A patient turning aid is an assistive device that allows for gentle turning or repositioning of a patient or client in bed, while not straining healthcare staff, nurses, caregivers or loved ones assisting the moving and handling of the patient. The patient turning system even makes it possible for some patients to turn themselves, increasing independence and dignity.
The patient turning aid is used in place of positioning bed pads, transfer boards or other mobility aids.
Improve Workplace Health and Safety in Healthcare
The patient turning aid helps ensure safety for both the client and the helper whether being a healthcare professional or family member.
This assistive device eliminates the need for lifting, pushing, and pulling on the client when turning them. This creates sustainable work health and safety for staff as it reduces the risks of injuries to the neck, shoulders, arms, and back, often associated with moving and handling.
Dignified and Independent Living
Clients using the transfer aid on their own can obtain a more independent life, where they can manage some situations requiring turning or repositioning themselves, such as turning during the night. This means that the client will have fewer disturbances through the night, as they can adjust their position as needed without having to wait for help from others. As such the individuals functioning and independence is improved, thereby promoting their well-being.
Whether a client can use the system on their own depends on an individual assessment of their cognitive and physical capabilities.
The turning aid provides dignified care for people with disabilities, elderly people, and people with health conditions such as Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease, and more.
When using this patient transfer equipment, the client will experience more dignified and gentle care as any pushing or pulling is eliminated from the moving and handling process.
The patient transfer aid can be used in any setting such as the client’s own home, in hospitals, care homes or nursing homes.