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Safe Transfers: removing the obstacles

Have you ever thought about how many times each resident is transferred per day? From bed to bathroom to lounge to dining room, it is a constant activity which must be done safely. Peter Wingrave, director at AAT, looks at options beyond hoisting

Safe transfer is crucial. It can help prevent at least some of the 0.5m falls in care homes every year – which is some 1,300 falls every day!1

I hasten to add that this is not intended as a criticism. The nature of the beast is that when you are caring for people who have reduced mobility and possibly reduced cognitive skills - and who have increased frailty - those people are inevitably more prone to fall

Safe transfer is about risk management – and that includes taking positive risks!

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