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Newsletter Archive

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Warning: some of these newsletters may contain bad jokes...

March newsletter

In our spring edition we explore why dehydration is such a common problem for the elderly, lend a Raizer to Naidex and launch our first video equipment guide.

You'd be as mad as a March hare to miss it.

Let the March newsletter put a spring in your step with smart strategies on tackling dehydration. Plus, we explore equipment that makes getting on and off the toilet easier and wear silly socks.
 
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As the year Marches on (geddit), we mark Nutrition and Hydration Week by exploring the problem of dehydration in the elderly. We also swing by the Naidex disability show, and publish our first video equipment guide.

Oh, and we also don some silly socks for World Down Syndrome Day. It's not all work, work, work, y'know...
 
 
 
Did you know that care home residents are more than five times as likely to be admitted to hospital dehydrated than their peers in the community?

While there may be lots of reasons for this, including a higher prevalence of dementia in care homes, the bottom line is that keeping older people hydrated is a challenge for all caregivers.

Our recent blog explores why the elderly are more susceptible to dehydration and suggests how it can be tackled.
 
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Does part of your caregiver role involve turning people, or a person, in bed? Professor Dr. Hans Günter Lindner has conducted a study into four common care tasks. The study examines the forces required for the tasks when carried out manually versus mechanically.
 
Discover his findings now (3 mins)
The Raizer at Naidex
 
This month, we were pleased to loan the Raizer to moving and handling experts Melanie Sturman, Pam Sherliker and Lois Lees. Pam and Lois used the Raizer to demonstrate why the Raizer is an unbeatable tool in falls response.
 
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Our local customers know that there isn't a single question our Showroom Team haven't got an answer for. So, to make the most of their knowledge, we're planning a series of videos that guide people through equipment solutions that can combat common problems. If you've got an idea for a topic, cast your meaningful vote here!
 
👈 Lottie presenting our first video, a Guide to Toilet Aids
 
Watch our video Guide to Toilet Aids (1 min)
 
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We took the opportunity to be silly last Friday by donning fun socks for World Down Syndrome Day.

Harvey's monsters were our personal favourites. Raawrrr.
 
 
 
That's all from us for now. Take care and speak soon,

The Felgains Team
 
 
 

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February newsletter

We make the big time in our February newsletter, as the Raizer gets a starring role on BBC South. We also introduce our new range of continence control pants and share some tips on beating your budget.

January newsletter

In the first newsletter of the new year, we shake-off the January blues with a VENDLET success story. We also bring it home with a review of the latest DFG report, plus reveal our new home adaptations partner.

December newsletter

As we wrap up 2018, December's newsletter is a look back at our best bits from the past year. And yule be amazed at what we achieved together. Seriously, snow joke. You sleighed it.

November newsletter

As the air turns crisper we get the blood pumping with an epic team challenge as well as warming our hearts by welcoming a little visitor. We also explore the importance of good hygiene facilities in schools and reveal our exclusive Raizer offer...

October newsletter

We don't think Halloween affected October's newsletter at all... We kick off with a bed made from barbed wire before declaring that WE. WANT. YOUR. BRAINS. In a 'good ideas' kind of way, though. Not a bloodthirsty zombies kind of way...

September newsletter

This edition is dedicated to every single person who's been affected by dementia. We bake a LOT of cake for the Alzheimer's Society, explore whether an accepted wisdom in dementia care is true, and cosy up to a retro ambulance.

August newsletter

August proves a big month as we acquire a fresh-faced new starter as well as (actually, no spoilers here, you'll have to read to find out!). We also salute a group of concert-goers who remind us that the act of caring takes many forms.

July newsletter

Summer reveals our silly side as we compete in a Raizer race: boys versus girls. We also explore the MANULET range of positioning aids and meet Lenny - an old-fashioned barber warming the hearts of men living with dementia.

June newsletter

In our first ever news round up, we attempt to summarise all the wonderful stuff that came out of the Single-handed Care Summit, reveal the OPLET Patient Turning System, and ask the question: driverless wheelchairs, yes or no?