapped around the walker to avoid unfolding once it’s closed up.

Wheels and glides

Tires that are too rough might slip, therefore, soft tires are safer although these waste faster. Small wheels of 3 to 5 inches in diameter are ideal for indoor use and larger wheels of 6 to 8 inches are better for outdoor use. It is recommended to read reviews or test before purchasing to ensure the wheels doesn’t scratch the floor when gliding.

The Rollator Mobyles is a new modern seat walker design by Hero.

The Rollator Mobyles is a new modern seat walker design by Hero.

Knowing the difference

A walker is not a wheelchair and sometimes users get tempted to use it as a wheelchair or roll around the room while seated. It is best to keep in mind that rollators are not designed to cope with such use. Improper usage of the walker can make the wheels, seat or frame give way and cause a breakdown.

Maintenance

Checking all parts of the walker for tear and wear at least weekly is vital for your safety. Always ensure to repair before using. If a user is unable at least someone else should examine the frame, joint, brakes and even lean on the seat hard and check if it is not cracking under stress.