Carers can feel secure in their work using a carer controlled stairlift, able to ensure the safety of every resident under their care.
Preston (PRWEB UK) 20 March 2013
As people live to be older, it sometimes becomes unsafe to live alone. There are an increasing number of people selling their houses and moving into care homes. These care homes are filling up fast, with people living much older than historically thought possible, creating a far greater need for skilled carers to look after them.
Care homes need equipping with appropriate assistive technology to help residents move around with ease and in comfort. Hand rails and wheelchairs help those struggling to walk, and stairlifts can aid further by helping them traverse stairs. In all care homes there exist some residents who present a danger to themselves and others due to a mental condition or deterioration, resulting in outbursts and increased risk.
Carer controlled stairlifts are designed specifically to help carers manage residents who either can’t be trusted to use a stairlift themselves, or are incapable of doing so. These machines feature a remote control allowing carers to manage movement, in case a resident triggers it prematurely, or is unable to due to their disability.
A Customer Service Representative from Oakland Stairlifts was able to comment on the benefits of carer controlled stairlifts, “It’s important that care homes feel they can manage all of their residents, which isn’t possible if any pose a risk while using the technology. Carers can feel secure in their work using a carer controlled stairlift, able to ensure the safety of every resident under their care.”
The advantages of carer controlled stairlifts go beyond simply helping carers. Should a capable resident in a communal home need to use a stairlift they might find it at the opposite end of the staircase. The remote control with carer controlled stairlifts will allow these residents to call up the device themselves without risking the stairs.
Oakland Stairlifts is a UK based stairlift supplier. They offer a wide range of different stairlifts to their customers, are always ready to make recommendations. For instance the best stairlifts for carers and the best for people living at home.