Caring for children of any age, including those with disabilities or medical conditions, requires careful consideration and specialized attention.
Children are not just small adults and understanding their unique needs and developmental stages are crucial for providing effective care. This includes assisting with recovery after an accident or surgery, outpatient care and therapy, and providing speciality care for medical conditions or disabilities.
Childhood development and learning occur through interaction and movement in their environment and with others and utilizing technology can help make the scary post-surgery transfer smooth and fun, promote independent standing to play with friends or siblings, or strengthen core muscle groups and balance.
However, when caring for children with special needs, moving and handling them safely and comfortably can be challenging. Children with disabilities or medical conditions often require assistance with their activities of daily living (ADL), rehabilitation exercises to improve mobility and muscle strength, and overall quality of life. This can be physically demanding and put a lot of strain on caregivers, especially when space and equipment are limited. Fortunately, a ceiling hoist system can make this task much easier and safer for everyone involved.
A ceiling hoist can transfer the child from a bed to a wheelchair, from a chair to a bath, from one room to another, and even aid in gait training and mobilization without requiring manual lifting.
These systems can be installed in private homes, schools, daycare centres, institutions, and hospitals to ensure the safe and comfortable handling of children with special needs.
Frequent paediatric moving, handling, and rehabilitation tasks, where a ceiling hoist can be used:
- Transfer between bed/chair/wheelchair
- Transfer in and out of a padded chair
- Repositioning in chairs
- Transfer to and from the toilet
- Assistance with daily tasks
- Skin care and wound care
- Support with mobilization
- Gait training
- Active exercises
- Exercises with partial weight-bearing
- Treadmill training
- Aquatic therapy
- Balance and posture exercises on e.g., trampoline
- ADL activities
- Playing – kicking & throwing ball; running; access to water sport
- Mat and floor activities
- Recovery from injury / accident therapy to return to sports
- Hippotherapy or/and other animal therapy