At American Wheelchair, also known as AAA Medical Supply, we understand the importance of providing individuals with the necessary equipment to maintain their mobility and independence during recovery. One essential piece of equipment for those recovering from lower body injuries or disabilities is a patient lift, also known as a Hoyer lift.
Patient lifts are designed to assist in transferring patients from one resting position to another, helping to prevent injury to both the patient and the caregiver. At American Wheelchair, we offer a variety of patient lift options for both short-term and long-term rental needs. Our options include manual patient lifts, electric lifts, stand-up lifts, and powered sit-to-stand lifts.
In addition to the lift itself, we also offer a comprehensive selection of slings to be used with the lift. Slings come in different styles and designs to ensure patient comfort and safety and are sold separately. Our licensed professionals are available to provide in-home training and setup of the lift, as well as delivery to all areas in San Diego County.
When considering renting a patient lift, there are several important factors to consider. Firstly, evaluate the physical state of the patient. Are they partial weight-bearing or non-weight bearing? Will they be able to assist with the transfer? The number of assistants needed to transfer the patient should also be taken into account. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the patient has a sling that will fit them correctly without causing discomfort or further injury.
Another important factor to consider is the weight of the patient. Our lifts have a weight capacity of 450lbs, and we do not currently rent any bariatric lifts over 450lbs. It is also important to consider the surfaces that the patient will be transferred to and from, such as a wheelchair, bed, or commode, as well as the level of patient cooperation.
When it comes to recovering from an injury or illness, regaining mobility and independence is of the utmost importance. One of the most effective solutions for this is the use of a patient lift, also known as a Hoyer lift. These devices are designed to assist individuals in maintaining an active and independent lifestyle while recovering from injuries and illnesses.
At American Wheelchair (AAA Medical Supply) in San Diego, we understand the importance of patient lifts for recovery. That's why we offer the option to rent or purchase a patient lift, allowing individuals to have access to high-quality devices without the financial commitment of purchasing one.
When it comes to choosing the right patient lift for your needs, there are a few important things to consider.
Patient's Physical State: It's important to evaluate the patient's physical state to figure out which lift is best for their needs. Is the patient partial weight-bearing or non-weight bearing? Will they be able to assist with the transfer?
Number of Assistants: Consider how many assistants will be needed in order to transfer the patient.
Sling: Do you have a sling that will fit the patient correctly without causing discomfort or further injury?
Weight: How much does the patient weigh?
Surfaces: Which surfaces will the patient be transferred to and from? (Wheelchair, bed, commode)
Patient Cooperation: What is the level of patient cooperation?
At American Wheelchair, we offer a wide range of patient lifts to meet the needs of any individual. Our licensed mobility professionals are available to provide recommendations and training on the proper use and maintenance of the rental or purchased patient lifts.
We offer manual and power patient lifts, with a weight capacity of 450lbs. We do not rent or sell any bariatric lifts over 450lbs at this time. Manual lifts use hydraulics to raise and lower the patient and require some upper body strength for pumping the device. Power lifts are battery-powered and use an electric motor which is quiet and undetectable. Power lifts also come with the option of a Manual or a Power Base. The Manual Base is standard and means that the legs of the lifters must be manually opened and closed with the provided lever. The Power Base means that there is a button that controls the opening and closing of the legs, which can provide an added measure of convenience to the users.
Sit-to-Stand Lifters versus Standard Lifters
Sit-to-Stand manual and powered lifters (sometimes referred to as SARA Lifters) are ideal to be used with patients that have partial weight-bearing capabilities. The sit-to-stand lifters only maneuver the upper body of the patient and require the patient to use some leg strength in conjunction with the lifter. The patient places their knees against the lifter and uses contra weight (pressure) to lift the patient into a standing position. There is a non-slip footplate that the patient stands on while in transition. It is important to note that this type of lifter requires the patient to be mentally aware of their participation. The Stand-up lifter uses a different type of sling to raise the patient to a standing position and assists in transferring.
Full Body Standard lifters support the entire weight of the patient and are ideal for those with no weight-bearing capabilities. These lifters use a Full Body sling in order to transfer the patient completely from one station to the next. There is no physical responsibility placed on the patient during this transition.
We rent and sell manual Sit-to-Stand Lifters as well as Power Stand-Up Lifters (with weight capacities of up to 600lbs) for short-term and long-term needs. We also carry a wide variety of slings to ensure the comfort and safety of the patient.
Choosing the Right Sling
When it comes to choosing the right sling for your needs, it is important to consider the patient's physical state and the type of lifter being used. Full body slings are ideal for patients who are completely non-weight bearing, while partial body slings are better for patients who have some weight bearing capabilities. It's also important to consider the patient's comfort and safety, as certain slings may cause discomfort or further injury.
At American Wheelchair (AAA Medical Supply) in San Diego, we offer a wide range of slings to meet the needs of any patient. Our licensed professionals are available to provide recommendations and training on the proper use and maintenance of the rental slings.
In conclusion, renting a patient lift, also known as a Hoyer lift, from American Wheelchair (AAA Medical Supply) in San Diego is an excellent option for individuals with mobility challenges. It provides a cost-effective and convenient solution for those in need of a patient lift for a short period of time. Our wide range of patient lifts and expert staff are available to help you make the best decision for your specific needs. Whether you're in need of a manual or electric patient lift, we have the equipment and expertise to help you regain your independence and mobility. If you or someone you know is in need of a patient lift, call American Wheelchair (AAA Medical Supply) at (858) 201-3087 to schedule your rental today.
*Delivery fees may vary and are determined by location if delivery destination is outside of San Diego County.