Right at Home Utah Valley Holds Hoyer Lift Training
In an effort to further expand our caregivers' knowledge and skills, Right at Home of Utah Valley recently held a lift mobility class in our training facility. Some of our clients have very limited mobility and therefore use an assistive device called a Hoyer Lift. This equipment allows the client to transfer to a wheelchair, into the shower, or into a recliner in a safe manner for both the client and caregiver.
Many of our Right at Home of Utah Valley caregivers--some of whom are studying to become nurses and physicians--attended the training and learned how to safely transfer a client from a hospital bed to a wheelchair. This and other paid training is something we offer our cargivers on a regular basis to ensure they can safely and confidently assist our clients with whatever needs they might have. Special thanks to Carol S. for her teaching skills and for sharing her experiences caring for her husband using such a lift.