When an elderly person falls, the likelihood of being unable to get back up without assistance increases. In fact, according to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injuries and fatalities in older Americans.
Why are falls so dangerous? Well, elderly people may injure themselves when they fall - brain injuries, broken hips, broken backs, etc., are all possibilities. However, trying to lift a fallen person back up can be just as dangerous.
When someone falls - after we assess the situation - we have two options: help them back up or call an ambulance. Sometimes, an ambulance is necessary for major injuries. If injuries are minor, it can be much less traumatic and cost-effective to help them at home.
Improperly lifting someone back up is just as dangerous as falling. Improper lifting can exacerbate injuries, create new ones, or make the experience uncomfortable or traumatic for a fallen person.
For all of the reasons above, we have a solution: a personal lift device.
What is a Lifting Device?
Portable lifting devices can help a fallen person back up into a sitting position in minutes - safely, comfortably, and reliably. Lifting devices also ensure proper lifting techniques to prevent injuries to the fallen person and their helper during the lifting process.
A lifting device reduces the mental and physical trauma of a fall. Without an assisted lifting device, a fallen person could lay on the ground for hours while someone tries to help them back up.
Personal lift devices take many forms. They can operate using hydraulics, air-powered hoists, electric chain hoists, hand crank hoists, and many other configurations. Most require another person to operate the device. All serve the same purpose of getting fallen individuals back onto their feet as safely as possible.
Designed for Home Care Situations
Most people imagine large metal contraptions when they picture a personal lift device. For many devices, this accurately describes them. Contrary to popular belief, assisted lifting devices can weigh as little as 28 pounds and collapse into a backpack for easy transport. These portable lifting devices make employment and operation very easy for the average person.
Take the Raizer M and Raizer II Lifting Chairs, for example. The Raizer Lifting Chairs are portable, personal lift devices designed for home care and ease of use. You don't need to be a trained medical professional or home care worker to safely and correctly help a loved one back up from a fall.
The Raizer M Lifting Chair weighs in at just 27.3 pounds and fits into a convenient carrying bag. One person can operate the lift by hand and safely bring their fallen loved ones back to their feet. The device can lift 330 pounds! Rize Up also offers the battery-powered Raizer II chair for even more convenient lifting capability!
Watch the video below to learn how these powerful lifting chairs can be assembled underneath a fallen person and get them back up.
Why Do You Need a Personal Lift Device?
Personal lift devices provide you and your aging loved ones with security and peace of mind. Aging in place comes with certain risks, however, having a portable lift device in your home drastically reduces the consequences of a fall.
Falls cause 40% of all nursing home admissions. Falls are also the leading cause of ER visits. Preventing injuries from falls requires a quick response time and proper lifting technique. Portable lifting devices offer both of these benefits. Adding a portable lifting device to your home makes aging in place a safe and realistic possibility. The devices have easy operation, fool-proof setup, and require no prior medical experience.
User-friendly portable lift devices allow you to easily help a loved one back on their feet without injuring yourself in the process. Make sure your loved ones can get up quickly and safely. Invest in a safe future and purchase a portable lifting device!
Disclaimers: Please note that although Rize Up Care has consulted multiple legal sources to verify the information in this article, we are not lawyers. Always consult with a legal professional before filing a claim.
Always assess the situation before making medical decisions to help another person. A lifting device should only be used in certain situations which can be assessed and determined that it is safe to use. If you are uncertain, please seek a medical professional for help. Always use your best judgement. The Raizer Lifting Chairs make the lifting process faster, easier and ensure proper lifting technique. That does not mean that they are suitable for every situation.