My mom has been at this long term care facility for two years and every once in awhile they need to use a sit and stand lift to help her transfer, but only once every few months and only on bad days (she has MS). This lift device really hurts my mom so she does try to avoid it. Suddenly, the facility is stating how they are a no lift facility and they have to use this lift machine no matter what. Now I can help my mom transfer and I am a little person who doesn’t exercise. I generally never have an issue helping her. My mom can assist with her transfers, she pulls with her arms and can stand a little. Since the sit and stand is painful for her and just a large nuisance (it can take up to an hour for them to get it for her and that’s difficult with bathroom issues!) She really prefers the one or two person transfer and it just makes sense to me.
Is my mom considered a person who needs enough of a “lift” for the no lift policy to take place? I view helping her as assisting, I thought the lift policy was for people who couldn’t help out the caregiver.
If more info is needed to clarify her situation, please let me know. I feel like my mind is all over the place this morning! I sometimes feel like the nursing home is trying to get rid of her.