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FreeshipElectric lifts use battery operated power to control lift functionality.

Alliance Bariatric Heavy Duty Patient Lift

Heavy duty bariatric lift. 600 lb. weight capacity...


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Electric Patient Lift with 6 Point Cradle

Lifting Capacity: 450 Lbs. Heavy gauge constructio...


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Alliance Stand Assist Patient Lifts With Stand Assist

Patient Lift Alliance With Stand-Assist. 400 lb. ...


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Reliant Plus Power Lift with Low Base

Powerful patient lift with adjustable height and 4...


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Electric Patient Lift with Rechargeable Battery

Fast charging, battery operated, electric patient ...


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Electric Patient Lift with Removable Rechargeable Battery

Full Electric patient lift system with lift, batte...


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Heavy Duty Power Patient Lift by Medline

Heavy duty power electric patient lift.


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Electric Stand Assist Patient Lift by Medline

Battery-Powered Stand Assist is appropriate for pa...


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Invacare Reliant 600 Heavy-Duty Power Lift

Invacare Reliant 600 Heavy-Duty Power Lift with Po...


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Choosing The Best Patient Lifts

Just as it sounds, a patient lift enables the patient to be lifted and transferred safely, usually between a bed and a chair, and with as little physical effort as possible. Being able to use this type of mobility lift may enable people who are temporarily or permanently disabled to stay in their own home with assistance from family members or other caregivers rather than having to move a nursing home.

Time and effort are needed to safely use patient lifts —and to first learn how to use it. Transferring someone with a mobility lift does take between three and six minutes, longer than moving a patient by hand. However, using a patient lift is a safety measure that improves both caregiver and patient safety by preventing patient falls and protecting the caregiver from strain injuries due to heavy lifting. A patient lift also reduces the number of people needed to make a bed to chair transfer. Use of this mobility device becomes even more important when the patient weighs 300 pounds or more, and a bariatric lift will be needed to properly support the patient’s weight.

Many patient lift designs are sling lifts—often called a Hoyer Lift, the brand name of the first of these mobility devices—that use hydraulic power. Using a sling or Hoyer lift involves placing the patient on a sling made from a piece of special fabric that can hold his or her weight while suspended in air. The fabric sling is usually attached to a metal frame with a series of hooks or clips. Sling mobility lifts usually have a wheeled base that requires space on the side of the patient's bed during transfer.

Different sling designs are made to accommodate a variety of needs and because of this slings are usually sold separately from the lifter itself. For instance specialized patient slings are available for toileting transfers; others offer additional head support. It is important to get a medical assessment of the patient's size, weight and medical condition in order to select the proper sling.