caregiver (cg) needs to know how to transfer Care recipient (cr) using a mechanical lift into his wheelchair

Try: Roll cr onto his side slide the sling underneath him roll the cr onto the other side and spread the sling evenly under him if the cr is lying down raise the head of the bed so he is sitting up correctly attach the sling sling’s hooks straps or chains to the lift lift the cr by pumping or plugging in the lift ask the cr to keep still while he is being lifted up move the lift until the cr is over the wheelchair slowly lower him into it move the cr into a position so that he is comfortable unhook the sling from the lift leave the sling under the cr in case he needs to be transferred again

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile

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References: wheel chair transfers available at

Keywords: Wheelchair transfer transferring mechanical lift

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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