What our occupational therapist says ...
Julie is an occupational therapist and has her own practice where she helps people to improve their self-reliance . With many years of experience in occupational therapy, Julie has an excellent and varied knowledge of the subject - making her the ideal person to explain more about the tools we offer and how they can help to live independently at home for longer .
Are these health aids OK for the elderly or people with disabilities?
The tools on this website are designed to create a more comfortable home environment for people with age or health problems, so that they can perform their daily activities more independently.
As you can imagine, health and personal care devices can help control many symptoms associated with a wide range of conditions. Some aids can help with rehabilitation, such as therapeutic clay to help strengthen weak hands and fingers, while other products can help with daily tasks, such as the telephone with large contrasting buttons that may be suitable for a person with impaired vision.
The health aids in this section can be useful to anyone who lives with:
- Joint Pain
- Muscle weakness or pain
- Mobility issues
- Hearing loss
- Reduced visibility
- Sensory processing disorder
- Sleep apnea
- High or low blood pressure
- Repeated tension injury
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
How useful are health aids for the elderly or people with disabilities?
Unfortunately for some of us, our health can deteriorate as we age and we may need additional support in our daily routines. Common "wear and tear" conditions, such as joint pain or hearing loss, can affect your physical capabilities, but the right tools can help you stay independent at home or while on the move.
One of the most common health problems in the elderly is arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis - a progressive joint disease that usually affects cartilage and leads to painful joints due to stiffness or swelling. Hands and fingers are often affected, but if you feel that medication is not enough to relieve pain, you may want to try a pair of thermal arthritic gloves. Easily secured with Velcro fasteners, these gloves compress and warm the hands through naturally generated body heat and a specially designed Thermoskin construction that provides drug-free pain relief, especially during the winter months.
When it comes to mental health, the risk of developing disorders that cause memory loss can also increase as we age. For this reason, we have included a large part in our Health Care and Personal Care category that addresses the symptoms of dementia and the personal health care tools that can help people with the condition, as well as tools to make daily tasks easier for caregivers.
For those living with a chronic condition such as epilepsy, diabetes or cystic fibrosis, there are a number of personal care tools in our health monitors section that can help identify nocturnal attacks and hypoglycaemia. An atomizer can help in controlling airway infection by providing effective airway clearance.
How do I choose from these personal health aids?
If you suffer from bladder or bowel weakness, our Thuiszorg Webshop has a range of tools that can help you to live more comfortably and fuller with incontinence. There is a wide range of pads and pants in different sizes and absorption levels to choose from, so you can be sure to find a product that offers you the best protection, making you feel more confident and can participate in activities that you is doing.
If you are a caregiver for someone living with dementia, our Webshop has a number of products in stock to ensure their continued safety, while they are also encouraged to remain as independent as possible. Technology such as a Family & Friends emergency alarm can be worn around the neck or wrist and used to request help at the push of a button, while a 'key safe' can be placed outside the house, next door, so that friends or family and caregivers with an access code can always get access in case of an emergency.
For children and young adults living with conditions such as autism or sensory processing disorder, TZWebshop has a special "Sensory Stimulation" section that highlights a range of personal health tools to encourage calmness and focus in times of overstimulation. Some toys not only promote concentration and relaxation, but also build up fine motor skills that children can use in other areas of daily life.
What do you think of aids for the elderly and people with disabilities?
The products in our Health Products section are designed to promote independence and increase confidence so that a person can participate in activities that he likes. For people living with long-term illnesses, the products offer a choice that can help them manage their care or condition in a way that suits their lifestyle.
Thuiszorg Webshop now has more than 7000 products to choose from online, so whether you are a professional caregiver or a family member who wants to help someone to live more independently, or you live in a state of health and you need some personal health tools for daily tasks To make it easier at home, you will find the right tools that meet your needs.
Moreover, we offer a FREE product advice line, which is managed by our great team of occupational therapists. If you are unsure which tools are best for you, you can call the advice line on 056 964 956 and our OTs are ready to guide you to the tools they think are most useful to you , so that you can continue to live independently at home.