News For This Month: Hoists
What Are The Benefits That You Get From Using Ceiling Track Hoist
Choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of using a mobile hoist has a lot of advantages and we will be discussing these advantages in this article.
It has a simple usage
There are so many advantages in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of using the mobile hoist and one of these advantages is that it is a lot simple to use. You can avoid the hassle of pushing across certain things in your house and avoid the obstacles of the environment when you use a ceiling track use making it a lot great to use than a mobile hoist.
No need to have another carer
There is no know rule that a state mobile hoist needs to be managed by two carers, but most often mobile hoists require the use of two carers because of the mentioned challenges above. There are also risks that are often seen when a patient collides with the mobile hoist’s framework because there is only one carer and this will happen when a hoist has to be moved and there is no one there to assist the patient.
It is recommended that it is a lot safer to use a ceiling track hoist especially for the single handed care in order to reduce the possible risk you get when hoisting.
It can be possible for a person with a strong upper body mobility to self hoist if the it is assessed right and is better to do so. You should be aware that self hoisting is only possible when using a ceiling track hoist. There are a lot of important factors that needs to be considered when assessing the risk of self hoisting like the optimization of the track position in order to well facilitate the transfer. It is wise to give a patient the means of communication in order to avoid any danger that might happen when self hoisting, an example for this is a pendant alarms on the neck of the patient. It is also important to lengthen the emergency stops and the lowering cords, and clamping the handsets in case it can easily be pulled out is a wise thing to do.
Can be stored easily
When you are not using a ceiling hoist, it can simply be stored in available storage areas. The problem with a mobile hoist is that it would take up a lot of storage room if it is not used.
The patient can be less imposed.
If you have tried being hoisted, you will probably agree that using a mobile hoist is a lot intrusive especially during the times that the mobile hoist is moved towards you. The personal space of the patient is always important for the comfort of the patient, a ceiling track hoist is way less intrusive because it will only require a little space.