Small props and levers can make all the difference for maximising support and safety for people trying to regain independence and live independently. As an Irish society PLEASE stand behind people who are different by way of physical needs and actively empower us by means of ramps for example into shop premises and eliminate unnecessary barriers that make life even more difficult for many people who already facing huge barriers. Help us to help ourselves. The right structures are the difference between being independent or dependent!!!!Posted by Geraldine Lavelle on Saturday, October 21, 2017
This video shows how I self transfer from my manual chair on to my bed indepndently using a wall lever for balance. I use it to pivot my weight on whilst moving from one point to the other.
I have no active tricep muscles, only shoulder and biceps with very limited core strength or movement below my chest.
This transfer requires alot of practice and with time it has become easier. I recommend having someone present for a long time until you feel safe making the transfer alone. You should always have a backup plan as falls Do happen; whether its a safety button on a watch or some means of notifying someone in the event an accident occurs.