Lifting and transferring individuals with mobility issues can be dangerous for them and their caregivers. One slip can result in serious injury. For persons with severe disabilities, transferring safely with ceiling lifts is easier and more comfortable. Read more about the benefits of ceiling hoist lifts and if they are the right handicap equipment for your needs.
Ceiling Mounted Rails
Riding the rails takes on a whole new meaning with a track system for ADA ceiling lifts. Unlike lifts resting on the floor, the tracks can be mounted anywhere the disabled need for transfer. Whether it is from bed to wheelchair, bedroom to bathroom, or use with a walking sling, ceiling lifts can greatly improve the quality of life for otherwise bedridden individuals. This is one of the best transferring equipment for the disabled.
Portable ceiling lifts can be moved from one track system to another. The ceiling hoists can move the disabled from the bed to the bathtub for a more pleasurable and comfortable bathing experience. However, lifts can also improve leisure time. No one chooses to be confined to a bed or wheelchair all day. With ceiling mounted rails, moving the disabled to a favorite chair may be more comfortable, in addition to preventing pressure sores by moving and rotating the body.
Ceiling Hoists for Independence and Dignity
Persons with severe disabilities often depend totally on caregivers for every aspect of life. For some, this mobility aid provides an opportunity for self-care. With a proper lifting device, the disabled may move from bed to wheelchair, lift themselves in/out of the shower, or move in bed for greater comfort.
Even if the constant presence of a caregiver is necessary, a ceiling lift makes transferring more dignified. Instead of pulling, lifting, and tugging, lifts provide for choreographed movements that will not strain backs or cause further injury to the disabled. There are other options available to move or lift a patient from one area to the next such as Hoyer lifts, gait belts and transfer boards. These are a cheaper option than ceiling track lifts but still require a bit of maneuvering and operation.
For the severely disabled, consider a ceiling lift. It will improve safety and quality of life for everyone who deals with mobility and transferring issues on a daily basis.