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How to safely lift your parent

... How to safely lift your parent mobility, occupational therapist, stand aid, hoist, electric chair One of our lovely readers, Jane, asked us the following question: "How can I and my husband safely, and confidently, lift his 89 year old ...

How do I help my elderly parent bathe?

... How do I help my elderly parent bathe? mobility, independence, hoist, occupational therapist For anyone with limited mobility, enjoying a bath and shower can be difficult. We asked Annette Greenwood of family business Bath-Knight, inventors of the belted bath-lift, for some ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... ulcers. Pillow or bed raisers can also be useful aids. If the person is totally bedridden they may need incontinence aids and a hoist to be able to move onto a commode. This equipment is mostly organised through an occupational therapist or district nurse via the local ...

Tips on making the move into care a little bit easier

... a scale of charges depending on the size of the room. If your parent is going to need specialist equipment, such as a hoist or a wheelchair, you may not be able to opt for the smallest size room. Think about how the available money is ...

Tips on getting the right care at home

... of grab rails for example. The family would need to organise appropriate mobility aids through an occupational therapist and might include a bed, hoists, wet room or an accessible bath for example. How do you prepare a relative for the arrival of a stranger in their ...