Project Description

How to exercise when in bed (Care Bed)

When at home for a long period before being admitted to a care home – many people loose a lot of muscles that could have helped making the last years of life easier.

Thousands of dollars are used to lift people from care beds – and this for every individual – that if at all possible would rather walk by himself.

A normal day at a nursing home. The following tasks are often performed by two Care Givers.

  1. Out of bed in the morning (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  2. To the toilet (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  3. Off the toilet (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  4. In bed after lunch (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  5. Out of the bed after lunch (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  6. To the toilet (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  7. Off the toilet (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)
  8. In bed at night (Two employees 10 minutes = 20 min)

This movement is usually performed with a disability hoist, if the person cannot walk.

If the patient is able to stand os the feet Рthe patient is far easier to move from bed to toilet Рto rollator, assisted by a care giver. If this can be acheived  then many hours can be saved РEvery day! Рfor many patients !

By using this affordable bedcycle, there is a fair chance that the elderly that have a temporary loss of mobility due to e.g. short term bed stay – can regain “just enough” muscles to be able to walk assisted by a caregiver to the toilet and in bed without help from two caregivers.

A total spending of caregivers time of almost 3 hours per day per person, per day – 365 days a year. around- total of 1.000 hours per year – per patient ! If you pay less than 1.3 dollars an hour for caregivers the payback time is one year !

– This saving is within reach if just one person can avoid being hoisted for 1 year.

If you pay approximately 15 dollars an hour, the payback time is 1 month ! – still for one person…