If you have any kind of injury that requires the use of a wheelchair, you may want to consider purchasing a transfer board. This handy, affordable device allows you to safely and more easily move to and from your wheelchair.
When shopping for a transfer board, you’ll want one that is lightweight but also rugged enough to handle your full weight. The best wheelchair transfer board should have a textured bottom and a smooth top for secure placement and ease of movement. The DMI Bariatric Transfer Board is a top choice because it is manufactured to have a 735-pound weight capacity and it features tapered ends, which make it easier for the patient to get on and off the board.
A transfer board is simply a short, portable board that is used to help individuals move from a wheelchair to a bed, toilet seat, car or any other seated surface that is of equal height to the wheelchair. Alternatively, a patient transfer board can be used to help an individual move back into a wheelchair. A transfer board is a better option than other devices, such as a gait belt, because it places less strain on both the individual and the helper.
In some instances, a transfer bench may be a more appropriate tool for transferring patients. To learn more about these items, check out BestReviews buying guide for transfer benches.
Anyone who is suffering from a condition or an injury that makes a wheelchair a necessity could potentially benefit from a transfer board. This includes individuals with arthritis, osteoporosis, someone with a leg or back injury, bariatric patients or individuals suffering from any condition that results in a diminished ability to move their lower body.
While the most common transfer board is a well-crafted, straight and durable piece of wood that provides a simple bridge from one seated surface to another, there are a number of other designs. Some models are made of plastic and feature a seat that actually slides along the board. While these models might seem to be the best and do nearly all the work, they are often not recommended because they do not help the patient maintain or increase muscle strength and mobility. Additionally, some models feature an angled board. While some individuals prefer the contoured design, others do not like these transfer boards because it can be easier to misjudge the shape and slide off the edge of the board.
The most important feature of a transfer board is its weight capacity — if it cannot handle the patient’s weight, then it is not safe to use.
Most transfer boards are around 30 inches long. This allows the board to receive adequate support without requiring the patient to slide very far. However, longer models will necessitate a greater effort on the patient’s part and be more difficult to transport, while shorter models might not be long enough to offer a secure overlap at both ends of the board.
The lighter the transfer board weighs, the easier it will be to bring with you.
Many transfer boards have oval holes that serve as handles. In general, it is better not to use these as the patient’s hands can become trapped while sliding. However, for some individuals, these handles can provide a sense of security.
A few transfer boards feature notches in the design. While these notches can help secure the board to the frame of a wheelchair, they can also snag clothing and make the transfer more difficult if the user is not careful.
You can spend anywhere from $20-$100 for a transfer board with a few specially designed models costing over $200. The average user will typically be satisfied with a model in the $30-$50 price range.
A. If you have never used a transfer board before, you will want to have help on hand to support you. As you grow stronger and more confident, it is possible to use a transfer board independently. However, it is essential to first talk with your health care provider to learn proper and safe techniques for using the transfer board.
A. The best cleaning method for a transfer board can vary depending on the material. In general, a damp (but not wet) microfiber cloth with a dollop of mild detergent is a good option. However, it is important to note that some manufacturers have very specific cleaning and sanitizing instructions, so it is highly recommended that you consult the owner’s guide that came with your transfer board to obtain the best results.
DMI Bariatric Transfer Board
What you need to know: If you are looking for a sturdy transfer board that is capable of supporting a high weight capacity, this is your best option.
What you’ll love: This transfer board is manufactured using ¾-inch yellow pine, and it is able to support up to 735 pounds, making it suitable for bariatric patients. It features two cut-out handles, tapered ends and a non-slip bottom for safety.
What you should consider: The top surface isn’t quite as smooth as some models, which can make it slightly more difficult to slide.
Where to buy: Sold by Home Depot
Mabis DMI Transfer Board
What you need to know: This is an affordable 30-inch transfer board that can support a great deal of weight.
What you’ll love: This transfer board features tapered ends for ease of getting on and off of the board. It has been sanded smooth and sealed to prevent cracks, chips and snagged clothing. The board only weighs 1 pound, but it is capable of supporting up to 440 pounds.
What you should consider: A few users felt the ends of this board could have been a little more tapered to make sliding on a little easier.
Where to buy: Sold by Amazon and Home Depot
Lopton Slide Transfer Board
What you need to know: This board features a slightly different design that makes it stand out from other models.
What you’ll love: This transfer board has one handle which runs horizontal to the board rather than vertical, offering a different grip. There are two notches in this board, so the frame of a wheelchair can be slipped in for additional stability. It is capable of supporting up to 500 pounds.
What you should consider: While the notches can be desirable for securing the transfer board to a wheelchair, care must be taken that clothing does not snag in the slots.
Where to buy: Sold by Amazon
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KELOWNA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / July 29, 2022 / Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSXV.DMI / OTCQB-DMIFF / FRA-DC3A), (the "Company") announces that due to ongoing delays in South Africa noted below, the Company will be unable to file its audited financial statements and corresponding management's discussion and analysis for the year ended March 31, 2022 (collectively, the "Financial Disclosure") on or before the prescribed filing deadline of July 29, 2022 as required by National Instrument 51-102 - Continuous Disclosure Obligations.
