Aids that ought to exist. (Perhaps they do?)

Discussion in 'Equipment and technology' started by stanleypj, Aug 28, 2015.

  1. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Ever used an aid and thought 'If only it also....'? That's what this thread is all about. It may turn out that the improved version of our imagination actually exists already. Or some keen manufacturer could take up the idea!

    My starter: An up and down electric bath-seat, the seat of which can be tilted slightly backwards when a person is on it (to minimise risk of slipping off) and which has an aperture in the seat (like a commode) to facilitate bottom-washing.

    Over to you.....
     
  2. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
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    Durham
    #2 jeany123, Aug 28, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2015
    My sister has one with a adjustable back of the seat it goes down as far as you need it,

    Similar to this,
    http://www.careco.co.uk/item-s-ba01004/bellavita-bath-lift
     
  3. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    What, so you can lean back Jeany? That sounds good as long as the person using it doesn't have a tendency to slide.
     
  4. Sue J

    Sue J Registered User

    Dec 9, 2009
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    I can understand why you need a seat that can tilt back Stanley, I have only ever encountered those that Jeany describes but maybe there's one out there?
     
  5. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
    19,049
    Durham
    Yes you can lie back but you can also just tilt it a little bit so they are leaning slightly back
     
  6. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

    Mar 24, 2012
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    Durham
    Oh I see what you mean so the whole seat tilts back,
     
  7. lin1

    lin1 Registered User

    Jan 14, 2010
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    Great topic Stanletpj .
    I would have loved a commode where the pot could be removed while Mum was still still sat on it, so I could clean her whilst she was still ensconced.

    We ended up with a wheeled commode that went over the loo ,never did use its pot, I also used it as a transfer chair
    It could have done with easier breaks.
     
  8. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    #8 stanleypj, Aug 30, 2015
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2015
    Thanks lin. Just bumping it as I'm sure it could become a useful collection of ideas.

    On your point, I agree it's a problem. If there are two of you helping it's sometimes possible to lean the person forward slight so that the bowl can be gently removed.
     

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