The Patient Lift: Easing your life and that of your caregiver

Varying degrees of mobility impairment require varying degrees of assistance for individuals and caregivers alike. For patients who are unable to transition between a wheelchair and bed independently for example , a patient lift helps to complete the task safely and seamlessly.

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Mediplus Mobility offers patient lifts for sale and for rent that are well cared for and come equipped with all the features that make their operation easy and convenient. Within our rental program, for example, we ensure that all patient lifts be battery operated. Unlike manually operated lifts– which require the caregiver to operate a hydraulic pump on the hoyer lift in order to raise the patient– battery operated patient lifts will raise and lower the individual at the simple touch of a button. This feature doesn’t only minimize physical effort on the part of the caregiver, but it also ensure the comfort of the patient as the movement becomes smoother.

Of course, as it is the case with every electrically-operated device, power failure is always a possibility. For that situation, our power patient lifts come with the option of manual lowering. Our battery operated patient lifts are easy to charge– their adapter simply plugs into any standard electrical outlet. For safety reasons, the hoyer lift will only operate when the device is unplugged.  

Another universal feature of patient lifts across the board are their wide-spread legs. When the device is being moved, the legs will come close together in order to facilitate the lift’s maneuverability. However, when the times comes for the patient transfer to take place, the legs are widened to ensure the device’s stability when moving an individual.

When you decide to rent or purchase a patient lift, you must also consider which kind of sling you will require– this conversation is often best had with your occupational therapist or doctor, who will assess your needs and pick the right kind of transfer support for you. Some common types of patient lift slings are basic, full body, u-slings, bariatric slings and padded slings.

The team at Mediplus Mobility ensures that whether you’re buying or renting a patient lift in Florida, you’ll receive it promptly and in excellent condition and hygiene. A quality patient sling can make a big difference in the life of individuals who can’t transfer between resting surfaces independently. Comfort and safety are just one call away!

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