When to Use a Sit-to-Stand Lift
Sit to Stand Lifts
Once a patient who requires standing support experiences the ease and convenience of a stand up lift or sit to stand lift, they'll wonder how they got along without one. A standing lift or stand assist lift becomes an invaluable part of their daily life and is also a great help to caregivers and family members dealing with patient mobility.
Whether it's a standard, non-powered standing hoist or a more technologically advanced - battery operated, lightweight, and folding - portable unit, a standing lift is a must-have for patient transfers, supported walking and the completion of required daily activities like bathing, using the toilet, dressing and moving from a standing to a seated position or vice versa. While most of the lifts here are designed to accommodate individuals weighing less than 350-400 pounds (depending on the model), you'll also find Bariatric-capacity lifts that can handle as much as 600 pounds.
In order for your decision - regarding which unit best suits your particular needs - to be as informed as possible, give us a call.
Multifunction slings allow for quick toileting, stand assist or full-support seated transfer. Some are known by their brand names. Hoyer, Stand-Aid, Sara Lift, Stella Lift, Stand Assist Lift, Sit-to-Stand, and Stand-Up Lifts all refer to these products. Stand Assist Lifts are the safest and most efficient way to dress, clean and transfer patients who need additional support.
Stand Assist Sling
Standing Sling for Stand-Up Lifts Stand Assist Slings are designed to work on Invacare's GHS350 and RPS350 Standing Patient Lifts. Although they work on other brands and models, they are not intended to be used on a full-body lift. Use this sling on a Stand Assist Lift only. The standing slings are for residents who are partially dependent, have at least 60-percent weight bearing capacity, have head and neck control, are cooperative, can sit up on the edge of the bed (with or without assistance), and are able to bend at the hip, knees and ankles. Use standing slings for standing assistance, quick toileting, weight bearing practice and for transferring resident from bed to chair, or chair to bed. Usage: Individuals that use the Standing Sling MUST be able to support some of their own weight, otherwise injury can occur