OGDENSBURG -- Following a successful fundraising campaign Ogdensburg RiverLedge employees have received two new ceiling lifts.
Spearheaded by RiverLedge employees Donna Donnelly and William LaFlair, the two ceiling lifts were made possible through fundraisers, United Helpers employee contributions, and the generosity of New England Medical Systems, Co. located in Vermont, which donated one of the lifts.
Affixed to a permanent track system, these lifts can reduce injuries and stress by allowing caregivers to lift, roll, reposition, and transfer an individual at the touch of a button.
The two ceiling lifts fulfill a request or “wish” listed in RiverLedge’s Wish Book. Wish Books give loved ones, family members and friends of the United Helpers organization the opportunity to help grant a facility wish.
The books consist of a list of items compiled by the administrator, staff and residents. Donors simply browse the book and choose which item they would like to sponsor. The Wish Book program is available to view online and at most of the United Helpers facilities.
Currently the employees at RiverLedge are raising money through payroll deductions and fundraisers to purchase a third ceiling lift for the campus.
If you would like to give toward the ceiling lift campaign or for more information on the Wish Book program, please visit United Helpers online at www.unitedhelpers.org or contact the Society of the United Helpers Development Office at 393-3074 extension 230.