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Help On Choosing Bedroom Aids

An image of a woman sitting in bed with the divet wrapped around her.

A Poor Nights sleep can be extremely detrimental to our health.

How many nights have you or your loved one, tossed and turned, desperately trying to find a comfortable spot? Maybe it is a bad back, arthritis, multiple sclerosis – I could go on and on. It can be a disability we are born with, or something we have developed through disease or maybe a health problem that has been brought on as we reach our later years.

Whatever the cause for our discomfort, a good night sleep, can be hard to find.

Medical breakthroughs and Disability Aids

Life can certainly bring about its complications, and the bad backs; loss of eyesight, pain and stiffness, mobility problems, can all contribute to making your life pretty miserable. Fortunately for us, we live in an age of discovery.

Where medical breakthroughs may allow us to control the pain of our illness, and new technology and materials can create products to help ease the strain of daily living.

Using Bedroom Aids to help

Many people have told me how, at the end of an arduous day, all they want is a good nights sleep; but how instead, they struggle to even get into bed safely.

This is when items like the Bed Bar, which is a supporting grab bar, the  Leg Lifter, which will enable you to move a stiff or immobile leg into bed, or the Rota Cushion, which will prevent jarring or twisting as you slide out of a wheelchair and into bed, are essentials.

To be able to ensure that you are now in bed securely is the first step. Now that you are there, the Electric Pillow Lifter can help you to become comfortablewhether you want to sit up or lie down.

Keeping essentials close by

I’ve found from personal experience that we always want something after we arenice and comfortable in bed. Therefore I always keep my essentials on a table by my bed, the Bed Table On Wheels is so useful for this, as it is on wheels and has a raised edge to stop everything sliding off as you pull it to you!

One of my favourite items that I have recommended to many people who have problems sitting up in bed, is the Bed Rope Ladder. No, it isn’t a new way of getting into the loft, but a way to pull yourself up into a sitting position with a hand over hand movement, simple yet effective.

There are now Disability Aids for everything

Well hopefully you have found some ways to help bring that nights sleep well into your reach. You may think that in the morning, the only thing that would make it better, would be for someone else to make the bed, I know I do!

Now you can – well almost – the Bedmadeez is a new item that will take all of the hard work out of making that bed …..Sweet Dreams!

The Folding Toilet Frame – Ideal for Travel

There comes a time for those of you who have a disability, or those who are dealing with the changes that sometimes come from old age, when your homes have to be made safe and secure to make your lives more comfortable and daily living more independent.

Toilet Frames – An Essential For Some

Folding Toilet Frame being folded together in the bathroom

The Foldeasy Toilet Frame folds away quickly and easily making it extremely portable

It is of course, essential to equip your bathroom with a suitable Toilet Frame and Seat. When you consider that a great many people fall off toilets every year. Injuring yourself by falling off the toilet is a real risk, especially if you’re disabled or elderly.

Even if the injury is superficial, the knock to your confidence and dignity can be extremely detrimental. Once this is sorted out you’ll feel much safer when you are using the toilet. Having something to hold onto can make all the difference.

Toilet Frames: Used At Home or When Traveling

Toileting troubles are not only experienced at home. Many family members and caregivers have told me of loved ones who don’t want to go out at all. Or some family members will only take short trips, all the while appearing anxious to reach home again.

These worries usually stem from the anxiety of using toilets when out and about. Some areas don’t have public toilets at all, others don’t have disabled toilets, or have been vandalised. Probably an even greater area for concern is using a toilet in a friend, acquaintance or family members home.

If your friend isn’t disabled then they’re highly unlikely to have a toilet that you can use easily, without the fear of falling off.

Your Stories Led To A Portable Toilet Frame

It was stories like these, that I heard time after time, which really made me determined to find a solution. My team and I found a way to make a fully folding, secure & adjustable, portable toilet frame.

You can fold the Toilet Frame in seconds, and pop it into the car before visiting friends, a lovely weekend away, or maybe a summer break. Because we’ve added a height adjusting mechanism, this makes the Foldeasy Toilet Frame suitable for all sorts of environments.

