The increased number of injuries due to manual lifting to patients, nurses, and caregivers is forcing hospitals and nursing/assisted living homes to find an alternative way to help a patient who has fallen. The CDC reports that the cost associated with these types of injuries have been estimated in the billions. Whether you own a hospital or nursing/assisted living home, or you are caring for a loved one in your home, having a mobile lifting device will give you the peace of mind that you can care for your patient without injuring yourself or them in the process. Here are just a few of the many benefits to owning a mobile lifting device.
- Fewer Injuries to Nurses/Caregivers and Patient
There are many injuries associated with manually lifting. Millions of dollars a year are spent on injuries. When a person falls and can’t get up on their own, a caregiver might try to help that person by lifting them up off the floor. Unfortunately, in the process of trying to help the patient- they often either hurt themselves by straining their backs and knees, sometimes even dropping the patient. With a mobile lifting device, the nurse can help the patient with ease and feel confident that they can safely lift their patient back up.
- Requires Only One Person
Often times when a patient falls, it requires at least two people to help them back up. Hospitals and nursing/assisted living homes are busy, which can lead to the patient waiting several minutes before they can be helped. A mobile lifting device can be operated by a single assistant and requires only limited physical effort beyond the help of a supportive hand. They can be helped in a matter of a couple of minutes, and then the device is easily stored until it is needed again.
- Patient Feels Secure
When a patient falls they can feel scared, anxious, and helpless. Nurses are reporting that when using a mobile lifting device the patient feels secure and safe. When using the device it creates a sense of comfort and closeness, which helps calms the patient.
- No Costly EMS Calls
Each year, thousands of EMS calls are made for “lift assists”. A loved one falls at home, and their caregiver is unable to help them, so they have to make an expensive call to EMS to come and assist. If you are caring for a loved one in your home and they are prone to falling, having a mobile lifting device will give you the peace of mind that you can help your loved one without having to call EMS.
The Raizer Lift Chair is a mobile lifting device that is easy to use, transported, and stored. It meets the requirements you need to be in compliance with the state law for patient handling and lifting. It is placed around the fallen person and with the touch of a button it safely and securely lifts the person back up to an almost standing position. For more information on how this chair can help you visit us at www.rescuelift.com.