transfer board

  1. S

    Physical and Mental Exhaustion

    I know PALS are not supposed to fall... But last night my PALS was in the floor 3 times. I hate this d*** disease. He absolutely won't use any assistive devices until absolutely necessary. This morning, I told him... You have to make some changes. My back is really hurting. I must learn to...
  2. J

    Transferring Question

    My husband just got his "insurance" power wheelchair yesterday. He had been using a Q6 edge loaner. The tech had to elevate the seat in the Edge mechanically because it did not have the elevate function, so it sat high. He now got a the Permobile F3, which he seems to fit in better. We were...
  3. Nuts

    New use for transfer board

    I almost took the transfer board out of the van the last time I cleaned it, as we have moved on to transfers only with the lift. I'm glad I didn't, because today I found a new use. One of our few local restaurants has all gravel parking, but in the handicap area there is a concrete pad over...
  4. G

    Pride goeth before a fall. A cautionary tale.

    As a young man I thought I had a pretty good handle on "pride". I was proud of my country. I wasn't blind, mind you. I did live through Vietnam, but overall I thought that Americans were kind, creative and resourceful. I was proud of having served. I was a med lab tech in the USAF and VA...
  5. SLAUGHTER1555

    PALS unrealistic Body Hurting Bad!!

    Good morning Cals and Pals so woke up hurting so bad think my fingers one on each hand is kinda sprang. It's hard to hold things and if I pull or rug at anything it hurts so bad. I already had GERD but lately it's been bad probably due to improper eating and stress eating lately. I don't know...
  6. SMP51

    showerchair help

    we have been using the ol generic upr right seat showerchair/toiletseat. It had always been a tight fit and now that transfers are difficult and honey cand adjust himself in the chair so I can clean and reach places I am thinking a recliening showerchair is needed. BUT I don't want to keep...
  7. T

    Toileting and underwear problem

    My husband wears satin underwear because it makes it easier for me to slide him into his power chair from his bed by way of a transfer board. The problem begins when I transfer him from the power chair to the toilet seat and I have to lower his underwear. He use to be able to use the palms of...
  8. B

    Satin sheets

    To paraphrase Patsy Cline’s Satin Sheets to Lie On, I would add, Satin Cases to Slide On. I can't take credit for discovery as I was told by another caregiver, "Use Satin Pillowcases" to more easily facilitate sliding on a transfer board. My daughter went and bought a cheap set of satin...
  9. momap53

    Transfer Board

    I'm ready to start shopping for a transfer board. Who knew there were so many to choose from? I wanted to see what others have used and liked and why. I've tried a plastic one that my OT likes but didn't think it was very "slidey" At present I'd probably just use it for transfers in and out of...
  10. mare

    Keep it simple stupid! (stupid me, not you)

    It's good to be prepared for down the road, but sometimes the short-term solution is to keep it simple. Case in point- recommendation by PT to get a lift. OK - don't want PALS to fall & don't want to hurt myself transfering him. But still.....:?: Maybe a "fresh pair of eyes" for tips, tricks...
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