The Company's mining operations are located in South Africa, which has been experiencing Stage 6 load-shedding (also known as rolling blackouts) this month by the state-owned electricity utility, Eskom. The reasons for the delay in filing include the inability to complete the South African portion of the Company's annual audit in normal time frames as a result of ongoing delays relating to the power load-shedding implemented by Eskom, and the Canadian auditors' inability to complete their audit due to reliance on the finalization of audit work in South Africa.
The Company is working with its auditors on the remaining items to allow for the audit of the financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2022 to be completed. The Company anticipates that it will be in a position to file its Financial Disclosure before August 31, 2022. The Company confirms that it will comply with the alternative information guidelines included in National Policy 12-203 - Management Cease Trade Orders, for so long as it remains in default of a specified requirement.
The Company has filed an application with the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Alberta Securities Commission requesting that they issue a management cease trade order against the Company's Directors, Officers and Insiders instead of a cease trade order against the Company and all of its securityholders.
As has been widely reported, South Africa's state-owned power provider Eskom was forced to implement significant load-shedding measures over a period of several weeks. The load-shedding measures were varied depending on power reduction requirements, but resulted in power blackouts several times per day over a period of weeks. The frequency of these power blackouts limited the ability of the majority of businesses in South Africa to operate as normal, and resulted in various operational and administrative delays for the Company.
About Diamcor Mining Inc.
Diamcor Mining Inc. is a fully reporting publicly traded junior diamond mining company which is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol V.DMI, and on the OTC QB International under the symbol DMIFF. The Company has a well-established operational and production history in South Africa and extensive prior experience supplying rough diamonds to the world market.
About the Tiffany & Co. Alliance
The Company has established a long-term strategic alliance and first right of refusal with Tiffany & Co. Canada, a subsidiary of world famous New York based Tiffany & Co., to purchase up to 100% of the future production of rough diamonds from the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project at then current prices to be determined by the parties on an ongoing basis. In conjunction with this first right of refusal, Tiffany & Co. Canada also provided the Company with financing to advance the Project. Tiffany & Co. is owned by Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE (LVMH), a publicly traded company which is listed on the Paris Stock Exchange (Euronext) under the symbol LVMH and on the OTC under the symbol LVMHF. For additional information on Tiffany & Co., please visit their website at www.tiffany.com.
About Krone-Endora at Venetia
In February 2011, Diamcor acquired the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project from De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, consisting of the prospecting rights over the farms Krone 104 and Endora 66, which represent a combined surface area of approximately 5,888 hectares directly adjacent to De Beers' flagship Venetia Diamond Mine in South Africa. On September 11, 2014, the Company announced that the South African Department of Mineral Resources had granted a Mining Right for the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project encompassing 657.71 hectares of the Project's total area of 5,888 hectares. The Company has also submitted an application for a mining right over the remaining areas of the Project. The deposits which occur on the properties of Krone and Endora have been identified as a higher-grade "Alluvial" basal deposit which is covered by a lower-grade upper "Eluvial" deposit. The deposits are proposed to be the result of the direct-shift (in respect to the "Eluvial" deposit) and erosion (in respect to the "Alluvial" deposit) of material from the higher grounds of the adjacent Venetia Kimberlite areas. The deposits on Krone-Endora occur in two layers with a maximum total depth of approximately 15.0 metres from surface to bedrock, allowing for a very low-cost mining operation to be employed with the potential for near-term diamond production from a known high-quality source. Krone-Endora also benefits from the significant development of infrastructure and services already in place due to its location directly adjacent to the Venetia Mine.
Qualified Person Statement:
Mr. James P. Hawkins (B.Sc., P.Geo.), is Manager of Exploration & Special Projects for Diamcor Mining Inc., and the Qualified Person in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 responsible for overseeing the execution of Diamcor's exploration programmes and a Member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta ("APEGA"). Mr. Hawkins has reviewed this press release and approved of its contents.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This news release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements." Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's genuine results, performance or achievements, or developments in the industry to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "potential" and similar expressions, or that events or conditions "will," "would," "may," "could" or "should" occur.
Forward-looking statements in this document include statements concerning the Company's intent to file the Financial Disclosure before August 31, 2022 and all other statements that are not statements of historical fact.
Although the Company believes the forward-looking information contained in this news release is reasonable based on information available on the date hereof, by their nature forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our genuine results, performance or achievements, or other future events, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. By their nature, these statements involve a variety of assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause genuine results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements.
Examples of such assumptions, risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, assumptions, risks and uncertainties associated with adverse industry events; future legislative and regulatory developments; COVID-19 and other assumptions, risks and uncertainties.
THE FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NEWS RELEASE REPRESENTS THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE COMPANY AS OF THE DATE OF THIS NEWS RELEASE AND, ACCORDINGLY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AFTER SUCH DATE. READERS SHOULD NOT PLACE UNDUE IMPORTANCE ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION AND SHOULD NOT RELY UPON THIS INFORMATION AS OF ANY OTHER DATE. WHILE THE COMPANY MAY ELECT TO, IT DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME EXCEPT AS REQUIRED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS.
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