Washing

 

Shower step

An elderly man was finding it difficult to access the family shower because of the 200mm step. A 100mm commercial step had been provided by the Occupational Therapist in order to present two smaller stages but the lack of handholds still made it difficult.
This project was simply a low step with handrails both sides. It provided more security and the possibility to help the ascent with the arms as well as legs.

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.

Bath transfer aid

A young man with severe cerebral palsy and spasms was being lifted by his parents into and out of a Leckey bath chair for bathing, affecting their backs. The usual solutions of a wheeled hoist or overhead rail were not suitable. A sliding seat was made that allowed the wheeled hoist to be used outside the bath and the seat then slid over the bath.

Net curtain raiser/lowerer

The client is having increasing difficulty removing her window net curtains for washing and subsequently re-fitting them. Balancing on an unstable chair is no longer an option. A simple cord system allows her to easily raise and lower them when needed.

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.

Improved shower knob grip

The six scollops of the client’s shower control valve knob were too shallow for our client to grip and turn as she has arthritis in her hands.

Kitchen tap lever

Handle in position. Wooden mould Handle being formed on mould. Finished handle The client has arthritis and finds the hot tap of her kitchen mixer tap very difficult to turn, as it is very smooth. The ideal solution would be to replace the entire mixer with something having lever taps, or at least replace the […]

Bathing support cushion attachment straps

Straps, cushion and bath Straps, showing press studs A care home has a bath with a moveable base within the bowl of the bath that is used to raise and lower the user into the water.  An inflatable shaped cushion is used to support the user.  The cushion is attached to the base with suckers […]