It is essential to ensure that nursing home residents actually feel at home and that they receive optimal, dignified care that gives rise to feelings of comfort, security, and care.
Irrespective of whether the person in question only spends a part of each day at the home, or whether he/she is a permanent resident, it is important to fulfill his/her need for care and help so as to maintain a decent quality of life and functional capacity.
Common user-related procedures at nursing homes:
- Moves back and forth between bed/chair/wheelchair
- Moves into and up from an easy chair
- Repositioning in chairs
- Moves to/from the toilet
- Weighing residents
- Balance training
- ADL assistance
- Skin care and wound treatment
- Assistance with mobilisation
Discreet and safe solution for all parties
The nursing home is not just the residents’ home, it is also the staff’s workplace.
When residents depend on assistance in performing everyday routines, it is essential that the appropriate equipment is (discreetly) at hand.
In this way, individual residents do not find the presence of such aids disconcerting, and they can feel comfortable in their home – while the care staff can maintain and support a safe and ergonomically correct working environment.
Using a ceiling hoist or a free-standing lifter can facilitate everyday procedures, moves, etc. at the care home, to the benefit of residents and staff alike. For example, using a ceiling hoist can help make staff move residents quickly and safely between a wheelchair and a bath/toilet chair in the bathroom.
Staff can also use the hoist to help elderly residents with personal care and hygiene procedures, and for support during the rehabilitation and mobilisation of elderly people.
Dutch care organisation provides all resident rooms with ceiling hoists
SVRZ, a care organisation for the elderly in the Netherlands, has equipped all 1.450 resident rooms with ceiling hoist systems. What started with the construction of the new care facility Redoute in Sas van Gent culminated in a huge project in which all SVRZ employees and clients would experience the benefits of a ceiling hoist system.