Caring for a family member with limited mobility is challenging. While there are many challenging aspects of care, perhaps one of the most difficult aspects is helping them get around the house.
People with limited mobility require a lot of strength and effort on behalf of caregivers to move them in and out of bed and around the house. For this reason, the purchase or rental of a potential lift from Australia disability mobility equipment is worth considering.
Patient lifts are designed to help lift, or transfer, patients from one spot to another. They can be used to move patients in and out of bed, from a wheelchair to a bed, and in and out of the bathtub.
Here are 3 benefits of having a patient life installed in your home:
Patients are more likely to move around more: Mobility issues make it difficult for people to move around. As a result, they are less likely to do so, or the amount of time they move around is limited. Patient lifts make getting around much easier on the patient and the caregiver, making it more likely to move around the house.
Comfort: Being lifted by other people is not comfortable. Patients can be placed in awkward positions and it can hurt their dignity. It’s not a good feeling being shifted around by others, but a patient lift can make it more comfortable and manageable.
Less strain on caregiver: Moving or helping move a person with mobility issues can be extremely difficult. It places a lot of stress and strain on caregivers. A patient lift takes on the heavy lifting and provides great support to your caregivers when helping you get out of bed, into the bath, and when moving throughout the home.