Devices for Turning and Moving an Elderly Bed Patient
Today, you can use special devices so as to help turn or move your elderly loved one. These devices can greatly simplify the task of turning and moving an elderly bed patient with limited mobility.
Some of these devices include:
- Sliding sheet
This sheet is a little like familiar bed linen: it is made in the form of a square sleeve measuring 140×140 cm. Also, you have transfers that consist of two dense double-layer panels with handles stitched on each side. The sheet sleeve is used to turn over and move patients from wide double beds.
To move bed patients from narrow beds, use transfers.
Sliding sheets are made of polyester – a strong, wear-resistant and durable material.
nitially, the device was conceived as a postoperative, designed to facilitate a patient’s ability to get up after a surgical procedure. However, later it also showed itself well in the care of immobilized old people who had a stroke, heart attack and other diseases that limit mobility. The ladder consists of several wooden or plastic crossbars, interconnected by a dense, strong fabric. The fixture is situated at the foot area of the bed and stretched along the body of an elderly person so that they can independently rise and sit on the bed. The design also provides belts – they prevent the patient from accidentally falling on its side.
- Support belt
This device is designed to facilitate the movement of patients – for example, to transplant them in a wheelchair, on a chair or in a car. They can also reliably fix patients in bed if required. The belt is sewn from soft but durable fabric, in addition to which polypropylene tape is often made with a lock for better fixation of the body. The product is also sheathed with special loops so that the accompanying nurse can confidently support the ward.
- Medical rollers
These devices are quite large in size. They’re used to create support for a sick person – for example, from the back or waist. They are enclosed so that the patient can partially change the position of the body without overloading the spine.
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