The "Zero Lift" Blog

The Agile Life System Meeting Future Caregiving Needs

By Joseph Solazzo

The 21st century will require a myriad of patient care needs, but the reality is there will be fewer caregivers to assist the rapidly growing needs of an aging and increasingly diverse populace. At the same time, the cost for providers to treat patients will only increase.

According to the American Public Human Services Association, from 2000 to 2030, the...

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Mechanical Sling Lift vs No-Lift

As a caregiver have you injured yourself from manually lifting or re-positioning an immobile or weak patient or loved one? Have you as an immobile patient been injured yourself? Assistance is welcome and typically required. A device in the form of a portable sling lift has its challenges. A “no lift” system like the AgileLife brings safety , efficiency and monitored health to all involved....

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OSHA: A Safe Workplace Is Sound Business

October 31, 2016 https://www.osha.gov/shpguidelines/index.html

“OSHA has recently updated the Guidelines for Safety and Health Programs it first released 30 years ago, to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces, and evolving safety and health issues. The new Recommended Practices have been well received by a wide variety of stakeholders and are designed to be used in a wide variety...

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“Excitement” Over Ceiling Lifts for Patients…Really?

Recently I read a newsletter article about how excited a regional medical system was to install ceiling lifts for patients in their hospital rooms. As a nurse who used to offer direct patient care, I was astounded at the “excitement.” Patient sling lifts (also called hoists), whether portable or ceiling, have not changed much since they were first introduced into the health care world years...

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The Most Dangerous Room in the House

This past April 26th www.homecaredaily.com reported on the case of Martha Edens, a former Richland County Republican Party Chairman, who needed 24/7 care from a health care aide at her home. Martha had a number of ailments, including dementia and limited mobility, and her family paid $9,500 per month for around-the-clock care so there would be a caregiver with Ms. Edens at all times.

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