The nature of moving people with disabilities is considered a hazardous activity if it is performed in a health care setting. If it is at home it’s just a personal problem. But it can be even more hazardous since there is no other caregiver to help. No large mechanical patient handling machines and no source of information to guide you.
This changed with the development of leverage based no-lift patient transfer systems. The key is the knowledge and a few small simple tools that take a two hundred pound problem and turn it into a 20 lb task. The reduction in transfer weight is 90%. This dramatic reduction in load makes it possible to move patients from the bed to a wheelchair or the wheelchair to the toilet or other seated surface safely and easily. Home-care providers can obtain free training by requesting a training video link at [email protected]
Key words: wheelchair, patient handling, patient moving, patient transfer, patient lift, patient assistance, senior assistance, lifting patients, home health care.