Hiring a Caregiver From an Agency
My family and I are looking into hiring a caregiver from an agency. We quickly found out that they require using a Hoyer lift. I had to use one in school to transfer from my chair to the table, but I’ve never used one at home. I’m wondering if those of you who have hired caregivers are also required to use a Hoyer, or have you found a way to work around it? If you do use one, how do you deal with the showering and toileting? Are there waterproof slings? Do you use one sling specifically for showering and another for regular transfers?