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 ( 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 ..


Mobile Shower Chairs

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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 ..

Choosing A Wheelchair Accessible Bathroom Sink As we become more aware of access issues in our buildings and communities, it's important to consider every detail of accessibility. In this article, we'll focus on bathroom washbasins—specifically on wheelchair sinks that meet or exceed ADA requirements, and how they can make both public and private restrooms safer, more comfortable, and more accessible to many individuals. What Are Wheelchair Accessible Sinks? Wheelchair accessible sinks are bathroom washbasins that have been designed to accommodate users with disabilities or limited mobility. In their most basic form, they meet minimum standards of height, cl ..


Bathroom Grab Bars

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Bathroom Grab Bars: Shower/Toilet Handrails for Elderly & Handicap Safety Shower & Toilet Grab Bars What Are Grab Bars? Grab Bars, also known as safety rails, handrails, shower bars, etc., are secure rails, typically mounted on the wall, ceiling, or floor, to help weakened, disabled, or elderly individuals safely access and navigate rooms and facilities. They come in a range of sizes and capacities, from small, light-duty handles to heavy-duty protruding support arms, fixed handrails to fully adjustable, track-mounted, “flexible” grab bar systems. They can be found around showers, toilets, sinks, changing tables, and any other essential facility ..

This is a new and exciting development. Pressalit Care ( A/S of Denmark, has added CaviCide™ to the web specifications for cleaning of their products. CaviCide™ -cleaning products, produced by Metrex™, effectively disinfect against tuberculosis, HIV-1, HBV, HCV, and even MRSA. This low-alcohol product line is recommended for use in a broad range of healthcare environments, from the ICU and neonatal areas, to long-term healthcare settings, nursing homes and group homes. CaviCide™ is used daily in many US healthcare facilities in their infection control programs. And now we know it can ..


Patient Safety USA: Hand Hygiene

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Hand Hygiene Optimal Patient Safety Begins with Hand Hygiene Good Hand Hygiene Has Long-Reaching Benefits Hand Hygiene and Pathogen Transmission Healthcare providers have long been aware of the benefits of scrupulous hand hygiene techniques – and modern research has begun to confirm those beliefs. Until now, detailed hand trajectories haven’t been cohesively examined—but a new study, released by Lauren Clack, Manuela Scotoni, Aline Wolfensberger, and Hugo Sax harnessed a head-video capture and coding tool to track hand-to-surface routes in real-life healthcare settings. The researchers’ findings will help others to design better preventive strategi ..