Moving Patients in the Home Care Environment.

Home health care for a patient with limited mobility can be very challenging. The home has few of the benefits of a professional residential care facility. Narrow doors, no large lift equipment or lift teams will be coming to your rescue.

But knowledge of a few simple principles can reduce the weight of you patient dramatically.  In fact most patients load will be less than a bag of groceries when you go to transfer them from bed to wheelchair or wheelchair to toilet.

These principles have been well understood by industry for centuries but somehow the escaped the nursing profession.  They are called the balance pivot principle and it the technique is safe enough to move a refrigerator you should be able to learn how to move a patient.