Are you caring for someone who has an increased risk of falling? What are the factors that contribute to this higher risk? There are several factors that may influence your probability: the natural aging process, chronic health conditions, heart disease, dementia, MS, and low blood pressure, to name a few.
The number of “fall calls” to EMS has increased significantly over the last 10 years. Most of the calls were identified as ‘lift assist calls’, which are calls that don’t require transport to the hospital. Often these calls are made from caregivers who simply can’t physically lift the patient back up. Also, since these calls are not “emergency” related calls, it can take several minutes to even hours before the individual is helped. The calls can get quite expensive. A cost of care analysis was performed to grossly define the cost of lift assists to the EMS system. The analysis demonstrated the cost of lift assist calls on a normal mid-sized suburban community over the past decade. It was estimated that they cost the EMS system $1.5 million. Almost all of these calls could have been avoided if the individual had a way to safely help their loved back up on their feet.
These individuals and caregivers feel helpless because of their situation. They don’t want to be a burden and call for help, but they have no choice. For this very reason, individuals are finding peace and comfort in using a mobile lifting chair.
The Raizer Lift Chair is an innovative piece of medical equipment, an invaluable tool to have around, and is key to acting FAST in the event of a fall. The caregiver simply places the chair around their loved one and, with the ease of a remote, the chair makes a smooth and comfortable lift. It is allowing people to remain in their homes longer, where before, they might have had to move to an assisted living home. The chair is portable, battery powered, and is easily stored until you need it. For more information on how the Raizer Lift Chair can help you, visit us at www.rescuelift.com.