Category: DFG

See OpeMed OT200 & Monarch Hoists Live at OTAC 2018

Posted on December 4, 2018

OpeMed will be exhibiting for the first time at the OTAC Conference in Southampton, which will be OTAC’S final event of the year, on Wednesday 5th December. Held at the Hilton Hotel Ageas Bowl, Southampton the conference will showcase the most current equipment and adaptation guidance that you will require in your day to day practice.

Our Product Specialists will be demonstrating our OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist as well as our Monarch Portable Hoist and Gantry System for semi-permanent solutions.

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OpeMed Assisted Baths to Grant Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes

Posted on September 7, 2018

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! OpeMed Assisted Baths to Grant Make-A-Wish Foundation Wishes

Make-A-Wish is a very special foundation with a global reach, so the likelihood is you’ve heard of them before.

What could make a child happier than their ultimate wish being granted, made a reality for a day? With this ethos always at the forefront, Make-A-Wish offers not only once-in-a-lifetime experiences to brighten lives but also a welcome and well-deserved reprieve from the reality of living with a critical illness.

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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.

SurveyPlan - Demonstrating the Best Solutions for Transfer and Care 2018

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CASE STUDY: Grand Design Home Creates Sanctuary for Devizes Family

Posted on February 1, 2018

The beautiful new home in Devizes, built from their own specialist design, is the family’s pride and joy and certainly with good reason. A labour of love constituting of aesthetic clean interiors and unique reclaimed oak frame, the purpose-built, open-plan, accessible home is also totally designed around their daughter.

Through various avenues of DFG and private funding, the family have been able to construct a dream country home with their daughter’s needs at the forefront of considerations.

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Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018

Posted on January 4, 2018

Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018

All you need to know to choose Ceiling Hoists with our quick guide – Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018

If you have a project on the horizon where Ceiling Hoist or Overhead Hoist provisions are required, it can be a confusing enterprise deciding which is right for the given environment. The Best Ceiling Hoist for Your Project in 2018 is a quick guide designed to breakdown the different types of Ceiling Hoists available and where they can work best.

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Bringing a ‘pop’ of colour with OpeMed

Posted on September 18, 2017

Bringing a pop of 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. It has been shown that colour can have physical effects, increasing blood pressure and affecting appetite, and can even cause eye strain.
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Ten Questions for Case Managers (Professional Guide) has arrived!

Posted on August 11, 2017

The guide that covers essentials for specifying Hoisting, Bathing, Showering and Changing Equipment

We are excited to announce “Ten Questions for Case Managers” the OpeMed guide for Case Managers and Occupational Therapists has arrived! 

When faced with such a diverse range of equipment from many suppliers, working out what is best for your client can be a challenge. Using our latest guide will help you work through the mine-field that can be transfer and care equipment.

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Coming Soon: Ten Questions for Case Managers (Professional Guide)

Posted on June 29, 2017

The Guide that covers essentials for specifying hoisting, bathing, showering and changing equipment

We are excited to announce “Ten Questions for Case Managers” the OpeMed guide for Case Managers and Occupational Therapists is coming soon. 

When faced with such a diverse range of equipment from many suppliers, working out what is best for your client can be a challenge. Using our latest guide will help you work through the mine-field that can be transfer and care equipment.

Ten Questions for Case Managers: Coming soon.
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A Brief Guide to Disabled Facility Grants

Posted on September 9, 2016

“Adopting a one‐stop shop approach. In many areas it may be possible to channel all enquiries or referrals through a single point of access. This will often be the case where a HIA has been given the role of leading delivery of adaptations, but it may also be relevant within a local authority. This requires the provision of good quality information about the service for potential service users and relevant agencies and clear briefing of multi‐ agency staff involved in receiving enquiries or visiting people in their homes. “

A Brief Guide to Disabled Facility Grants
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The Occupational Therapy Show

Posted on September 9, 2015

Find OpeMed at The OT Occupational Therapy Show – Birmingham

OpeMed are excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this years Occupational Therapy Show at the NEC Birmingham.

Running for two days on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th of November the OT show will provide you with  interactive lectures, seminars and practical workshops, the opportunity to update and refresh your learning and  research new products and services.

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Independence in Hoisting Equipment

Posted on December 1, 2014

Finding Independence in Hoisting Equipment- Working with OpeMed

As the population gradually lives longer, the needs of individuals become more acute (such as obesity) and there is a desire to stay at home for much longer we need to consider the best form of support and independence.

As a recent article in The OT Magazine explores, there are various situations where a hoist (ceiling or floor) may be the best assistive equipment for providing a great level of care and independence.

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Geberit Hand Control System

Posted on November 24, 2014

Geberit Hand Control System- Accommodating All Users

The Geberit hand control system is a helpful addition to the Geberit Aquaclean 8000Plus w/c which enables user to control a variety of elements from washing method, positioning and length of time.

The handset is a “pop-out” addition to the existing basic “push” controls on the w/c, the handset has the infra-red ability to add a dimension of privacy to users whereby a carer might choose to operate the system from the next room. At the touch of a button the features include:

  • Full and smooth water spray
  • Adjustable water spray, position and temperature
  • Massage spray, lady wash and oscillating spray functions
  • Gentle warm air drying

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OpeMed at Kidz North – Equipment for Children with Disabilities

Posted on November 21, 2014

Equipment for Children with Disabilities- Ceiling Hoist, Shower Trolley & Bathing Equipment

 

Paediatric Equipment for Disabilities

OpeMed exhibited again this week at Kidz North, the largest UK exhibition designed around children with disabilities and special needs and their families. OpeMed demonstrated our Height Adjustable Baths, Neatfold Changing Tables, Shower Trolleys, Tilt in Space Shower Chairs and an H System Ceiling Hoist and found many Occupational Therapists and Parents alike to show interest in our wide range of assistive equipment.Equipment for Children with Disabilities

 

 

OpeMed has the widest range of specialist equipment for transfer and washing of children available and our knowledge and experience of dealing with the architect, OT, parent and builder ensure a smooth and cost- effective install. OpeMed are a manufacturer as well as selling through our own sales team throughout the UK.

 

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Kidz South Exhibition

Posted on June 13, 2014

Another Successful Event at Kidz South Exhibition 2014!

opemed stand kidz south Located once again in Reading, this year’s Kidz South Exhibition drew in the crowds for another year, despite the sweltering hot sunshine outside!

 

On our stand, we proudly exhibited our Comfortline height adjustable bath featuring lights, air-spa and music, as well as our height adjustable shower trolley, OT200 ceiling hoist and unique pop up ceiling track.

 

 

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What is a DFG?

Posted on April 23, 2014

OpeMed are proud to support DFG applications and aim to provide professional and comprehensive advice to our clients. For a break down in the DFG “jargon” please read on…

1. Disabled facilities grants (DFG)

Disabled facilities grants are grants provided by your council (local authority) to help meet the cost of adapting a property for the needs of a disabled person. The scheme operates in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

 

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