It's no secret the American population is aging. A growing number of baby boomers are retiring and the youngest of the generation has now turned 50. In fact, the number of Americans over the age of 65 will grow by 26% this decade. That means we are living longer, fuller lives. Of course, as our parents age and begin needing help at home, family dynamics can change. Even the most loving families can suffer from arguments and disagreements about caregiving. [...]
When used correctly, patient lifts can help move patients from one place to another, be it a bed to a bath or from a chair to a stretcher. They are designed to aid nurses and nurse assistants, particularly when dealing with patients who are immobile. They also help nurses avoid injuring themselves while moving patients. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the nursing profession ranked in the top five for musculoskeletal disorders. While there are a lot of [...]
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