Single Handed Care

Centrobed can offer products that allow Single handed care

We have all heard of Single Handed Care or Reduced handed care, with Centrobed’s Arctic turning bed and the Timor bed chair Single Handed care can be achieved, saving the NHS £Millions

Before the advancement in equipment and services was available, there was a strain on the health and social care budget. In 2017, £140bn was being spent on health care and £20plus on social care. (Two carers were sometimes needed to manual handle a patient, in the most severe cases. for the clients, sometimes having two people in their home could be quite intrusive). With a lack of privacy and not getting to know carers that well, patients often have different carers each time. There is also often a lack of training  and a delay in delivery when it comes to using equipment, so carers and patients often got frustrated.

However, in more recent times, there is more and more pressure on hospital waiting times and delayed discharges, due to insufficient care being in place at home. In October 2017, there were a total of 170,100 delayed discharges equivalent to 5487 per day – this was putting a huge strain on hospital waiting times and available beds. With delayed discharges occurring, staff are still required and the flow of patients through the hospital is being affected. Bed occupancy also continues to exceed the recommended level, as admissions to hospitals continue to rise and the NHS keeps reducing the number of beds available. This has a negative effect on finances and the performance of the health and care system.

Single Handed Care is now more at the forefront of Occupational Therapists and assessors minds, to get patients back into their home environment with a reduced care package, reducing the strain on care homes and community hospitals who provide a wide range of services, including in-patient rehabilitation. There have been many advances in technology, to allow more and more patients to leave a hospital environment and return home. Hoists are very common, to help with lifting patients up after a fall, or simply out of bed into a chair. Turntables are used to turn individuals around and transfer boards are used to move a patient from one piece of furniture to another. Centrobed offer a wide range of electric profiling beds including the Arctic turning bed and the Timor Chair Bed which facilitates sustainable care package.

HANDSFREE TURNING can save the NHS £Millions

Centrobed offer demonstrations at home, with a trained representative travelling out to you and offering an assessment on the best product for the patient. Equipment is also available for hire making our products more available without capital outlay. so the patient and carer can see if they will get used to how they work.