Does Lifting And Repositioning Of Residents With Mechanical Devices In Nursing Homes Diminish The Rights Or Safety Of The Residents?
No. There are nursing home guidelines that are particularly sensitive to resident rights and safety. Nursing homes that lift and reposition residents with mechanical devices have found this practice to be safer for their employees and safer for their residents. These facilities have also found that resident dignity, independence and security are improved. There might be some situations where the condition of the nursing home resident will not be compatible with using a mechanical lift; in those circumstances, it might not be possible to use a mechanical device.