Give your patient a lift. Transfers are kept safe and simple for both you and your loved one thanks to 101 Mobility’s array of patient lifts and slings, including ceiling/installed lifts and portable lifts. Bedside, car-side, and bath-side – a lift can make everyday activities easy again.
Purchasing a patient lift for your home can be a life-changing choice – but the decisions don’t stop there. Here are some things to consider when choosing the best patient lift for your needs:
Some patient lifts can only carry a little over 300 pounds, while others can support up to 1,000 pounds. Assessing the weight of potential users is important to finding the lift best built for your needs.
When considering different lifts, the caregiver’s health and capacity is just as important as the patient’s. If the caregiver is able to manually steer both the weight of the patient and the lift, a manual mobile patient lift can provide optimal maneuverability in any home. On the other hand, an overhead lift with powered steering can accommodate a caregiver who requires additional help when extra manpower is unavailable.
Some patients might need help getting in and out of bed, while others might face additional transfer challenges in the bathroom and their vehicle. It’s possible that one patient lift might not be suitable for all of your patient’s transfer demands, so it’s important to be open to investing in specialty lifts for particular transfer needs. Additionally, many of 101 Mobility’s patient lift brands offer a wide range of slings and accessories made specifically for different types of transfers, such as vertical lifts, horizontal lifts and sitting lifts. Our local mobility experts can help you decide which lifts and accessories are best for your needs.
Where do you need to go? Simple, room-to-room transfers can be made possible with either an overhead or mobile patient lift. However, a larger realm might require the flexibility of a mobile patient lift that doesn’t require complex rail channels.
If you expect to use your patient lift for only a short period of time, a more permanent solution – such as an overhead lift that uses installed ceiling rails – might not be appropriate. Assessing your budget and how long you might need your patient lift is essential to choosing the perfect mobility option. Regardless, 101 Mobility offers affordable pricing to help you cut costs.
What happens after installation? After the patient lift becomes a part of your home, it’s important to have support for any issues that might arise. All lifts are backed by 101 Mobility’s One-Year Limited Service Warranty in addition to the brand’s individual warranty. Be sure that the support you receive after purchase satisfies any foreseeable (and unforeseeable) needs.