Transfer aids are pieces of mobility equipment designed to alleviate and reduce stress on various parts of a patient’s body. They can be purchased or rented from your local mobility store and can be very helpful to a variety of patients. Let’s take a closer look at what transfer aids are and determine when they are best utilized.
What Are Transfer Aids?
As defined above, they are helpful pieces of mobility equipment that aid in the process of transferring a patient from one place to another while keeping the stress placed on their body to a minimum. For patients that have undergone a major surgery, this can be essential to minimize damage to the patient during the transfer process.
Who are Transfer Aids For?
Transfer aids can benefit a lot of people including:
- People who are recovering from torn ligaments or broken bones.
- People who suffer from muscle weakness or joint pain.
- People who are paralyzed in the lower half of their body
- People who have had major surgery.
For example, someone who has broken both of their legs will not be able to stand. Getting them from place to place is going to become much more complicated considering you probably cannot lift them yourself. A transfer aid will help to lift that person to move them to a wheelchair or from a wheelchair to a bed. Here at Freedom Mobility, we can offer you a few different options to help you meet your mobility goals and help your loved one get where they need to go.
Freedom Mobility Can Help with Transfer Aids
If you or a loved one need the help of Maryland patient lifts or other transfer aids, give us a call today at (443) 445-3518. We can help get you moving again. If you’d like to learn more about some of our products, stop into our showroom where you can see, feel, and even “test-drive” some of our equipment. We look forward to becoming an extension of your care team.