Posts Tagged ‘transfer board’

Moving and Handling Mobility Products

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by morethan

At More Than Mobility we sell a range of moving and handling mobility equipment ideal for use in your own home or in a care homes to help patients/residents who struggle to get around independently or require assistance and to ease the difficult task of transferring people with reduced mobility.

If you look after someone with an illness or a disability, you may need to help them move around i.e. getting in and out of bed, chair, car, bath, etc. It’s essential that you use these products to help moving safely so you do not hurt yourself or the patient.

Below are some products specially designed to assist.  Prices start from a little as £6.99.

  • Leg Lifterhelps with lifting legs.  Ideal for use after hip replacements.  Also thigh lifter available.
  • Seat Belt Reacher – convenient handle to help those who struggle to reach and grab their car seat belt.
  • handy handle Easy to fit to existing seat belt.
  • Flip a Grip – sturdy doorway support handle to assist with steps and transfers in the home.
  • Handy Handle – helps to stand/pull up and eliminate arm pulling.  Requires less energy to stand.
  • Turn Pad – low friction discs slide against each other to help you get in and out of chair or car seat.
  • Transfer Board and Transfer Belt – supports transfers to reduce risk of strain on carer.
  • EZ Stand and Goideal for individuals who have trouble from standing from a sofa, chair or recliner. Helps you stand with confidence without having to buy a rise and recliner chair.stand and go
  • PT Bed Cane – makes it easy to sit up and get in and out of bed.
  • Bath Lift – lightweight bath lift to help you get in and out of bath.

Please visit our website for our other great moving and handling products that we have available.

Best Wishesbed cane

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

Tips to Help Wheelchair Users Transfer Onto The Toilet

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by morethan
    • Be sure to have the right toilet seat

      An elevated toilet seat is a must in the home.  Transferring becomes much easier as the seat can become the same height as the wheelchair.   Choice of seat heights and with and without arm rests.

        • Move the footrests and lock the wheels

          Locking the wheelchair wheels will provide the most stability for you to manoeuvre and will ensure that your chair does not begin to roll away from you. Find the best position, lock your wheelchair into place then move the footrests out of the way.

            • Remove Clothing Before Transfer

              Most people find that it’s easiest to remove their pants and underwear before transferring out of the wheelchair. Many prefer to move to the edge of their wheelchair, slide their clothing down to their ankles, and then remove the clothing from one ankle in order to spread their legs. It has also been suggested that you may want to forgo underwear altogether, as it can just prolong the process and become quite uncomfortable if it isn’t put back on just right.

                • Use a Sliding Transfer Board

                  A small sliding board, or transfer board, can come in quite handy when moving from your wheelchair to the toilet. The use of a sliding board can make the process flow more smoothly, as well as relieve pain in your chest and shoulder muscles from exertion. These boards can be used in any form of transfer as they are designed to bear the weight of a person moving from places such as their chair to their bed or their chair to the toilet and back.

                  Please feel free to print of the above tips to keep for yourself or if you are a carer to place on the toilet walls.

                  Best Wishes

                  More Than Mobility Team

                  www.morethanmobility.com