Product Description: The ResQUp is an innovative, lightweight, compact, versatile mobility aid, patient lift, and therapeutic exercise tool designed by a DPT and CES to complement safe patient handling and mobility programs in hospital clinics & many healthcare settings.
Class I Medical Device: Made in the America by Safe Patient Solutions, LLC, a certified Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business and SBA Small Disadvantaged Business. The ResQUp is listed with the FDA as a Class 1 Transfer Aid.
“The Pendleton Centers of Yabapai Regional Medical Center purchased the ResQUp to use in our facilities. It is useful, innovative device because it respects our clients independence which at the same time protects the client and staff from injuries while assisting clients who have falled or who need a little extra help getting up from the floor after exercising.”
– A. Klein, Director of Preventive Medicine and Wellness
“My Mom loves it. One of her grandkids helps her use it for practice and she immediately had some confidence come back. She repeatedly thanks me and tells us she doesn’t worry about falling anymore. This has been a god send to my family and gives us piece of mind. We cannot THANK YOU enough. I do not understand why rehab centers and nursing homes don’t have such a device. For the cost of this, it was worth every penny.”
– L. Hackett
“…it is perfect in every way, even better than I could have expected. Amazingly lightweight, expertly designed and constructed in every detail, sturdy yet easy to handle. I was able to use it successfully on my very first try, and much more so since. Needless to add, I shall not be returning my ResQUp to you. It has rapidly become – and will remain – a very important possession for the rest of my life.”
– A. Eipper
“My 82 year old mother who cannot get up after a fall and has to call for help to get back on her feet, lived her life for the last few years in fear. She really hated to call for help. I searched for long time for a device that would give her the ability to get up independently, and finally found the ResQUp. My mother tried it out she thanks the creators of the device for thinking of people like her.”
“The ResQUp has become a valuable tool when I do work around my house. Being in a wheelchair one of the challenges when you transfer to the ground onto a smooth surface is not having your feet slip from underneath you when you’re trying to transfer back up. The ResQUp has eliminated this as a problem. Now when I’m done working from the floor all I need to do is pull up my ResQUp. Open it, transfer to the first then to the second and the third step and then into my chair. No longer needing to worry if my feet are slipping underneath me and fearing that I will fall. I highly recommend this tool for active wheelchair users you won’t regret it!”
– S. Sanchez
The ResQUp Story
The idea for the ResQUp evolved from the plight of one patient. The patient knew he was at risk of falling and was aware he would not have the strength to get up on his own to a seated position. He didn’t want his wife to hurt herself attempting to assist him up. His personal dignity would not allow him to rely on 911 services that would result in the police, ambulance, or fire truck responding to a non-traumatic fall.
After consulting with several highly experienced clinicians we found no useful or practical tools that met these patients’ needs for help getting up from the floor after a fall. Safe Patient Solutions developed the ResQUp concept and made the first working prototype with professional input and clinical testing. The product has since been reworked and refined to its present form.
The ResQUp fall recovery device originated from a specific concern that was directed to Dr. Peraza in the course of his patient care duties about how to raise fallen patients from the floor to chair level. Extensive research, demonstrations of the prototype ResQUpand discussions with other professional physical therapists and caregivers confirmed the need for such a fall recovery device. Patients need a way to help themselves, and caregivers need tools for safe patient handling that help mitigate physical injuries to them when assisting patients.
The ResQUp (pronounced: “rescue up”) is Made in America from recyclable materials and is listed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a Class 1 Medical Device. Safe Patient Solutions is a Veteran-owned small business registered with the FDA and pays annual user fees.
As a practicing Physical Therapist, Dr. Al Peraza has treated many physically challenged patients who expressed concerns about their inability to get up after a fall. Dr. Peraza would use boxes and stacked aerobic steps to assist and train patients about safe ways to get up from the floor. But finding boxes of the correct height took time away from patient care, and often the boxes were not sufficiently stable. A fall recovery device was needed.
This situation was frustrating to Dr. Peraza and his patients alike. The idea for the ResQUp evolved from the specific plight of one of Dr. Peraza’s geriatric patients. The patient knew he was at risk of falling and was aware he would not have the strength to get up on his own to a seated position. And he didn’t want his wife to hurt herself in attempting to assist him up. Further his personal dignity would not allow him to rely on 911 services that would result in the police, ambulance, or fire truck responding to a non-traumatic fall.
Subsequently, Dr. Peraza researched equipment resources and consulted with several highly experienced clinicians but found no useful or practical tools that met his patients’ needs for help getting up from the floor after a fall. He then developed the ResQUp concept and made the first working prototype available for use in demonstrations. Since then, with professional input and clinical testing, the product has been reworked and refined to its present form. The ResQUp is intended for the specific purpose of assisting a fallen individual up from the floor to a seated or standing position.