For sick or injured patients, rehabilitation is an absolute must. After a traumatic event, the patient needs to get moving again, regain their strength, relearn skills and find new ways of doing things.
Regardless whether you work in the aged care and disability industry or you’re a carer who’s looking after a loved one, how to lift the patients the correct way applies to you. If patients are incorrectly lifted then not only can they become injured, but you could also strain your back and injure yourself in the process. That’s why when you want to lift patients up it’s important to keep these tips in mind and assess if there are any risks for either you or the patient when lifting them up.
Ceiling hoists are a good alternative to floor hoists especially when you want to move patients around the room. However unlike floor hoists you will also need to take into account tracks for the ceiling hoist to go through. There are also other factors that need to be considered when you think about which ceiling hoist to use. We list some of those factors in today’s blog.
When it comes to improving the comfort of your care facility, one thing to consider is choosing the right patient lift equipment. Ceiling hoists are a key factor in any consideration of vital equipment for healthcare environments. Not only do they allow disabled patients to feel more comfortable when being transferred from one area to another, they also ease patient handling for caregivers.
Patient lifts are a helpful tool not only for the patients themselves but also for their relatives and carers who look after them. Such devices aid in a patient’s transfer and at the same time reduce the risk of injury and back pain among the respective carers, who would otherwise have to manually lift the patient.
Ceiling hoists can be useful when you want to move patients from one end of the room to another. However there are factors that you need to consider when choosing ceiling hoists and whether or not you need it in the first place.
The Portable Gantry System is a practical, stable, and temporary solution for patients without permanently installed tracking systems in their homes, those who are hospitalised in a facility that does not operate with a ceiling tracking system, or in the case that the patient only has a temporary or short-term disability. Gantry system fully replaces ceiling tracking system, if people do not wish to reinstall their homes.
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