“Prior to coming into care he was an active person in the community, however unfortunately he had a stroke,” explained Bainswood’s General Manager, Sharon Evans. “He was non-mobile and unable to communicate. It was particularly challenging for us because he would continuously throw himself out of the bed.
“He was having five or six falls a night and was suffering skin tears and bruising. It was very distressing for him, his family and our staff. As an interim solution we had to put his mattress on the floor which was not ideal. It was also very difficult to use a floor hoist to move him in the mornings when he was down so low.”
Thankfully, a solution presented itself when Bainswood staff attended the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) annual conference in Wellington last year. They saw the Wi-bo Sentida 5 bed on display and knew it would be perfect for the gentleman concerned.