Below are some descriptions and the websites associated with them. http://www.1800wheelchair.com/browse/831/hoyer-lifts One of the better-known technologies for lifting people who are more extensively immobilized is Hoyer. They have a variety of products geared toward those with different types of needs. Items designed to do all of the lifting would be the Hoyer Manual Lift with Floor Pick-Up, Hoyer Deluxe Power Lift, Hoyer No-Strain Power Lift, and the Hoyer Manual Hydraulic Lift. The price tag ranges from in the low $700’s to $4000 dollars and above depending on its features. The primary care doctor can write a prescription for the Hoyer and Medicare should pay for it.
For those who still have mobility but require assistance getting up or getting around the following products can be helpful.
“SuperPoles” are designed so the people can hold on to it and lift themselves out of bed. They are installed between floors and ceilings of solid construction usually right behind or next to the bed, couch, dining room table or anywhere one needs assistance getting up and sitting down. They can be installed or relocated with out drilling, screws or damage to the floor or ceiling and generally have a weight capacity of 450 lbs.
These beds are sometimes called Trapeze Bed Systems and are designed to make it easier for individuals to lift themselves out of bed. There are usually rails on the side and a hanging bar within reach of the sleeping person that they can use to pull themselves up.
Aids To Daily Living:
Bathroom and shower:
There are many devices designed for the bathroom including Raised Toilet Seats, Grab Bars and Safety Rails,Shower Chairs / Benches, Wall Mounted Shower Chair / Shower Seats, Bath Lifts, Transfer Benches, PVC Shower / Commode Chairs, Bariatric Bath and Shower, Anti-Slip Products and more. Raised Toilet Seats are helpful for those who have trouble getting up or sitting down. Grab Bars & Safety Rails are a common necessity for bathroom safety when it comes to preventing slips or falls. Anyone at a more serious risk of falling should have toilet grab bars, bath grab bars, as well as wall grab bars and safety rails around their bathroom. Shower Chairs & Bath Benches are also a common item needed for bathroom safety. Wall mounted shower chairs are better buy for a more permanent situation.
There are a variety of walking aids, wheelchairs and scooters available to assist with mobility. Rollators are becoming increasingly popular because you can lean on them and the wheels make it easy to support yourself and move about. The brakes give security in case you feel it slipping a bit. It also has a little compartment to keep belongings or small items from your shopping trip. Other products include Canes, Crutches, Walkers and Merry Walkers. Wheelchairs are manual or powered and scooters are designed to operate indoors as well as outdoors. If you live in a two story house you may want to consider installing a wheelchair stair lift.
There are also small devices designed to help with dressing, gardening and a variety of other activities. We found several of these on various websites. Angel Care Nurse Registry does not endorse any of the products or websites mentioned in this post. These are only meant to get you started on your own search. Be sure to read consumer reports and blogs where “real” people discuss their opinions of the product.
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