Overview of Transfers & Mobility Equipment
Objectives: Identify different types of mobility equipment and their use. Explain how to safely transfer an older adult using a gait belt, slide board, or mobility device. Describe how to use a Hoyer lift to transfer an older adult. Determine how to use bed rails, monitors, and alarms to keep an older adult safe in bed.
Description: This class will teach caregivers how to safely use lifts and mobility equipment with an older adult, as well as ways in which bed rails and alarms can be used to increase nighttime safety.