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Hints and Tips – Home set up

Hints and Tips – Home set up Identifying Hazards in the home Remove loose rugs, as they are a tripping hazard Make sure the stair carpet is securely fixed Remove any clutter from the walk ways and stair areas throughout the home Make sure that lighting is adequate, consider installing long life light bulbs to […]

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Carer Assistance

Carer Assistance Free carers booklet The Australian Government provides a free booklet which provides further information on continence issues for carers. The booklet is titled Help for people who care for someone with bladder or bowel problems and is available by contacting the National Continence Helpline (1800 33 00 66). Carer Assistance There are a […]

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Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure You don’t always have to go to your doctor’s office to have your blood pressure checked; you can monitor your own blood pressure at home. This is especially important if your doctor recommends that you monitor your blood pressure on a regular basis. What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is simply a measure […]

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Tips for looking after your Back

Tips for looking after your back Its important to look after your back, here are a few ways you can help to avoid back pain. Make sure you rotate between sitting and standing positions Exercise gently regularly Support your lower back whilst driving or in the seated position Losing weight will reduce the load on […]

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Tips to prevent falls

Tips to prevent falls It’s never nice falling over, as we get older our stability begins to become more of a challenge and we need to start looking out for certain obstacles to ensure our environment is as clear of hazards as possible. We have put together a few tips on how to prevent a […]

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Choosing Walking Equipment

Choosing Walking Equipment The need for walking equipment can be two fold; either it is required for rehabilitation purposes to aid with the recovery after an injury or operation, or it is required as a long term mobility solution to increase stability and independence for those people who have difficulty walking unaided. Walking Equipment performs […]

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Choosing a Wheelchair

Choosing a Wheelchair There are a few things to consider when choosing a wheelchair.  Comfort and mobility of the user are the most important, but you will also need to keep the needs of any assistants who will regularly help the wheelchair user. Features to consider Frame A rigid frame is stronger than a folding […]

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