Category: Care Homes
SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018
Posted on August 8, 2018
SurveyPlan – Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018
OpeMed’s SurveyPlan is a floor plan creation app that allows us to create dimensioned floor plans without actively measuring or drawing. With its Augmented Reality technology, we can capture spaces quickly and create simple layout designs to support your project.
Add to that the bank of OpeMed equipment and parts – your OpeMed Product Specialist can plan your Ceiling Hoist and assisted bathroom layouts in a matter of minutes.
Striving for Improvement; How Redefining Hoist Design Is Preventing Accidents and Injury
Posted on August 3, 2018
Striving for Improvement; How Redefining Hoist Design Is Preventing Accidents and Injury for OpeMed customers.
A recent incident in a UK Care Home involving a resident …’dangling from a hoist after the sling slipped from its hooks…’ culminated in a fatality. A tragic accident and an avoidable occurrence that gives us all in this industry reason for inward reflection on the most important features of a Ceiling Hoist – Safety and Security.
As Hoist Manufacturers, it is with the crucial ‘bigger picture’ view that we can analyse situations of this type and apply knowledge gleaned from years in the industry to help prevent a repeat of such accidents. Specifically, in this case, those involving Hoist spreader bars and secure sling attachment.
Charity Keeps Giving; Martha Trust Completes Rehabilitation Project
Posted on July 6, 2018
Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018
Posted on January 4, 2018
What is your colour?
Posted on October 11, 2017
What is your colour? For many years’ artists, scientists and researchers have been interested in the psychology of colour. They found that colour can have a profound effect on the human mind and emotions; evoking memory, affecting mood and influencing behaviour.
- Cool colours create a sense of calm
- Yellow is a subtly optimistic, happy colour.
- White has long been a symbol of purity and cleanliness.
- Light reflecting colours create an illusion of space.
- Reds, oranges and browns make a space feel warm and welcoming.
Bringing a ‘pop’ of colour with OpeMed
Posted on September 18, 2017
OpeMed Explained – Our Solutions for Transfer and Care
Posted on October 23, 2015
Patient Ceiling Hoist Track for Nursing Homes
Posted on August 26, 2015
Providing Inclusive Products and Design Elements
Posted on June 15, 2015
Ensuring a Cost Effective Adaptation Project
Posted on June 12, 2015
Creating a High Quality Transfer and Care Project
Posted on June 9, 2015
LOLER Test and Weight Test for Patient Hoists
Posted on March 27, 2015
Sling Assessments and Expert Advice
Posted on March 10, 2015
At OpeMed we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of transfer and care products to all of our customers, including our range of extensively used slings.
We provide comfortable all day slings, toileting slings, amputee slings, custom slings and paediatric sling alternatives for smaller clients (see range of slings). All of our slings are manufactured in the UK and come with wash-proof labelling.
With a combined experience of over 30 years in the industry, our product specialists offer personable and tailor made sling assessments to find the correct sling for each individual. Our product specialists cover the whole of the UK and will assess for sling suitability before each purchase to ensure the most accurate sling is prescribed. To book a sling assessment contact us.
Patient Transfer System In Action
Posted on February 11, 2015
Sling Training with OpeMed
Posted on October 6, 2014
Sling Training Sessions on the OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist
On Friday 3rd October, OpeMed held a sling training session for some of our customers. As experts in ceiling hoists and lifting users, we proudly have a range of slings for any application from hydrotherapy, to gait training, toileting and in-situ. We supply both clip and loop slings to customers which work with both our hook spreader bar or cradle system.
Working with an OT200 Spreader Bar
Each sling strap slides easily over separate hooks which means that the straps are kept apart for added comfort, this also saves time on sling adjustment and reinforces a safe element to the process.
Ceiling Hoisting: Evidence Based Success
Posted on July 7, 2014
Clinical Studies and Publication Prove that Ceiling Hoisting is Beneficial to User and Carer
Using high quality ceiling hoists such as the OT200 Compact is scientifically proven and backed up by prestigious research to show the positive effects of working with an overhead lifting system to achieve optimum moving and handling transfers.
Patients tend to prefer ceiling lifts to either floor lifts or manual handling, and that staff generally find ceiling lifts to be the least demanding method of patient handling. (Algamir 2009, Dutta 2012.)
Alamgir et al. 2008 conclude that investment in ceiling lifts can be recouped within 2-6 years (depending on whether direct or indirect costs are measured) as a result of the significant decline in musculoskeletal injuries after intervention.
Residential Care Accessible Rooms
Posted on July 1, 2014
OpeMed Create Accessible Rooms with Hoists for Somerset Residents
OpeMed have been involved in the brand new purpose built residential care home featuring 25 accessible rooms with overhead hoists in Somerset, South West England. Opening in Summer 2014, the brand new care home features 55 bedrooms for a multitude of care services.
OpeMed have worked with the design and architecture teams to create practical overhead hoist (also known as ceiling hoist) solutions for bedrooms, bathrooms and specialist bariatric suites by installing award winning OT200 Ceiling Hoists.
Ceiling Hoist Multi-Room Access
Posted on June 26, 2014
Fitting Ceiling Hoist Multi-Room Access
As part of our unique support offering to customers, we aim to ensure that we can create a practical solution for your ceiling hoist and ceiling tracking in any multi-room environment. Our ceiling hoist solutions are guaranteed to offer our customers increased flexibility, reduced transfers, safety and a smooth ride.
The design team at OpeMed can design multi-room hoisting to suit your project via a number of methods:
– OpeMed can create ceiling hoist track which traverses through the door header into the en-suite/bedroom using a variety of different methods. The best solution is where the track forms part of the door header, and a taller than normal door is used so when the door is shut there is no gap for light or noise to transfer through from room to room. If this is not possible then a cutout can be made between the top of the door and the ceiling.
– OpeMed can design a gate system which enables multi-room access with no additional transfer required
New Compact Ceiling Hoist from OpeMed
Posted on June 17, 2014
New Compact Ceiling Hoist – Modern Design 30% Smaller
The New OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist, uses our unique “Gravity Charging System” and “No-tools emergency lower” that has allowed the OT200 to be the fastest selling Ceiling Hoist in the market.
These proven features are now combined with a new industry leading design that reduces the size of the motor by over 30% and creates a modern and non-obtrusive look.
Install a Patient Hoist into Any Room
Posted on June 10, 2014
Hoisting in the most awkward of spaces or strange room layout?
OpeMed can install a patient hoist into any room…
As specialists in Ceiling Hoists for Nursing Homes to Domestic or Hospital environments, OpeMed have great exposure to a wide range of room types and sizes.
It is not often straight forward to install Ceiling Hoists and Patient Hygiene Equipment into the desired location- but by no means impossible! This is where our years of experience and expertise in the technicalities of installing hoisting equipment are apparent.
OpeMed custom design a CAD solution for any shape of room and for any budget. We can manufacture any length or curve tracking and we are able to assign ceiling or wall posts to fit into awkward or small spaces.