A Showering Solution

I remember being blown away when I first came across this device at The Care Show in 2019. I already knew its manufacturer, Arjo, having come across a huge range of their moving and handling products, including the Sara Stedy which was one of my favourite devices to work with in the Community. The beauty of the Carendo is that it enables the carer (following transfer, in which a hoist may be needed) to manoeuvre between rooms, undress and dress, toilet, shower, and generally care better, all on one piece of kit. The need for hoisting between multiple items of equipment is minimised, supporting attention to detail when it comes to skin care and hygiene, dignity, and comfort. As well as being a much improved experience for the person being cared for, it also saves the requirement of the carer to bend and contort in a way that wears the back out over time, and supports them to use their time most effectively. I am sure that anybody who has experienced the seemingly relentless cycle of multiple hoisting morning, noon and night will appreciate this solution. It is one of the most exciting I have found so far…

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