Moving and handling in residential care can cause
- Accidental injury both to carers and residents
- Long-term and often life changing pain and musculoskeletal disorders among carers
- Discomfort and loss of dignity for residents
Whilst training can help alleviate some of these factors, using a hoist will make the biggest difference.
As it is freestanding, a gantry hoist can be easily redeployed when the requirement changes.
- Ceiling track
A ceiling track hoist is the best option for safe, efficient transfer where hoisting needs are more permanent and may be required between multiple points around a room.
Ceiling track hoists may also be operated by the user without carer intervention, giving them greater independence and reducing staffing requirements.
It is, however, essential that the correct type of hoist is used for each application; improper use can be equally hazardous as using none at all, as this guide published by HSE illustrates.
EA Mobility provide professional advice, design, installation and training to ensure carers and hoist users are kept safe.