News and events
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.
Upcoming events include:
April 3rd to 5th: Together We Care, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON Booth #1334
April 16th: Step Up “A Kaleidoscope of Care”, Vancouver Coastal Health, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver, BC
May 1st to 2nd: Canadian Seating and Mobility Conference, Delta by Marriott, Toronto, ON Booth #F10
June 20th to 22nd: CAOT (Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists) Conference, Sheraton Vancouver Wall Center, Vancouver, BC Booth #19
September 11th: Rehab Equipment Expo (REE), Richmond Olympic Oval, Richmond, BC
CONNECTED MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY IMPROVES HEALTHCARE
Article in TECH TRENDS
Digitalization enables development of smart products, even in applications where the technology is relatively simple.In collaboration with Prevas, the Swedish company Human Care is developing cloud-connected lifting solutions that prevent occupational injuries and help healthcare providers plan their work. Human Care is a Swedish company with main offices and product development in Stockholm. The company also has sales offices in the US, Canada, Holland and Australia. The company’s overhead lifts are used at assisted-living facilities, hospitals and in home environments for moving people with disabilities, such as from beds to wheelchairs or from wheelchairs to bathtubs.
Human Care is proud to introduce INSIGHTS – a new Lift Interface System. INSIGHTS provides health professionals with valuable information to improve safe patient handling practices that can result in reduced number of injuries, cost savings and optimal asset management.
INSIGHTS is an easy-to-use web interface that can be connected to Human Care´s overhead lifts Altair, Roomer S and HeliQ.
It facilitates cloud based storage of collected data from the lifting activities, all accessible from a computer, mobile or tablet device.
INSIGHTS supports compliance and encourages consistent utilization of the lifting equipment.
Download PDF to read more about the benefits of INSIGHTS or contact your local Human Care office for more information!
Patience Clements works as a Registred Nurse at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock, Texas. For Patience it´s very important that she gets the patients up and out of bed as fast as possible for example after surgery. Watch the video to find out more how Patience works with the chair in her daily work and what she thinks of it!
White Paper – May 12, 2017
A Practical Approach to Mobility in the Intensive Care Unit
Exploring Low Tech, Low Cost, High Compliance, High Reliability Opportunities
Today’s critically ill patients are often sicker, heavier, more complex and at risk for the hazards of immobility. Experts explain that the hazards of immobility adversely impact long-term recovery from a critical illness. Acute care facilities across the US and globally are seeking innovative practices to address these hazards in a cost-effective manner that yields high worker compliance, and better short- and long-term patient outcomes. This White Paper highlights relevant research, and features findings from a pilot study conducted by Covenant Medical Center, a Covenant Health facility, in Lubbock Texas.1 Covenant Medical Center, a 551 bed regional medical center serves west Texas and eastern New Mexico, and is associated with Lubbock University and Texas Tech University. The pilot offers an understanding of mobility in the ICU through both quantitative (Surveys) and qualitative (Interviews) methodologies. Data is included in this paper where appropriate. Read more…
Human Care is pleased to announce the launch of two new sling models.
The new reusable General purpose sling is an multi-purpose sling with an easy fit and built in flexibility to achieve proper leg and body positioning for patients with some upper body control. The sling also has a head support for extra stability.
The new Back Belt Sling (single patient use) is a sling used for gait training and mobilization with a Sit-to-Stand lift. This new sling is a single patient use version of our reusable Back belt Sling. It is made of a soft yet strong cotton and features a Velcro waist belt for easy application. The disposable sling should be used only for one patient and cannot be washed.
Contact your local Human Care customer support for any questions or to place an order!