News story published 4 December 2018
As Peterborough’s leading provider of independent living solutions, we are passionate about keeping older people safe and secure in their own homes. As part of our commitment to improve residents’ quality of life, we have invested in twelve Raizer Chairs, to help to lift people who have fallen in their home.
A Raizer Chair is an electronic lifting aid that can be used by one person to assist someone who has fallen, not able to get up and is unhurt. Our Care, LifeLine and sheltered housing team have received training in safe usage of the Chairs and they are now located at our sheltered and extra care schemes, ready to be deployed should a resident fall.
Raizer Chairs are also available to our LifeLine customers in the city, with the team trained to attend and assist customers when they alert the service through their emergency alarm.
Mary Bryce, Care Development Manager at CKH, said of the new service: “We are always looking for innovative ways to offer more support to our residents and customers. These Raizer chairs not only mean that people who fall can be back in their seats and comfortable in a short space of time, but we are also helping to reduce the burden on an already over stretched ambulance service. These chairs mean the difference between being sat in an arm chair with a cup of tea within 30 minutes or lying on the floor for potentially many hours, after a simple trip or fall.
“Thanks to our person-centered approach to care, we are able to identify residents and customers who are at risk of falling, and put in place sensors through LifeLine and extra care support for those most at risk.”
To find out more about our LifeLine and Care services, call into Customer Central on Bridge Street, or visit our care wepage.