What is an Electric Patient Lift?
Patient lifts provide extra stability for mobility-impaired individuals during everyday transfers. They reduce caregiver strain and ensure loved ones can safely transition between environments without injuries.
If you’d like to decrease the degree of caregiver strain when transferring, electric lifts can be a perfect solution. Powered by a battery pack or plug-in cord, these lifts can raise a patient with a push of a button.
What are the Benefits of an Electric Patient Lift
Both electric and manual lifts are great options for safe patient transfers. Operated by a power source, electric lifts provide an even, steady lift every time. Without reliance on a lever or manual power, electric lifts reduce caregiver fatigue during transfers. These lifts also tend to be durable and last longer than their manual counterparts.
What Should I Consider When Purchasing an Electric Patient Lift?
Weight: What patient weight requirement does your lift need to accommodate?
Portability: Where will you be using your lift? Do you need to move it between rooms? Fold it down for storage? Travel with it?
Size: Given the size of your living space, can your lift maneuver around tight corners or hallways? Will you be lifting from bulky furniture, requiring an adjustable base?
Add-ons: Consider which slings you’d like to use with your lift (mesh, U-shaped, padded, etc) and other add-ons such as integrated digital scales or backup power batteries.
If you have any questions about selecting the right electric patient lift for your needs, we encourage you to contact our team of product specialists!