Handicare shortlisted in Asia-Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards

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Multinational Handicare Group, a global provider of solutions and support to increase the independence of the physically challenged or elderly,  has received recognition for innovation in the aged care sector after the company’s newest stairlift model was announced as a finalist in the ‘Oscars’ of the Asia Pacific eldercare industry.

The annual Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards honour organisations for their innovative and quality approaches to changing the way the region’s older adults age, and for their contribution to shaping the future of the ageing landscape. The awards are organised by Ageing Asia, the first Ageing Market Consultancy Social Enterprise in Asia with the mission to change the future of ageing in Asia-Pacific.

The Handicare 1100 straight stairlift is a finalist in the category Best Solution to Support Ageing-in-Place – Assistive.

Handicare’s newest stairlift design attracted positive feedback when it made its debut at international exhibition Rehacare in Germany at the end of 2018.

Its standout features are its tooth and grease-free compact rail, which is easy to keep clean, and the unique patented four-wheel drive technology based on friction drive, which ensures a smooth and reliable ride. The silver anodised rail looks good and obscures less of the stairs than any other stairlift on the market, and, with no visible mechanism or grease, it’s also very easy to maintain.

Handicare Executive Commercial Director UK, Europe & Far East, Clare Brophy said: “This is a tremendous accolade for our team and our approach to delivering innovative solutions to make life easier for people with mobility challenges around the world. We are very proud to have reached the final and excited to be a part of this prestigious awards scheme which does so much to celebrate the work being done to ensure we can all enjoy healthy, independent and dignified ageing.”

The winners will be announced in Singapore in May.

For further information about the awards https://www.ageingasia.com/index.php/7th-apac-eldercare-innovation-awards.html


About Handicare

Handicare offers solutions and support to increase the independence of the physically challenged or elderly and to enable them to live an active life — on their terms — and to facilitate for their care providers and family. The offering encompasses a comprehensive range of curved and straight stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment. Handicare is a global company with sales in more than 20 countries and is a market leader in this field. The head office is in Stockholm, Sweden and manufacturing is located at six sites distributed across North America, Asia and Europe. In 2018, revenue amounted to MEUR 291. Employees numbered around 1,200 and the share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, see www.handicaregroup.com.

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