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Product Spotlight: Manual Transfer Aids

October 3, 2018

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Ever visit someone at a hospital or home and notice nurses or care workers using funny shaped devices to either help your loved one sit up or move around in bed? Chances are those devices were manual transfer aids, which are easy to use assistive devices that help your loved ones with their day-to-day mobility needs. Handicare has been researching, designing and producing manual transfer aids for over 30 years and has created some of the most innovative user-friendly devices to date. With more people choosing to age in place and continue to live at home, manual transfer aids are becoming a go-to mobility solution for more and more seniors.

The Key to Handicare Manual Transfer Aids – Simplicity

Our devices are made with the user in mind. We want to ensure anyone can use them easily. Daily use should feel natural just like using your smartphone to make a call or changing channels on your TV.

Although our assistive devices look like something you would find in a Pilates or yoga class, we can ensure you they serve a completely different purpose. A combination of special functional materials and friction in our manual transfer aids can assist caregivers with day-to-day tasks such as:

  • Transfers from chair to bed
  • Repositioning in a chair or wheelchair
  • Minimizing risk from sliding out of bed
  • Sit-to-stand transfers
  • Sitting up from a lying position

Here are just some great examples of our manual transfer aids for the home divided into four different product categories: Belts, Low-Friction Devices, Slide Sheets and Sit-up and Slide Prevention.

Belts: FlexiBelt

Looking for added assistance during your morning stroll, the FlexiBelt is designed to do just that. Made to go on with just a simple click, caregivers will find it easy to provide support to patients and loved ones with the several handles located both horizontally and vertically on FlexiBelt. Standing up and going on that morning stroll has never felt so easy.

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Low Friction Devices: EasyGlide

Need help moving from your wheelchair, car, toilet or bed? EasyGlide is the perfect solution for you and your home, designed to assist with transfers from any seat surface. EasyGlide is the perfect anti-slip, low friction device for easy positioning and sliding transfers that you can take anywhere.

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SlideSheets: WendyLett

WendyLett is a complete line of bedroom satin sliding sheets designed for people who have trouble turning and moving up in bed. How can a set of bedsheets do this? The secret is in the fabric which has both a slippery and non-slip side. Combine this with other products from the WendyLett system and transfers are made easy with very little effort.

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Sit-up & Slide Prevention: FootStool

Having trouble moving further back in your seat? Raising your knees for added support in the bathroom too difficult? FootStool is what you’re looking for. An anti-slip device that prevents users from sliding during repositioning and is ergonomically designed to fit any environment. Easy to clean but also available with a zippered cover.

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The number of people that require day to day transfer assistance at home is steadily climbing, if you’re looking for a company that loves easy transfer be sure to call us today at 1-888-637-8155 or request a callback.

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