Lift & Positioning Devices
The transportable patient lift system with ceiling mounted track which we purchased , provided for safe lifts that were possible with the assistance of a single caregiver. As opposed to a Hoyer (floor type) lift which requires several persons to operate and significantly greater space / clearances, in order to lift and convey a patient laterally to another location).
Donna wanted me to take the photo above with a floor type lift near-by in the picture to convey the significant difference between the operational principals , size and capabilities of a ceiling mounted lift system compared to a floor type Lift . It indicates how much more safe , compact and simplified the ceiling mounted system is for use in a carpeted, limited space in a home setting. The second photo in the bathroom setting allows an observer to understand why the Hoyer lift is not capable of transferring a patient into a bath (unless the bathroom is extremely large and the bathtub is elevated in some manner, that would allow for the feet of the Hoyer lift to extend under the tub). In addition , to providing much safer transfers, we found that Donna’s ability to have a bath was therapeutically beneficial in that it kept her muscles flexible for follow-on caregiver assisted range of motion exercises of the arms and legs, while improving her over-all “quality of life / well being “. The Clinical staff at the Clinics that Donna participated in (Syracuse University Hospital ALS Clinic) , and the (Buffalo / Western New York MDA ALS Clinic) , agreed that the therapeutic baths that were made possible through the use of a ceiling type lift clearly assisted in reducing painful muscle contractions that can occur rapidly with ALS.
Donna's Lift in a new home
Ceiling Track Mounted Lift Manufacturers
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