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.
It can be easily used
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
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. 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.
The ability to hoist yourself
If it there is low risk assessment, a person with a strong mobility of the upper body can perform self hoist as an option. Self hoisting of course can done when you use a ceiling track hoist. You need to take in consideration a lot of things if you want to assess the risk of performing a self hoist, one of these is the right positioning of the track in order to facilitate 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. 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. A lot of storage room is needed in order to set aside a mobile hoist.
A ceiling track hoist is less imposing for a patient.
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. 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.