© 2017 Upward Care, LLC  
Hello@upwardhealthcare.com
210-624-8229
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
1380 Pantheon Way
San Antonio, TX 78232
Jun 28

When to consider a hoyer lift?

3 comments

My husband had a stroke a few years ago. Its getting to the point where he can barely assist at all during a transfer. When should I consider getting some help or a hoyer lift?

Good morning Sharon, thank you for your question. To properly assess the situation can you tell me a little more about your husband's situation, as far as mobility is concerned, and if he has had a PT or OT consult recently. Thanks Sharon.

Hi Sharon, This will depend on your comfort level. A transfer does require some assistance from your loved one. Once a care recipient is no longer able to assist in the transfer it become a two person transfer or requires the use of hoyer lift. Also, note that depending on your comfort level it may require additional assistance or hoyer much earlier than that. Transfers are a physical task and your safety and that of your loved one is the number one priority.

New Posts

Contributors

Russell Gainer, LCSW

Co-Founder - GainWel

www.gainwel.com

Expertise

  • Mental Health

  • Dealing with Grief

  • Family Dynamics

  • Caregiver Burnout

Marie Hoffman, RN, BSN

Lead Instructor

  • Nursing Skills

  • Personal Care

  • Education and Training

  • Caregiver Skills Training

Expertise

Tim Montfort

Financial Adviser - Raymond James

www.tmontfort.com

Expertise

  • Retirement Planning

  • Wealth management

  • Estate Issues

  • Longevity Planning

Leanne Chaloupka, OT

Occupational Therapist

Expertise

  • Home Health/ Hospice

  • Rehabilitation

  • Aging in place

  • Adaptive Care

Laura McGuire

Co-Owner - Griswold Home Care

www.griswoldsa.com

Expertise

  • Introducing Home Care

  • Aging in Place

  • Resistance to Care

Carol Bertsch

Elder Law Attorney

www.assistingseniors.com

Expertise

  • Advance Directives

  • Power of Attorney

  • Medicaid considerations

  • Estate Planning

Expertise

Byron Cortes, LCSW, CMC
  • Care Management

  • Needs Assessment

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Placement Management

  • Family Caregiver

  • Estate Planning

  • Advance Directives

Expertise

Family Caregiver, Elder Law Paralegal

www.assistingseniors.com

Toni O'brien

Disclaimer: 

The medical, legal and financial information contained on this web site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. 

We love to help, that is why we are here! But... Questions related to specific legal, financial or medical issues can only be be answered in general terms. If more detail is needed you can contact the professional directly for a consultation or meeting. 

Read the full disclaimer HERE