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

Guide To Standing Lifting Hoists

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 24-Mar-2020 14:10:00

Standing lifts are specifically designed to secure patients during transfers from a seated position to a standing position, enabling quicker, easier, and safer patient lifting and transfer for both the patient and the caregiver. Another name for it is sit to stand hoists.

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Topics: patient lifting, standing hoist

Lifting Patients Up

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 25-Jun-2019 11:15:00

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.

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Topics: patient lifting, ceiling hoists

Tips When Considering Your Next Ceiling Hoist

Posted by Nicholas Sutedja on 04-Jun-2019 11:15:00

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.

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Topics: patient lifting, ceiling hoists