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There are a vast array of standing devices to choose from. With a little help from a standing aid, standing becomes much easier and provides freedom and independence.
Whether you require a sample standing aid for getting out of bed or a chair, or you need a full prone to supine assistance aid - we can provide the standing assistance aid that is correct for your situation. We also supply Bariatric products.
Common types of standers include: sit to stand, prone, supine, upright, multi-positioning standers and standing wheelchairs.
TWS Healthcare can help with standing aids including:
Our comprehensive range of seating products include seating aids to suit domestic use or for use in a care facility. TWS Healthcare are Tasmania's experts on correct seating systems for the disabled. We can source a comprehensive range of daily aids, many of which most carers or disabled people may not know exist.
We are here to help the disabled and carers make informed decisions on what daily assistance aids (including seating systems) are appropriate to their situation.
With an extensive product list and years of experience we can make sure you can get the seating aid system that perfectly suits.
Bathing and hygiene assistance aids can have an enormous benefit for the disabled and for carers. Our range is extensive and we can provide the product that assists in the every day care for the disabled.
Using correctly set up bathing and hygiene aids can make these daily activities much less demanding and safer for the carer and disabled alike. The emotional benefits to the disabled using appropriate products can be enormous.
TWS Healthcare can advise and supply and maintain bathing and hygiene assistance products to benefit in all situations and environments.
TWS Healthcare can supply and set up lifts and hoists to suit all situations.
We provide professional service and advice about what is needed, along with selecting the product that best suits the environment in which the lifting/transfer device is to be used. We are Tasmania's leading expert supplier of Bariatric products to suit heavy load situations.
We have an extensive range from simple to more advanced hoists and lifts.
Feel free to call us on 03 6244 4343 to discuss your lifting assistance requirements.
Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
As is the population worldwide, Australia’s population is aging. It is projected by the Bureau of Statistics that by 2064, people 65 years and over will make up 28% of the population. Multiple factors are contributing to this, including ever increasing and improving life expectancy. Australia is lucky to have one of the highest life expectancies in the world which has been found to improve with each year that the statistics are released.
Arthritis is a common condition affecting nearly 4 million Australians, with 1 in 5 having some form of musculoskeletal condition. A large number of the population believe that Arthritis is a condition associated with ageing. However this is not the case with over 2.4 million working age people living with some medical musculoskeletal condition.
Bariatric is a term, which refers to the area of medicine that focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity.
Falls are a concern for a number of people within the population, with around 30% of adults over 65yrs experiencing at least one fall per year, most commonly in and around the home. As the population ages, this is due to increase and places importance for both loved ones, carers and healthcare providers on preventing the occurrence and opportunity of falls. Especially for older Australians, falls can result in serious and in some cases life-threatening injury including fractures and breakages of bones, cuts, bruises and sprains. Along with this, the scare and fear of falling can lead to a loss of confidence, mobility, independence and ultimately quality of life for some individuals.
There are a number of reasons that an individual will make the choice to have hip or knee replacement surgery. They can include ongoing severe pain and limited mobility due to arthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis or trauma/severe injury to the area after an accident or prolonged sporting injuries and strains. Arthritis is the main cause of replacement surgery due to the nature of the disease in which the cartilage of the joint becoming warn and causing increasing pain by the ends of the joint bones moving against each other.
Motor Neurone Disease is a disease that results in the nerve cells (neurones) within the brain to rapidly degenerate and die. These nerve cells are responsible for controlling the muscles that allow us to speak, breathe, swallow and move our limbs.
Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. This disease makes bones become brittle leading to a higher risk of breaks than in normal bone. Osteoporosis occurs when bones lose minerals, such as calcium, more quickly than the body can replace them, causing a loss of bone thickness (bone density or mass).
There are over 70,000 Australians living with this condition. 65 years is the average age of diagnosis, although younger individuals can begin showing symptoms, in which the disease is referred to as Young Onset Parkinson’s.
To ensure that a full recovery is made post surgery, it is important to consider not only the time spent in hospital, but the period after being discharged and at home as a vital part of recovery that must be planned and managed. Post surgery recovery should be first priority until provided feedback from your assigned Healthcare Professional that they are satisfied with the overall outcome and your health and you are able to resume your regular lifestyle.
Pressure sores (now being referred to as pressure injuries) are areas of skin and deeper tissue that have been damaged from constant pressure or friction due to reduced mobility and is usually associated with the overweight and older population or those who are confined to a bed or chair for long periods. Due to the nature of pressure sores, they can be difficult to treat and in some cases lead to serious complications and other health issues including infection of the blood, bone and join infections, abscess and cancer.
Quadriplegia otherwise referred to as Tetraplegia is identified as either partial or complete paralysis of both the upper and lower body, disabling movement from the shoulders down caused by neck injury.
Rehabilitation is a broad term which covers an area of medicine that specialises in restoring, or maximising, a person’s mobility, physical function or range of movement. It is advised to undertake rehabilitation under the direction of a medical professional such as a Doctor, Occupational Therapist or a Physiotherapist.