The staff employed by Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe is trained to provide mobility and transfer assistance to members. The techniques we use are versatile and can be modified based on the needs of each resident. We recognize that safe practices on behalf of personnel lead to optimal results for residents being moved and transferred.
About Our Mobility and Transfer Assistance
Residents of our community who are mobility challenged will be placed in beds where the height can be adjusted as needed. They have wide bases for support and are manufactured to conform to the back’s natural curves, allowing members to bend their knees and hips. Additionally, staff members will move patients in such a manner where their center of mass is in close proximity to that of the patient.
Benefits of Having Mobility And Transfer Assistance
While moving aging elders seems like a simple and straightforward task, doing it incorrectly can injure both parties. This is why we typically employ at least two staff members so one can handle the legs while the other lifts the trunk.
Additionally, we will collect the needed equipment before sitting the patient up, which includes things such as their walker, gait belt, and non-slip socks. The bed or furniture will be lowered so the patient’s feet will be in contact with the floor and when moving residents our team is trained to look for signs of orthostatic hypotension or dizziness, and will always maintain the modesty of residents through the usage of correct draping.
One key benefit of the mobility and transfer assistance we provide is the usage of a gait belt. This tool is designed to maintain control over the elder’s center of mass while being transferred and will control descent in the event that a fall transpires. It also reduces the tendency to grab hold of the person’s upper extremities and is highly effective.
When Should You Consider Moving into a Senior Living Community?
While many of the residents living in Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe are active retirees who have little need for transfer assistance, there are others who are mobility challenged due to recent surgery, illness, injury, or the onset of dementia. It is often difficult for such persons to move from one area of their home to another, let alone leave their residence to run errands.
Due to the significant challenges that families face in caring for mobility-challenged individuals, many choose to relocate their loved ones to our community. Our staff has the training, experience, and tools needed to ensure residents are looked after and given assistance with movement if they need it.
Why Choose Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe?
While many families attempt to care for their aging parents or grandparents themselves, trying to move them without the right training and equipment can lead to serious injuries for both parties. It is therefore advisable to entrust the care of your loved one to a team that is professionally trained.
To learn more about living in Aston Gardens At Pelican Pointe, contact us or call us at 941.584.3170 today.