Question: My mom can't walk anymore. We use a Hoyer lift to transfer to the chair or bed. Once mom is in bed it is hard for her to get her body more in the center for a comfortable position. I was having her sit on a towel and then once she lay down I would pull on the towel. I no longer can do that. Mom weighs close to 300 pounds. Is there another tool I or mom can use so that she can shift her body around to get comfy in bed? Thanks.
Dr. Amy: I wonder if you have tried using the sling (in the Hoyer lift) to help your mom get centered in bed? I made inquiries on your behalf and am told that this is how hospitals and nursing homes solve the problem. Let me know if this works for you!
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