Entering the world of wheelchairs can be a daunting and challenging process with such a vast and variable range available. There are so many different options, styles and designs that can make it a difficult task but, if you take the time to sit and think about what you require, the entire process will be a lot simpler. So how do you choose which one is the right one for you? The following are a list of tips and considerations to help you out when you’re trying to decide on the perfect wheelchair.
Whether you’re working in community care, hospitals, nursing homes or home care environments, there are challenges that arise when transferring patients in and out of beds, chairs, toilets and showers. Nursing staff, carers and those who live with and assist people with mobility impairments understand that lifting someone may pose risks to their own health and safety. Joints and muscles are at high risk of strains causing pain, discomfort and potential damage. Of this, backs and shoulders are at high risk. It is important to lift patients in a way that the patient and carer are both safe and comfortable.