Personal care

 

Sit-to-stand sling modification

The client uses a MiniLift sit-to-stand aid for transfers but the sling is unsuitable. The Oxford Journey aid has a more suitable sling, but the aid itself is too large to maneuver inside the client’s home and its sling uses a 4-point fixing, and so could not be used on the MiniLift, which has a 2-point attachment. It was decided to add a bracket to the MiniLift so the Oxford Journey 4-point sling could be used.

Shaving aid remake

The client has some limited hand control and has been using a Smith and Nephew Roylan Inc. “TURN-ROUND” device with an integrated safety razor that allowed him to shave independently. This device is about 20 years old and some of it is disintegrating but, worse, the blades for the razor are no longer available which would make the device redundant. He came to Remap to see if we could replace it and incorporate a modern razor as he had failed to find anything similar or suitable anywhere.

Special toilet seat

A bariatric client with motor neuron disease wishes to self-insert suppositories and enemas while seated over the toilet. A reinforced toilet seat with improved access was provided.

Arm support

Client has Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome and her weak arms cause difficulty with lifting them above waist height, and so has trouble with doing makeup, hair-drying, hair straightening, etc. A simple padded wooden stand supports her elbows.

Modified Electric Toothbrush

The client has arthritis and could not press the button to switch on electric toothbrush, nor grip a manual toothbrush.

Shower Chair Headrest

A child with significant scoliosis and no head control required a headrest on her shower chair, which could be off-set to the side to support her head.

Shower step

The client requires a step with an integrated hand rail to enable them to get out of the shower. This was constructed from wood.

Travel Toilet Seat

A teenage client with Athetoid Cerebral Palsy, has uncontrolled athetoid movements, and needed to have an adapted seat in order to be able to use the toilet whilst away from home for social outings, and whilst away on holiday.

Extended tap lever

A client with bi-lateral wrist fractures was unable to turn on the bathroom tap.

Changing Unit

The child was too large for the existing changing unit, but the available space was very limited, and a larger unit would not fit in the available space. Extending the existing unit was the only option.

Commode Seat

Child receiving end of life care. OT tried a child’s commode chair but the aperture in the middle was too small. Specialist products take several months for delivery. This was too urgent to wait, so the OT asked if the standard product could be adapted.

Support Leg

Client required a support leg for an existing rail beside her toilet. It was not possible to simply replace the rail due to various restraints including a brittle wall, also the leg needed to be freestanding so as to not damage the flooring.

Shower chair footrest

The standard footrests of John’s showerchair made it difficult to manoeuvre around the narrow doors and landing of his home. More compact custom footrests were made.