Founded in 1978, Skil-Care Corporation has been developing and designing products for nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and homecare settings worldwide for over 30 years. Our ultimate goal is to enhance resident care and in addition, to assist healthcare facilities in reducing the occurrence of skin breakdown in the bed or wheelchair. Other areas of focus are: fall safety (mats, alarms), resident safety (smokers apron, belts), pressure reduction (cushions, padding’s), bed and wheelchair positioning, mattresses, skin protection, gait and transfer assistance, exercise, bariatric accessories, sensory stimulation, physical restraints and numerous other products that are essential at home or in an institutional setting.
Hip-Ease: A high density foam hip pad that protects against an impact to the hip resulting from a fall.
Shower Chair Safety Belt: Provides positioning safety to the resident when seated in a shower/bath seat.
Smokers Apron: This fire-proof fiber glass fabric apron protects the resident from accidental cigarette or cigar burns.
Stop Strip: An effective visual barrier to the confused resident when attempting to wander outside the room
· Multi-Purpose: Since no cushion is adequate for all seating needs, these multi-purpose cushions offers a wide range seating applications.
· Slide Control: Slide control cushions help residents who lack pelvic control and are prone to sliding out of a chair. They also aid in improving posture and positioning.
· Thin-Line: Thin-line cushions satisfy residents seating needs while minimizing cushion height, allowing resident's feet to reach the floor.
· Firm Foundation: The firm foundation based cushions eliminate the hammock effect in a foldable wheelchair . They are designed to reduce asymmetrical posture and reduce the dangers of developing deformities in the hip and spine.
· Coccyx Cutout: The standard pressure relief and redistribution cushions addresses relief over a large surface. If sores have developed in the coccyx area these cushions are designed to provide complete off-loading of the area.
· Bariatric: Bariatric residents have added vulnerability to pressure sores resulting from higher loading and other associated conditions such as diabetes. These extended size cushions provide special features such as: cooling, stability, pressure relief, and redistribution.
Forward Leaning: A significant resident population suffers from inadequate upper truck control which leads to chair falls and improper positioning. This category of products provides solutions for forward leaning residents without the use of restrictive devices.
Lateral Leaning: Good posture enhances comfort and reduces the possibility of pressure sores. Lateral leaning devices offered in this section assist the resident in maintaining a proper upright and vertical orientation without the use of restrictive devices.
Leg Positioning: Proper resident positioning starts with the legs and works upwards. If the legs aren't positioned properly or don't reach the footrests, sliding may occur. Appropriate pelvic and upper body positioning can't be achieved without proper leg positioning. These leg positioning products address all of the above issues, as well as safe guarding the legs against bruising.
Head Control: Maintaining proper head alignment will enable the resident to engage in normal daily activities such as socialization, feeding, reading, while maintaining proper pelvic alignment. These products address head alignment while providing comfort and reducing pressure sores on the ears.
Lumbar Support: When a lumbar support is necessary (kyphosis, scoliosis, etc) the proper fit and positioning is critical. The lumbar supports offered here allow for adjustments in depth, height, and softness.
Back /Seat comfort: When a resident is placed in a wheelchair without proper back/seat cushioning for extended periods the backside is vulnerable to sores, abrasions, and discomfort. These back/seat products offer a variety of comfortable surfaces.
Body Warmth/Protection: An inactive, seated resident is prone to be colder than active residents. The products offered in this section provide coverings that will keep the resident warmer in the wheelchair, when leaving the shower or outside in the rain.
Bag/Holders: These products focus on wheelchair storage. They can accommodate urinary drainage bags, oxygen cylinders, resident's personal items, wheelchair footrest, and numerous other items.
Non-Restrictive Belts: Often it is necessary to provide a belt to prevent or remind a resident not to leave the wheelchair. Government regulations specify that the least restrictive device should be tried first. These non-restrictive belts provide a variety of resident friendly closures.
Wheelchair Skin Protection: These products provide covering and or padded comfort to minimize skin abrasions, skin sores from accidental contact with the wheelchair.
Geri-Chair Cozy Seat: This comfortable, soft, cozy seat will make a significant contribution in preventing pressure sores in any geri-chair.
Geri-Chair Foot Cradle: The foot cradle will upgrade any extended leg geri-chair to a foot positioning model.
Geri-Chair Gel Overlay: Treat your resident to superior pressure relief and comfort in their geri-chair with the gel overlay.
Geri-Chair Leg Positioner:
This leg positioner is an economical tool for positioning the legs in the geri-chair.
Universal Chair Side Wings: The universal chair side wings can be placed in any wheel or geri-chair and provide comfortable lateral positioning control for the resident.
Bed Rail Wedge and Pad: This high density foam wedged bed rail pad protects against entrapment and bruising.
Bed/Wall Protector: Reduces damage to walls resulting from bed collisions
Cushion Top Vinyl Bed Rail Pads: These cushion top bed rail pads provides padding on and over the bed rail for complete skin protection and entrapment.
Gap Guard: These universal gap guards are tapered to fit most mattress gaps and protects the resident from leg and arm entrapment.
