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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.
The usage is simple.
A ceiling track hoist is simpler to use than a mobile hoist and this is one of the main advantage that you can get if you choose to use a ceiling track hoist. If you choose to use a ceiling hoist instead of using a mobile hoists, you will avoid the problem of pushing to certain objects in your house and coming across the obstacles of your environment such as rugs, furniture, cables, and many more.
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. The problem with using a single carer can be seen when a patient collides with the frame of a mobile hoist, and this will probably happen if the hoists is moved while there is no one there to keep the patient steady.
The use of a ceiling track hoist for a single handed care can reduce the possible risk when hoisting is often recommended to be a more safer way.
A person can hoist alone
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. It is important to know that self hoisting can only be possible when using a ceiling track hoist. When assessing the risk of self hoisting, there are a lot of important things that needs to be considered such as the evaluation of the tack position in order to perform a safe transfer. A lifeline pendant around the neck of the patient is one way that a patient can communicate when he or she is facing any problem if he or she decides to self hoist. Always keep in mind that safety is always the number one priority, you might need to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid upcoming dangers especially if the patient decides to self hoist.
When you are not using a ceiling hoist, it can simply be stored in available storage areas. While on the other hand, a mobile hoist needs to take up a lot of storage room when it has no use.
It is less intrusive for the patient to use a ceiling track hoist
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. A ceiling track hoist is a way convenient option for a patient being it not intrusive because it only needs a little of the personal space of the patient.