Equipment and Information News from Guideposts Independent Living Centre Team – February 2016
New product, see the Compression Stocking section of our Resource Handbook (see the section under Clothing).
A company in the UK now stock some coloured and patterned lymphedema gauntlets and gloves. PebbleUK ( 0800 433 4757 :www.pebbleuk.com
Brief details: Supply a range of compression stockings, flight socks, diabetic support socks. UK supplier of Lymphedivas’ patterned gauntlets and gloves. https://www.lymphedivas.com/en/shop
Noozie ( 020 3637 4760 : www.nooziecomfort.com
Less risk of scalds from boiling water with the electric hot water bottle. The “bottle” is heated with a charger, so unlike microwaveable products you could reheat it in the bedroom. Useful for going on holiday or staying with friends. Again you can find details in our Resource Handbook. Look under the “hot water” bottles in the Bedroom section: Brief details: Supply pad which is heated to 65 degrees by a portable charger.
The Après Dryer has been an effective tool for drying in the shower
for many years but now Spanish designers Valiryo have brought
out a much sleeker version, the Valiryo Body Dryer which fits
discreetly into a modern bathroom. It has 23 air vents and the warm
air starts automatically as you approach and switches off as you
move away. Supplied in the UK from www.BathroomBasics.co.uk
Après Dryer = Approx £700.
Ornamin’s range of German designed food preparation eating and drinking equipment. The Oramin Mug has a chunky open hook handle for easy grip and the Thermo Mug Vital is insulated and has a cone shaped interior to enable drinking without head tilt. The Vital range of plates and bowls have a discreet lip for easy scooping and the Wave cutlery range has a high end design look with a nonslip grip.
Oramin Mug Oramin Cutlery
Thermo Mug Vital Bowl
Designability: Innovations from Designability like the Blys™ modern light source. It provides low-level lighting that enables access to essential personal possessions during the night without disturbing sleep. It is controlled by a simple touch sensitive panel with choice of light intensities and is waterproof.
Aquarius Hygiene has added the Dual Nozzle bidet which connects to the mains water and theirIntelligent Bidet, which has a dry facility, to their portable Bidet range.
All their bidets fit to an existing toilet and only the mains-connected models
need professional fitting. www.aquariushygiene.com
Link to video of products
Sliderz a way to move all kinds of heavy and awkward office furniture.
A client with arthritis recently bought Sliderz as they found them useful for moving things around the home and office.
See video clip – http://www.sliderz.co.uk/video/
Find our updated version on this page of our web-sitehttp://www.guidepostsilc.org.uk/resource-handbook
New and Updated Holiday factsheets follow this link to our web-site:
One of our visitors has stayed in this hotel, which has been added to our hotel factsheet:
Grants: Following an enquiry about grants from a former boxer and a postal worker, we have added information of a new grant-making trust, to our factsheets: View the ILC grants factsheets.
Resources in the Reminiscence section of the Resource Handbook:
Playlist for Life : www.playlistforlife.org.uk
Brief details: Web-site which gives some tips and ideas of how to create a playlist for someone living with dementia.
Prime Time Videos and Books : www.primetimevideo.co.uk
Brief details: Supply wide range of nostalgic DVDs and books on farming, aviation and transport.
New product information about Platinum Stair lifts (look under the stair lift section in the Mobility section of the Resource Handbook)
Platinum Stair lifts ( 01535 631177 : www.platinumrails.com
“Supply Ergo Space stair lift for narrow curved stairs. Supply stair lift with Ergo Plus pad which may be suitable for people with shorter legs.” http://www.platinumstairlifts.com/products/ergo-space-seat/
Accessible housing in the Resource handbook just added this company:
C3modular : www.c3smodular.com
Brief details: Not a sales company, but provide “pod” style custom designed accommodation. Design and build an accessible pre-fabricated unit which can be lifted into place and linked onto an existing house.
Special Effect: We’ve just discovered this national charity, who are based locally: Special Effect ( 01608 810055 : www.specialeffect.org.uk
Brief details: Based in Charlbury, Oxfordshire. Special Effect is a games charity that specialise in creating customised controllers set ups to help people to play video games.
Free To A Good Home: One of our clients has kindly donated an electric wheelchair. It is a Wheeltech Energi. If this second hand wheelchair is of interest, please contact the ILC. You would need to be able to collect it from our centre. It is too heavy to lift into the boot of a car.
Useful numbers below to copy into your telephone book:
Guideposts Independent Living Centre
Tel: 01235 524857