Half-Size Vinyl Bed Rail Pads: Provides protection against bruising and entrapment. These pads are designed for shortened sized bed rails.
Split-Rail Vinyl Bed Rail Pads:Provides protection against bruising, entrapment, and is specifically designed for four section bad rails.
Synthetic Sheepskin Bed Rail Pads: Soft, high-pile pads provide full-rail protection.
Thin-Line Bed Rail Pads:When limited clearance space is available between the rail mattress; this low profile bed rail pad will ease bed rail movement.
Thru-View Vinyl Bed Rail Pads:This bed rail pad achieves all the advantages of a standard model but the window reduces the residents' feelings of isolation and provides greater visibility for the nursing staff.
Vinyl Bed Rail Pads:These extended height bed rail pads protect against bruising and entrapment between the rails and or mattress.
Lateral Positioning/Roll Control: These products are designed to properly position and/or prevent roll off. Lateral positioning for those residents who need to side-lie to off-load pressure are available in this section.
Arm/Knee/Leg support: When off-loading heel boots are applied, they often transfer weight to the leg or knee which results in discomfort to this leg/knee. Off-loading can be accomplished with foam or poly fill platforms shown in this section.
Head/Thigh Positioning: Thigh positioners are helpful in controlling abductions/contractions and head elevators are useful for added comfort and especially when acid reflux is a problem.
Bariatric Mattress: This Bariatric Mattress provides pressure relief and redistribution, and employs shear resistant high density foam for improved results.
Premier Pressure Check Gel-Infused Visco Foam Mattress: The Premier Pressure-Check Gel-Infused Visco 3-layer, 3-zone, 6” Mattress is specifically designed to provide an industry leading pressure redistribution and pressure relief environment for the resident.
Premier Pressure-Check Mattress: The Premier Pressure-Check dual-layer, 3-zone, 6” Mattress is specifically designed to provide an industry leading pressure redistribution and pressure relief environment for the resident.
Psychiatric Mattress: This is a pressure relief and redistribution mattress that meets the needs of the psychiatric community with a zipperless, durable outer cover.
Replacement Covers: Improves resident comfort and reduces pressure sores with a durable Low Shear II water-proof outer cover.
Safety Strap: Ideal stabilizer for foam mattresses
Heel Off-Loading:The best way to prevent heel pressure sores is to keep pressure off the skin or to off-load the heel. This can be accomplished by placing the foot in an off-loading boot or raising the heel by supporting the leg with a leg off-loading platform. Off-loading products are available in this section.
Heel Cushioning:The heel cushions in this section cover a wide range of products including low friction covers, cooling gel surfaces, and pressure distribution surfaces. The occurrence of heel sores is reduced by distributing the weight over a larger surface which is accomplished by using a heel-cushioning boot.
Arm/Leg/Body Skin Protection:These products provide covering and/or padded comfort to minimize skin abrasions and skin sores from accidental contact with hard surfaces, whether from a wheelchair or a bed.
Econo Gait Belts: An effective gait belt that offers cost savings and can be easy cleaned
Gait Belt Handles: These Gait Belt Handles are designed to provide caregivers with a more secure and comfortable way to grip the gait belt when a patient is being ambulated.
Gait Belts: These cotton gait belts effectively reduce the possibility of patient falls and staff back injury.
Geo-Pattern Gait Belts: These Geo-Patteren Gait Belts have all the advantages of cotton gait belts with the addition of easily cleanable, attractive geometric designs.
PathoShield Gait Belts: These PathoShield Gait Belts effectively control bacteria with this sealed construction plastic belt.
Transfer Belts with Adjustable Handles: These transfer belts are 4" wide for added comfort and enhanced pressure distribution with sliding handles for added safety.
Walker Belt: This walker belt is intended to be used as an ambulatory assistance device.
Super Sling 2-Handles: Facilitate resident transfer, lifting, and positioning while reducing caregiver exposure to back injury.
Super Sling 4-Handles: Facilitate resident transfer, lifting, and positioning while reducing caregiver exposure to back injury.
Super Sling 12-Handles: Facilitate resident transfer, lifting, and positioning while reducing caregiver exposure to back injury.
Super-Slings 8-Handles: Facilitate resident transfer, lifting, and positioning while reducing caregiver exposure to back injury.
TLC Positioning Pad: These pads are appropriate for beds or wheelchairs use. They whisk away urine and facilitates in positioning and transfer.
Activity Apron: Multiple textures and surfaces for tactile stimulation and dressing skills
Gel-Foam Picture Frame: This Gel-Foam picture frame provides stimulation and fun to pictures when they are viewed behind this gel-filled picture frame
Gel-Maze: This product provides the opportunity to move a marble through a maze pattern which contributes to brain stimulation, improved eye-hand coordination, increased finger strength, and reduces boredom.
Gel-Top Sensory Stimulation Tray: This Gel-Top Sensory Stimulator Tray provides both tactile and visual stimulation to reduce agitation and restlessness.
Gel-Wave Pad: These two-track gel pads encourage socialization and stimulation.
Hexagon Weighted Lap Pads: Provides deep pressure for a secure, grounded feeling.
Number-Color Association Pad: The number-color association pad offers many educational opportunities.
