A bedside commode is a moveable toilet that doesn’t use running water. It has the appearance of a char with a toilet seat and has either a bucket or container underneath; this container can also be removed for cleaning after it has been used. It is commonly used, as its name implies, at the bedside by patients who are unable, or have difficulty, getting to their bathroom by themselves either because they don’t have the strength to do so or enough time. We have a wide range of bedside commodes available and we always try to find the right products at the right price for our customers. Below are our top 5 bedside commodes under $500. 5. Deluxe Bedside Commode Starting off at $406, the Deluxe Bedside Commode comes standard with a padded seat cover that can slide back easily for access to the commode. Additionally it com
With the large number of people utilising aged care in Australia, maintaining facilities that can accommodate, support and empower the country’s aged community members is more important than ever. Last year alone, there were more than 800 thousand people in more than 200 thousand facilities using government-subsidised aged care, according to the data gathered by GEN, a site focusing on different aged care statistics and records. These facilities provide care systems to the ageing community members of Australia, not only physically but emotionally and socially as well. For families, these places help them care for their loved ones, especially tho
Disability awareness is about challenging notions and stereotypes about persons with disabilities and replacing these harmful assumptions with knowledge and understanding. According to the Australian Department of Human Services , persons with disabilities have the same rights as other members of the community; therefore, these persons should be given equal opportunities in life to make their decisions and achieve their goals. Through proper education about disabilities, increased awareness allows for a more inclusive community that does not shy away or hesitate to communicate and work with these persons. One of the priority areas for increased disabilities is the home, especially if there are less able family members staying in it. Homes are places of comfort for persons with disabilities, and the responsibility to maintain that
Persons with disability become comfortable when their environment allows them to move freely and safely, especially at home. A conducive space makes these persons feel not only welcome but also empowered, helping them feel that they are included and can once again participate in society . One way to create this type of environment is by ensuring disabled-friendly spaces, with necessary support systems and mobility equipment available for use. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics , half of the people with disability in 2015 used aids or equipment to help with everyday tasks and around 15% needed aids or equipment for self-care like showers and baths, making di
2018 has been a year full of seminars and events that AMS has hosted here in our Silverwater showroom. From learning about manual handling by our very own Roland Hutchison and Jo Shelswell to learning about the very new beds by Novacorr. But now as 2018 draws to a close Active Mobility Systems is proud to host one last seminar by Medifab and Sunrise Medical. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from international presenters with years of clinical experience. On this intermediate level workshop, Amy and Joana aim to support therapists in developing assessment and prescription strategies to address postural and wheelchair mobility needs of the adult population. They will take the process from the beginning including client assessment, postural mat evaluation and discuss possible solutions to address abnormal postures. They will then translate that information into product prescription and set up. The learning process will be facilitated by han
Healthcare professionals often incur musculoskeletal injuries from body stress or overexertion. In Safe Work Australia’s 2016 report , over 66,000 claims were filed by community and personal service workers for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) from 2009-10 and 2013-14. Over 30% of the claims from this category came from personal carers and assistants and almost 20% came from health and welfare support workers. Among one of the greatest risk factors for body stressing injuries is the manual lifting of patients, residents or clients. Despite following the best practices for manually lifting a patient, the repetitive action of carrying a person who may not have full control of their body can cause body stressing injuries. Body mechanics is not enough; a comprehensive patient handling program m
Falls are considered one of the most serious problems related to ageing. Carers can help the elderly overcome their fear of falling. Fear of falling is a significant factor that increases the risk of a fall. In a study by Neuroscience Research Australia, this is prevalent in those who have fallen previously. Whether the fear stems from decreased visual acuity, physical weakness, unsafe home settings or medications, we can help reduce fears and fall risks for older adults. Following are some ways you can help the elderly overcome their fear of falling. Give them a boost of confidence One of the roles of carers is to help older people gain confidence. There may be a specific area in the home or community where they are more fearful, perhaps a place where they have fallen before. Help them understand the risks, and find alternate solutions to reclaim enjoyable experiences. Establishing a continge
Many representatives and technicians have admitted that most of the service calls they receive relate to Battery issues . Users claim that their battery depletes quickly despite their scooter being new or having just charged the battery. In some cases, these signs point to the need for a battery replacement but most times, the batteries work perfectly fine. If you are experiencing problems with a mobility scooter's battery, it is advisable to run a few tests first before replacing the battery or calling a technician for assistance. How to Test the Battery Battery-powered senior scooters for sale have a battery meter that indicates how much power is left. At a stand-still, check your battery indicator or LED meter. During this testing process, the scooter must be fully charged. Run the test on a flat level surface. If
A mobile shower commode allows users to go to the toilet or showering without having to get up from sitting down. It allows them to do personal hygiene efficiently and with dignity. Mobile shower commodes also prevent injuries to carers as they can otherwise strain their back trying to lift their patient or slip on wet floors. The majority of shower commodes are simply shower seats that have wheels on them along with arms that can either be adjusted or fixed, to help with transfers. Some would have commode bowls for toileting purposes. Mobile shower commodes are generally made from either plastic or stainless steel to ensure that they last for long periods of time without breaking down and also have padded seats for added comfort. Understanding this let’s look at the top five popular shower commodes that we have in our wide range of hygiene products.
Active Mobility Systems provides a comprehensive range of wheelchair ramps to homes, healthcare facilities and educational institutions throughout Australia. We aim to improve the lives of as many community members as possible with an expansive selection of ramps including economy and premium wheelchair ramps. With a goal to provide the best quality products, our mobility ramps for sale are sourced from the most trusted names in Australia. From our Invacare portable ramp to our CareQuip rollup ramps, you are assured of the product's design, durability and performance. Although ultimately our ramps all do the same thing, each of them have their own unique features that makes them stand out from the others. We’ll show you our top 3 most popular ramps that customers often ask about.