Women’s Day do­na­tion im­proves com­fort and safety for pa­tients

The Glengarry News - - Health, Beauty, Fitness, Nutrition -

The lat­est pieces of equip­ment at L’Hôpi­tal Glen­garry Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal in Alexan­dria are re­ceiv­ing rave re­views from pa­tients and staff.

“We are ec­static,” ex­claims Lina Si­mone, clin­i­cal man­ager at the hospi­tal which has ac­quired five geri­atric chairs thanks to con­tri­bu­tions from or­ga­niz­ers of La Journée de la femme-Women’s Day in Alexan­dria.

“The pa­tients love them,” adds chief nurs­ing of­fi­cer Kim Woods.

In ad­di­tion to the de­vices, the $30,000 do­na­tion from the La Journée de la femme com­mit­tee will en­able the hospi­tal to pur­chase two air mat­tre­ses and a heart monitor.

The new geri­atric chairs are a great im­prove­ment over the older, bulky mod­els they will re­place.

Com­monly re­ferred to as “geri chairs,” they are de­signed to have a com­fort­able, non-clin­i­cal look and feel.

Equipped with seat­belts, the mo­bile seats pro­vide safety and sta­bil­ity for pa­tients, such as peo­ple who have been se­dated or have ALS.

“They are safe and easy to use, and are pa­tient-cen­tred,” says CEO Michael Co­hen. “They are in­valu­able.”

Fully re­clin­able, the chairs are easy to move, thereby re­liev­ing stress on pa­tients and re­duc­ing the chance of hospi­tal staff in­cur­ring in­juries.

Of­ten used in fa­cil­i­ties car­ing for se­niors, the chairs help the pa­tient or res­i­dent feel at ease since they pro­vide added com­fort, a fea­ture which re­duces skin sores. They are ex­tra roomy and com­fort­able with ad­justable padded seat­ing.

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