Ceiling hoist is an assistive device that can often be found in the hospitals and homes for the aged. However, the price of has gone down to an affordable range and there home owners who install it at home to help with caring after the elder or disabled users.
How Ceiling Lift functions
The lift is actually a simple device that hoists a user from his or her bed to a certain height, usually 1.2 meters from the floor and push them along a track to the next resting location. The user is hoisted by a motor, it can lift users weighing up to 300 pounds. When the user is pushed to the desired location, the seat is locked in position and the user lowered to the new location. The following video is a demonstration of how to operate a ceiling lift.
Benefits of Ceiling Lifts
Ceiling Lift system helps to reduce the effort required of the caregiver whom, otherwise, have to carry the patients between locations. This overhead system allows you to lift and transfer aged and disabled people in the most secured and safe manner. As it is a lifting system, there is no worry of obstacles posed by the furniture laid out in the room unlike other floor lifting systems. As long as you install the track system, the patient is mobile and can be moved anywhere within the home. When not in use, the carrying bar rises up towards the track and not obstruct the daily actions. It can be lowered using a remote control.
Understand Different Parts
The Ceiling Lift is made up of a few major parts that make it work. Firstly, it is the lifting system which is a lifting bar attached witha mat that the user is fitted into. The mat should always be slid underneath the patient when he is on the bed and both ends attached to the carrying bars. Different strapping positions will allow the user to be in a sitting or reclined position. In some cases, a mesh mat is used if the patient needs to shower. The other part is the track which the lifting system is moved along. This track is installed on the ceiling throughout the areas of movements desired. If the room doors do not have a recess in the header to fit the track, it can be cut. The track can also be suspended under the header.