24/7 Equipment Replacement for Care Home Groups

Caremed has expanded its 24/7 infrastructure, with the opening of a new storage depot in Coventry, specifically for bolstering our round the clock service to UK care home groups.

To date, we’ve never refused or turned down a request for a same day air mattress replacement, regardless of whether the request is made at 9am on a Monday, 10pm on a Friday or 1am Sunday morning, it is just part of what we do!

Care Home Groups that utilise our services are surprised at the service levels offered, and by request, we now also offer storage of customers own critical equipment lines and make it available for out of hours despatch in the event of an emergency.

To find out how your group can become a customer, and enjoy the peace of mind and rapidity of service offered by our day and night service, use our contact page to get in touch or book a call with Nathan

Why might nursing home groups need 24/7 cover for air mattresses?

Within nursing homes, the pressure care mattress is one of the most critical items for the safety of frail residents, at high risk of pressure care injuries.

If there is a mattress failure out of hours, its swift resolution is imperative for both the resident and the duty staff otherwise

  • The residents condition is at risk and deterioration / injury / decline can result
  • The staff have to take special measures to obtain a mattress from another home or implement additional care, i.e. turning 1/2 hourly

We hear many stories of maintenance workers, carers and nurses having to come back into work late at night then drive from home to home (within a care group) to collect a spare mattress from elsewhere in a breakdown situation.

Caremed Alrick has built an infrastructure that mirrors the needs of our care group clients, with a true 24/7 service for air mattress replacements round the clock.

One call to our 24/7 customer care line 01926 889677 and within 90 minutes, day or night, your replacement air mattress will be on its way with one of our out of hours delivery team, to help keep your residents safe and giving peace of mind to your care and maintenance team.

To find out how to become a Caremed Alrick 24/7 customer, call us on 01926 889677 or email us here

FAQ’s – Sertain™ Critical Care Seating

We keep a record of Frequently Asked Questions here at Care-Med and share them with customers to make their jobs Easier, Quicker and Safer.

FAQ #1 “Why do you call your chairs “platforms for care”?

  • Because our Sertain™ chairs are more than just a chair – they are designed to cross the boundary between a bed and a chair, with features like layflat, hi-lo and removable sides. A Sertain™ is a platform for standing transfers, lateral transfers, therapy, rest and mobilisation.

FAQ #2 “Is it safe to wheel the Sertain™ chair around the hospital and even outside?

Yes of course; the chair is designed for use as a portering device and has large 150mm tracking and braking wheels. Outside is fine too as long as the surface is smooth (no grass, gravel or big kerbs please). The ability to move even critically ill patients out of the ward environment, and into the cafe or out into the fresh air, has made a huge difference to many lives since the early 90’s!

We’ve got a lot more FAQs to share with you…look out for #3 and #4 next week.

Well done Brendoncare!

Well done to the fundraising team at Brendoncare who raised over £29,000 to support their amazing clubs which perform amazing work to combat loneliness amongst older people in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. We were glad to be able to support this campaign which was part of The Big Give.

Why does length of stay matter?

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The difference that early mobilisation can make, to all stakeholders involved in Acute Care is well documented:

  • Patients benefit from shortened recovery times, and increased functional strength upon discharge
  • Hospitals and staff benefit from freeing up bedspace for other patients
  • Costs are reduced with efficiency gains

Interested in seating that can help with an Early Mobilisation programme? Contact us here and we will be glad to help