Care and Hygiene
This section contains assistive products which provide necessary bodily care and personal care: washing, dressing, regulation of bodily excretions, wound prevention, and sexual stimulants.
These assistive products can:
Assist by washing, bathing, showering and body care
Enable use of the toilet
Absorb or drain off incontinence bodily excretions
Prevent pressure ulcers
Provide and maintain artificial intestinal and urethral orifices (stoma)
Adapt clothing for wheelchair users, for people with reduced mobility
Adapt shoes for people with diabetic and orthopedic diseases
Facilitate putting on and removal of clothing and footwear
Stimulate sexual activity
Urine and faeces incontinence
Urine bags, pads, anal and vaginal tampons are required if urinary and / or bowel movements can not be controlled.
Stoma bag, adhesive plates and skin protection devices are placed over the artificial opening in the abdomen (stoma).
Assistive products for toileting
Toilets with built-in lower shower, toilet seats with built in lift, commodes and raised toilet seats enable use of the toilet without assistance.
Washing, bathing and showering
Bath inserts, bath lifts, shower chairs and non-slip bath mats enable independent washing and bathing.
Clothing and shoes
For people who can not put on standard everyday clothes or who find dressing painful, there are clothes available which are easy to put on and which also take into account the different limitations that people have.
Assistive products for dressing and undressing
Dressing hooks, buttoning aids or shoehorns ease putting on and removal of clothes, socks and shoes for those with chronic back pain, or other mobility limitations through joint disorders.
Sexuality is part of life and contributes to physical and mental health. With sexual function disorders erection aids, vibrators or massage devices can help.
Body care and wound care
Disinfectants, nail files, bandages, mirrors or toothbrushes are used as assistive products for personal hygiene.
For the prevention and relief of pressure sores (decubitus) seat cushions or special mattresses can help.
Helmets, safety glasses, hearing protection, respiratory masks, bandages, retaining belts and gloves are used as assistive products to protect the body. The intention is to protect the body from injury, foreign bodies and external influences.
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