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This Week's Carenote - 1/28/14
Can someone give me tips on how to transfer
a double amputee from bed to chair and toilet?
I am looking for any sort of help please.
Shared by: Home Care Aid
You need a Hoyer until the amputee can
transfer themselves. I don't know if you can
rent one if you only need it temporarily. I
would contact my local medical supply store.
I think these can be purchased used as well.
You are going to destroy
your back if continue to try to lift this
person. You will be lifting this person
in/out of the bed and then on/off the
toilet, at least once a day. That is once a
day too many. Have the individual use a bed
pan to toilet themselves until they are able
to transfer themselves to the toilet.
I cannot stress this enough,
you are going to DESTROY YOUR BACK if you
continually try to transfer a person who
cannot help you with the transfer. It is
really bad on your back even if they can
help. Plus you run the risk of dropping the
individual you are trying to transfer.
You sound like you need home
help. If the amputee is on Medicare, as
his/her social worker about the "Waiver
Program" I care for an individual who has
MS, Medicare pays me to do so.