Pobroll: Alzheimer's Society innovator programme product launch

TamsinT

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The following post is from the Alzheimer's Society Innovation team:

Alzheimer's Society Accelerator Programme partner pobroll® have now launched! The Innovation team have been working with founder Pat O’Brien to bring the pobroll® to market this year.

The pobroll® is a totally waterproof calming bed-bathing wrap designed to improve the user and carer experience of the bed bath. The smart-yet-simple design allows for truly person-centred care, combatting some of the stress associated with the bed bath by keeping the bed dry and the individual warm, and respectfully covered during personal washing.

The pobroll® has been tested with people living with dementia at home and in care homes and was found to keep the person warm and comfortable. It enhances dignity and reduces embarrassment or distress, which allows for a calm and more pleasurable bathing experience for both the person living with dementia and their carer.

The pobroll® is carefully crafted in the UK. It is now available to buy at www.pobroll.co.uk or via the Alzheimer’s Society Shop.
 

Jaded'n'faded

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It's a big towel!

When I watched the videos I thought, 'I bet this is gonna be expensive, maybe about £50!' Boy, was I wrong :oops:
 

Jessbow

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How can anyone justify spending that much on what ammounts to a plastic back towel?
My ghast is truly flabbered!!
 

maggie6445

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ouch , that is expensive! I've been looking for a waterproof blanket to use under the duvet to protect from bed wetting accidents. There is a splash blanket that I'm considering and it's £59.99 . Sounds similar. Also there's waterproof pet blankets that look cosy and much cheaper.
 
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Lawson58

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I would think you could make something that would work almost as well for a lot less money. You could even make a spare and still have money left over.

Why is it that as soon as an item gets tagged as being for the aged, for the disabled or as being ’educational’. the price just about doubles?
 

Jaded'n'faded

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I'm also wondering how practical it is. Presumably, it's a 'one-use' thing, i.e. once you'd used it to change/wash someone, it would need to be throroughly washed before it could be re-used. So, think maybe 6+ changes per day, per resident. So, 6 x 7 days x the number of residents... If care homes bought these it would push their fees up considerably! And I wonder how many you could get in a home washing machine?
 

maggie6445

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I'm also wondering how practical it is. Presumably, it's a 'one-use' thing, i.e. once you'd used it to change/wash someone, it would need to be throroughly washed before it could be re-used. So, think maybe 6+ changes per day, per resident. So, 6 x 7 days x the number of residents... If care homes bought these it would push their fees up considerably! And I wonder how many you could get in a home washing machine?
I'm guessing from the probable size on the video that these are intended for a full bed bath. It would still be necessary to use disposable mats for pad changes. Not very economical!
Frankly, the idea might seem good the cost is prohibitive for most ordinary people.
 

jennifer1967

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its expensive, its on a hospital bed and a lot of specialist moving and handling needed. the man seems to be able to move very well, how is someone that doesnt move very well or gets frightened of rolling be able to cope? what happens if they are on an ordinary bed that isnt height adjustable? doesnt bode well for the carers back or joints.
 

TamsinT

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Thank you all for your feedback. I'll pass this on to the innovation team to make sure they are aware of your thoughts.
 

nitram

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Thank you all for your feedback. I'll pass this on to the innovation team to make sure they are aware of your thoughts.
As you are giving feedback thank them for the 20 % discount on the VAT inc price
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VAT relief at current rate of 20% only gives a 16.7 % reduction.