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My mother is losing het ability to stand and walk. She is still at home. My dad is paying for home aides from 8 am to 3. Then 6 to bedtime through the week when I cannot be there. I spend weekends and cover various times through the week. Recently, Mom seems to be losing the ability to stand and walk. She just says ok and fiddles, or presses down into the chair. If we get her up she might walk or her legs just become pillars pressing into the floor. She seems unable to send the right signals to her legs. It takes 2 people to get her up then into a wheel chair then out of the wheelchair to the destination. We cant hve 2 people there all the time. We need some ideas of solutions. I am looking for suggestions of - affordable lifting devices, ways to learn lifting techniques ONE person can use to lift 250 lbs of dead - is it possible to get a lifting device through medicare? Where are we headed with this? Is bed to wheel chair to bath room to wheelchair kitchen to recliner to wheel chair to bed really feasable? Is this done at home or are wr insane to attempt it? HOW?

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You can also get an OT home evaluation to look for other options and transfer equipment that may help.
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Also, get a neuro evaluation - my mom had people thinking she was resisting transfers but she had the same thing, it just seemed like she could not help but do the opposite movement than what was needed. I did a little bit of an exam on her and realized it was Parkinsonism with retropulsion, and got her to a geriatric and neurogeriatric eval, as the primary care doc was not comfortable with it, and got her on medication which was significantly helpful.

They might do the Rx for the lift, and maybe a trial of physical therapy too!
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Check into the purchase of a Hoyer Lift. Talk to your Mother's doctor. The reality is that you have probably reached the time for nursing home facility. Lifting a 250 loved one is a multi-person job. Good luck.
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