FAQs 2018-05-15T20:09:39+00:00

FAQ’s | Benefits & Information

KYDA Leather & Sheepskin, Medical Sheepskin Specialists

Health Benefits 2018-05-14T10:37:33+00:00

The wool fibres, each individually held intact by the tanned skin of the lamb, contribute to the KYDA Medical Sheepskin’s value as a medical product. Interfaced between patient and bed, the KYDA Medical Sheepskin reduces pressure, friction and moisture, which are the primary causes of pressure sores. The KYDA Medical Sheepskin can be machine-washed or dry-cleaned and washing instructions are included with every sheepskin.

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The KYDA Medical Sheepskin can absorb up to 34% of its dry weight in moisture without feeling damp. Sheepskin rapidly dissipates this moisture away from the source to alleviate discomfort to immobile patients from perspiration, thus reducing moisture build up at pressure points.

Who Should Use Them? The KYDA Medical Sheepskins are ideal for people who need to spend long periods sitting or lying down, such as: the Immobile, Elderly or Frail, Paraplegic and Quadriplegic, Spinal Patients, Convalescing Persons and Arthritis Sufferers, Aged care and disability care organisations.

Medical Professionals 2018-05-14T10:41:25+00:00
Bed Sores 2018-05-14T10:44:31+00:00

Each year, millions of people throughout the world develop bedsores ranging from mild inflammation to deep wounds that involve muscle and bone. This often-painful condition usually starts with red skin that quickly blisters and deteriorates into open sores that can harbour life-threatening infection.

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Bedsores are also called decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, or pressure sores. Bedsores most often develop when constant pressure pinches tiny blood vessels that deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin. Each year, millions of people throughout the world develop bedsores ranging from mild inflammation to deep wounds that involve muscle and bone

The Cause; When skin is deprived of oxygen and nutrients for as little as an hour, areas of tissue can die and bedsores can form. Slight rubbing or friction against the skin can cause minor pressure ulcers. They can also develop when a patient stretches or bends blood vessels by slipping into a different position in a bed or chair.

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Washing Instructions 2018-05-14T10:51:08+00:00
  • Medical sheepskins should be washed a minimum of weekly using a detergent with antibacterial and disinfecting properties to prevent crossinfection.
  • Baby lambskins should be washed regularly, much the same as other bedding to maintain a clean fresh environment for the child.

ALL SHEEPSKIN, WOOL & WASHABLE PRODUCTS:

Always wash in cold or warm water

– Never hot water, unless washing Green HT90 Sheepskin products.

MACHINE WASH

Top Load – Measure 20ml (½ fl oz) Lambskin Shampoo for small load and 40ml (1 fl oz) for large load into the washing machine.

Front Load – use half the quantity. Use small load settings for small articles or full load settings for larger loads. Select for cold or warm wash. Use gentle or wool wash setting and double rinse.

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HAND WASH

HAND WASH: Measure 20ml (½ fl oz) for each 10lt (2 gal) of cold or lukewarm water into single wash tub. For larger items, best results will be achieved using a bathtub. Place sheepskin article in the solution and work it through the lambskin for approximately 5 minutes. Do not stretch the skin. Squeeze by hand until clean. Rinse thoroughly with cold water until water is clear.

DRYING: If hand washing, squeeze excess water – do not wring.
Tumble dry in COOL – NOT HOT – dryer or allow to dry away from direct heat or sunlight.

Useful Links 2018-05-14T11:03:12+00:00

DISABILITY SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Allowance Incorporated – Supplier of Attendant Care (Ken is a founding member & says it is integral to his independence!)www.allowance.org.au
Carers Australiawww.carersaustralia.com.au
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (formerly The Spastic Centre)www.cerebralpalsy.org.au
Hawkesbury / Penrith Respite Service (HPRS)www.hprs.org.au
IDEAS Information on Disability & Education, Awareness Servicewww.ideas.org.au
Independant Living Centre NSWwww.ilcnsw.asn.au
Link Disability Magazinewww.linkonline.com.au
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of N.S.Wwww.mssociety.org.au
National Disability Insurance Scheme – NDIS
(Disability Care Australia)
www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au
www.ndis.gov.au
N.I.C.A.N.www.nican.com.au
ParaQuad NSW – The Paraplegic & Quadriplegic Association of N.S.Wwww.paraquad.org.au
Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre Inc (PDRC)www.pdrc.org.au
People with Disability Australia – PWDwww.pwd.org.au
SCIA – Spinal Cord Injuries Australiawww.scia.org.au
Spinal Cure Australiawww.spinalcure.org.au
Step Ahead Australiawww.stepahead.org.au
The Physical Disability Council of N.S.W. – PDCN(The peak organisation for people with a physical disability in N.S.W.)www.pdcnsw.org.au
Walk On Project Australiahttp://scia.org.au/walk-on


RECREATION ORGANISATIONS

Australian Waterski and Wakeboard Federation
Trial days on offer for people with physical & sensory disabilities
www.disabledwaterski.com.au
Disabled Surfers Association of Australiahttp://surfershelpingsurfers.com
Disabled Wintersport Australiawww.disabledwintersport.com.au
Riding for the Disabled Association – R.D.Awww.rda.org.au
N.S.W. Push and Power Sports Incwww.pushandpower.org.au
Sailability Australiawww.sailability.org/au/australia/
Sydney Wheelkings Wheelchair Basketball Teamwww.wheelkings.org.au
The Grey Nomadshttp://thegreynomads.com.au/
Ulysses Club – Motorcyclists over 40http://www.ulyssesclub.org/
Wheelchair Sports NSWwww.wsnsw.org.au
Wheelies with Wingswww.wheelieswithwings.com.au


DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS

Aussie Stop Leak
A great product that stops radiator leaks in seconds! Invented by Ken’s brother, Matt.
www.aussiestopleak.com.au
CSS – Care Support Serviceswww.caresupportservices.com.au
Paradise Afloat – Australia’s first wheelchair accessible house boats.
On the Hawkesbury River, near Sydney
www.paradiseafloat.com
Paralogic – Discount urinary catheterswww.paralogic.com.au
SpeedBoar Machining – Wheelchair refurbishing service Repair & customising of mobility equipmentwww.wheelchairrefurbishing.com.au
Vic’s Maxi Transport – provider of charter wheelchair access vehicleswww.vicsmaxitransport.com.au
Wendy’s Home Serviceswww.wendyshome.com.au
Wheelchair Accessible Caravanswww.accessavan.com.au
Wheelchair Travel U.K.www.wheelchair-travel.co.uk


AGE CARE SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Alzheimers Australiawww.fightdementia.org.au/
Anglicare Australiawww.anglicare.asn.au
Bodinton Residential Aged Carewww.catholichealthcare.com.au/
Carers Australiawww.carersaustralia.com.au/
Hammond Carewww.hammond.com.au/
Mens Shedshttp://www.mensheds.org.au/
National Seniors Australiawww.nationalseniors.com.au
Parkinson’s Australiawww.parkinsons.org.au/
Seniors.gov.auwww.seniors.gov.au
The Grey Nomadshttp://thegreynomads.com.au/
Ulysses Club – Motorcyclists over 40http://www.ulyssesclub.org/
University of the Third Agehttp://www.u3aonline.org.au/