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Mobility Devices Encourage Independence

As you get older, mobility can become more difficult. You may not get around as easily as you used to and are at an increased risk of falls that can result in serious injuries. Thankfully, mobility devices for seniors are the ideal option for giving the elderly their independence while keeping them safe.

Patent Issued for the The ResQUp Fall Recovery device

It is official! After more than a 3 year waiting period, the ResQUp has been issued an US Patent number US 8,393.684 B2! I would like to thank everybody who assisted in the design, production, purchase, and support in other ways.

The Simple Solution to Fall Recovery

The ResQUp is quite simple to use following a non-injurious fall. The fallen person can use the ResQUp to ascend to a sitting position, and from that position, stand up to a stabilizing piece of furniture or transfer to a walker, wheelchair, etc. If the ResQUp is not nearby, a caregiver can assist in fall recovery by moving it into position and guide the process. The fallen person can use one

Floor Recovery Mobility Aid

In the United States, more than 1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year. The risk of falling is not limited to seniors. Falling impacts people with balance problems, gait disorders, cognitive impairment among others to include our disabled Veterans. Besides injuries caused by falls, the simple fear of falling can impact the lives of people by causing a reduction in their level of activity. This

Is the ResQUp right for you?

At Safe Patient Solutions, we want you to be successful in getting up from the floor to a seat, walker, bed, or wheelchair, if the situation ever occurs. Successfully getting up from the floor using a mobility device like the ResQUp often requires assessment of your physical abilities. For example; You will need enough strength in your arms and legs to push or lift your

Comparison of Patient Lifts

Patient lifts typically come in the form of mechanical lift equipment used to get patients up from the floor following a fall. Generally, when a healthcare worker wants to safely transfer a patient horizontally or vertically, the worker will frequently ask somebody to bring a “patient lift”.

Safe Patient Handling for Health Care Professionals

As a health care professional working with the elderly and/or disabled, you are very aware of the problems inherent in lifting patients. At the Safe Patient Handling Conference held in San Diego in September, 2010 and again in 2011, this important subject was brought into focus.

Safe Patient Handling Legislation

Musculoskeletal injuries continue as a major concern among healthcare professionals. The rates of injuries published by the Bureau of Labor are worth reviewing: The overexertion injury rate for hospital workers are twice the average compared to all industries (76 per 10,000).

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