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OT Show 2017: Getting the most from your visit

Posted on October 19, 2017

12 Tips for the OT Show 2017: Getting the most from your visit

The annual Occupational Therapy show will be held on 22nd-23rd November 2017. As the UK’s largest annual gathering of Occupational Therapists, Case Managers and medical professionals, it’s an event not to be missed and we hope that ‘the OT Show 2017: Getting the most from your visit’ will help you plan your day.

The two-day event provides an opportunity to meet face-to-face with equipment manufacturers from Patient Transfer to Sensory Equipment, the OT Show 2017 will include top-tier industry players, across healthcare equipment suppliers.

It brings together two co-located shows under one roof: The Occupational Therapy Show and Therapy Expo. Find out about the latest developments and learn about new suppliers and technologies you may be less familiar with.

OT Show 2017: Getting the most from your visit

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Church funds brand new Changing Places at local community centre

Posted on October 11, 2017

The newest addition to the OpeMed Changing Places portfolio is the fantastic facility at the Jubilee Community Centre in East Grinstead, West Sussex.

Funded through the tireless efforts of the Jubilee Community Church, the Changing Places facility is the result of an impressive internal renovation on an existing room in the centre. With a vision to serve the local community, the Church have certainly achieved this with their new Changing Places.

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What is your colour?

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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.
What is your Colour

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International OpeMed: Working across the globe

Posted on October 6, 2017

International OpeMed Working across the globe

Medica Hosts OpeMed Equipment at 2017 Conference

Exhibiting alongside our German partners Beka, OpeMed is attending Media 2017; the World Forum for Medicine held in Düsseldorf Germany.

Heading to Medica for the 13-16th of November in hall 14, stand D42, we will be there to demonstrate our internationally best-selling products, the brand new Monarch Portable Hoist weighing less than 5kg and transferring 32% faster than leading competitors, and the OT200 Compact Ceiling Hoist with a unique gravity powered charging system and compact design.

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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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House Becomes a Home; London Family Home Made Accessible

Posted on September 5, 2017

 

OpeMed has recently concluded an exciting project in London, involving the refurbishment of a family home to make it totally accessible and suitable for a client with Cerebral Palsy.

Accessibility, in this case, is comprised of a Through-Floor Lift, Height Adjustable Kiva Bath with Light Therapy, Air Spa, Auto-fill taps, Music system and a full-size Neatfold Changing Table.

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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.

Ten Questions for Case Managers

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First Day of Filming At Local Holiday Home Complete For OpeMed

Posted on July 27, 2017

Capturing Flat Spaces Holiday Home, – Ropley, Hampshire

Yesterday we were delighted to head back to Flat Spaces, a wonderful purpose built Holiday Home for the disabled community in the heart of Hampshire, to film our latest demonstration video.

Flat Spaces is the brainchild of Tom Yendall a man known for his work with the Mouth and Foot Painters Association. As the founder, Tom’s mission is to enable those with severe disabilities to take a holiday, in the full knowledge and confidence that their needs will be catered for. The vision is to provide high quality, fully accessible holiday accommodation for the severely disabled and less abled traveller by means of a UK and overseas network of well equipped, internally identical flat space bungalows.

First Day of Filming At Local Holiday Home Complete For OpeMed
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Welcome Break achieve 999th Changing Places for Changing Places Awareness Day

Posted on July 19, 2017

We are delighted to announce we have completed our latest Changing Places project with Welcome Break at Newport Pagnell Services.

This competition marks the 999th Changing Places on the second Changing Places Awareness Day (July 19th) now celebrating 11 amazing years of the Changing Places Campaign and the successes the campaign so far.

Welcome Break achieve 999th Changing Places for Changing Places Awareness Day
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OpeTrack Fixings and Considerations

Posted on July 12, 2017

In the thousands of installations OpeMed have completed, we have very rarely come across a project we could not create a fixing solution for. With over 20 years industry experience our specialists can ensure Ceiling Track is installed safely into every recommended installation. To help provide guidance and support, we have put together a quick explanation of the most common fixing types based upon the type of ceiling structure present, we hope you will find useful.

Please remember every installation is different, the below are a few examples of many options available.

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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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Crawley Success as crowd draws for OpeMed Changing Places

Posted on June 23, 2017

County Mall Shopping Centre in Crawley opened it’s first Changing Places toilet last Friday, the 16th of June, as the culmination of years of hard work and tireless campaigning by local mum, carer and Chairman of Autism Support Crawley, Maria Cook.

