Monthly Archives: February 2015

  1. Tips For Buying Incontinence Pads

    Tips For Buying Incontinence Pads

    A very important product for people dealing with urinary incontinence, many factors must be considered when purchasing incontinence pads or adult nappies. Below, Beechfield Healthcare provides four tips you should take note of when purchasing incontinence pads.

    1. Get the right absorbency and fit: Absorbency and the right fit need to be considered when buying incontinence pads. This will vary from person to person so various factors about the user need to be considered when purchasing.

    Such elements include height and weight, waist and hip size, how much food and drink they consume, and any medical conditions they may have, such as diabetes. It is important to contemplate these factors for the quickest satisfactory solution.

    2. Cloth versus disposable pads: Another consideration when buying incontinence pads is whether to choose cloth

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  2. Safety Tips For Wheelchair Users

    Safety Tips For Wheelchair Users

    Pushing and manoeuvring oneself or a loved one in a wheelchair can often be awkward and arduous for both wheelchair users and their caregivers. At Beechfield Healthcare, we regularly work with wheelchair users and can offer the following expertise on how to remain safe and secure when operating a wheelchair. For our advice, see our seven pointers below:

    1. Apply the brakes: You should always apply the wheel brakes when in a stationary position. When applying or releasing the brake, you or your caregiver should ensure that the opposite hand is supported on a nearby surface to maintain stability.
       
    2. Be careful when leaning and reaching forward: Make sure to maintain a firm, balanced position and always be cautious when leaning forward or reaching for objects. Make sure the wheel brakes are applied when necessary to ensure maximum safety. You can practise completing these actions in front of people before attempting
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