As it implemented a restraint free approach, Ukeru® quickly learned that traditional blocking materials were not effective – while some didn’t offer adequate protection, others were physically or visually jarring to clients.
The CEO’s response to this challenge? If the tools don’t exist, let’s build them ourselves.
With the same innovative spirit that has driven the organization since its inception, Ukeru developed custom-made, soft, cushioned blocking tools that keep both professionals and those in their care safe and comfortable. In fact, design patents have recently been issued to several of these products — the Body Shield, the Flex Shield, Arm Shield and Curved Shield. Today, Ukeru offers the materials to other organizations and trains professionals in their use.