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Why Patient Hoists are so Important?
Whether you care for someone in their home, residential care home, hospital or a clinic, the care of your patients will always be important. For patients with restricted mobility, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the right equipment installed to ensure comfort and support for nurses and carers to utilise. Patient mobile and ceiling hoists are the most cost effective and useful way that can help out.
In this blog, we discuss why hoists are important and how they can benefit users and carers:
What is a patient hoist?
A patient hoist is frequently used in public health care locations they can also be used in the home too. Ceiling hoist tracks sit on the wall / above the patients and means that the hoist can travel from different points, then lowers the user in a sling or soft chair. Mobile hoists are used for smaller transfers, for example to get in and out of beds.
Why are patient hoists useful?
Hoists are extremely useful if somewhere that you care for has limited mobility, these hoists can make moving around a lot easier, here how hoists can help:
Using a patient hoist is a much safer option than trying to manually move a patent by hand, this means there is less risk for the patient and staff. Having decreased mobility often means that the user has more delicate joints and can suffer breaks and fractures easier than others, having a ceiling or mobile hoist gives them access and protects their physical health.
Traversing a patient with reduced motion into a bed, bath or to a different part of the room can be difficult, however, ceiling and mobile hoists can improve effectiveness and quality of care, making life easier, for example its nicer to be lowered into a bath rather than investing in a bed bath, boosting their moral and improving the care.
Ceiling and mobile hoists aren’t just used for older patients, they are also suitable for patients of all shapes and sizes, there is no age range either, so can be used for those recovering from operations or other kinds of treatment to fully disabled patients.
Here at Carelift Services , based in Norfolk, we provide a range of ceiling and mobile hoists as well as professional servicing and maintenance on all lifts. We are BHTA approved so our experienced teamwill provide the best possible advice to meet your requirements, and ensure installs are completed to 100% satisfaction. For more information contact us today.
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