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.
Manual Handling equipment allows carers to lift patients without injuring themselves. This is especially important for those who do standing transfers, where carers transfer patients to a standing position. If done incorrectly the carer could injure their back or the patient could be injured in the process of the transfer.
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.