Since then we have added a number of new features, but the really important point is that it is easy to use, and can change the life of anyone who has struggled to go out and can now enjoy every day.

Watch the short video tutorial to see how easy Foldeasy Folding Toilet Frame is to set up.

The Folding Toilet Frame Easier To Transport

By the way, if you’re concerned about moving your toilet frame around, we have found that most people use the Foldeasy Carry Bag which is made from durable fabric with a handle for ease of use. I hope that these products will make a difference to you and your loved ones lives – Bon Voyage!

The Foldeasy Folding Toilet Frame is available from Buckingham Healthcare: https://www.buckinghamhealthcare.co.uk/bathroom-toilet/buckingham-foldeasy-folding-toilet-frame

Help with Modern Toilet Aids

Going to the toilet is probably the most basic human function, and yet many people take it for granted. For people living with disabilities, going to the toilet by themselves is either extremely challenging or even completely impossible.

However, there are a number of bathroom disability aids, or more specifically toilet aids, that can help a person use the bathroom completely unaided.

Image of the Foldeasy toilet safety frame in the bathroom.

The Foldeasy Toilet Frame is extremely portable making it ideal for taking on your travels.

A Full Range of Toilet Aids

Buckingham Healthcare supplies a range of disability aids for a variety of needs and age group. If you have a child in a wheelchair or in hospital, a urinal aid can help spare their blushes when a trip to the toilet is impossible.

The ergonomic design and extended body, make this urinal easy to use. It will prevent your child from experiencing the embarrassment of accidents.

For older people, the foldaway toilet frame is ideal for help with getting on and off the toilet.

Because it folds away neatly, it is easy to transport and store. Something as simple as this toilet frame can be the difference between a disabled person living at home and living in supported housing.

The Very Best Bottom Wiper Toilet Aids

Compact Easywipe Bottom Wiper

The Compact Easywipe Bottom Wiper folds and fits into a discreet plastic carry case.

The bottom wiper toilet aid is designed to help individuals who find reaching a challenge or even impossible. Because of the way the bottom wiper has been designed, it is ideal for use by people who have limited dexterity. As well as helping the disabled person remain independent, this clever disability aid helps an individual maintain good personal hygiene.

We believe this wiper aid to be one of the best toilet aids there is available on the market. The bottom wiper comes in a discreet plastic container. It can then be kept in a jacket pocket or bag for when people are not in their own home.

Grab Rails & Raised Toilet Seats

Even the most basic of toilet aids such as grab rails and raised toilet seats can make all the difference to a disabled person’s quality of life. Being able to lift themselves onto and off the toilet unaided reduces the need for supervision or care. Grab rails play an important role in preventing accidents in the bathroom too.

For a person who has limited mobility, grab rails placed near the toilet and in the bathroom will allow them to move around without help.

Inexpensive Toilet Aids

Toilet aids really are necessary for individuals living with a disability and many are inexpensive to buy too. Purchasing these aids encourages independence and enables the individual to perform their own hygiene routine.

As well as a variety of aids for the toilet, there are a number of bathroom aids that can help individuals have a wash or take a shower or bath. Regardless of a person’s disability, there will be an aid to help improve their life.

Compact Easywipe Bottom Wiper

Revealed: The Truth About Bottom Wipers!

Bottom Wipers Disclaimer!

The fact is that although this article is all about Bottom Wipers, it’s really not as sensational as the title suggests. It’s a delicate subject which many people are sensitive about, and as you’ll read, we are respectful of that.

Making Life Easier

Bottom wipers can be an essential addition to the list of helpful gadgets for the disabled or elderly. There are certain conditions that people may become susceptible to that constrain the ability to reach very far. That’s when these toilet aids can become quite helpful. What this bottom wiper does is help you reach your buttocks so you can take care of your personal hygiene. With a number of these gadgets available, it can be hard to know which to choose. These types of wipers can make life easier for those who are disabled or simply older and can’t reach around to clean themselves any more.

