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    Proactive Medical Protekt 500 Patient Lift

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    The high-performanceĀ ProtektĀ®Ā 500 LiftĀ is the perfect blend of form and function for safe and easy patient transfers. This electric-powered, high q...

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    Proactive Medical Protekt 600 Patient Lift

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    The high-performanceĀ ProtektĀ®Ā 600 LiftĀ is the perfect blend of form and function for safe and easy patient transfers. This electric-powered, high q...

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    Proactive Medical Protekt 500 Stand Patient Lift

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    TheĀ ProtektĀ®Ā 500 lb. Sit-to-StandĀ patient lift has a higher weight capacity than most other competitors sit-to-stand lifts. With its 3ā€ dual front ...

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    Proactive Medical Protekt 600 Sit-to-Stand Patient Lift

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    TheĀ ProtektĀ®Ā 600 lb. Sit-to-StandĀ has extra wide adjustable kneepads that will help meet a wider range of patient needs. To support the extra weigh...

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    Proactive Medical Protekt All-In-One Patient Lift

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    TheĀ ProtektĀ®Ā All-In-OneĀ is the only lift on the market that is foldable, portable and can be used for ALL TYPES of transfers between: car and chair...

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    Proactive Medical Protekt Dash Standing Transfer Patient Lift

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    TheĀ ProtektĀ®Ā Dash standing transfer is your best choice for fall prevention, reducing caregiver lifting injuries and promoting patient mobility. Th...

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    Stand Assist Lift - Adjustable Base

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    The ProHeal Stand Assist Patient Lift is your best choice for fall prevention, reducing caregiver lifting injuries and promoting patient mobility. ...

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    Drive Medical Hydraulic Patient Lift with Six Point Cradle

    Drive Medical

    The Deluxe Hydraulic Lift is an affordable and easy-to-use patient lift. This durable design features a sturdy silver vein steel frame and high-per...

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    Drive Medical Bariatric Electric Patient Lift with Four-Point Cradle

    Drive Medical

    The BariatricĀ PowerĀ Patient Lift from Drive Medical has an amazing weight capacity of 600 lbs. This lifting ability is provided by the jumbo actuat...

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    All-In-One Portable Patient Lift

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    The high-performance All-In-One Portable Electric Patient Lift is the perfect solution for safe and easy patient transfers. This electric-powered, ...

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    Sit to Stand Electric Patient Lift

    ProHeal

    TheĀ Sit-to-Stand patient lift has a higher weight capacity than most other competitors' sit-to-stand lifts. With its 3ā€ dual front casters it ensur...

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    Full Body Patient Lift

    ProHeal

    TheĀ Full Body PatientĀ Lift is designed to assist in the safe transfer of patients from one location to another.Ā The ideal solution for home care. T...

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    Hydraulic Patient Lift

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    The Hydraulic Patient Lift is a reliable and durable lifting solution designed to help caregivers safely and easily move patients from one locatio...

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    Stand Assist Lift - Fixed Base

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    The Stand Assist Patient Lift is your best choice for fall prevention, reducing caregiver lifting injuries, and promoting patient mobility. The lif...

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    Proactive Medical Protekt Take-A-Long Patient Lift

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    TheĀ ProtektĀ®Ā Take-A-Long Folding Electric Patient LiftĀ represents a new standard in full body lifts for individuals who travel or have storage issu...

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    Drive Medical Whisper Ultra Quiet Bath Lift - Blue

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    Drive Medical Battery Powered Electric Patient Lift No Wall Mount

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    This electric lift by Drive Medical charges quickly and easily from an AC outlet thanks to a convenient non-removable rechargeable battery. The bat...

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Patient Lifts: Everything You Need to Know

When a patient is unable to move, lift or transfer themselves, it can be difficult and potentially harmful to move them without assistance. In situations like these, patient lifts come in handy. A patient lift is a medical device that is designed to safely transfer patients who are unable to move themselves from one place to another. They are typically used in hospitals, nursing homes, and at home.

In this article, we will explore the different types of patient lifts, how they work, their benefits, and much more.

What are Patient Lifts?

Patient lifts are assistive devices that are used to help patients who are unable to move themselves due to a physical disability or injury. They are designed to safely lift and transfer patients from one place to another, such as from a bed to a wheelchair or a bathtub. They are also used to help caregivers avoid injuries caused by manual lifting.

Patient lifts are made up of a few key components, including a lift motor, a sling, and a frame. The lift motor powers the device, while the sling is used to hold and support the patient. The frame is the structural component that supports the patient and the lift motor.

