I've had to adjust to mum now needing to be changed using a hoist and a sling. Originally I'd wanted a standing hoist but due to the OT not assessing mum properly we ended up having to have a full hoist with a toileting sling.
I have found that you can get slings made of different materials. I'm not sure you can get these from your OT but they are available on the net although the prices can be a bit high.
To help mum (as we have had blisters as a result of this sling), I bought something called BodyGlide which protects the skin from anything that causes friction.
You can also get skin protection against blisters and chafing that are like a padded plaster.
I had to change the type of pads / pants mum was using. I now use the flex wrap around type. http://www.homeandmedical.co.uk/blog/wp ... -800-2.jpg
I lay it on the recliner and underneath it I have a disposable chair protector and a washable chair protector and underneath that I have a pressure cushion with a cut out for the coccyx.
I spread the flex wrap around pants on the chair while mum is in the air and I lower her onto it. I then slowly and carefully remove the sling, getting her to lean forward while I pull it out and then when the sling has been removed I take the side sections (like a belt) on the pants and bring them round to the front of mum's body and bring up through her legs the central part of the pants and attach the side part to the front and do the same on the other side.
Mum also can't roll so trying anything on her bed was impossible. This way seems to work for us and if I go slowly and gently she seems to be ok. I also use aqueous cream and cavillon cream on her skin to keep it supple.