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Cerebal Palsy Caregivers

*CARING FOR THE CARER TOO*

When ensuring we are taking the best care of the physically impaired, we often overlook the caregiver's well-being. PRESSALIT Care’s specialised sanitary fittings are designed to care for everyone, both user and care-giver. Mindful that the bathroom is the caregiver’s daily work space, the products make for smoother workflow transitions. This reduces stress and injuries, creates a healthier work environment and enables caregivers to operate more efficiently.

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Muscular Dystrophy Users

Muscular Dystrophy Users

We want to help physically-impaired users do as much as possible for themselves ​for as long as possible. The flexible layouts enable them​ to use the various sanitary fittings independently to a much ​greater extent. We aim to help build as many accessible toilets as possible thus making our society more disabled-friendly.​

PRESSALIT PLUS Series' unique moulded horizontal track system supports user independence. Products like support arms, wash basin, shower seat and back rest are securely hooked on the track. Products can then move, sideways OR up/down, to suit the user – whether he or she is a child or adult, seated or standing.​

The system’s innovative design, choice of materials and ​attention to detail make it easy to integrate into the room without compromising on functionality, comfort and design. ​

These assistive devices enables you to look after yourself in safe and stylish ​surroundings thus giving you more energy and support to get through the day. ​

Rehabilitation Centers

Active Aging LLP, 2019. Pressalit Indivo Lifts @ Singapore General Hospital's Rehabilitation Center

Reduced functional ability need not limit a person's life, especially in the kitchen. If wall cabinets are out of reach due to a physical impairment, PRESSALIT’s INDIVO lifts ensure the cabinets reach out to the user. If under table access has become limited, INDIVO’s worktop lifts ensure maximum wheelchair maneuverability. Discreetly positioned behind wall cabinets or underneath worktops, they enable everyone to resume the independence and quality of life they once had. Available in both electric and crank handle versions.

Video can be seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5Bw_NLYHjw&t=50s

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Accessible Changing Rooms (ACR)

 

Singapore Building and Construction (BCA) Accessible Changing Rooms (ACR) Logo

January 2020 marks the month when the new BCA Code on Accessibility for the Accessible Changing Rooms (ACR) becomes mandatory. Our digital team has digitized the ACR logo and you can now download them, click HERE

 

Alternatively, if you prefer a different logo look, you can also click HERE to download other designs from our ONE DRIVE 

 

New building rules to improve accessibility for elderly, disabled

The Straits Time (Singapore) PUBLISHED JUL 12, 2019, 5:00 AM SGT

From Jan 6 next year, new buildings or buildings undergoing large-scale renovations will have to ensure that they fulfill new accessibility regulations.

These include building more spacious changing rooms and toilets for the convenience of the elderly, their caregivers and the disabled to give them a more accessible and convenient living environment.

The new regulations are part of an update made on July 5 by the Building and Construction Authority to its Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment.

Two key changes will be implemented. The first is a requirement for accessible changing rooms for adults with disability or seniors who need caregivers to help change them. There was no such provision previously.

Second, buildings will be required to provide larger accessible toilets on every floor so that motorised wheelchairs can manoeuvre.

These apply to buildings such as healthcare facilities, key transport nodes such as interchanges and larger shopping malls, as well as learning institutions.

The minimum size of such toilets will be 1.8m by 2.1m.

Previously, at least one accessible washroom was provided at every level of non-residential buildings where toilets were provided. The minimum size then was 1.75m by 1.75m.

In a Facebook post on Wednesday night, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee said the new regulations were made with the needs of the elderly and the disabled in mind.

"Singapore is a lot more accessible today than before, but a lot more needs to be done," he said.

Full-time caregiver Ei Phyu Zin, 31, of Active Global Caregivers, said the regulatory changes will ease her everyday grievances about using toilets in buildings when she is with the 75-year-old wheelchair-bound woman she cares for.

"Taking a wheelchair-bound patient out can often be tedious and tiring. These additional support changes made to buildings are very welcome as they help us deal with some of the practical day-to-day challenges that we face," she said.

"For example, the current cubicles for the handicapped in toilets are not big enough to accommodate a bulky wheelchair, the elderly whom I care for and myself, as I also have to be in the toilet to help her," she added.

"This can get frustrating at times. Therefore, bigger toilets would be very helpful."

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Why ACCESSIBLE CHANGING ROOMS (ACR) are now included in the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)'s latest Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2019.

 

Here is why ACCESSIBLE CHANGING ROOMS (ACR) are now included in the Building and Construction Authority (BCA)'s latest Code on Accessibility in the Built Environment 2019.

Every day, there are those among us who cannot get out and about, cannot enjoy activities many of us take for granted. This includes people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, injury, as well as the elderly. All because standard accessible toilets lack the flexibility and height-adjustable equipment their caregivers need, in order to change them safely, hygienically and comfortably.

With the installation of ACR's however, a world of possibility opens up for them and their care givers alike. Besides catering to the physically-impaired in general, ACRs also cater to those with high support needs, who require assistance from a carer and/or specialised equipment; making frenzied modern day society more inclusive. #activeagingllp #pressalit #presslaitlife #bca #NCSS #changingplaces #accessiblechangingrooms #changingspaces