JOYinCARE’s active and passive hoists have touch&move driving support. touch&move is a smart solution for tackling physical stress and strain, reducing the risk of physical complaints.Continue reading
Exercise is important and healthy for you, but physical strain is a complex problem. It causes physical complaints that are a source of reduced job satisfaction and in the long run lead to absence from work. There is also a risk of physical strain when lifting and moving patients, even when a patient hoist is used. Taking sharp corners and manoeuvring in tight spaces and, above all, getting the hoist started can create major strain, particularly in the caregiver’s neck, shoulders and back. Increasing demand for care and the burden and complexity of care are making this even more challenging. There is an alternative, though!
JOYinCARE’s active and passive patient hoists have touch&move driving support. This is a smart solution for tackling physical stress and strain, reducing the risk of physical complaints. The innovative electric drive is highly intuitive and makes working with a hoist a much less strenuous, more pleasant experience. A gentle push against the push handle is enough to set the additional wheel under the hoist in motion. This wheel amplifies the force exerted forwards, backwards or sideways. That may sound technical, but it works surprisingly easily!
Working with touch&move is a special experience. Practical tests have shown that operating it is straightforward, needing only a light touch, and that the hoist gets into position more easily. That saves time during transfers. With touch&move, even transfers on sub-optimum surfaces, such as carpets, non-slip floors or tiles are easier, as is moving a heavier patient. Less strength is needed to use the hoist and it can be operated by a single caregiver, making the work much easier and less strenuous!
There’s a big difference between touch&move and a manually driven hoist. The touch&move driving support means you can move the hoist with just two fingers and position it correctly. During transfers, touch&move helps minimise physical strain and reduces the risk of musculoskeletal problems. Despite the increasing burdens in healthcare, we are ensuring that work remains less strenuous and much more enjoyable!
It also allows the caregiver to have more contact with the patient during the move. This is because there is no need for the operator to stand behind the hoist. The transfer can also be made easily alongside the hoist. The electric driving support makes the transfer smoother and more comfortable, so that the patient feels safer and more relaxed. That’s good for the patient and beneficial to the care which is given after the transfer!
JOYinCARE has more than 10 years of experience as a specialist in patient hoists with driving support. Now that touch&move has earned its spurs on the Dutch market, it is time to introduce this innovation to other countries too. We would like to get in touch with you so that you too can experience the added value. If you’re curious about the experience of others, watch the video below.
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