All posts within: Lifting and Transferring

Jun
26

In our last blog, we offered step-by-step directions on how to safely transfer an elderly loved one from a bed to a wheelchair. But what if you’re the caregiver for someone who’s bedridden? You may think there’s no danger of injury in simply helping a bedridden senior change positions, but the risk of injury still comes into play when lifting from lying down to sitting up.

Take precautions by following these steps to… read more


Posted June 26, 2014
Tags: Caregiver Health, Lifting and Transferring

 

Jun
18

The odds are against you: more than half of all caregivers suffer from injuries related to lifting or transferring a frail, elderly loved one. To save your back and protect the person you’re assisting from injury as well, we’ve compiled the following step-by-step guide to safely transfer someone from a bed to a wheelchair:


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Quotes from our ClientsI don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:
Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.
Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.
As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.
In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help.

- Thanks again, M.R.

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