Category: Occupational Therapy

What is an XY Ceiling Hoist System or H System

XY Ceiling Hoist System or H  System We often get asked what is an XY Ceiling Hoist or H System (also known as an XY Overhead Hoist or an XY Hoist). The simplest way to explain is an Ceiling Hoist motor that drives along a moving rail, that in turn slides up and [...]

September 7th, 2015

Ceiling Hoists & Assisted Baths at Kidz South

Ceiling Hoists, Assisted Baths, Tilt in Space Shower Chairs all on show at Kidz South Conference, Reading, UK OpeMed were on hand to demonstrate all our equipment to parents, OT’s and Case Managers at Kidz South this week in Reading. Our discreet H system with flush trolleys, the new OT200 compact ceiling hoist as [...]

June 5th, 2015

Alan Titchmarsh Opens Accessible Holiday Home

Flat Spaces Accessible Holiday Home Friday 8th May saw the ribbon cutting of the highly anticipated Flat Spaces Accessible Holiday Home, coined: ‘The No Compromise Option’ for it’s bench-mark setting accessibility standards for a holiday home. After only 6 weeks from build to completion, this pre-fabricated DanWood bungalow with OpeMed Ceiling Hoists and Assisted [...]

May 11th, 2015

The New Care Act Legislation

English Care System Faces Biggest Changes in 60 Years The Care Act released in 2014 included the rights for those receiving care and for those who provide it for relatives or friends. The Public Bodies (Joint Working) Act has been described as the most substantial reform north of the border [...]

April 20th, 2015

LOLER Test and Weight Test for Patient Hoists

Our Policy on LOLER Testing and Weight Testing OpeMed weight test each individual installation after install and also on each LOLER test. This is according to ISO10535, CE and LOLER. All our engineers are qualified to the latest standards and protocols. Nearly all maintenance on the OT200 Ceiling Hoist can be completed when the hoist [...]

March 27th, 2015

Sling Assessments and Expert Advice

Transfer and Care Sling Assessments 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 [...]

March 10th, 2015

Flat Spaces Accessible Holiday Home Build

Flat Spaces Build is Underway for New Accessible Holiday Home As previously mentioned in a blog post, OpeMed are proudly working with Flat Spaces as the main supplier of wet room and bedroom hoisting, showering and changing equipment. Flat Spaces aim to build and install fully accessible holiday homes for [...]

February 24th, 2015

Ceiling Hoist Installation Satisfies All

In co-operation with our sister company United Care, a recent project has been completed with the installation of a new ceiling lift system into a mental health rehabilitation centre in Europe. The ceiling hoist installed is an OT200 with a powered spreader bar for automated positioning, in this blog we have [...]

February 10th, 2015

Ceiling Hoist at Home with Super Josh

The OT200 Ceiling Hoist at Home with Super Josh The OT200 ceiling hoist is frequently used within domestic environments as a user friendly, neat addition to the home for increased accessibility. As you can see in the images below, the ceiling hoist installed for Super Josh (of The Joshua Wilson Brain Tumour Charity) works well in [...]

January 4th, 2015

Independence in Hoisting Equipment

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 [...]

December 1st, 2014

Ceiling Track Hoist and Assistive Equipment at The OT Show

Compact Ceiling Tack Hoist Shown at The OT Show, NEC Birmingham Following another successful week of exhibiting, we have proudly made fantastic new connections and built upon existing relationships with a range of Occupational Therapists from all over the UK on the 26th and 27th November. The OT Show, although a fairly recent event to [...]

November 27th, 2014

OpeMed at Kidz North – Equipment for Children with Disabilities

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

November 21st, 2014

Case Management Conference 2014

Case Management Annual CMSUK Conference OpeMed were invited to exhibit a selection of transfer and care equipment to the CMSUK case managers attending the annual conference and AGM for 2014. Attended by hundreds of Case Management OT’s and clinical experts from across the UK each year, the conference held at Gatwick also brings together exhibitors [...]

November 14th, 2014

Kidz North at Event City: Leading the Way for Disabled Users

Event City in Manchester, a 4 Year Old Shining Example of an Exhibition Centre As thousands of people pass through the doors of exhibition centres for each day of an event you have to wonder how well cater for the disabled visitors really are. We are not only talking from the parking to the ramps [...]

October 28th, 2014

Ceiling Track Hoists for Large Rooms

OpeMed Supplies and Fits Ceiling Track Hoists into Any Size of Room As a leading manufacturer and installer of ceiling hoists, hi-lo baths and changing tables, OpeMed works with Architects and Occupational Therapists to design accessible spaces to suit the needs of the users and carers in any environment.   OpeMed provide: Ceiling track reinforced [...]

October 15th, 2014

Sling Training with OpeMed

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 [...]

October 6th, 2014

Patient Hoist Asia

Patient Hoist - Asia: OpeMed Complete Training Programme to New Hospital in Hong Kong A major new hospital in Asia installed OT200 Patient Hoists (or Patient Lifters) across various wards last year and OpeMed have followed up with training on the hoist and our wide range of slings.               [...]

September 14th, 2014

OpeMed Celebrate Changing Places Partnership Success

Official Co-Sponsor of Changing Places; OpeMed Celebrates Anniversary As the co-sponsor of The Changing Places Campaign, the team at OpeMed are delighted to be celebrating their first anniversary as Aveso! The past year has seen many successful projects in the UK including installations at Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium, the very first Tesco store and Stansted [...]

July 17th, 2014

Specialist Room Designs for Disabled School Children

Designing Facilities for Disabled School Children: Read OpeMed’s White Paper Designing accessible areas for disabled school children is something that requires the consideration of the needs of the children specifically, as well as this there should be specialist advice given by an occupational therapist or other healthcare professional.   One child in 20 under the [...]

July 11th, 2014

Ceiling Hoist Multi-Room Access

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. [...]

June 26th, 2014