Posts tagged Mobility
Improving the Health of Caregivers and Seniors by Promoting Safer Transfer Techniques

Location: Japan

One of the most difficult tasks in providing care to the elderly is the job of transferring them from one point to another—from bed to wheelchair, from wheelchair to bath, and so on. Traditionally, this task has relied on the strength of the caregiver, which has had a negative impact on both the caregiver and the elderly care recipient. In response, Japan’s No Lifting Association is advocating “no-lift care,” care that takes into consideration the elderly person’s physical capabilities and makes appropriate use of assistive technology in order to prevent back injuries among caregivers as well as injuries and disuse syndrome among the elderly.

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