Transfers and Positioning of Disabled and Elderly – Home Health Care
Transfers and Positioning
Getting in and out of a chair can be hard for individuals with a disability, depending on age, strength and flexibility. Assistance techniques for transfers can vary. Some people require a lot of assistance and assistive devices, such as a gait belt or a mechanical lift. Others need less assistance, but having a properly trained caregiver is essential.
To promote the health, safety and proper functioning of the body’s many systems, caregivers are trained to move and place patients in the correct posture position. The results of proper transfer and positioning into beds and chairs helps to eliminate pressure areas on the skin, reduce muscle weakening and stiffening, and promotes proper breathing, digestion and elimination.
Caregivers referred by Whitsyms are trained to help patients in and out of bed, chairs, cars, bathtubs and showers using safe transfer techniques.