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The acquired company, Petermann GmbH, is a well known and respected supplier of patient transfer products in Germany. The country, with its population of 83 million, is an important market for most Med Tech companies.
“Human Care has been active in Germany for a long period of time. With the acquisition of Petermann, we simultaneously strengthened our presence in the country and expanded the portfolio of patient transfer products-which makes us an even more attractive partner on the global market. For Human Care and its distributors, this is an important step to offer complete solutions to any care environment ranging from hospitals to homes. Our portfolio will now include everything from furniture and beds to lifts, hygiene products, and a large range of patient transfer products,” says Stefan Hedelius, CEO of Human Care Group. “Furthermore, we get access to the experienced and skilled employees of Petermann. They will be able to understand the Kenmak and Human Care product portfolio quickly and accelerate our business in Germany,” he continues.
A geographical expansion and enhancement of the hospital bed portfolio.
The investment is consistent with Human Care Group’s long-term M&A strategy. It gives the company access to new products, access to more markets for its existing product portfolio, and in-house production.
“This is a milestone in the company history and represents a unique opportunity for Human Care Group to grow its business,” said Stefan Hedelius, CEO of Human Care. “The products of Kenmak have high quality and are certified according to ISO 13485, ISO 9001, and ISO 14001. We feel comfortable that our existing customer base, used to a high-end portfolio, will appreciate the new range of products we can offer them. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been able to deliver products without interruptions. We see it as strategically wise to be in control of more production in the future, not only for keeping our delivery promises but also to ensure quality and competitive pricing”, he continues.
In situations where the risk of spreading infections is high, such as the current pandemic we are facing, the use of single patient use products is recommended. Human Care has been offering disposable slings and transfer sheets for a very long time with much success .
Due to the increased instances of COVID-19 worldwide, we are receiving several inquiries for infection control products. Along with protective clothing and masks, requests for products such as disposable transfer sheets and single patient use slings are being made. Our products ensure infection control for doctors, nurses, caregivers and other essential workers within healthcare. Because the product is used by a single patient, the need for laundering and sterilization is eliminated which means fewer hands handle the product. For the high-risk elderly residing in nursing homes and long-term care facilities, every small thing that can be done to stop the risk of infection spreading ensures fewer fatalities. Both our transfer sheets and slings are an excellent way to ensure safe patient handling protocols are followed, while at the same time, infection control is facilitated.
- Single patient use ensures infection control
- High safe working load
- Can be used with all lifts on the market
Our General Purpose Single Patient Use (SPU) Slings, as the name indicates, can be used for most patients for most lifting situations. With integrated head support, these slings allows a patient to be lifted from a bed, chair or even from the floor. The design promotes a semi-recumbent position, which allows a patient with breathing issues a much more comfortable transfer position. With a slightly tilted angle and good back and head support, an angle that does not put pressure on the lung area is created. Our slings are individually packed to ensure hygiene and are available with clips or loop attachment.
- Disposable, single-patient use
- Reduces unnecessary manual lifting of patients
- Reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injuries for healthcare personnel
Our transfer sheets are ideal for single patient use in quarantine infection areas. Individually packed, they can easily be stored on a hospital cart for quick access. They reduce the friction under the patient, which allows for quick and easy transfers from a bed to a chair or stretcher or back. The ability to easily transfer or position a patient reduces caregiver injuries and fatigue, and since the transfer sheets are disposable, infection control protocols are maintained. Our transfer sheets are available in three different models, including a bariatric transfer sheet.
Human Care is proud to introduce two new 2-point fixed hanger bars for our overhead lifts that are lightweight, yet extremely durable.
These new hanger bars are available in two models – one for the HeliQ and one for the Altair and Roomer S. They are streamlined, offer added safety features and are easily installed.
The 2-point hanger bar for HeliQ stationary lift comes in 3 different widths:
• 35 cm (13.8”)
• 45 cm (17.7”)
• 60 cm (23.6”)
The 2-point hanger bar for Altair & Roomer S lift comes in 2 different widths:
• 45 cm (17.7”)
• 55 cm (21.7”)
Please note that the hanger bar is not included when ordering a lift, it has to be ordered separately.
Our new bag kit for the Carl-Oskar and the Rebel offer optimal storage for your daily shopping. This kit features a small bag that rests on the seat and a big bag for the hard basket. Not only do they offer more space and a safer way to carry home groceries, but they are installed in seconds! The small bag can be conveniently folded and placed into the big bag if not required.
Human Care is proud to introduce new accessories to enhance the features of our rollators.
Our light kit is an excellent way to illuminate your path while walking. This kit includes one red LED light and one white LED light with flash-mode. These lights easily mount onto the rollator with either a magnet or a rubber fixture. Battery operated. Fits all rollator models. Part no: 91091
Our reflectors aid with the visibility of the user as it reflects light from the headlights of oncoming vehicles. This ensures you are always visible to everyone around you. Our reflector kit includes 30 reflectors with self-adhesive stickers that can be attached to the frame of the rollator: 10 white, 10 silver, 5 red (non-flexible) and 5 silver (non-flexible). Fits all rollator models.
Part no: 91090
White lock with two keys for added security when leaving your rollator unattended. Flexible cord makes application easy.
Part no: 91092
Fits: Carl-Oskar and Rebel. Seat cover in wool/ polyester. State-of-the-art technology keeps fabric warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Softens the look and feel of the rollator.
Part no: 91093
Contact your local authorized dealer to order our new accessories today! Note: Light Kits, Reflector Kits, and Locks are available for pre-ordering only. Seat covers are available for immediate orders. Lead time is dependant on the country.
Human Care is proud to introduce a new powered 4-point spreader bar to our portfolio of overhead lifts. This new spreader bar is designed for our stationary lifts and is the ultimate choice for hospitals and other care environments who use slings affixed with clips. Controlled by the lift handset, the electric movement is smooth and comfortable for both the client and the caregiver.
Human Care prides itself on being a leader in innovation and design of mobility products. We introduced the market to the first cross-folding rollator, which has now become an industry standard. We are excited to bring to Canada two new proven products sold for more than twenty years in Europe – the Carl-Oskar and Rebel. Contact us today for all the exciting details!
We are happy to announce that our new 1/4 length side rails for our Floorline series of ultra-low beds are now ready for pre-ordering with shipping commencing early September 2018.
The new 1/4 length side rail can be mounted on both the head and the foot end of all Human Care ultra low beds. They are sold as a pair, or as a part of a kit with the 1/2 length side rails. All mounting brackets are included in the kit. The 1/4 lenght side rail can be used on it’s own or together with the the 1/2 lenght side rail.
The new neXus is on the way!
Our new and exciting neXus is on the way in a variety of colours! Available in regular or tall handles in a choice of super low, low or standard seat heights, the neXus will change the way you move this spring!
Give us a call today for all the details.