LiftVest for the Healthcare Provider

Healthcare workers, nurses, aides and orderlies, are perennially among the top 10 in occupations at risk for musculoskeletal disorders.

According to the ANA's Handle With Care fact sheet, over 50% of nurses complain of chronic back pain and almost 40% miss work because of it. Patient handling tasks are generally recognized as the primary cause for these injuries. LiftVest reduces the risks involved in many of these tasks:

Lateral Transfers
Transfers involving sitting positions

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Over 64% of healthcare facilities have instituted a safe patient handling program. Many of these follow guidelines set out by the ANA and OSHA. LiftVest can become an integral part of your SPH program:

Convenient – Mechanical lifts are large and can not maneuver into tight spaces.
Simple – Numerous handles allow lifting from different angles.
Safe – Prevents back injuries by promoting better lifting techniques.
Secure – Webbing harness and handles reduce the risk of dropping patients and
                  prevent slipping associated with gait belts.
Comfortable – Distributes pressure evenly over the whole torso preventing
                           bruising and shoulder injuries.
Quick – Ready to use in seconds, easy to deploy in emergencies.


Read LiftVest Success Stories:

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"Thank you for your LiftVest, which you invented for those confined to a wheelchair. The ingeniousness on your part to design this safe and comfortable LiftVest is a sign of your deep concern for those less fortunate than others."
~ Bishop Stanislaw Dziwisz, The Vatican

"...Back injuries and muscle strains are far too common for caregivers, nurses, and even family members assisting with transferring the elderly. The LiftVest is the absolute IDEAL transfer solution for semi-ambulatory residents needing assistance for assisted living communities, nursing homes, as well as the home health industry."
~ Allan Thomas, Senior Housing Insurance Consultant

"…This unique product is far superior to the gait belt and bridges the gap nicely for those who do not have access to mechanical lifts for semi-ambulatory residents and patients. Simply by utilizing this product, the Senior Housing and home health industries will be able to reduce transfer injuries, which will have long term effects on controlling workers compensation premiums for years to come."
~ Allan Thomas, Senior Housing Insurance Consultant

"I can honestly say that this one piece of equipment has added to the dignity, safety and freedom for all concerned."
~ Ms. L. H. Engle, Ft. Meyers, FL

"The LiftVest lets you pick up your patient from any angle. From the back, front or any direction. It makes your job so much easier."
~ Barbara S., Ability Resources, Tulsa, OK

"Thanks for the LiftVests. They have been particulary helpful with our thin residents who prefer to be transfered without gait belts because they hurt in the rib area. Thanks for developing these vests."
~ T. Trafford, Director Rehab Services, Maranatha Village

"Your product is just wonderful!"
~ Gigi Bernstein, Abramson Center for Jewish Life, North Wales, PA

"Your LiftVest has been a great help in the care of my mother. The strain on her and us has been reduced a lot with the vest. (Her) physical therapist was also very impressed with the vest. She said it really helped with her therapy and gave them more control of her movements. Thank you for your help."
~ Elisabeth G.

"My husband was diagnosed with ALS last year, and he is at the state now where he can no longer walk or get out of a chair or bed without assistance. Your LiftVest has become his 'lifesaver vest'. Not only for him but also for myself and the CNA's now helping. . . . Thank you for creating, producing and marketing the LiftVest."
~ Virgina L.

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