The ExtraCare Charitable Trust has recently invested in some Raizer emergency lifting chairs to help residents get back on their feet across 21 retirement villages.
The charity hopes that this will help reduce the number of ambulance call-outs its staff have to make for people who have fallen and cannot get back up.
Falls are one of the costliest problems facing the healthcare sector, and it is estimated that falls cost the NHS about £2.3bn annually.
Supplied by Yorkshire Care Equipment, the Raizer is assembled around a fallen person by a single operator. You can then begin lifting the person back to a seated or standing position keeping eye contact and maintaining a conversation with the person.
Steve Ellis, Yorkshire Care’s Raizer specialist, said: “The Raizer is the perfect solution for ExtraCare and its retirement villages. I held some training at the Lark Hill Retirement Village a few months ago and the staff were saying that their residents were sometimes waiting up to six or seven hours for paramedics to come to help them get up.
“With their 20 new Raizers, the ExtraCare staff will be able to avoid these sorts of call-outs and will help to provide their residents with the best quality of life and care possible.”