Care sector professionals are challenged daily with looking after residents to the very best of their ability – and that means maintaining their health and wellbeing both night and day.
Mindful of this, we have developed products within our range which provide safe and risk-free moving and handling options at bedtime as well as those which enable residents to have a better night’s sleep all round.
The reality is that it is the carers – not just residents - who are at risk of injury in a care home setting. Each year in the health and social care sector around 86,000 people report non-fatal workplace injuries.
There is no doubt that the bedtime routine contributes to these figures. Yet evidence suggests that 40% of injuries due to lifting or transferring patients might have been prevented by using specialist bedtime equipment.
For many years, as part of the research and development of our products, Mangar has worked directly with the social care workforce to reduce staff sickness and associated costs while at the same time encouraging greater staff productivity because of improved back health due to less lifting.
Mangar’s Ekamove is a sensor controlled patient positioning system, designed to gently and quietly turn patients to any angle between 0 and 30 degrees without the need for a healthcare professional to be present.
The inflatable Leglifter is a bedroom aid designed to assist people who experience difficulty when raising, lifting and transferring their legs into bed.
The Handy Pillowlift is an inflatable backrest designed to mould around the body to give patients complete comfort while sleeping.
The Mangar Sit-u-Up Pillowlift is similar to the Handy Pillowlift as it allows patients to sit up in a comfortable position in bed, the structured backrest, however makes it the more supportive option of the two.
Mangar Health is a member of the Winncare Group