Mobility Aids That Every Care Home Needs
Care homes are full of residents who each have specific needs, but one common physical ailment is lack of mobility. As we get older it can become harder to walk and ever do day to day tasks such as getting in the bath, so your care home must have the right mobility aids for your residents.
In this blog, we explain some of the top aids that your care home could benefit from.
If your patient is bed-bound or cannot walk, installing a patient hoist means they can see use the bathroom and move around the facility. The hoist manoeuvres above the patient’s bed so care home staff can carefully strap them in and lift them. Not only is this much safer for the patient but it protects the staff too by preventing injury.
Walking sticks, wheelchairs and walkers are all designed to help people stay mobile. Being in a care home does not mean that residents should lose all independence, in fact, staff should be encouraging residents to stay self-reliant where possible. Something as simple as having walking aids within the facility can make life that little bit easier.
The bathroom can be a dangerous area for those who are unsteady on their feet. Slippery floors and the challenge of getting in and out of the bath are just two of the main concerns. A bath lift can alleviate this stress and help residents feel more comfortable using the bathroom. It’s not uncommon for people to feel embarrassed about not being able to use the bathroom, however, with the right equipment in pace the whole experience is a lot more pleasant.
Here at Euro Lifts, based in South West England, we provide high-quality lift installation services as well as equipment for those with limited mobility. From bath lifts to walking aids, we have everything you need to make your residents feel safe and comfortable. Contact us today for more information.