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The Ceiling Lift: Improving Your Mobility

June 13, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 151

If you've been injured or debilitated by illness, having a ceiling lift installed in your home could be just what you need to improve your mobility. It can be a tremendous help to caretakers who need to get their clients out of the bed for baths, changing the sheets, and other health related maintenance. Trying to do these things on your own can result in frustration and even injury. Getting one into the home can be expensive, but if necessary, it is an expense you'll find well worth it. Here are some of the benefits you'll find when buying one.

Easier Positioning

A ceiling lift is all about taking some of the burden off of both the patient and the caretaker. For a very light patient, it may be relatively easy for a caretaker of moderate strength to do all of the re-positioning work without assistance. For anyone heavier, or for a caretaker without the requisite muscle, some mechanical assistance is going to be a must. A mechanism working from the floor can work, but one coming from above is going to make everything a lot easier and smoother.

Alleviating Issues

A floor mounted lifting device is always going to have a couple of serious drawbacks. One, it is going to snag on carpeting, something that is often present in a patient's bedroom. This causes frustration and difficulties. Two, it may be difficult or impossible to fit in underneath the frame of the bed. You don't want to have to change out the bed to fit the device. It should be the other way around. A ceiling lift is not going to present these issues. There is no carpeting on the ceiling and there is usually nothing that is going to get in the way.

Walking Track

It shouldn't take much thought to see that a ceiling lift is going to be much more suited to connect with a walking track than a floor device will be. If you or your patient needs to get out of bed and practice their mobility, there are few better choices. This method of positioning is suitable for a walking sling and can give them access to physical therapy options that would be much more difficult to implement otherwise. Of course, when looking into the right device for your situation, you'll need to take weight, motorization, and other factors into account. A good doctor, physical therapist, or medical sales representative can help you make the right decision.

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