Lift assist calls can have significant impact on paramedic services financially and operationally, an impact which will become even larger as the Canadian population continues to age.
The current model of addressing lift assist calls in the community does not allow for adequate assessment of frailty and health decline with in older adults.
Creating paramedic referral pathways to community fall prevention teams through Community Paramedic programs and remote patient monitoring can potentially decrease falls and the impact that frequent fallers have on paramedic services.
Johnston, C William; Carter, Dustin; and Batt, Alan M., "Keeping Them on Their Feet: Novel Solutions to the Emerging Lift Assist Trend" (2018). Faculty & Staff Publications - Public Safety. 25.