But sadly, the bottom line is, the help needs to just be found.. Perhaps you could pair up with another aide to take care of their resident as well as yours?
It's a sad situation that there never seems to be enough help, but.. A stand-lift transfer can go terribly wrong, very
easily.. Especially with a resident who has been known to be combative. Even if they are good with you, who is to say that one day they just get irked for no reason (with advanced alzheimers this can be very
probable) This is most likely the reason they made him a hoyer. This happened to me once with a confused man who tried to walk off of the standlift in the midst of a transfer. The leg strap was on and all the proper devices, and they were working but even with that he began to shimmy his leg out from the back and started slipping out, and letting go of the handles. We almost lost him, and he was then reevaluated. I tell you it scared the daylights out of me. I mean this guy could start swinging and even just tip the lift over with his weight and height alone!
The point is.. a stand-lift is meant for someone who can consistently follow directions and has the strength to bear at least some weight. It doesn't sound like this guy met the usual criteria for a stand lift.
And you really shouldn't go against the care plan and policy using the stand-lifts/hoyers by yourself. It's truly unsafe and I know it's not your intention but you really could severely hurt someone. It sounds like you really care for this guy. And you really don't want that on your conscience.
I'm positive this guy must be a total dependent of 2 for his bed mobility according to the careplan. You have to follow that care plan. Just demand help. Call nurses if you have to. If you don't get anywhere, call the supervisor, just call anyone. Bottom line is, your friend has to be cared for properly and while the staffing isn't your fault at all, make it your mission to do things the right way for his sake, and yours