As we age and if we are not able to move secondary to illness, our bones become thinner. The end result is osteoporosis and the increased risk of bone fractures. Caregivers from a Spectrum of Care can assist in transferring people safely with the use of Hoyer lifts or other types of belts. They are trained in assisting people with walker and cane use. Consumers who are in their postoperative recovery from any orthopedic surgery are also able to take advantage of caregivers who can do light exercises with them to help them heal.
A Spectrum of Care cares for consumers confined to bed or wheelchairs and are comfortable with transfers in this population. Consumers will be assisted with getting out of bed and seated in the proper chair for the morning. Consumers will be assisted with bathroom, showering and dressing services as appropriate. The same can be done at the end of the day. We are also able to transfer to vehicles for transportation to and from doctors appointments and other errands.