According to the Ministry of Social Development, one in ten New Zealanders assumes the role of a caregiver. Providing essential support to a friend, loved one, or whānau member in need of daily assistance can be both worthwhile and demanding, which is why having the right resources and products can significantly enhance your caregiving journey. In this post, we're highlighting essential products stocked by Radius Shop that can make life easier for caregivers, while promoting safety, convenience, and quality of life for those under your care.
Nappy bin for incontinence products:
Dealing with incontinence can be challenging, but having the right tools can make all the difference. A nappy or sanitary bin designed for incontinence products offers discreet and hygienic disposal and odour control. Its hands-free operation allows caregivers to efficiently manage waste, promoting a clean and pleasant environment. Radius Shop stocks a 4-litre, hands-free bin designed to accommodate adult-sized briefs.
Continence wipes and cleanser:
Maintaining proper hygiene is vital for the elderly or bed-bound people, especially those with mobility challenges. Continence wipes offer a gentle and effective way to clean sensitive areas, ensuring comfort and cleanliness for your loved ones. These wipes are a convenient addition to any caregiver's toolkit, simplifying the cleansing process. We also stock a no-rinse foaming skin cleanser and odour neutraliser that was specially developed as a skincare solution for incontinence.
Non-slip shower mat and grab handles:
Bathing time can be hazardous for the elderly or less mobile, especially with slippery bathroom floors. A non-slip shower mat is an invaluable tool in preventing slips and falls. Its textured surface provides a secure footing, reducing the risk of accidents during bathing, and instilling confidence in your loved one's safety. Grab handles are also a great tool for physically-challenged or elderly persons, they are a great tool to use as a bathroom aid.
In today's world, hygiene is more critical than ever. Caregivers can keep themselves and their loved ones safe from harmful germs and bacteria with sanitisers. Portable hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants are easy to use and provide an extra layer of protection against infections.
Ramps and quick steps:
Ensuring easy access to different parts of the home is essential. Ramps and quick steps offer a practical solution, perfect for those who struggle with steps or use mobility aids, our ramps provide safe and secure access to uneven surfaces. These mobility aids are lightweight and portable, making them ideal for enhancing independence and freedom of movement. Our ramps are made with recycled car tyres and are made right here in New Zealand.
It is important to have the right products and resources to make caregiving easier and to maintain your own health and well-being. Here are some helpful resources for carers:
Information for carers from the Ministry of Social Development
Families, whanau and carers in Aotearoa from Age Concern
Help and Support Continence NZ