This coming Thursday, November 17th, hospitals and many other healthcare facilities will take time out to promote and educate the wider healthcare community and general public on how to prevent and treat pressure ulcers.
Pressure ulcers, when they are allowed to develop, are a notoriously difficult affliction to treat and heal.
Though the Worldwide Pressure Ulcer day leads with Stop Pressure ulcers, the real message is all about prevention.
The basics of (pressure ulcer) prevention is all about education. The more people that know about pressure ulcers and how to prevent them, then the less people that will present with them. If you know nothing about pressure ulcers, this short video is well worth a watch: - those most likely to suffer from pressure ulcers - steps you can take to prevent pressure ulcers
In this post we are going to look at the top 6 Key Benefits of Riser Recliners.
The ranking of the benefits may strike a chord with some readers and others may feel that the ranking does not represent their specific requirements. That aside, the 6 Key Benefits pretty much capture why you should have a Riser Recliner in your home.
Before we continue, here is good definition of a Riser Recliner - A Riser Recliner is an electrically operated chair for those who may be beginning to find it challenging to get in and out of a regular chair. Riser Recliners offer comfortable and safe support to help users stand up from a sitting position more easily.
Hydration is critical to maintaining a healthy body and nothing hydrates you better than plain water. Even though it is not officially a nutrient, it is essential to our health and, despite media stories highlighting how important water is, most of us still don’t drink enough of it. How much water do you drink on a daily basis?
First, some medical facts by way of illustration:
Your kidneys may not work as effectively with age, leading to a fluid imbalance in your body.
Since your body has less water composition as you age, you become dehydrated much quicker than when you were younger.
On average, we should aim to drink about 2 litres of water a day to prevent dehydration. That’s the equivalent of about 8 glasses – not a lot when you break it down.
Dehydration causes fatigue and lethargy, so your energy levels suffer and you’re less likely to want to exercise. By making sure you get enough water every day, you may be surprised at how much more alert,
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
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:
- Circulation - the physical activity is good for your circulation.
- Coordination - the gentle and repetitive activity of using the pedal exerciser improves coordination.
- Muscle strength - stay active and maintain muscle mass and strength.
- Range of motion - the arc of the pedal exerciser will improve
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.
Destination: Most of Ireland is reachable if you are travelling by car or public transport, and
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.