Hi, my name is Elaine Latham and I am a
Patient Lift Specialist.
As a caregiver, nurse, user, . . .How do you know what bath, pool,
spa, toilet, manual, hydraulic, electric, bariatric heavy duty hoyer
or patient lift to purchase; and how do you pick the correct type
and size sling; how do you pick the correct base style with adequate
clearance; how do you pick the right weight capabilities?
To pick the correct patient lift, we need to discuss what the lift
will be used for; Where will the lift be; How often will the lift be
used; Who will use the lift or be in the lift . . . We need to know
when picking out a sling: The height and weight of the person; What
movement they can control; What needs are being met; The individuals
condition; Is it needed for toileting or bathing; Will the patient
be in the sling for a long period of time.
You may be lifting a patient from the bed to a wheelchair or need a
lift that is small and comfortable for "Sit to Stand-up Training.
You may need a Bariatric Heavy Duty model - our specialty!
We have very many small, easy and comfortable lifters for transfers
and stand-up training. Many lifts will meet the demand for
sit-to-sit transfers for patients that have trouble standing, but
are able to participate to some extent in the lift. Easy to maneuver
and compact -just as practical at home or in an institutional care