Patient lifts provider a better quality of life for both patients and caregivers. There are many different types of lifts to choose from. Before purchasing a patient lift you need to answer a few questions.
- Manual Patient Lifts – Manual lifts are completely operated by the caregiver. The caregiver is responsible for raising, lowering and positioning the patient. The manual lifts have hydraulic assists, making it easier for the caregiver to handle the patient”s weight. These lift systems are the safe way to transfer patients from bed to chair, chair to bed, toileting, bathing and showering. Manual lifts are a better choice for those individuals are who are budget conscience.
- An Electric Powered Patient Lift system can easily lift and control a patient without the physical exertion of using a manual system. Amazingly simple, with a push of a button the patient is transferred comfortably and securely. This allows the caregiver to focus on other transportation needs. The electric power can be supplied by electric outlets or by battery power. There is also a redundant manual system in case of power failure.