Ceiling hoists can have a great impact on the lives of their users, increasing independence for patients and making care giving easier for professionals, too.
Using a track fixed to the ceiling, the hoists enable users to move more freely around rooms - or even between them - and as a permanent fixture, the ceiling hoist is on hand whenever required which makes them a popular option for caregivers.
Common Use Cases for Ceiling Hoists
✓ Domestic homes
✓ Care homes
✓ Schools and educational institutions
✓ Changing Places facilities
These hoists are commonly installed in domestic environments to enable patients to comfortably manoeuvre around their homes - particularly if returning after a hospital stay or medical treatment - and can allow patients to return home more quickly or with less support required.
Care homes may find ceiling hoists to be more useful than traditional mobile hoists as they reduce the requirement for manual handling, reducing injuries but also helping patients to gain some independence. As ceiling hoists are installed overhead, they have little impact on floor space and avoid any movement issues commonly experienced with a mobile hoist, for example moving patients around or over carpet, rugs, furniture or obstructions which can make care giving more difficult and increase the likelihood of injuries.
Mobile hoists usually require two supporting carers to hoist and help users to move around, whereas ceiling hoists typically only require one caregiver to aid users as they move along the track. This is useful for hospitals, schools and care institutions who are able to benefit from reduced costs of care and more effective use of staff.
How Ceiling Hoists Benefit Patients, Caregivers and Organisations
Ceiling hoists present many benefits to users, but can also be a real help for caregivers and a valued asset for organisations.
Many of our clients across the leisure, healthcare and community sectors have benefited from increased floor space when replacing mobile hoists with ceiling hoists, and patients are able to enjoy areas that would be more difficult otherwise - for example swimming pools, leisure centres and soft play areas.
Whilst organisations and institutions can benefit from increased floor space and reduced costs, patients benefit from a better quality of life and more opportunities for independence.
If you’re interested in finding out more about ceiling hoists and how they can benefit you, your patients or your organisation, please get in touch.
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