The Beechfield In-Home Demonstration Service is the ideal way to try out one of our mobility solutions from the comfort of your own home. If your Occupational Therapist of Physiotherapist recommends a mobility product, you can arrange for one of our experts to visit you in your home to show you how the product works.
The visual support provided by an in-home demonstration is an important consideration. When looking to purchase a specific mobility product, you will benefit greatly from seeing it in person. Scrolling through a website can only provide a superficial understanding, whereas the opportunity to see the product in you home is far more supportive. The ability to see, feel and sometimes smell the product is generally more appealing than simply reading a report recommending a particular mobility aid. This is especially true if you are a more visual or hands-on learner, as you often need to see the product in action to fully grasp its value
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
There is always an ongoing debate about what is the best pressure cushion on the market. Is there really one cushion that offers the optimum solution for pressure relief for all? In reality such a cushion doesn’t exist. However, at Beechfield Healthcare our state-of-the-art pressure mapping technology now offers you the opportunity find the optimum cushions for your patients.
What is a pressure map?
A pressure map is a computerised tool for assessing pressure distribution. To use it, you first place the thin sensor mat on a seat, wheelchair or mattress. When your patient sits or lies on the mat, a computer screen displays a heat-map of pressure distribution. The hotter colours (oranges and reds) indicate areas of higher pressures, and the cooler colours (blues) indicate areas of lower pressures.
Sample Pressure Map
By testing various cushions and their results on the chair we can help to find the best fit for each of your patients. OTs in particular
Powerchairs, also known as Electric Wheelchairs, are designed for people who are unable to walk or are only able to walk very short distances. Powerchairs enable you to remain independent in your own home or nursing home and also allow you to get out and about. Most Powerchairs are driven by the user via a joystick control.
While many people are a little apprehensive and doubt their ability to control the chair with the joystick, with a little guidance they soon get the hang of it and before they know it they’re whizzing about!
Choosing a Powerchair – Indoor or Outdoor.
There are a number of factors to be considered when choosing a Powerchair. Is your Powerchair for indoor or outdoor use, or both? If it is mainly for indoor use you will need to choose a chair that can be manoeuvred in tight spaces and around doorways. If your Powerchair is mainly for outdoor use you need to consider the type of terrain that the chair will need to cover and also if there
In Ireland, a person who buys disability products is eligible for VAT relief. The term, ‘disability’, in this case, refers to people who suffer from both mental and physical disabilities. In this article, we will explain the criteria a person must meet and the processes they must follow in order to obtain VAT relief.
To find out if you are eligible to claim a VAT refund on your mobility product or daily living aid, take a read through the following criteria to see if you are applicable:
- You must live in Ireland.
- You must have a disability.
- You need the aid or appliance of a disability product to help with daily activities.
The following list of products for the disabled meet the criteria when attempting to reclaim VAT:
- Necessary domestic aids. Examples include eating and drinking aids