Our Top 3 Recommended Hoists for Aged Care Settings

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 26-May-2022 11:00:00

Hoists are often required in aged care settings due to a “no lift” policy. The goal is to create and maintain a safe workplace and to protect staff members from developing injuries from lifting or moving their patients.

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Topics: patient lifting, Hoists

How Can Ceiling Hoists be Used for Rehabilitation?

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 28-Apr-2022 10:00:00

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. 

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Topics: patient lifting, ceiling hoists

Safety Guide: How to Use a Patient Lifting Sling

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 05-Apr-2022 10:00:00

Lifting slings and hoists are mobility aids that help nurses and carers at home or in medical settings to transfer patients who need assistance moving from point A to point B. Slings and hoists are used in combination with one another and are a powerful means of enhancing patient care.

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Topics: patient lifting, slings, floor hoist

The caregivers top 6 advantages of using a ceiling hoist

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 13-Jan-2022 11:00:00

When it comes to lifting, comfort is paramount for both the caregiver and the patient. Improper lifting can be dangerous, stressful and uncomfortable for the patient, and the caregiver is at risk of straining their back. 

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Topics: patient lifting

How to use a hoist: step-by-step instructions for carers and family members

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 16-Dec-2021 11:00:00

Whether you’re caring for a family member at home or working in a medical facility like a hospital or aged care centre, it is vitally important to know how to use a hoist correctly.

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Topics: patient lifting

10 Safe Transfer Techniques For Caregivers

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 25-Nov-2021 11:00:00

Whether you’re providing care in a medical facility (e.g. a hospital or an aged care facility) or caring for an elderly or disabled relative at home, transfers have most likely become a daily part of your life. With limited mobility, your patient, client or relative most likely needs help getting in and out of their bed or chair, getting into the bath or shower, or even going to the toilet. 

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Topics: patient lifting

6 reasons why the Multifit LegLifter is a caregiver's best friend

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 28-Oct-2021 14:03:00

If your elderly client is looking for more independence at home, the Multifit LegLifter is a must-have. The Multifit LegLifter is an appliance designed to boost independence for the elderly and disabled while making patient movement and management easier for health professionals. 

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Topics: patient lifting

How To Find The Best Pool Hoist for Your Needs

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 21-Oct-2021 14:00:00

Summer is just around the corner and in the hot summer sun, there’s nothing better than a dip in the swimming pool. 

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Topics: patient lifting

8 Examples Of Manual Handling Equipment in Aged Care

Posted by Kristina Magathova on 25-May-2021 14:03:00

Older clients depend on their carers to assist them to move and transfer from one place to another safely and with dignity. It is necessary for carers to develop the skills to use manual handling equipment efficiently.

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Topics: patient lifting, aged care, nursing home, occupatiional therapy, Manual Handling

Signs That Your Hoist Needs Maintenance

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 25-Feb-2021 10:00:00

Patient lifting hoists are one of the many ways that people who live with disability move around. These hoists are especially popular with group homes and customer homes as most of them are portable and are easy to use.

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Topics: patient lifting, service and repair