The world is facing the problems that come with an aging population as the advancement in medicine prolonged the lifespan of people. Therefore, there are a lot of emphasis being placed on providing proper healthcare for this group of people. However, there is a lack of working healthcare professionals because they found the job too tough and require manual work, especially in carrying the elderly people.
Suitable Lifting Devices for Elderly and Disabled
In view of these needs, there are significant improvements in assistive equipments to meet the rising demand for automation in healthcare. These lifting equipments mainly help to carry users who are unable to perfom simple daily acts such as climbing staircase, showering and transferring between wheelchair and bed.
First of these equipments to you should possess will be the home electrical lift. This is only applicable to houses with more than one floor and people have to climb the steps to reach their rooms. The stairlift is basically fitted with a seat that moves parallel to the stairlift track. It helps to alleviate the inconvenience faced by old people who have problems with their knees and couldn’t climb the steps. The disabled can also use the device as it can be converted to platform instead of chairs to carry electric wheelchairs instead.
Secondly, the bathtub lift is an equipment used to assist users to get in and out of the bath tub safely. It is a simple lifting device that moves up and down while the user is sitting in the middle. It has two flaps on the sides to help the user transfer into the seat either from a wheelchair or a standing position. Users can operate it using a attached remote control with up and down buttons. The battery life of the bath lift is important as you do not want the user to be trapped in the bath tub due to empty battery. The bath lift will have beeping sound to notify the users that the battery life is low and to recharge before further use.
Another of the assistive lifting device is the Hoyer Lift or Floor Lift which is very useful to transfer patients between wheelchairs and beds. It is actually shaped like a mini-crane with a hanger to lift the users in a mat. This system runs on wheels to move the users easily. All these help to reduce the manual workload by the nurses and caregivers so they can focus on providing better healthcare.