As a caregiver, you know that your job is physically and emotionally demanding. One of the most toughest challenges comes at transport time: helping your patient move in and out of bed, in and out of the wheelchair, or across the room comes with a real risk of injury. Slips, trips, falls, and drops that happen during the transfer process are a leading cause of injury for patients. Lower back and neck injuries, as well as muscle and joint sprains, are all too common among caregivers.
This doesn’t have to happen. Surehands Lift Systems provide dependable, reliable, safe patient transport. You may have seen Surehand Lift Systems in the clinical setting. They are used in many hospitals and health care systems. Now, in Connecticut, Surehands Lift Systems are available for the home setting. They are also being used in group homes and residential treatment facilities.
There are many types of Surehands Lift Systems, each designed for a specific need. We work closely with caregivers and treatment facilities to determine the best type of lift for your setting. Surehands Lift Systems are very strong, an important consideration as the trend toward larger patient size continues. Larger patients are the most at risk for injury during transport; the risk of injury for the caregiver also goes up as patient size increases. Providing mechanical assistance for these lifts helps keep caregivers healthy – and workman’s comp claims low!
Employee retention is an important consideration for health care systems administrators. It is hard to find highly qualified, motivated caregivers. When you do find a great employee, you want to keep them. Key to employee retention is the provision of a safe, enjoyable work environment. Investing in assistive technology, such as Surehands Lift Systems, that makes the caregiver’s job easier, safer, and more enjoyable is a smart strategy from an employee retention perspective.
Are you ready to learn more about Surehands Lift Systems in Connecticut? Contact us today! We’re here to answer all of your questions!