Soham Care Lodge Case Study – the VENDLET Basic
Soham Lodge have trialled the new VENDLET Basic in their care centre. They found particular benefits when it came to facilities and maintenance, and they also found the benefits of the system to be nearly equal to those of the VENDLET V5S, which they are already using.
Here is Soham Lodge’s feedback;
Easy Maintenance and mounting
The technician who installs the systems at Soham Lodge was very positive about the easy mounting of the VENDLET Basic. The VENDLET Basic has fewer cables, because the siderail does not move up and down mechanically. “Because you haven’t got the actuators, you haven’t got all the cables. Cable management is a big problem in the care environment.”
The technician also found that the system was easy to maintain, and they didn’t have any issues with it during the trial period. “I was quite surprised and pleased actually. With this, I haven’t had to go in there once to fix or move anything. So again, from a maintenance point of view this system is very good,” he said.
Easy to clean
Soham Lodge also found that the VENDLET Basic is easy to clean. In particular because the turning sheet on the VENDLET Basic is not attached with Velcro. Instead, the sheet is attached with gromets in a groove on the top bar of the siderail. The technician said: “When they are wiped down, you can just wipe straight across. With the Velcro it is going to snag isn’t it. So, the carers prefer the Velcro, whereas the health keepers and cleaners prefer this one [groove and gromet on the Basic]!”.
Easy operation of siderails
On the VENDLET Basic, the siderails are moved up and down manually, identical to a normal bed siderail, a feature they were very pleased with at Soham Lodge. “The siderails on this model move easily. It is a lot quicker because it just drops, compared to the V5S where the siderails are moved mechanically.” However, that the siderails move this way also means that they only have two positions; all the way up or all the way own. The carers felt that they lost some control due to this feature.
With thanks to Soham Lodge Care Centre for taking part in the trial and sharing their feedback.
This case study was created in conjunction with VENDLET.dk – you can read their article here