1. Del24

    Del24 Registered User

    Aug 17, 2014
    67
    Hertfordshire
    I have just worked it out on average I have to lift my wife 10 times during the day and at 70 Kilos she is not a lightweight.
    That would be lifting from bed, toilet, armchair, shower chair and wheelchair.
    I never knew I would have the strength to do this as I am not a large man.
     
  2. BR_ANA

    BR_ANA Registered User

    Jun 27, 2012
    1,085
    Brazil
    Be careful to not hurt yourself.

    CH staff lift my mom about 10 times a day ( she is 45 kg) . I have already asked manager about hoist, but as it is optional ( on Brazil) they keep on manual lift.
     
  3. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    7,403
    Yorkshire
    Please Del24 ask for some advice from an OT, so much lifting surely is not good for you - there may be other ways to move your wife, and devices to help
    I can't bear the thought of something happening to your back one time ...
     
  4. esmeralda

    esmeralda Registered User

    Nov 27, 2014
    3,072
    Devon
    Shedrech is absolutely right Del, you shouldn't be lifting like that. Do contact your OT as soon as possible. If you haven't got one then contact the GP surgery and ask to be urgently referred to the Community Team.

    Probably provision of equipment is patchy around the country like everything else but we have always been very fortunate in being allowed everything we've needed. I have a patient turner, a hospital bed and a hoist which can be operated by one person, as well as a wheelchair, commode and shower chair. I've always been determined that I would not attempt to pull my husband up or turn him alone because it's so easy to damage yourself and then where would you both be? I hope things go as well as possible for you.
     
  5. Orientate

    Orientate Registered User

    Apr 20, 2011
    13
    farnborough
    Lifting aid

    I appreciate the problem as I have to do the same with my own wife who is unable to stand and therefore I lift her with a hoist which I can position over a bed/chair/wheelchair as required. Adult service should be able to provide something.
     

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