Alpine HC Knowledge

Find Resources, Guidance & Advice on Alpine HC’s Knowledge Site

Find what you’re looking for… Welcome to Alpine HC’s Knowledge site, an area of Alpine HC’s website that is dedicated to providing resources, information and guidance to care environments seeking to equip their facility with assistive equipment. This could be an OT specifying for a client, a domestic buyer seeking mobility assistance for a loved one’s…

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Riser Recliner Chair Upholstery Options

Riser Recliner Chair Upholstery Guide

Upholstery is a very important part of a riser recliner chair and getting it right could be the difference between a chair you love and a chair you regret buying. There are plenty of options to consider and we recommend you read the selector guide below to ensure you make an informed decision. Upholstery selector guide…

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VAT Relief for Disabled Individuals

Guidance on VAT Relief for the Disabled

What is VAT relief for the disabled? In December 2014, VAT Notice 701/7 was released, providing VAT exemption for the disabled when buying goods designed or adapted to aid their mobility. The terms for VAT relief for the disabled are as follows; If you’re disabled or have a long-term illness, you won’t be charged VAT on products…

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Hospital Bed for Home

What is a Hospital Profiling Bed?

You will notice when researching on the web, that hospital profiling beds is just one name for beds used in care. They are known also as care beds, nursing beds, hospital beds, medical beds, disability beds, electric beds and adjustable beds. We may refer to them by any of these names throughout the text. An…

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Trendelenburg and Anti-Trendelenburg Explained

The Trendelenburg position is a feature integrated into most modern-day profiling and adjustable care beds. The position involves placing the patient’s head down and elevating the feet, resulting in their whole body sloping down with the feet at the highest end. The picture below shows a high dependency bed in the Trendelenburg position with the…

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Guide to Bed Sores/Pressure Ulcers

The Complete Guide to Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores)

Pressure Ulcers/Bed Sores What are pressure ulcers? Pressure ulcers (known also as pressure sores, bed sores, and decubitus ulcers) are areas of skin that have been subjected to sustained amounts of pressure, resulting in the skin and tissue becoming damaged. Constant pressure on a vulnerable area of the body results in the circulation of blood…

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Synergy Hybrid Pressure Mattress Video

Video: Synergy Hybrid Pressure Mattress

The video below looks at the Synergy Hybrid pressure mattress system. The mattress uses an advanced pressure relieving technology that combines both air and foam to ensure comfort and superior pressure relief. Key features include a self-adjusting cell technology, sloping heel-zone pressure relief, 240-foam node surface, and a breathable, anti-microbial cover. Learn more in this video…

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