Patient Lifts Help Keep Seniors at Home Longer
For seniors, routine tasks such as moving from room to room and getting in and out of bed can seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, it can also lead them to the conclusion that staying in their own home is no longer an option. This is not the case, however.
Patient lifts are designed to lift and transfer seniors when they are unable to do it on their own. These medical devices provide many benefits, including reduced risk of injury to patients and caregivers. The key is to make sure these lifts are operated by someone who is trained and has experience with such lifts.
If you are curious about installing a patient lift in the home of an elderly loved one but have questions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has an article on patients lifts that will give you some background. It also will provide guidance on how to mitigate any risks associated with these lifts.