Easily move and handle clients in bed with this assisted living aid designed to turn and reposition clients in bed without straining caregivers. Simultaneously, provide gentle and calm care with no pushing and pulling, to improve skin integrity and reduce the risk of pressure ulcers.
With the turning aid, it is possible to:
- Turn a person from supine to lateral position and back
- Transfer a client sideways in bed
- Mobilize the client from the bedside and into bed
- Move the client higher up in bed
- Simplify other processes such as applying a sling and positioning
- Turn a patient to/from prone position
Improve Work Health & Safety
Using this powered patient turning aid relieves strain on caregivers’ necks, backs, arms, and shoulders, preventing muscular-skeletal disorders and work injuries.
Operated by hand control, VENDLET Basic is easy and intuitive to use, and makes it possible to work 1:1 with clients up to 250 kilos, increasing efficiency and leaving time and energy for other tasks.
On this model, side rails are lifted manually by simply grabbing the motor bar and lifting the side until it clicks into place. Then, by the press of a button, turn even the most challenging clients without risking the work health and safety of family member, nurses, and other healthcare professionals.
Gentle & Calm Care
VENDLET Basic presents a comfortable alternative for clients or patients that need help turning in bed, transferring into bed, and more.
With no pushing or pulling, patient transfer becomes a calm experience, even for clients that are known for being anxious or easily agitated. The gentle motion of the sheet ’hugging’ the client has been shown to have a calming effect on people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, as the movement is slow and recognizable from day to day.
The gentle motion also has been shown to reduce the risk of tissue damage and help pressure ulcers heal, and many can remain asleep when turned during the night.
Working 1:1 with a client or patient also significantly improves the communication and relationship between the carer and client. Clients often feel more involved in their care and more seen by carers. This improves their overall happiness and quality of life.
High Infection Control
Suitable for use in hospitals, nursing homes and home care situations, VENDLET Basic is machine washable, and easily mounts on most hospital- and care beds.
In some cases, VENDLET Basic can remain mounted on the bed while going into the wash, to simplify logistics when moving aids around in care facilities.
Sheets are attached with a Quick-Tag system, where the edge of the sheet is pressed into a groove on the bar.
Compatible with other aids
VENDLET Basic does not affect the use of other devices such as air mattresses, respirators, urine bags, drainage, and bed features (e.g. elevation of the head end).
This powered turning aid is designed to improve workplace health and safety for caregivers and other caretakers that manage the care of people who need help being turned or transferred in and out of bed.
As such, the turning device is a suitable aid for people with no or very limited mobility, e.g. people with paralysis, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis and more. The aid also provides dignified care for elderly clients in care homes and home care.
However, VENDLET Basic can also be used by the client, typically in cases where the client retains function in some limbs and is cognitively capable of understanding how to use the system. Among other things, the client can use the system to reposition themselves during the night. This presupposes that the side rails are left up during the night.
- People affected by pain, people receiving palliative care
- People at risk of developing pressure ulcers
- People with disabilities or chronic diseases such as Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s disease, paralysis, muscular dystrophy, and more
- People with cognitive dysfunction such as people with Alzheimer’s disease
- Elderly or geriatric patients who cannot turn themselves in bed
- Improved work health and safety, fewer sick days, and injuries
- Fewer pressure ulcers, less friction, and shearing
- Gentle and calm care makes the client feel safe
- Build-in bed rail
- Change the sheets with the client still in bed
Integrated Side Rail
The system works as a tested and approved side rail when both sides are left up.
Whether to leave the bed rail up or down is up to a clinical evaluation of the client’s needs.
How it Works
VENDLET Basic turning aid consists of two motorized bars mounted on each side of the bed. To turn a client from supine to side-lying position, lift the bars on either side until they click into place, and tighten the sheet by pressing the button on the hand control. As the system turns the client, gently position their arms and legs as needed.
Areas of Use and Mounting
This assistive device can be mounted on most care- and hospital beds. It is suitable for use in hospitals, care homes or nursing homes, and in the client’s own home.