Its holiday time! Sun, sea and Sangria!
Choosing a holiday destination is part of the excitement. But try searching for a suitable destination to cope with disabilities – that can be challenging!
When you live with a disability, the success of a holiday depends on extensive preparation and in-depth planning for both travel and accommodation. This applied particularly if you require support and handling equipment for everyday use.
After choosing accommodation, deciding what equipment is suitable to take with you or what portable handling equipment is available can be quite overwhelming.
We want to make sure that your holiday is as stress-free as possible, and that you enjoy every moment of it. So we’ve rounded up a list of portable handling equipment which is perfect for travelling with and taking on holiday.
6 Portable handling devices perfect for travelling:
1. Voyager Portable Hoist
The Oxford Voyager Portable hoist is a great lifting solution and easily transportable. Requiring no permanent electrical supply, the Voyager hoist is ideal for short-term or temporary solutions and great as a long-term solution too. It is suitable for all environments and mounts and dismounts easily without the need for tools.
When combined with the Easytrack gantry system, the Voyager Portable hoist is perfect for room hoisting when travelling.Freestanding, easy and quick to assemble, both Voyager and Easytrack disassemble into lightweight parts with dedicated transport bags available.
2. Journey Standing Hoist
The Journey Standaid is one of the most compact standing hoists on the market today.
The aluminium Journey is lightweight and foldable, making it perfect for onward transportation. The aluminium design and structure ensures a strong and durable assembly, with a safe working load of 155kg.
The hoist is dismantled without tools and folds quickly for travelling and storage when not in use.
3. Medex Air Overlay Mattress
The Medex Air Overlay is designed to be used on top of an ordinary mattress, providing protection and comfort for patients who are susceptible to tissue degradation. The power unit has an adjustable air pressure feature to suit individual patients weight, providing optimal pressure relief and better sleeping quality. The Medex is ideal for travelling as it is quiet, energy efficient, light, easy to operate and easy to fold.
A perfect choice for low to medium risk ulcer treatment up to stage II.
4. Slim Cushion
The Slim Cushion is a superbly comfortable 2.5inch cushion offering comfort when seated. The cushion is used on all kinds of chairs and wheelchairs, to increase comfort and reduce pressure at entry level. The Slim Cushion is extremely light and comes with a black PU water cover.
5. The Birdie Folding Hoist
The Birdie Folding Hoist is designed for comfort, transportation and practicality. Giving maximum patient space, it allows easy rotation and turning when hoisting. It folds simply and quickly without tools and takes up minimal space when folded in an upright position. With a clear hand control, foot-operated leg spread and ergonomic push bar, the Birdie is simple and extremely practical.
6. The ReTurn
The ReTurn is a simple, yet multi-functional transportation platform. Its design stimulates the natural pattern of moving from a sit-to-stand position. It strengthens a range of muscles and allows patients to move in any direction through a pivoting platform. The ReTurn is very easy to use and comes with a removable base, which is perfect for travelling and onwards transportation.
7. Wheelchair in Bag
This ultra-lightweight, attendant-propelled wheelchair is ideal for both outdoor and indoor use. Complete with its own carry-bag, this wheelchair is great for travel as it is manageable enough to take on aeroplanes, ships and public transport. Contact us to find out more about the Wheelchair in a Bag.