Day-care institutions are often established for specific users, diagnoses and/or age groups.
These can include residential homes, shelters, special needs schools and institutions, paediatric day-care centers for children and teenagers with physical or mental disabilities, or centers for people living with brain damage or multiple disabilities.
As day-care centers serve as both home for the residents and a workplace for the staff, they must be equipped with the right aids to maintain a safe and healthy working environment for the staff – and to boost life quality and functional skills among residents.
Day-care residents may have widely different levels of physical or mental disability, and will, therefore, need correspondingly different levels of help.
Common tasks at day-care institutions:
- Moves from bed to wheelchair
- Moves to and from bath chair/stretcher
- Repositioning in a wheelchair
- Positioning and turning in bed
- Training and mobilisation
- Weighing residents
- Hygiene procedures
- Changing bed linen
Freedom of movement and safe working environment
At some day-care institutions, residents require so much care that they need help with almost all everyday tasks and procedures.
In such cases, the staff can use a ceiling lift system to assist with most lifts and moves in order to maintain a safe and healthy working environment.
With a ceiling lift system, assistance with lifts, moves, and training is always within easy reach, making this an excellent solution at day-care institutions, where freedom of movement and the opportunity for residents to customise their own personal space are key concepts.
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.