Personal care

 

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.

Jaw Lever

The client is unable to voluntarily open his jaw and needed a new safer method for his therapist to use.

Adjust height and stabilise commode

The standard commodes available are of the wrong height for the client’s toilet bowl and, because she favours one side when getting up, tip over sideways. The tiled floor and under-floor heating mean that the commode cannot be bolted down. The wheels were removed from an otherwise suitable standard commode and feet added. The feet […]

Vomit detector

The client is unable to reposition herself in bed and is at risk of choking on her own vomit if left unattended. A detector was made using a water detector mounted on a plate and linked to the nurse call pager system. The system activates when a resistance of just over 4 megaOhm is bridged […]

Improved grip for vertical grab poles

The client found that his wet hands slipped on the floor-to-ceiling poles in his bathroom. Both poles were fitted with paracord whipping over double sided carpet tape to provide a secure hold.   0

Urine bottle stand

Bottle on stand Rear view showing height adjustment Cage fixing arrangement The client is unable to stand and urinate without risk of spillage because he needs to use his one hand to hold a support, ie. he needs to urinate hands-free. A simple tripod with tubular fibreglass legs holds the client’s bottle and wire cage […]

Urine bottle holder

The client is a wheelchair user and needs assistance to hold a urine bottle when in use while sitting on his commode. A stainless steel bracket clipped to the frame of the commode supports the bottle.  A camera tripod ball joint provides angular adjustment.   0

Aerosol actuator

Aerosol with foam cap … with cap removed and valve stem exposed. Button spray nozzle and trigger gun fitted. The elastic band (kindly donated by Royal Mail) holds the lever up for ease of use. The client suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has great difficulty in using aerosols. Investigation showed that the aerosols in use […]

Catheter bag drip tray

The client was concerned that drips from the catheter bag hung on the side of his bed would stain the carpet. A small plastic tray was purchased and clipped to the bag support stand with fold-back clips.   0