People with limited mobility still need to move to and from places. But manually lifting and assisting someone into a wheelchair or bathtub is time-consuming and exhausting at best and can often increase the risk of injury. The right transfer device can simplify the process for both caregivers and patients, saving time and headaches while improving safety. Parentgiving has many types of transfer devices for those who don’t have sufficient leg strength or function to do certain activities on their own. From standing up on your own to getting into bed, we have the products and recommendations to assist patients and caregivers.
Transfer aids are availability for all levels of mobility and limb function. The simplest way to get from location to location is a patient transfer board for sliding from wheelchair to toilet, bed to wheelchair and other movements. Long and short transfer boards can be ordered depending on the transfer distance. For help getting up or sitting down, options include ceiling-to-floor grab bars, small assist rails and trapeze stands for more independent patients or transfer belts for when caregiver help is needed. If a patient has trouble turning, a pivot disc will help them change directions without slipping on the floor.
Other options include vehicle grab handles for getting out of a car, bed slings for caregivers to move a patient into the correct position and sliding pads to make turning over in bed easier. Find out more about specific transfer devices by reading our Buyer’s Guide or by calling our customer service team. We will help you find the right bed to wheelchair transfer assist device, auto transfer device or other aid for immobile people. Our low prices and fast shipping are part of our commitment to patients and caregivers to sell quality transfer products that the people who need them most can afford.
Great for helping people with limited mobility to stand up or sit down. Numerous handgrips provide a variety of leverage points.
Patient trapeze by Lumex. Attaches to metal headboards of hospital beds. Assists movement & transfer. Capacity: 250 pounds
Aids in transfers between the bed, wheelchair or toilet. Reduces caregiver back strain. (13,15 or 18 inch diameter).
Sheep skin lined SafetySure Transfer Belt is 4 inches wide. It is used primarily to help patients get up and sit down.
An incredibly solid, expansion fit, floor to ceiling pole. Helpful for sitting and standing. Capacity: 450 lbs.
This is a SuperBar™ plus a mounted horizontal pivoting & locking grab bar. 8 locking positions. Capacity: 300 lbs.
Assist Rails for standing from a seated position. Weight Capacity: 350lbs
Floor stand only for Lumex Trapeze bars (sold separately) to turn trapeze from bed mount to free standing positions.
An incredibly solid, expansion fit, floor-to-ceiling pole. Helpful for sitting and standing. Capacity: 300 lbs.
The EZ Stand & Go from Stander can help you stand with confidence; without having to buy an expensive lift chair. Perfect for back pain or unsteadiness.
The Universal Stand Assist by Able Life offers a simple way to stand from any couch, chair, or recliner with greater ease and strength.
Ideal for patients with limited mobility or who have difficulty turning in bed.
The Auto Assist Handle makes it easier to get in-and-out of the car.
SafetySure CarEase Transfer Slide makes getting in or out of any vehicle, chair or bed easier.
Padded gait/transfer belt with four webbed loops in the back for additional safety.
Increase the floor to ceiling range on a SuperPole from 100-120 inches.
This is a SuperBar™ plus a mounted horizontal pivoting & locking grab bar. 8 locking positions. Capacity: 450 lbs.
Patient transfer boards help bridge the gap between bed and chair.
Superpole transfer pole with supertrapeze which hangs over bed and assists in bed mobility.
Floor mounted support rail which promotes safe and independent standing and transfers.
72", Metal Buckle
Transfer devices are aids that can help when you have limited mobility and need to move more easily to and from a wheelchair, bed, car, bathtub or toilet. Devices include transfer boards, transfer poles and pivoting devices that you can step on and swivel to move from one position to another.
If you’re unable to stand or feel unsteady, but are strong enough to move using your arms, you can use a transfer board by sitting on it and sliding across to get from one surface to another. When you need the help of a caregiver to make a transfer, using a transfer board will make the transfer easier and safer.
Patient transfer boards come in a variety of shapes and lengths. For transfers across a larger gap, such as between a wheelchair and a car seat, a long transfer board may be needed. If the gap is shorter, such as between a chair and a toilet seat or bed, a smaller transfer board should be enough. There are also specially designed wheelchair transfer boards that may be curved or notched to make getting in and out of a wheelchair easier. Measure the typical distance of your transfers to buy the right length patient transfer board for your needs.
The surface of a patient transfer board should be smooth enough to allow you to glide across it without difficulty, whether you’re doing this on your own or with assistance. Transfer boards are often made from hardwood with a highly polished surface or from high density, heavy-duty plastic. As an example, the Wood Transfer Board from Mabis is made from maple that is urethane sealed, coated and polished for smooth transfers and its design features a cut-out handle for better gripping.
When caregivers assist in a transfer, placing a transfer belt around the patient’s waist can provide leverage as well as make the transfer safer for everyone involved. For instance, the SafetySure Transfer Belt has many handgrips that provide a variety of leverage points and reduce strain on a caregiver’s back. Its slip-resistant inner liner keeps the belt in place during transfers and is available in three waist sizes.
If turning in bed is a problem because of Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy, back pain, stiffness or any other type of difficulty, the SafetySure TurnEase can help. When placed on top of your sheet, just below the bottom of the pillow, the TurnEase’s slick, low friction surface makes turning as well as getting into and out of bed easier.
A pivot transfer disc is a useful device when you’re strong enough to stand, but unable to pivot to the side to perform the transfer. With a transfer disc in place on the floor, a caregiver helps the seated patient place their feet on the disc, then provides support as he or she stands on it. A transfer disc can be turned up to 90 degrees, enabling you to reach and sit on the target surface, such as a wheelchair.