07Jun

If you provide toileting and changing assistance to older children or teens in a school environment, you’re probably aware of the need for adult changing tables in these spaces. But it’s less likely that you have access to a mobile shower trolley. Also known as a shower gurney, bath trolley, or bath bed, a mobile shower trolley is a piece of equipment used to help individuals with changing and bathing needs. Products like Pressalit’s Mobile Shower Change Trolley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsDhq8bhchw) are designed with the intention of increasing the safety, comfort and efficiency of the changing and bathing process, and consider the needs of each user. The follow ..

There are many details to consider when you’re planning any bathroom remodel, but especially when you’re designing for accessibility. Since most modern bathrooms are characterized by tight spaces and bulky appliances, it’s no surprise that bathroom routines can be difficult and frustrating for wheelchair users and their caretakers. Within this space, one of several problem areas for the non-ambulatory is the bathroom sink. Incorporating a wheelchair-accessible sink like the Matrix Medium vanity wash basin (for example, this one with a rotatable faucet (https://www.patientsafetyusa.com/store/products/wheelchair-sinks/matrix-sink-regular-faucet), or one with a touchle ..

Sanitation: it’s an issue that’s more important at this time than ever before. It’s been almost a year since the start of the pandemic, and if you’re like most of us, you’re trying your best to be cautious about spending time in public spaces. Once in a while, you do have to use a public restroom, which can be particularly nerve-wracking if you’re a mother with a baby—but you always make sure to bring sanitary wipes and thoroughly clean the baby changing station before you use it. Now imagine that instead of a baby, you’re responsible for changing a child or adult. What would you do? People with toileting needs forced to stay home or  ..

08Dec

Four ways wheelchair-accessible sinks are designed with users in mind For wheelchair users, the most basic and essential daily tasks can prove to be extremely challenging, and most often, the reason has little to do with their mental or physical abilities. The obstacles of navigating spaces around objects and furniture, accessing out-of-reach controls (like light switches and sink faucets, for example), and simply entering rooms and buildings can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. It’s easy for wheelchair users to feel like they live in a world that was not built for them, because most of the time, that’s exactly the case. Awareness of these challenges has grown over the  ..

The range of accessibility products available for the home has expanded over the years, increasing the independence of those with physical disabilities. Ramps, wheelchair lifts and stair lifts allow mobility into and throughout the home, while shower chairs and other technology ease bathroom routines. But there’s one area of the home that’s often forgotten when it comes to accessibility, the kitchen,and comfort (https://www.patientsafetyusa.com/blog/improve-flexibility-and-comfort-in-your-kitchen). Daily Kitchen Obstacles for Wheelchair Users In this room of the house, the obstacles of daily living are many for those with mobility issues, particularly wheelchair users.  ..

Caring for a family member with a disability means constantly working to meet ever-changing needs—and we get that more than most. When that family member is a child that needs help with bathroom routines, your need for the right in-home equipment grows as quickly as they do. It’s easy to feel alone when managing this unique problem, but in reality, there are families all over the world searching for solutions for the same daily tasks. And many are finding them with our help, in products we carry that are designed to make your life a little easier. For instance, take Simon’s story. Simon is an 8-year-old boy who lives with his mom and dad in Aarhus, Denmark, and h ..

You’re out to dinner with your family for a birthday celebration when your 10-year-old son says he needs to use the restroom. For most, this wouldn’t be an issue—but your son has muscular dystrophy and “using the restroom” means you need to change his diaper. You peek in the nearby bathroom and confirm your assumption: it’s stalls, not family-style, and there’s no adult changing table, so you would have to change your son on the floor, essentially in public. You stick around until you can get the check, and head home early. This is your normal. While family outings are possible for many others on a daily basis, the lack of accessible faci ..

ADA Guidelines to Designing A Wheelchair and Handicap Accessible Kitchen What Is a Handicap Accessible Kitchen? Accessible kitchens are designed such that individuals with disabilities or mobility issues can use them safely and comfortably. These individuals include wheelchair users, people with mobility impairments, and individuals with strength or balance limitations. For many reasons, these individuals often have difficulty using conventional home kitchens the way they're typically designed. Fortunately, there are a number of innovative options for redesigning kitchens to make them friendlier for disabled individuals. Some of these innovations are spelled out i ..

12Feb

Mobile Shower Chairs

  • Posted by Jim Hersh

Mobile Shower Chairs For Special Needs & Disabled Adults A comprehensive guide to Mobile Shower Chairs Shower safety is an important concern for elderly and disabled individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than a quarter million people in the United States go to the emergency room for bathroom-related injuries every year, and the odds of serious injury increase with age and the presence of a disability or mobility impairment. Fortunately, there are a variety of products available to make bathrooms safer and more accessible. One such product—the mobile shower chair—offers unique and versatile solutions to bathr ..

Becoming a parent for the first time may be one of the most exciting and terrifying things you will ever experience. Amid sleepless nights (yes, that’s actually a thing), you will be responsible for making sure your little one survives and has everything she needs at all times. Still, any parent will tell you that the incomparable love and joy your child brings makes it more than worth it. Making practical preparations before baby arrives can help mitigate some of the shock of new parenthood. This could include anything from making lifestyle changes to home modifications. If you have a disability, certain tasks that come with parenting could be made more challenging. Nonetheles ..