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How the Lockabox Can Help You Care for a Dementia Sufferer

Thursday, 22 December 2016  |  Alex

Anyone that has ever cared for someone with dementia or a diminished capacity knows that there are a multitude of challenges that can arise at any time. Mundane, everyday activities that most people takes for granted – for example brushing your teeth or making a cup of tea – can become fraught with peril. You can't watch someone every hour of every day; it's simply not practical.

Here at Health and Care, we stock a wide selection of high quality care solutions, including many that are targeted specifically towards people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. One of these products is the Lockabox Classic Lockable Storage Box, a versatile solution to a variety of commonplace problems.

What is the Lockabox?

The Lockabox is one of those products that is so simple and so useful, that it is amazing that no-one thought of it sooner. Basically a more affordable and versatile version of a safe, the Lockabox allows you to store valuables without having to worry about people tampering with them. Featuring a three digit combination code lock, the Lockabox is simple to use and you don't have to worry about losing keys. The Lockabox is compact, lightweight and can even be stacked, providing you with simple and secure storage.

See Our Product Listing for the Lockabox Lockable Storage Box

Originally, the Lockabox was designed as a way for students living in shared accommodation to protect their food from their less considerate neighbours. However, once the product reached the market, people realised that the versatility of the design meant that it could be used in far more situations than were originally envisioned. Soon, a whole range of different users were finding new and novel ways of utilising the Lockabox and one of the key areas was in care.

How Can You Use the Lockabox for Care?

Dementia is a phrase that can denote a wide spectrum of symptoms and one person having dementia may be far more capable of independent living than another. It is hard to guess how a patient's dementia will affect them – some people may be liable to forget whether or not they've taken their medicine and this can lead to the risk of mis-management. For people like this, the Lockabox can be used as secure drug storage, ensuring that they do not take any medicine other than that administered to them by a carer. With the Lockabox's compact design, it can even be used within a fridge, making it suitable for medication that needs to be refrigerated, such as insulin.

For other people who's dementia is more severe, using secure storage can be even more of a necessity. If you are looking after someone that is easily confused, something as seemingly harmless as everyday toiletries can pose a threat as they are often mixed up or misused. People suffering from dementia have been known to ingest shampoo and soaps, and to mistake toothpaste for moisturiser or skin cream. It is important to keep these everyday items within close proximity to your patient and by using a Lockabox you can keep these potentially dangerous items close at hand but out of harm's reach.

Why the Lockabox Will Revolutionise Your Care

As every carer knows, looking after someone that is suffering from dementia can at times present the same challenges as looking after a small child. For some people 24-hour care is needed and you'd be amazed the benefits that an item as simple as the Lockabox can provide – once you have one, you'll find any number of uses for it! Unlike other secure storage solutions, the Lockabox can be quickly repurposed from one need to another, allowing you to adapt on your feet and in real time to the needs of your patient.

At only £29.95 per Lockabox with free UK Delivery on all orders, Health and Care can ensure that you have as many of these time-saving wonder-boxes as you need. Whether you're a care facility looking to kit-out each room with a single box or someone that cares for a loved-one and needs multiple boxes, we can also offer you great bulk discounts (click here to make an enquiry about a bulk purchase). With the Lockabox, you can make sure that your providing the best level of care possible for your loved one.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Many people have heard of the antibacterial and warming benefits that silver-infused fabrics can provide, but not many are aware that copper clothing may actually be more effective on both counts. It only makes sense that copper would provide us with an effective and safe way to enhance our clothing, as it’s always been an essential part of our bodies, crucial to so many of our vital functions in our skin, tissues and capillaries.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Whether you’re a medical professional looking to improve the quality of your patient care, or a loved one trying to improve the quality of life of a friend or family member, minimising falls and unsafe situations should be one of the primary focuses of your attention. Addressing these concerns, Alerta Medical have created their range of Alertamats, providing an industry-leading standard in patient care and attention by helping to prevent falls, wandering and unsafe situations in patients at risk. Yet another family of cutting-edge and affordable medical equipment from Alerta, the Alertamat range emerges from Alerta’s main goal to improve the quality of care of patients, while minimising the workload and stress of care providers. With products like floor, chair and bed alarm mats, Alerta produce all the equipment you need to maximise your efficiency, and improve your care.

4 CommentsTuesday, 11 October 2016  |  Alex

Anyone that uses an e-cigarette knows how important it is to have the right brand. If you have been using Nicolites Electronic Cigarettes in the past and you know their great taste and high quality, why would you ever need to try a different brand? Due to recent changes in legislation regarding the branding and selling of electronic cigarettes, Nicolites are changing their name to Nicocig.

Friday, 23 September 2016

For anyone who runs to stay fit, when it comes to your gear nothing is more important than safety and comfort. You know that its imperative all your running gear is reflective so it's highly visible to drivers, as well as breathable so you don't overheat and can get the most out of your workout. The Proviz Reflect360 line of running wear meets all of these demands to a standard not seen anywhere else on the market.

Friday, 23 September 2016

While the FlipBelt is widely regarded as one of the best ways to carry your belongings safely and securely while you run or workout, to call it just a running belt would be naive. With its ability to fit any size of smartphone, stay still on your body when you move, and fit stylishly above or under any type of clothing, the uses for the FlipBelt are only limited by your imagination. Featuring a handy inner hook for your keys, and plenty of tight, versatile stretch pockets for your phone and other valuables, FlipBelt is your all in one solution for safe storage on the go.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

In today’s world, everyone is aware that it’s important to take care of your health and fitness, and so new products are coming out every day that promise to improve your health, but truly breakthrough products and companies are rare. That’s why when a revolutionary company like iHealth bursts onto the scene, it’s hard not to take notice.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

One of the oldest sayings in the book is “use it or lose it” and this applies doubly for sufferers of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia sufferers require regular physical and mental activity to delay further onset of the disease and providing for this is a key responsibility for all carers. The Active Minds range at Health and Care offers a range of entertaining and stimulating activities suitable for sufferers at different stages of the disease. 

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

As you get older, many things you used to take for granted start to get a bit more difficult. One of these is getting up the stairs in your own home. If you're struggling to climb the stairs then much of your house becomes out of bounds. What can you do about it though?

The choice boils down to either moving to a bungalow or getting a stair lift installed. There's only really one choice here; why would you want to pack up and move house when you could quickly, easily and effectively solve this issue at a fraction of the cost and hassle?

Friday, 1 July 2016

Hearing impairment can make home life incredibly difficult. Not being able to properly hear what’s going on around you is frustrating at best. At worst, it’s impossibly dangerous. A fantastic home alert solution for the hard of hearing, the Lisa Alert System provides the hard of hearing with the tools they need to keep tabs on everything going on in their home.


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