For people who struggle with moving around their own home, mobility hoists can be invaluable additions.
But what are the different types of mobility hoists?
Unsurprisingly, mobility hoists are available in many different forms.
There is almost an endless choice of different types of hoists, each with their own different advantages and disadvantages.
They can also be customised so that they are a perfect fit and solution to the user.
Before deciding on which of the different types of mobility hoists may be right for you, it’s worth taking the time to understand the main three types available.
Generally speaking, there are two main types of mobility hoists and we will discuss them further below.
Within each of these types, there are then numerous different styles and specifications available.
A bathroom hoist is one of the most popular and commonly used type of mobility hoist.
They allow users to regain much of that independence and dignity that they may have lost and which many of us take for granted.
The bath hoists that we supply will consist of a strong plastic chair for the user to sit in, rather than slings.
The chair is a much better solution, allowing a level of comfort and independence which other forms of bath hosts simply would not offer.
Users can climb in, or be assisted in to the chair, before being able to control it themselves to move in to the bath.
Once finished bathing, they can move themselves back ready to leave the chair.
Ceiling Lifts & Hoists
A fixed ceiling hoist can make so many routine daily tasks so much easier and more achievable.
Tasks such as getting in and out of your favourite chair can now be assisted, allowing you to focus on doing the things that you love to do.
Ceiling lifts and hoists come in many different formats, and it is this versatility that makes them such a fantastic solution to a home for a user with mobility issues.
The array of designs means that there is a solution which will work in just about every environment.
In addition to the simple fixed hoists in one position, tracks can also be added to the home which allow the user to move around the house with little or no help.
Alternatively, they also allow for the easy moving of patients from one room to the next without carers having to lift and support considerable weight on their own.
Within these track solutions, there are more options to decide on.
Manual hoists can be used where a user has a level of movement themselves or there are carers who can manage in that scenario.
Alternatively, motorised versions exist which assist the movement of the patient with built-in electric motors, making the entire experience easier for everyone.
If you are thinking about installing a mobility hoist in your property then we would love to discuss your mobility hoist requirements in more detail.
We offer a free home survey and to arrange for one of our specialists to visit you and discuss things further, simply call us today on 0151 525 3610, or alternatively, complete our quick enquiry form here and one of our friendly team will take of everything else for you.