When a person’s strength is compromised due to illness it becomes diffcult to move in bed. Often a helping hand is needed when it comes to bed mobility. It can be a huge challenge for such persons to turn on their sides, to transfer from a lying to sitting position and to get their legs up onto the bed.
But where do they fnd a helping hand? Should it only be a family member or carer offering assistance using their own physical strength. It is a known fact that the care sector has a number of Occupational Health challenges. The challenges are in particular related to manual moving and handling of bedridden persons. Relatives and nursing staff expose themselves to risks and unnecessary strains when they use their physical strength to compensate for the lack of function of bedridden persons.
We at Vendlet believe that it is a question of supporting and utilizing whatever strength the person still has. It is therefore a question of offering support to those who are still capable of self help.