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A Transfer System That Helps Aid Your Bathing Needs

Posted on: May 1st, 2014 by LAMedicalBlogger

Bathroom-Safety

A Transfer System That Helps Aid Your Bathing Needs

LA Medical works with different companies that specialize in bathroom safety equipment to allow you to easily navigate your bathroom or shower room without causing another accident or injury.  Read below why bathroom safety equipment helps you slide your way into the tub or shower safely and easily.

Bathroom safety equipment comes in all shapes, sizes and uses from grab bars to help get out of the bath or shower or raised toilet seats with handles to custom shower chairs.  The most common way to take a bath or shower is to have a chair that allows you to slide into the bathtub or shower with ease.

One of LA Medical’s best sellers is the Drive Bath or Shower Transfer System.   This transfer system allows the occupant to slide from inside and outside of the cleaning area.  The seat is on a rolling frame and the seat can be configured to fit the individual’s bathing or postural needs and the frame can be customized for the bathroom environment.

Many benefits come with the Drive Bathing Transfer System for you or a loved one:

  • Able to fit in smaller bathrooms, like mobile home or apartments
  • Reduces the amount of extra equipment in your bathroom
  • Feel completely secure transferring from in or out of cleaning area
  • Available with different recline positions and chair locks
  • Available with accessories like head support, foot and arm rests, trays and anti-tippers

LA Medical wants you or someone you know who may have special needs to be able to bathe and clean up with no headaches or complications in-between.  Let us help you get started with your bathroom equipment today and contact us with any questions!

See LA Medical for other bathroom safety equipment ranging from toilet commodes, sturdy grab bars or other shower chairs.

Finding the Right Respite Provider for your Children with Special Needs

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by LAMedicalBlogger

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Finding the Right Respite Provider for your Children with Special Needs

As parents of a child with special needs, you care for them, help feed them, provide a loving home and clothes for them. Sometimes your responsibilities can seem overwhelming and never ending.  As a parent and a family, it’s okay to want a little break.  LA Medical would like to help by finding a local respite provider for your children with special needs.

At first, finding a reputable caregiver to care for your child with special needs may seem like an impossible task.  Some families rely on other family members to help, but sometimes it may be better for your child to go to a care provider to interact with other children who may have similar health complications which will better their mood, personality and outlook on life.

Don’t feel ashamed that you’re leaving your child at a care provider.  Care providers are there to help parents take a break and see family and friends, make a grocery store trip or simply take a nap. Sit down and relax, because there are many options available for caregivers for your child:

  • There are many respite or relief centers that provide assistance for caregivers or parents who need time off from their duties caring for a special needs child or adult.  Visit the National Respite Locator Services for more information.
  • Find associations that deal exactly with your child’s disorder such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or United Cerebral Palsy.
  • Contact a university or college near where you live.  Students who may be studying behavioral sciences are available to care for your kids at your home.
  • If your child is chronically ill, consider giving their pediatrician or specialist a call.  Explain that you need respite care and a personal break.  Most specialists know someone they can refer you to.
  • Many states offer respite care that is free or subsidized.  Get in touch with your local county health office to see how you can sign up for respite care in your area.

LA Medical hopes this list of ideas helps to get you, your spouse and your family a little break and helps your loved one interact with others too. Please see our inventory of bathroom safety equipment, walking aids and incontinence supplies today!

The Role of the Caregiver: Bathing

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by LAMedicalBlogger

Are you looking after a spouse or parent with deteriorating health and worrying about how to continue to satisfy their basic needs after they can no longer help themselves?  Last week, we talked about incontinence and the products that make your job easier including adult diapers, antimicrobial cleanser and Ca-Rezz cream.  Today, we will address another basic need: bathing.

In everyday life, bathing is considered a highly person and complex task for a person to do which requires a high level of dexterity, muscle control and coordination.  For a person to lose their ability to bathe him/herself can cause a lot of mental pain and anguish.  Prepare yourself because the process will take a lot of patience and understanding.

How do you bathe your spouse or parent who is unable to bathe him/herself?  Without proper training or experience working for a nursing facility, this task might seem daunting, but there is hope.  There are products that make the bathing process easier on both the patient and the caregiver:

Cleansing Shower Cap

We offer the ReadyBath Shower Cap.  This product keeps hair clean while massaging and heating the scalp.  The disposable cap cleanses the hair of iodine and gels and is a one-step system to be used instead of conventional shampooing.

Disposable Washcloths

The ReadyBath Premium Washcloth is a premoistened washcloth used to clean, soothe, moisturize and condition the body.  These washcloths are premoistened with a no-rinse, pH balanced hydrating cleanser.

There are many ideas available on bathing methods, but the most important goals are to keep the patient’s dignity in tact while maintaining a high level of hygiene to avoid infections and other health complications.

We would encourage you to give us a call or contact your local doctor to learn more about proper caregiving methods.