PROTECTOR HeadSaver is the impact validated soft head protector for those at risk of fall-related head and scalp injuries.

Falls, trips and slips are common amongst older people. Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions of older people suffering with traumatic fall-related injuries, such as hip fractures, wrist fractures, shoulder dislocations, bruises, sprains and head injuries.

The spectrum of all fall-related head injuries is very broad and encompasses relatively minor cuts, bumps, bruises and abrasions to serious and life threatening trauma to the skull such as skull fractures, brain injuries, hematomas and concussions.

HeadSaver Soft Head Protector is a class 1 medical device and suitable for a range of individuals including elderly men and women in care


home settings, as well as elderly people that live independently in their own homes. HeadSaver soft head protector can also help to protect people suffering with medical conditions that make them unsteady on their feet, such as epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease or cerebral palsy.

A large proportion of elderly individuals falling can be prevented by undertaking a thorough risk of falls appraisal and implementation of relevant fall prevention measures. Simple fall prevention measures include a medication review, wearing appropriate footwear, checking eyesight and wearing appropriate glasses. Other ways to prevent falls are to work on improving overall fitness for better balance and muscle strength through regular exercise, as well as tailoring the living environment to the specific needs of elderly residents.

The falls do not have to be severe to cause head injuries. Even small tumbles can cause painful and lasting damage.

To prevent tumbles, remove clutter, electric cords and other hazards that may cause a trip or a fall. Install bright lighting above the hallways, passages and above the stairs. Secure the rugs and mats firmly to the floor, so that they do not cause someone to trip over the edges and so that the rugs and mats do not slide around.

For unpreventable falls, the emphasis of injury prevention action should focus on a reduction of the fall related impact that causes the injury.

After suffering a fall, elderly people commonly develop a fear of falling, which significantly limits physical activities, contributing to loss of mobility, fitness and confidence. This fear can even lead to social isolation with all its negative implications on general health, physical and mental fitness, nutrition aspects and overall life prognosis.

PATIENT LIFT The latest addition to Oxford’s professional range features a low leg version of the already established Presence Patient Lift. Boasting a leg height of just 59mm, the Low Leg Presence is purposely designed to allow for its effective use alongside some of the lowest bed frames available.

The Low Leg Presence shares all of the same features of the standard Presence Lift, including on-board Smart™ diagnostics such as a state- of-the-art control system, designed to help maximise service life by monitoring lift cycles, alerting the user to misuse and when the lift is due for service.

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the lift’s actuator has accumulated the precise amount of work necessary for one complete lift (a full up and down actuation) at maximum safe working load. This level of accuracy ensures Oxford patient lifts benefit from significantly longer service lives.

Individually programmed to your lift, the intelligent Smart™ Monitor records the exact amount of work completed by the actuator, each and every time the lift is used. The bespoke software, exclusive to Joerns Healthcare, converts this data to offer an accurate lift cycle counter.

So what is a full lift cycle? There is much debate and confusion surrounding this. The Oxford Smart™ Monitor only records a lift cycle when

Available with a choice of 4-point positioning cradle or standard Oxford spreader bar, the lift can be used in conjunction with either clip or loop style slings. With a safe working load of 227kg/35st, optional Class III rated digital weigh scale, powered leg positioning and a lift height approaching 2m, you can be sure the Oxford Low Leg Presence will handle the vast majority of patient handling and transfer demands.

For more information or to discuss a free of charge, no obligation trial, please contact Joerns Healthcare on 0844 811 1156 or email

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