Author: Kari

December 16, 2019

The benefits of Sleep-Safe anti-suffocation pillows go beyond just helping to prevent the death or injury of the person suffering from seizures.

From personal experience, we at the manufactures of Sleep Safe Anti-Suffocation Pillow know all too well that the fear of suffocation of a loved one can lead to disturbed sleep patterns, anxiety and depression, and a profound deterioration in the quality of life for the entire family.

Sometimes, there certainly is a place for electronic alarms and monitors – but these demand action by carers when activated and are expected to work with 100% certainty for 100% of the time. However, that kind of excellence is usually found only in specialised electro-medical monitoring equipment used in hospital settings.

Sleep-Safe pillows don’t require carer intervention in order to ‘work properly’ – they are designed to help prevent fatal suffocation events during sleep seizures occurring in domestic or care settings where 24-hour continuous monitoring is not entirely practical.

This means that Sleep-Safe pillows also help to reduce greatly the “carer anxiety” of sleep seizures – the fear of suffocation. This helps to put carers and patients back in control of their lives by relieving a significant cause of family stress and making management of the condition which is causing the seizures much less demanding. Not just for epilepsy, but also for the management of seizures caused by most conditions that disrupt the normal functioning of the brain. These include the ongoing effects of congenital and developmental conditions such as Down’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder, also acquired brain injury following falls, vehicle accidents and assaults and the aftermath of meningitis, stroke and brain tumor.

Sleep-Safe Anti-Suffocation pillows have been tested by the Head of Research Development in the Physiology Department of a leading UK university, with outstanding results ...

"Based on these test results, Sleep-Safe pillows should be the choice for adults in circumstances where breathing ability is compromised by disability, disease state, medication or age. Sleep-Safe pillows should also be suitable for children over 3 years of age and for young adults, in particular because their lung capacity will not have matured to adult potential."

Face in Pillow

 

Sleep pillow

This evidence has been accepted by the UK Government’s Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency which has registered Sleep-Safe pillows as a Class I Medical Device. This means that Sleep-Safe users and carers can be confident that Sleep-Safe pillows are produced to the highest quality standards.

In an extremely rare decision, this evidence persuaded the UK Tax Authority to authorise Sleep-Safe pillows to be supplied VAT-free to eligible personal purchasers and charities. It’s almost unheard of for the Government to stop collecting a tax, which gives some idea of the quality of evidence that had to be presented in order to obtain this tax concession.

The Laboratory Test results enables health and social care professionals to confidently recommend Sleep-Safe pillows as an evidence-based solution to help prevent fatal suffocation events. Sleep-Safe pillows provide anticipatory, preventative care for people affected by seizure disorders, and can make a real difference to their lives.

Sleep-Safe pillows provide a visible demonstration to Care Inspectorates that care is being provided in a setting where risk is managed effectively, and where policies are in place to minimise adverse outcomes.

Sleep-Safe pillows are improved continually, mainly from suggestions made by users and carers who have contributed to our ongoing opinion survey.

The most recent innovations include a much smoother surface, enhanced Thru-Channelling and a large cell AeroMatrix to help maintain the `fullness’ of the pillow. All these user-led improvements mean better increased comfort and breathability – which means, of course, even greater safety.

June 12, 2019

Watch this Video for a demonstration on how to measure your stoma for proper placement of the AMT Mini One Balloon Button.

Step by Step Guide

  1. Wash your hands
  2. Remove the existing feeding tube and set it aside for later if necessary
  3. Insert the AMT Stoma Measuring Device into the stoma, making sure the device goes slightly further into the stomach
  4. Inflate the Stoma Measuring Device using the supplied syringe with 5 ml of air.
  5. Tug slightly on the Stoma Measuring Device to ensure that the balloon is snug against the stomach wall
  6. Slide the blue indicator down until it is against the skin around the stoma
  7. Deflate the Stoma Measuring Device using the syringe that was supplied
  8. Remove the Stoma Measuring Device.  The Stoma length will be indicated at the bottom of the blue indicator.

April 24, 2019

Retinal Surgery Recovery System

Are you recovering from Retinal Surgery? Has your doctor recommended staying face down?

We have just the product to help you. An Eye Recovery System is designed to provide body alignment and promote healing while reducing stress on the neck, shoulders and lower back.

The system consists of a

Head and Face Cradle - can be separated and used on a desk or table top, and provides a generous breathing channel
Body wedge - reduces back and neck stress, provides comfort and support to allow sleep
Ankle roll for proper leg alignment

 

The complete system can be used on the bed or floor.

Terry cloth Head and Face Cradle slip covers can be purchased and used for extra infection control.

Contact us at MeleKare for more information.

April 11, 2019

What to do if your Kangaroo Connect Feeding pump giving you an Error Code 70.

There are 2 sensors on the pump that if there is any amount of dust or debris will cause the pump to stop working and give an Error Code of 70. One thing to try before calling to get your pump replaced or repaired is to take a damp q-tip and wipe down the sensors. The location of the sensors is shown in the picture.

If you are still having trouble getting your Kangaroo Connect Pump to work properly, please do not hesitate to contact us at MeleKare (519)-518-6353 or toll free (855) 875-6353.

June 23, 2017

The iWalk 2.0 is a hands free, pain free knee crutch that allows you to easily get back on your feet after your injury.  

  • Go up and down stairs.  
  • Walk the dog. 
  • Work in your kitchen
  • Carry your coffee cup
  • Push a shopping cart

Get your Life Back!  End the pain and inconvenience of crutches or knee scooters.  

Call MeleKare (519-518-6353) for more information.

 

June 22, 2017

Lifestyle Dressing Essentials by Drive Medical

Make life easier with Lifestyle Dressing Essentials by Drive.

  • Button pullers,
  • Elastic or curly shoe laces,
  • Stocking aids,
  • Shoehorns
  • Long handled brushes and combs
  • Reachers
  • Eye dropper guides

If you can wonder if there is a product to help you live your life with pain free independence, then you need to contact MeleKare.  Call or text 519-518-6353 or email info@melekare.ca