What to Think About When Choosing Patient Lifts
Being able to safely and easily transfer an individual who has limited mobility is a vital part of being a caregiver. Using a patient lift keep both the caregiver and the person being cared for safe. Available in a variety of different types to meet the diverse needs of today, Sage Mobility is proud to offer the products and assistance so the quality of life is retained or improved.
The needs of the patient are one of the most important considerations to keep in mind when choosing a patient lift. Sitting lifts, vertical lifts and horizontal lifts are just a few of the possibilities that can be used in a variety of different situations. In some cases, it might be necessary to have more than one patient lift.
The ability of the caregiver, as well as any health challenges, are important items to think about. A manual patient lift requires that the caregiver have the ability to steer the patient’s weight. If this is not possible, a powered patient lift might be necessary.
Ceiling-mounted patient lifts provide the greatest amount of flexibility when transfers are needed in between rooms. If a transfer in between the bed and the wheelchair — and vice versa — are needed, a portable lift that can be moved out of the way could be an option.
Patient lifts come in a range of different weight capacities starting at around 300 pounds and increasing to about 1,000. Understanding the needs of both the patient and the caregiver helps ensure that the right weight limit is chosen.
Sage Mobility is here to help you determine which type of patient lift is the be one for your needs and the needs of your loved one.
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