Hurricane Command Center Sent Donated LiftVests
NEW YORK, Sept. 22 -- LiftVest (www.liftvest.com) announced today a donation of LiftVests was sent to the Hurricane Command Center in Sarasota, Florida. The shipment was sent for use at a Special Needs Shelter to assist seniors who had been relocated as a result of Hurricane Charley.
LiftVest is a manufacturer and distributor of vests designed to aid in safe, dignified and easy wheelchair transfers.
Dr. Cynthia Price Cohen and her husband Joe Cohen, owners of LiftVest USA, reside in New York City. After hearing a report on National Public Radio describing the difficulties emergency service caregivers were having moving and transporting displaced elderly victims of the hurricane, they contacted the Red Cross in Florida who referred them to the Hurricane Command Center.
Robert Fields of the Sarasota County Health Department helped coordinate the donation and stated that after the hurricane season ends the LiftVests are scheduled to be forwarded to the Sarasota EMS.
Tampa bays 10 aired a story about LiftVest USA and their donation to the Command Center during a broadcast for their morning segment.
LiftVest is used at healthcare facilities and by wheelchair patients nationwide including the Florida Department of Children and Families Gulf Coast Center, Ft. Myers. It is an attractively styled, comfortable garment with multiple webbing handholds that provide a caregiver with secure grips that help distribute weight over the entire torso, thereby allowing virtually effortless, injury-free lifting, transferring or positioning of wheelchair patients. These patients enjoy the increased sense of security and dignity that comes from knowing that transfer from a wheelchair to a bed, chair, car or toilet can be accomplished with grace and safety.
LiftVest products can be ordered at 800-300-5671.