Best practices -- Resident ambulation
Health care industry
Resident ambulation made easier, safer for residents and staff
Ceiling-mounted lift systems have been installed and used for restorative mobility activities for both long-term residents and short-term rehabilitation patients. The systems prevent unexpected falls of residents by providing support whenever it is needed.
Ceiling track mounted in a hallway establishes a 100-foot restorative walking area for residents. Staff members can allow residents to walk without fear of the resident suddenly falling to the floor.
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