The Struggles of a Caregiver
Caring for a loved one who has reduced mobility in the home can be a life-changing experience. The difficulties associated with providing mealtime assistance often lead to fatigue and even personal injury.
How much physical assistance can a caregiver safely exert?
A person can safely LIFT 35 lbs. under normal conditions (no sudden moves or twisting). A person can safety PUSH up to 20% of their body weight and PULL up to 30% of their body weight.
* Silverstone Group
Essentially...When using traditional dining furniture, a caregiver risks an injury each time meal assistance is provided.