We put a high priority on the safety and comfort of Bennett residents and we are also concerned with the health and safety of staff. That made it easy to agree on the purchase of 2 Maxi Move lifts and 6 slings as the major fundraising goal for 2017-18.
With additional state-of-the-art lifts available residents can be confident their transfers will be gentle, safe and stable and caregivers can lift and reposition residents without fear of the injuries that can occur with manual lifts and transfers.
The goal is to raise $32,000 by September 2018 to purchase new lifts and slings. Provincial funding and resident fees cover day to day operations in Long Term Care but there is an ongoing need to fundraise for capital equipment to ensure we are delivering the best care possible for the residents entrusted to our care.