Benefits From Using A 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.
One of the important benefit that you can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist is that it is easy to use. 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.
The use of only one carer.
Mobile hoist always require the use of two carers because of the mentioned challenges above even if there are not exact rules mentioning that mobile hoists needs to be operated by more than a single carer. A patient will have a possibility of colliding with the framework of the hoist if only one care is used, this is quite possible if there is no one to keep the patient steady while the hoist is moved.
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.
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. Self hoisting of course can done when you use 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 smart to think of giving the patient a method of communication every time he or she performs a self hoist, an example for this is a pendant alarm that will be used in case if a failure of the hoist. 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.
You can park a ceiling hoist easily of anyone’s way if you are not using it. 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.
Using a mobile hoist can be a little intrusive especially when it is moved towards you, and I know that for most of the people who have tried being hoisted, this is agreeable. 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.