A top priority for employers in care professions today is keeping staff safe and healthy. One way to do that is proactive injury prevention. Using a lift to perform patient transfers can significantly decrease the number of injuries to staff—and clients—and the price of a lift can be quickly recouped with the resources saved by the absence of just 1 or 2 staff injuries. This is why the Rifton SoloLift is the most economical and cost-saving alternative in the long run: it enables centers to implement zero-lifting policies and wave staff back injuries goodbye. A transcript of this video is provided below for viewers with hearing disabilities.
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[00:00:03.00] Linda Kuck, Exec. Director: I think one of the things that's always a priority for me is keeping my staff safe and keeping my staff healthy and one way to do that is to ensure that their back stays strong.
[00:00:13.00] Linda Kuck, Exec. Director: I think with the SoloLift it's certainly possible that we, as an organization, could actually reach that goal of zero lifting, where staff would be able to use a lift every time they needed to move someone or transfer someone.
[00:00:27.00] Linda Kuck, Exec. Director: The price tag that is attached could very quickly be recouped, just with the lack of one or two injuries. If a staff person gets injured you're talking a lot of dollars that could result, and I think the SoloLift certainly could eliminate that.
[00:00:41.00] Patricia Dalrymple, Coord. of Day Hab. Services: U.C.P. has tracked the number of accidents caused by lifting and they've been following it for a number of years. The use of mechanical lifts has significantly decreased the number of injuries to staff member and to the people we serve.
[00:01:00.00] Patricia Dalrymple, Coord. of Day Hab. Services: The SoloLift is more forward thinking than any of the other current lifts that we've worked with because it's addressing issues that have yet to be addressed by the existing lifts.