Sensory Pillow: These multimodal pillows address sight and touch and are effective in reducing anxiety, boredom and serve as a tool in helping develop the sense of touch.
Sensory Stimulation Gel Pad: This Gel Pad provides visual and tactile stimulation, as well as decreases restlessness and helps calm agitated residents.
Spiral Gel Pad:This gel pad allows the user to guide the plastic disk around the swirl providing tactile and visual stimulation.
Tic-Tac-Toe Gel Pad: This gel pad offers a fun way to fine tune eye-hand coordination, increases attention span and encourages socialization when two people play
Vibrator Mitt: This mitt provides a soft vibrating massage for relaxation and sensory stimulation.
Wavy Activity Tray: These gel-filled trays intergrates liquid and textured fabrics to provide multiple tactile sensations.
Weighted Lap Pads: Provides deep pressure for a secure grounded feeling.
Aqua Air Exerciser: Offers a force of resistance in a pool or other bodies of water
Aqua Weights: These aqua-weights are a light exercise device that are easily portable and safe to use if dropped
Arctic Thermal Sleeves: With this thermal interface fabric you are able to apply the thermal pack for a longer periods on multiple body parts for ease and comfort.
Bed Ladder: This bed ladder is designed to enable residents to pull themselves upright in a bed and can also be used for upper body exercise.
Ex-Box: This portable exercise device uses stretch tubing for exercising the legs, back, shoulders, and arms
Exercise Banding w/Handles: This Exercise Banding comes with stretch tubing and handles to work all your major muscles groups
Pelvic/Waist Control: Being comfortable and properly positioned in the wheelchair is critical for preventing uncontrolled sliding and normalizing posture. Poor posture often results in developing bone and joint deformities, pressure ulcers, and frequently places limits to activities such as eating, writing, and reading. These products included in this section effectively control and position the resident in the pelvic/waist area.
Waist/Bed Control: For the confused or agitated residents that also may suffer from compromised ambulation, these waist and bed restraints provide a deterrent from leaving the bed or wheelchair.
Limb Holders: Accepted nursing practice is to minimize the use of restraints, but sometimes they are appropriate for emergency medical treatment. An example would be subsequent to surgery where the patient is not alert and is fitted with life saving tubes or equipment.
Padded Mitts: To keep non-alert (anesthesia, dementia) patients safe it is sometimes necessary to limit their movement of their hands. Some examples of when this may be necessary is as follows: Excessively scratching their skin, pulling IV or wound dressings, and causing harm to themselves or others. In the event these situations exist, several models of padded mitts are available that could help avoid unsafe situations.
Catheter Leg Strap: Reduces accidental dislocation of catheter tubes
Urinary Drainage Bag Holder: The Urinary Drainage Bag Holder is designed to conceal the contents from public view while maintaining residents dignity.
Adhesive Backed Hook and Loop: This product is an effective material for creating closures, straps and means to attach to any smooth surface.
Bibs: Full protection from food and liquids landing on the lap
Cone Grip: A cone-shaped anti-contracture device that conforms to the natural taper of the hand.
Cushion Grips: For residents with involuntary hand closure
Cushion Pad Protector: Effectively protects any cushion from body fluids
Finger Contracture Cushion: Separates fingers and keeps hands from closing
Flame Snuffer: This fiber-glass covering can be used to extinguish grease fires that developing in cooking pots or pans.
Slip-Grip Non-Slip Matting: Effective, inexpensive, multi-purpose slip control matting
Telemetry Unit Pouch: Accommodates most telemetry units
Trach Tube Tie/Holder: For use with all tracheotomy tubes
Urinary Drainage Bag Holder: The Urinary Drainage Bag Holder is designed to conceal the contents from public view while maintaining residents dignity.
Sensory Stimulation: Common intervention for special needs children includes behavioral learning, occupational and physical therapy as well as medications. Sometimes the introduction of simple products such as Sensory Stimulation Pads are helpful for developing the sense of touch and hand-eye coordination.
Cognitive Training: Research shows that mental exercise can further stimulate new brain cell growth. These products introduce fun to the learning and brain stimulation process by the addition of pictures and sensory gels.
Weighted Pads: Weighted Lap Pads help establish increased body awareness, improve attention span, and concentration and has calming benefits. These weighted lap pads offered have universal application to all ages and are safe and comfortable to use.
Safety: Special needs children are often lacking the internal body map for adjusting body motions. The seat belt alarms are useful in reminding the child to stay safely positioned in the chair while not appearing to be excessively restrictive.
Comfort: Many factors affect the child's comfort, including environmental factors, physical comfort when sitting or sleeping and reduction of stress. Unmet needs cause tension and anxiety and adversely offends the child's state of well being.
Positioning: A common problem exhibited by special needs children is the ability to sense the position, location, orientation, and movement of the body without looking at the limb. Those products covered in this section enhance the ability to maintain proper positioning primarily in a chair or bed.
Recreation & Exercise: Regular exercise has many benefits including building a sense of accomplishment, self esteem and confidence. A successful exercise program will build up strength and will help motivate the child to participate in a healthy lifestyle over the long term.