A portion of fabric which is known as a sling is usually made from cotton, nylon or materials used for the making of modern hammocks. These materials can withstand the burden of the patient while balanced in air. This fabric is attached next to a series of clips or hooks.
There are some variations of this sling lift available in the market for the help of patients. There are some lifts which have a pad in the sling for increasing the comfort level of patients. These pads help to keep the patient in their place when they are suspended in the air. There are specialized slings- amputee slings, toileting slings, disposable slings, showering slings and so on for various uses.
Some features to note before ordering the sling
The size and weight of the patient has to be determined. Then the medical condition has to be assessed in order to select the perfect sling for the patient. This will help in making the patient comfortable during the transfer and also avoid getting harmed.To avoid any risks of infection to other patients, the slings are disposed off after the transfer has been done.
The only disadvantage of a sling lift is the fact that patients who are suffering from any medical problem and are undergoing immense pain cannot be transferred by this method as the patient is often curled and compressed and this may cause more harm to the patient.
These slings can also be tightened and loosened as per the needs of the patient hence they are also used for taking the patients to the toilets and other places they want.
Water therapy is required for many individuals'. If you are lucky enough to have a Pool or Spa and are not using it because you can no longer access, here is the perfect solution.
Aqua Creek offers 8 different lift models that meet new ADA standards for all public pools and spas. Each body of water must have its own pool lift.
In addition to our ADA compliant lifts, we offer a selection of lifts that are great for residential or other locations where compliancy is not required.
Therefore Hoyer lifts are extremely beneficial and helpful for the transfer of patients from one place to another with ease. For more information you can refer to https://www.cg-healthcare.com/products