The ResQUp is intended for the specific purpose of making it possible for an individual to negotiate their way up to a chair height (generally ~18 inches). One of three methods usually works for most people. All three methods require minimal or no additional assistance from a caregiver;
- pushing themselves up using their hands (Illustration A),
- pushing themselves up using their elbows and legs (Illustration B), or
- climbing up on their hands and knees (Illustration C).
If you do not have sufficient upper body strength, you may not be able to lift yourself a height of 4½“ to the first level. In this case, you will need additional assistance from a caregiver.
Physical Therapists significantly improve mobility to perform daily activities. Please consult a physical therapist or qualified healthcare professional if you have any questions about whether the ResQUp is an appropriate device for you to use.
- The ResQUp SHOULD NOT be utilized if the fallen individual reports pain or if any injury is suspected. The ResQUp is designed to assist those with a NON-TRAUMATIC fall only.
- If any injury to the fallen is suspected, call 911 at the in-home setting. At the healthcare setting, the fallen should be attended and assessed per the facility’s healthcare policy or procedure.
- The maximum patient weight limit of the is 300 lbs. Exceeding this limit may cause collapse of the unit and possible injury.
- The ResQUp IS NOT intended to be used as a foot stool, or to be stood upon (Illustration D above). Doing so may result in a fall and injury!