Lifting an Elderly Person from the Floor
Fallen Person Lifting Devices and Equipment (Our Top Choices)
ResQUp Patient Lift and Mobility Aid (Midnight)
The ResQUp is an ergonomically integrated system comprised of three progressive 4½ inch horizontal levels (4½, 9, and 13½ inches from floor level) that fold into one another for easy portability and setup. The ResQUp is made out of durable LDPE, is not heavy (weighing in at 15 lbs) and can support up to 300 lbs. The ResQUp claims to be 100% made in the USA. Read More…
The Mangar Camel Inflatable Lifting Chair
If you are caring for a loved one who falls regularly, the Mangar Camel lifting chair provides a safe, stable and dignified lift while protecting you from injury. It is used by Caregivers in the USA, Canada, UK and across the world to lift fallen people from the floor into a seated position. It is also great for lifting a fallen person with one handler or none at all. Powered by a portable Airflo compressor, the emergency lifting cushion is positioned underneath the fallen person before being inflated. The Mangar Camel includes a supportive backrest, which when inflated raises the person to an upright position. Read More…
Mangar ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion
The Mangar ELK emergency lifting cushion is an inflatable lifting device designed to help Caregivers lift someone from the floor after a fall. Lightweight and portable, the ELK inflatable emergency lifting cushion can lift up to 1,000 lbs and is particularly good for lift assists in confined spaces such as bathrooms and hallways. It is a great device to lift fallen person. The Airflo Compressor is battery powered meaning it can be used anywhere, inside or out, and does not need to be near a mains point for power, making it perfect for a home environment or on days out. Read More…
Mangar Raiser Lifting Cushion
Designed to help raise a person from a seated position, the Mangar Raiser Lifting Cushion (not Raizer or Raizer II) is the ideal lifting aid for those living at home who may struggle to move from their chair to standing. Considered a great alternative to a riser recliner chair, the Raiser is designed to easily fit the shape of any standard household armchair.
At the touch of a button the two inflatable compartments rise individually, slowly lifting you to a position that will allow them to stand in a dignified manner. The process takes just a couple of minutes, meaning users can be on their feet quickly and safely. Read More…
Invacare Lightweight Hydraulic Patient Lift
This lift is used along with a sling, which is listed as “Full Body Patient Lift Sling With Commode Cutout Option No/Large” offered by What A Deals. (There is no commode cutout).
The patient doesn’t have to participate or hang on to it. The sling has loops which are placed onto the lift. If the patient has fallen, he is turned on his side and rolled onto the sling and then lifted. Read more…
Lumex Stand Assist Patient Transport Unit, LF1600
The Lumex Stand Assist is designed for users who have the strength and stability to lift and support themselves.
Users grasp the middle bar and use their own strength to pull themselves up into position.
We suggest an electric sit to stand lift for persons with limited strength and stability. Read more…
The concept of lifting an elderly person off the floor isn’t very far-fetched. You might just need to be a little more careful than you would if you were doing it with your child. In addition, your aid may not necessarily be in a position to simply lift the elderly individual off the floor by himself. That’s why if you’re considering assisting someone in lifting an elderly person off the floor, there are some things you need to consider before beginning.
First of all, you’ll want to think about the size of the elderly person that you’re going to lift. Is he or she really too big to be lifted? If so, you may want to consult with the person first, to determine if they’re in fact too big for you to lift. If you’re unable to lift them, you may end up hurting yourself if you’re trying to lift a person who is, in actuality, too big for you to lift.
Assistance with helping someone lift an elderly person off the floor can be difficult for one reason or another. It can be because your helper doesn’t want to lift the elderly person. Maybe the person just doesn’t want to take the risk of hurting themselves by lifting them up. If this is the case, then you need to make sure that you’re always careful what you say and do when assisting someone to lift an elderly person off the floor. For instance, if you lift them up against a wall, you could cause them to fall and hit their head on the edge of the wall.
I have personal experience that this has happened. We were lifting an elderly person against a wall and we both began to hit our heads hard. I don’t think that we realized how serious the situation was at the time, but I am certain that when we stood up and looked around, we saw a “mess” of blood all over the floor.
Some people feel it’s necessary to do several separate activities to lift an elderly person off the floor. This is certainly possible. However, you will likely want to spend more time assisting someone lift an elderly person than you’d like to lift them one-by-one.
The main thing you’ll want to keep in mind when trying to figure out how much assistance you’ll need to do with your assistance is the speed at which the elderly person can move. For instance, if you have to lift the elderly person up a staircase and you’re moving at a pace where the elderly person is able to move at the same pace as you, then you won’t need to do any assistance at all. However, if you are walking up a flight of stairs at a slow pace, then you may require assistance.
One thing that you should always do when helping someone lift an elderly person is to try to make eye contact with the elderly person. This is especially important when you lift the elderly person up against a wall. In a lot of cases, we don’t get to see a lot of what the elderly person is doing and if we catch a glimpse of their body language, we are able to form a good opinion of how effective the assistance will be. This often pays off in the end, because the assistance doesn’t work at all.
When you are helping someone lift an elderly person, don’t be concerned with the total amount of assistance you need to do. This is extremely subjective and difficult to determine. Instead, focus on ensuring that you’re working on the elderly person at a steady pace and not allowing them to become dizzy. This is a necessary consideration if you’re lifting them against a wall.
Assistance is something that you’re going to have to do. However, you need to make sure that you are working on the needs of the person you’re helping and not putting themselves in danger. That’s why you need to make sure that you’re not lifting the elderly person up against a wall.
Sometimes, the elderly individual will be fine with you guiding them at a steady pace. Just keep in mind that you should never assist the elderly person when he or she is unable to do so on their own. or if they’re in a limited state of being able to stand up and walk.