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Tips on DOs & DON’Ts Wheelchair Transfer

By Heather Brown
January 21, 2015

Wheelchairs provide mobility for the disabled, elderly, injured and ill. However, transferring individuals from their wheelchair to a difference spot to sit or lay down can be done improperly, which potentially could cause serious injury. If your or a love one needs to be transferred from a wheelchair often it is wise to understand the ...

When Is It Okay to Leave Residents Alone?

By brian barrick
November 07, 2013

Most assisted living residents are able to care for themselves but the reason while they’re in a facility is because they require extra attention to ensure their safety.  It is in everyone’s best interest that a watchful eye is always kept on each resident at all times.  However, this can be done while having the ...

Fall Prevention for the Elderly

By brian barrick
May 14, 2013

A fall is an occurrence that is usually characterized by failure to maintain appropriate lying, sitting or standing, resulting in individual abrupt, undersized relocation to the ground. This may lead to loss of balance and following the absence of intervention. The management of this disorder is subdivided into several categories which include fall risk predictive ...

Wheelchair Safety: The Do’s & Don’ts for Your Residents

By brian barrick
May 07, 2013

Due to the increasing number of assisted living residents on wheel chairs, many assisted living homes, facilities and care homes have been opened. These residents on wheelchairs will always need assistance from people where they stay or from their care givers in and out of wheel chairs. Any one assisting physically challenged person need to take safety ...

Wheelchair Safety in your Assisted Living Facility

By brian barrick
February 02, 2012

Wheelchairs may seem pretty easy to maneuver, but there are many precautions you can take to avoid injury. To transfer a weak resident from a bed to a wheelchair follow these safety tips: Evaluate the resident overall strength and check for cognitive impairments Inform the resident of the procedure Place the wheelchair next to the bed, make ...