Compact Bottom Wipers

The bottom wipers come in various sizes and you can find them with folding options as well as other functions. If you travel a lot, you’ll find the compact travel bottom wipers a perfect option for you – the most popular one is known as the ‘Compact Easywipe‘. Cleaning facilities also come in the form of bidets although they are less compact and portable than the bottom wipers. You’ll be able to have a fresher, cleaner feeling than you previously had, just by using simple toilet paper. You don’t need to worry about touching the paper either, as the Easywipe Bottom Wipers release the paper without needing to touch it.

Compact Easywipe Bottom Wiper

The Compact Easywipe is a Folding Bottom Wiper with discreet travel case

Comfortable To Use

These toiletry gadgets can work with paper or wet wipes and are quite resilient all the while being very lightweight. So, if you suffer from back injuries, they will not hurt you because of its heavy weight. The best kind of bottom wipers won’t feel like sandpaper either since some are manufactured with soft, latex-free materials. One of the biggest pluses is the fact that one of the main brands of wipers for bottoms has been designed by an Occupational Therapist for the utmost care. The ergonomic shape is designed to fit easily into your hand making it very easy to use.

 

Other Options To Bottom Wipers

Bidets also come in different sizes, as well as travel versions. These can include a soap dish inside the front to be used with water at a comfortable temperature. Travel models are battery operated offering a range of benefits that include a self-contained operation, various nozzles, as well as compact designs.

Where To Get Them

There is a lot of praise from the disabled and elderly when it comes to bottom wipers. In particular, there are many patients, people with disabilities, and those who simply cannot reach far anymore that enjoy the wipers from Buckingham Healthcare. Users proclaim their happiness about the shapes and lengths being perfect for their needs and people with prolapse discs and recovering from back surgery can use them without any discomfort. Independence is achieved with the compact Easywipe bottom wipers that can fit into any woman’s handbag and can bring back the confidence that may be lost when certain diseases, surgery or ageing occur.

The Buckingham Easywipe range of Bottom Wipers are available from our online store:

Buckingham Easywipe Bottom Wiper

Buckingham Compact Easywipe Bottom Wiper

Pocket Easywipe Bottom Wiper

 

An image of a lady putting on a bra using the Bra Buddy dressing aid.

Have you ever tried to put on a bra by only using one hand?

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I would challenge anyone to give it a go. No matter how hard you try to hold onto one end its impossible to bring both ends of the bra together in order to connect the hooks and eyes. In fact, donning a bra is tricky for most of us that have the use of both hands so for those who only have the use of one hand being able to carry out this dressing activity has been impossible.

New Buckingham bra buddy

As an Occupational Therapist working with ladies that were recovering from suffering a stroke, it became obvious that despite my training I couldn’t find any solution to this dressing problem. There was no ”magic technique” or experienced therapist available to pass on a tried and tested method that would enable the user to dress independently. Despite carrying out extensive research into this area, I couldn’t find anyone that was selling a product that could help with the task.

What I also noticed with my stroke ladies is that this “simple” task was incredibly frustrating for them because although they could master other dressing techniques to put on their tops or trousers, they always had to ask for someone else (usually their husband or carer), to do up their bra and unless they were happy to wear a flimsy sports bra they often went without. This had a definite impact on their level of self-esteem and in some cases by not wearing a bra, that they had been used to doing for decades, it resulted in them feeling in some way… less feminine.

The difficulty with bra dressing has challenged me for a few years and it has been a difficult problem to resolve. I was keen to ensure that even a patient with a dense hemiplegia would and should be able to dress independently without having to buy an expensive adaptive bra or ask for help.

I am really pleased to announce that I have finally solved this problem and will soon be launching a new product to our Buckingham range.  The Buckingham Bra Buddy is one of a kind as it is the only product available that brings both ends of a standard bra together and enables the user to independently put on their bra even if they only have the use of one hand.

It’s a real breakthrough for ladies and I hope that you will be able to spare a few minutes to watch the demonstration video and see for yourself how the Buckingham BraBuddy works.