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.