Caregivers Get Older Too: Understanding the Sure Hands Lift System

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“Donna had her accident in 1987,” Morgan said. Her daughter became a quadriplegic after a skiing accident. “Since then, there have been tremendous advances in technology and care that really help Donna function as independently as possible. But she still needs assistance with many of the tasks of daily living, including getting out of bed and into her wheelchair, as well as other transfers.”

Morgan shrugged. “The technology keeps getting better and better. But I can’t say the same for my back. It’s almost thirty years older now than it was when Donna first got hurt. I’ve certainly gotten stronger – but now, I find myself struggling to move Donna when our aides aren’t here to help me. I’m worried that a day will come when I need to move her and I can’t.”

Sure Hands lift systems are designed to help people like Donna and Morgan. For many years, these reliable, dependable, strong transport devices were only seen in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and group homes. Now however, Sure Hands lift systems are available for home installation in New England. They come in a variety of configurations, including space saving models that can work in very confined areas.

Sure Hands lift systems do the lifting for you. The strong, quiet mechanism can easily transport a person as needed. Some models can be operated by the person being transported, while others require the assistance of a caregiver or aide. The use of Sure Hands lifts makes caregiving safer for both the caregiver and the person being cared for: the risks of being dropped are eliminated, as are risks of injury to the caregiver.

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