Daily Living

  1. The Key Benefits of Digital Thermometers

    The Key Benefits of Digital Thermometers

    Digital thermometers are choice of most medical practitioners today. The key benefits of digital thermometers over the traditional mercury-based thermometer is their speed and accuracy.

    There are four types of thermometer:

    1. Mercury Thermometers

    There are the ones most of us are familiar with – the traditional thermometer before there was a concerted move away from using them due to safety concerns relating to the dangers of using mercury, which is a poisonous substance. Also, mercury thermometers are invasive.

    2. Digital Thermometers

    The new kid on the block, digital thermometers have replaced the mercury thermometer in most medical facilities. They are quick and accurate.

    3. Tympanic Thermometers

    A tympanic (ear) thermometer measures the temperature inside the ear by reading the infrared heat.

    4. Temporal Artery Thermometers

    A temporal artery thermometer m

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  2. Benefits of Using a Pedal Exerciser

    Benefits of Using a Pedal Exerciser

    If you are recovering from an injury or have mobility challenges, a pedal exerciser will allow you to exercise in a safe and productive way. Key to pedal exercisers is their low impact; they are stationary, and they exert very little impact on your knees and joints. So, they are a perfect companion if you are recovering from injury and are unable, yet, to get back to your regular training routine. If mobility issues such as backache, joint ache, or arthritis are challenging you, the pedal exerciser is ideal to help you maintain an exercise routine. All from the comfort of your home.

    The pedal exerciser will help you in four key areas:

    1. Circulation - the physical activity is good for your circulation.
    2. Coordination - the gentle and repetitive activity of using the pedal exerciser improves coordination. 
    3. Muscle strength - stay active and maintain muscle mass and strength.
    4. Range of motion - the arc of the pedal exerciser will improve
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  3. Tallaght University Hospital goes live with Beechfield Healthcare’s Total Bed Management solution.

    Tallaght University Hospital goes live with Beechfield Healthcare’s Total Bed Management solution.
    Tallaght University Hospital goes live with Beechfield Healthcare’s Total Bed Management solution.
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  4. Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits

    Covid 19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits
    A home test for the rapid qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen
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  5. Beechfield Stairlifts Win Top Honours At Handicare Stairlift 2021 Partner Awards

    Beechfield Stairlifts Win Top Honours At Handicare Stairlift 2021 Partner Awards
    Beechfield Stairlifts Win Top Honours At Handicare Stairlift 2021 Partner Awards
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  6. Travelling Around Ireland with a Mobility Aid

    Travelling Around Ireland with a Mobility Aid

    Mobility aids provide an excellent service to their users and make it accessible for them to travel across the road or even across the globe.

    When people have a love for travel, it shouldn’t have to suffer just because they are struggling with mobility or increasing age. Mobility aids help to give them back their confidence and allow them to continue to travel with friends or families. We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful country with many historic and scenic attractions that are suitable for all ages and all levels of movement.

    When you’re travelling around Ireland with a mobility aid, there are a few simple factors that should be considered.Powerscourt House and Gardens

    Destination: Most of Ireland is reachable if you are travelling by car or public transport, and

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  7. How to avoid slips & trips in wet and icy weather

    How to avoid slips & trips in wet and icy weather

    How to Avoid Slips and Trips in Icy Weather

    The cold and frosty weather is here and with MET Eireann issuing various colours of weather warnings, and temperatures plummeting into the minus fields, it can be easy to trip or fall on the wet and icy surfaces.

    Going for a walk can seem like a challenge if you have mobility issues and the fear of falling on slippy surfaces can cause further trepidation of leaving the house. If you are unfortunate to suffer a fall at some stage, the injury can be significant, and it can also be hard to get yourself motivated again. 

    Here are some tips to help prevent you from a fall:

    Many falls and slips happen as a result of decreased mobility and weaker muscles. Regular exercise inside the home can strengthen your muscles making them stronger to help avoid a slip.

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  8. Exercise aids for the elderly and people with restricted mobility

    Exercise aids for the elderly and people with restricted mobility

    Exercise Aids For The Elderly

    Older adults and people who are struggling with mobility due to an injury or disability, can often struggle to be as active as a they would like, however, this doesn’t mean they can’t exercise. There are many ways to be active, sometimes you can even exercise without even leaving your seat!

    Many of our products are suitable for people who are in a wheelchair, have arthritis, an injury or suffer from joint pains. Depending on the exercise you want to partake in, we supply a range of products including exercise pedals, gel handball exercisers and a range of the THERA products including the THERA Trainer Mobi 540.

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  9. Beechfield Healthcare Are The Irish Distributors Of The P'Pod

    Beechfield Healthcare Are The Irish Distributors Of The P'Pod

    We have become the only Irish Distributors of the P’Pod.

    The P'Pod in a vibrant blue

    The P'Pod product has been designed to offer disabled children and adults a comfortable seating experience with full support. It can be used at home or in day care centres and with its bean bag base, it’s easy to move around the house and doesn’t take up a lot of space unlike other supported chairs. The bean bag base allows the restricted user to feel at ease and relaxed while also receiving full postural support which in the long run is very influential for their development.The P'Pod in pink

    The P’Pod has a unique patented design that offers either a symmetrical

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  10. Handy Products Around The Home To Help Maintain Independence

    Handy Products Around The Home To Help Maintain Independence

    At Beechfield Healthcare we are huge supporters of community care and helping people to live independently in their own homes.  Our daily living range offers a wide range of products that make everyday life that little bit easier, especially that are mobility-impaired; whether from illness, injury, physical handicap or advanced age. A reaching device like one of our grabbers is ideal so you do not need to climb, stretch or overreach for items.  If you do have to climb for something, use a step stool with handrails.

    Dressing and Grooming

    For help with dressing and grooming, elastic shoe laces, dressing sticks, long handled hairbrushes, combs and stocking aids are just some helpful products.

    Kitchen Aids and Feeding

    If your hands are becoming a little unsteady, our easy grip range of cutlery is ideal as are our spill proof cups.  Make the kitchen a little easier with an Uccello tilt and pour kettle which is ideal for anyone with Arthritis.

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