How are Your Older Loved Ones Currently Getting Around?
If your grandparent or older relative has mobility issues, they likely use a wheelchair or walker to get around most places. They cannot move themselves from the wheelchair to another seat or into a car. That is a critical turning point for many families. The desire to stay at home is very common among older adults. Home is where they are comfortable. It is where their spouse or children might be. It is where they can visit with family and friends.
How Can I Help My Older Family Members Stay Home?
Staying at home is also healthier for older adults. They are happier and experience less stress when they are living at home. Recovery from surgery and illness is faster if the person is at home versus in a nursing facility or a hospital. The benefits of staying in the home as long as possible are well-known among caregivers that help older adults.
Becoming immobile is often the turning point between staying at home and going into an assisted nursing facility. However, that does not need to be the case. Using special equipment can delay or prevent that transition.
A personal, portable lift and transfer vest is part of the solution. When your loved one can no longer move themselves from a wheelchair into a seat or vice versa, the Smart Lift Vest can help. A family member or a nursing aide can use the transfer vest to help your loved one make the move.
The Smart Lift Vest fits comfortably around your loved one and the snug fit will keep him or her safe during the transfer. The sturdy handles offer a secure place for you or a nursing aide to hold when performing the lift and transfer motion. The vest is designed to reduce the chances of you or the aide suffering an injury during the transfer. The vest can be used in lifts from the floor, from a seat, from a vehicle, or from a bed.
How Can My Immobile Family Members Get Around During the Holidays?
The Smart Lift Vest is utilized by caregivers, EMS and first responders, as well as healthcare providers. Whether your loved one or patient needs to be moved from a wheelchair to bed or walker to car, the Smart Lift Vest can help them do that safely.
The holidays are such an important time for families, and your grandparents or older relatives should not have to miss out on holidays gatherings and memories because of their mobility issues. Contact Smart Lift today to find out more about how the Smart Lift Vest can help transfer your loved ones and patients during Thanksgiving and Christmas festivities. Whether they are at their own homes, a nursing home, retirement or assisted living home, the Smart Lift Vest can make moving and transferring easy and safe so your family can celebrate the holidays together.