Transfers are an essential part of caregiving. That’s why 101 Mobility offers an array of patient lifts, including ceiling / installed lifts and portable / Hoyer lifts to keep transfers safe and comfortable for patients and caregivers.
Ceiling-mounted patient lifts are mounted directly into your home’s ceiling. The lifting unit glides effortlessly along the railings to transport patients via interchangeable slings safely and securely between rooms.View All Ceiling / Installed Patient Lifts >
Portable patient lifts, also known as “Hoyer Lifts”, utilize a crane-like lifting arm to assist patients in transfers. The units are supported by wheels, so they can be easily moved between rooms. Portable lifts may be automatically or manually operated.View All Portable Patient Lifts >
101 Mobility carries a wide variety of patient lifts, each with different features. Consider the following items when selecting the best patient lift for your unique needs:
Each patient lift has a different weight capacity, ranging from 300 pounds up to 1,000 pounds. Our Mobility Consultants will discuss the weights of any potential users to ensure that your patient lift can handle all of your lifting needs.
When considering different lifts, the caregiver’s health and capacity are 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, a portable or 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 having multiple 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.
Simple transfers from a bed to a wheelchair or along variable pathways are best for a portable / hoyer lift, where the lift can be steered in any direction and moved out of the way when not in use. However, transfers between rooms over set pathways are often best performed with a ceiling-mounted lift. In some situations, both types of lifts may be necessary to fulfill a variety of transfer needs.
For short-term needs, a portable / hoyer lift is the ideal solution as they are available for rental. For long-term needs, both portable and ceiling-mounted patient lifts may be purchased. It is important to consider the duration of need before deciding whether to buy or rent any lift.
What happens after installation? After the patient lift becomes a part of your home, it’s important to have support for routine maintenance and any questions you may have. All lifts are backed by 101 Mobility’s One-Year Limited Service Warranty in addition to the brand’s individual warranty, so you can feel confident in your purchase.