by B Bill Carbray
Ended on May 5th 2018
One of the biggest problems facing many of our elderly and disabled every day is something most of us take for granted.
The simple act of easily changing our own underwear without having to ask for help.
Unfortunately, this is a largely unspoken problem, as many of our elderly just don’t talk about such things and when they also find incontinence a part of their situation each day it can also become a time of great embarrassment as assistance needs to be asked for from relatives, friends or carers.
Very often the inability to change themselves is the final straw that drives otherwise independent elderly into care.
A few years ago, our family became aware of my dear 93-year-old mother facing this problem and I immediately searched worldwide for a suitable tool to help her.
The result was many sock aids but no effective underwear and tracksuit aid.
So, the EzyUps Dressing Aid was born, and immediately gave Mum her freedom, her dignity and independence.
Even with the crude initial prototype I made from aluminium [which she refused to swap for a professionally produced pair and used them till her recent passing at almost 99 years of age]
When I set out to design the EzyUps Dressing Aid I aimed at producing a truly functional tool which would be:
b. Have no awkward hooks or clips
c. Easy to use [no bending& no hand pressure]
d. Quick and efficient [my mother was not a patient person]
e. Effective with all types of underwear including paper disposable incontinence pants.
f. Able to handle heavier garments such as tracksuits etc.
The Ezyups Dressing Aid ticks all the above criteria and was designed to solve all the problems with existing dressing solutions.
The Ezyups Dressing Aid has been recognized in Australia by being voted a finalist in the national Australian/Shell innovation competition, over many hundreds of entries from all major Australian universities and R&D companies.
And has also been granted full patent in Australia, NZ, UK, US,GER, IRE, Fra, Bel and Netherlands.
In our initial budget, we allowed funds to:
a. Initially market EzyUps Dressing Aid to get the message out to the elderly and start gaining awareness in the community.
b. Complete development of the telescopic portable version of EzyUps Dressing Aid to allow our elderly to easily take their dignity and independence with them wherever they went.
Unfortunately, in their enthusiasm and a small communication glitch our nominated manufacturer produced 33% more EzyUps Dressing Aids than we intended.
The result was plenty of stock but no immediate marketing or development funds.
We got way more stock than we initially ordered.
We hope that you will help us to convert the excess stock we have back into useable funds that will enable us to carry on with marketing and developing these very worthwhile and important products, and at the same time bring the wonderful gift of dignity and independence to those that you love.
The EzyUps Dressing Aids normally retail for $39.95 however for the duration of this campaign you will receive:
• Pledge $25.00 and receive I pair of EzyUps ( SAVE $14.95 )
• Pledge $45.00 and receive 2 pairs of EzyUps ( SAVE $34.95 )
• Pledge $85.00 and receive 4 pairs of EzyUps ( SAVE $74.80 )
• Pledge $576.00 and receive 32 pairs of EzyUps for your organisation ( SAVE $702.40 )
Because we have all the stock available for the above pledges, you’ll receive your order in your choice of colour direct to your door by Australia Post within 7-10 days from making the pledge.
These rewards will give you the opportunity to bring the wonderful gifts of dignity and independence to someone that you love and truly care for, as well as assisting us to get the EzyUps solution out into the community.
If rewards are not your thing but you would like to assist us to assist our elderly, please feel welcome to still make a pledge as all funds received no matter how small or large will be gratefully received and acknowledged on our website.
You can also be assured that such funds will be well used to assist in accomplishing our goal of bringing dignity and independence to as many of our elderly and disabled as possible, with both models of EzyUps.
We hope you will join us and help bring ‘dignity and independence’ to our elderly and disabled.