If you use a mobility device such as a walker or a cane to help you stand from a seated position, you probably know that this can be a tricky maneuver that often requires assistance from another person. It may also be a safety concern. Fortunately, there are a series of affordable safety pole systems that can assist with the sit-to-stand motion for those with limited mobility.
According to the National Center for Caregiving, there are an estimated 44 million American adults who provide unpaid caregiving to seniors and adults with disabilities. Of these, 14 million are considered “high-burden” caregivers who provide 21 or more hours of unpaid caregiving per week. Many of these caregivers are untrained and underprepared. The high stress and physical demands of caregiving can have serious consequences on the caregiver’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
Improving Outcome Measures through Safe Patient Handling and Mobility
Lifeway Mobility is hosting a FREE one-hour educational webinar that will provide valuable information regarding the improvement of organizational and health care quality outcomes as it relates to safe patient handling. Taught by Amber Perez, a licensed nurse, certified safe patient handling professional, and the SPHM Director of Clinical Services. You can listen during your lunch break!