The client wishes to use her toilet (with integral wash and dry function) without transferring from her wheeled commode, but the wash water escapes through the gap between toilet and commode, and the toilet does not detect the presense of the client when seated (because of her raised seating position). An insert was created that closes the gap and ensures the toilet detects the client’s presence.
Reuben, aged 6, is in P2. Born without legs, he needs a way to get from his wheelchair to the toilet. Working with his OT, Remap NI made a transfer board. This needs to be supported on a frame; this was built from aluminium alloy tube salvaged from no fewer than sixteen discarded crutches. The board itself is chipboard; it has layers of foam and padding all covered in furniture grade polyurethane. Reuben launched himself on to the board without hesitation; he is one happy boy with a new degree of independence.
A 3 year old with shortened limbs need steps to get ion to the toilet and to use the washbasin.
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 […]
Wheelchair with foot rests raised … … and foot rests down in normal use. The client was struggling to carry out standing transfers from wheelchair to toilet, particularly when out and about. “Ladder bars” handles were bolted onto the underside of the wheelchair’s existing footrests, and a new plate fitted to allow the footrests to […]
Original wheel New wheel as delivered New wheels as modified New wheels fitted The client had been supplied with two commodes but, being only 4ft 9inches, she found the seats too high to use. The commodes were fitted with large wheels so the seat heights could easily be lowered by installing smaller wheels. New wheels […]
The client is unable to hold his urine bottle to urinate while sitting in his wheelchair due to reduced manual dexterity. This floor-mounted stand holds the bottle at the required height and angle. The flat plywood base does not interfere with the wheels of the wheelchair.
A young man with Cerebral Palsy has a home fully equipment for his disability, but goes away with his family. When he is in his wheel chair and needs to use a bed pan he elevates himself and a bedpan is positioned. However the shallow design of the normal pan makes it extremely difficult to […]
Client with mobility problems uses a raised toilet seat. Seat location lugs do not provide sufficient security of seat location resulting in seat slipping off toilet. The photos below show the seat on the toilet and the manufacturer’s locating lugs: Existing location lugs removed and replaced by new locator pins that extend deeper into toilet so […]
This client has a hospital bed with safety rails. He needs to use a urine bottle at night on a frequent basis. He cannot reach the bottles over the safety rail. A wire bottle holder was made to hang on the safety rail. The client now has easy and safe access to the bottles.
This client has motor neurone disease (MND) and now requires a padded toilet seat which he has on his normal toilet unit. However when he goes for respite to a nursing home he does not have the same facility. As it was not possible to obtain an additional seat, a standard toilet support frame was […]
This young man, who has muscular dystrophy, was unable to get entry into a specially modified house to let him live independently as he could not manage to transfer between his wheelchair and the toilet on his own. After several unsuccessful attempts with different designs of transfer boards we installed a redundant electric hoist donated […]
The client has muscular dystrophy and had difficulty transferring to and from her wheelchair. The commercially available transfer board was unsuitable for her toilet because it was too long and the aperture did not fit. A toilet seat was manufactured from 18mm ply and fitted with a plastic bridge which rose over the wheelchair tyre, […]
This lady has very bad tremors and kept slipping off the toilet with the likelihood of injuring herself. A sheet of thick Perspex was cut to fit the gap between the walls, and profiled round the toilet seat to give continuous support. The Perspex, being attached to the seat, allowed easy cleaning of the bowl. […]
Natasha, aged 6, has severe cerebral palsy and could not support herself on a potty and later on a toilet without assistance. To allow her to go from nappies to a potty, a box was constructed which allowed her potty to be slid underneath, allowing her to support herself on the edges of the box. […]
Elizabeth has a spinal deformity which left her severely bent forward. She could not sit on a toilet without someone to hold her, and she obviously wished to be able to do so. A swing-down padded arm was made which could be lowered into position once the client was seated. It was sufficiently strong to […]