On behalf of her Autistic son Ryan, and so many others with additional needs that require a  Ceiling Hoist and Changing Table in order to use the loo with dignity, Maria has carved a path that many campaigners would wish to emulate.

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OpeMed fly ‘down-under’ for Australian Changing Places conference

Posted on June 12, 2017

We are delighted to be attending the Changing Places, Going Places Conference in Victoria (Australia), this week on 14th June. Guests will be speaking about and sharing information on Changing Places facilities and the positive impact they have on social inclusion within the community.

Due to the on-going success of the campaign in the UK, our Managing Director will be speaking on the key factors that have driven the campaign successes and how it can be translated to the Victorian Disability Plan and the public to best ensure the same success is had.

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OpeMed near completion on brand new Changing Places in Crawley

Posted on June 9, 2017

As a newly awarded local hero in the Crawley Community Awards, Autism Ambassador for Gatwick Airport and Chairman for Autism Support Crawley; working with Maria to install a well needed Changing Places into County Mall Shopping Centre, has been a delightful journey and a fantastic achievement for Maria and all her campaigning work.

Brought on board as both co-sponsor of the Changing Places Campaign and industry specialists, OpeMed has been proud to support this endeavour, helping to create a more accessible Crawley. Our team of Product Specialists have worked closely with Maria to ensure the best possible facilities, utilising our extensive experiance to match the needs of the users and the Changing Places specifications to the parameters of the room.

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OpeMed brings a ‘pop of colour’ to Kidz to Adultz South

Posted on May 26, 2017

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OpeMed will be returning to Kidz to Adultz South this year, following the success of our previous visits. Come and visit us at stand 803 where we will be hosting some of the most popular of our product range.

We will once again be showcasing our ceiling mounted OT200 and this will be a great opportunity to see our XY to XY System with Magnetic Gate first hand, which really gives a sense of how our hoist can travel seamlessly between a bedroom and bathroom, or any other room.

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SEN Equipment Taken Seriously

Posted on May 17, 2017

SEN Bathroom and Classroom Equipment

Almost a fifth of children in Britain are identified as having special educational needs (SEN). It is estimated that around 7 per cent of children are disabled and a significant number of children have both SEN and a disability. Most children with SEN and disabilities are educated in mainstream schools. Around one per cent of the total school population is educated in special schools.

Part of OpeMed’s SEN Patient Handling Equipment offering is our ability to listen and adapt to what our SEN customers really need. We have completed multiple SEN projects across the country, working closely with the architect, main contractor and school. Requiring both adaptations of existing facilities (classrooms, assisted bathrooms and sensory rooms etc.) and the creation of Hoisting and Changing solutions for new build additions.

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Introducing OpeTrack Art

Posted on May 12, 2017

Introducing OpeTrack Art
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Doc Martin Actor joins OpeMed for Julia’s House Grand Opening

Posted on May 8, 2017

OpeMed were delighted and proud to attend the official opening with TV Actor, Martin Clunes at Julia’s House Hospice, Devizes – Wiltshire, this weekend. As featured on BBC Wiltshire and with many notable attendees, Julia’s House is an award-winning children’s hospice charity dedicated to bringing comfort and care to families through exceptional facilities and staff.

This high profile hospice has been supported by Guy Ritchie, David Beckham, Robert Downey Jr. as well as many other celebrities and has become a cause close to many peoples hearts. We are proud to have been able to fit out the facility with our state-of-the-art equipment, from hoists, Ceiling Track, Assisted Baths, Height and Horizontal Adjustable Washbasins to Adjustable Grab Rails.

 

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Deadlines Loom for Premier League 2017 Accessible Promise

Posted on May 5, 2017

In September 2015, Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to improve their disabled access provisions, committing to meet the Accessible Stadia Guide (ASG) by August 2017. With the promise of August looming, Premier League football clubs are fast approaching the Changing Places installation deadline. Believe it or not, around a third of clubs in top tier football are set to miss their own deadline to install a Changing Places toilet in their stadium. Not only does this mean that disabled fans’ needs are not being met, it also sends the message that clubs simply don’t care about disabled facilities; at least not enough to invest in them

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OpeMed to join OT Practice in Company Conference Hoist Demonstration

Posted on May 3, 2017

The OT Practice Conference is a unique opportunity for associates of The OT Practice to gain the latest industry insights, CDP training and new product knowledge, to which you can find OpeMed exhibiting to the left of the main entrance.

OpeMed to join OT Practice in Company Conference Hoist Demonstration
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