Types of Patient Lifts

There are several different types of patient lifts available, each with its own unique features and benefits. Some of the most common types of patient lifts include:

Manual Patient Lifts

Manual patient lifts are the most basic type of patient lift available. They are operated by a caregiver who manually cranks a lever or pump to lift and transfer the patient. These lifts are typically less expensive than powered lifts, but they require more physical effort to operate.

Power Patient Lifts

Power patient lifts are electrically operated and require little physical effort from the caregiver. They are typically more expensive than manual patient lifts but are easier to use and require less training.

Stand-Assist Patient Lifts

Stand-assist patient lifts are designed to help patients who have some mobility but require assistance standing up. These lifts typically have a smaller frame and are designed to lift the patient to a standing position before transferring them.

Ceiling Lifts

Ceiling lifts are a type of patient lift that is mounted to the ceiling. They are typically used in hospitals and nursing homes and are designed to transfer patients from a bed to a wheelchair or other location. Ceiling lifts are typically more expensive than other types of patient lifts, but they offer several benefits, including a larger weight capacity and more floor space.

Benefits of Using Patient Lifts

Patient lifts offer several benefits for both patients and caregivers. Some of the most notable benefits of using patient lifts include:

Improved Patient Safety

Patient lifts are designed to safely lift and transfer patients, reducing the risk of injury for both the patient and the caregiver.

Reduced Risk of Injury for Caregivers

Manual lifting can be dangerous for caregivers, leading to musculoskeletal injuries and other health problems. Patient lifts eliminate the need for manual lifting, reducing the risk of injury for caregivers.

Increased Patient Comfort

Patient lifts are designed to gently and comfortably lift and transfer patients, reducing discomfort and pain during the transfer process.

Improved Patient Mobility

Patient lifts make it easier for patients to move around and transfer from one location to another, increasing their mobility and independence.

How to Choose a Patient Lift

Choosing the right patient lift can be challenging, especially with so many different types and models available. Here are a few factors to consider when selecting a patient lift:

Weight Capacity

It is important to choose a patient lift with a weight capacity that is suitable for the patient. Be sure to factor in the weightĀ of any accessories, such as the sling or harness, as well.

Type of Lift

Consider the patient's mobility and needs when selecting a type of patient lift. If the patient is unable to stand, a stand-assist lift may not be appropriate. Similarly, if the patient requires frequent transfers, a ceiling lift may be a better option.

Size and Portability

Patient lifts come in different sizes and can be either stationary or portable. Consider the space available and the frequency of use when selecting the size and portability of the patient lift.

Safety Features

Look for patient lifts with safety features, such as locking mechanisms and emergency stop buttons. These features can help prevent accidents and injuries.

Cost

Patient lifts can vary significantly in cost. Consider the budget when selecting a patient lift.

How to Use a Patient Lift

Using a patient lift requires proper training and knowledge of the device. Here are some general steps for using a patient lift:

Assess the Patient

Before using a patient lift, assess the patient's mobility and needs. Make sure the patient is comfortable and positioned correctly for the transfer.

Prepare the Lift

Ensure the lift is properly assembled and the sling or harness is securely attached to the lift.

Position the Lift

Position the lift near the patient and ensure it is stable and secure.

Transfer the Patient

Gently and slowly lift the patient using the lift's controls. Make sure the patient is stable and comfortable during the transfer.

Lower the Patient

Once the patient is in the new location, gently lower them using the lift's controls. Make sure the patient is comfortable and properly positioned.

Maintenance and Safety

Proper maintenance and safety measures are crucial when using patient lifts. Here are some tips for maintaining and using patient lifts safely:

Follow Manufacturer's Instructions

Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for assembly, use, and maintenance of the patient lift.

Inspect the Lift Regularly

Inspect the patient lift regularly for signs of wear and tear, damage, or malfunctions. Address any issues promptly to ensure the safety of the patient and caregiver.

Train Caregivers Properly

Ensure caregivers are properly trained on the use of the patient lift before using it with a patient.

Use Safety Features

Always use the safety features of the patient lift, such as locking mechanisms and emergency stop buttons.

Check the Sling/Harness

Inspect the sling or harness regularly for wear and tear, and replace it as needed.

FAQs

  • How much weight can patient lifts hold? Patient lifts come in different weight capacities, with some able to hold up to 600 pounds or more.
  • How do you clean a patient lift? Clean the patient lift according to the manufacturer's instructions, typically using a mild soap and water solution.
  • Can patient lifts be used at home? Yes, patient lifts can be used at home with proper training and knowledge of the device.
  • How long do patient lifts last? Patient lifts can last for several years with proper maintenance and care.
  • Do patient lifts come with a warranty?Ā Yes, many patient lifts come with a warranty. At Shop Home Med, we offer a free warranty on all our lifts and slings to provide our customers with added peace of mind. Contact us for more information about our warranty policy.

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