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.
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. It is a lot easier to use a ceiling track hoist because not like mobile hoist, it will not involve the person to push across carpet floors and moving around the obstacles in the environment like cables, furniture, rugs, and many more.
It can be handed by 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. 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.
If it has been assessed of having a lower risk chance, an option might of self hoisting is appropriate for a person with a strong upper body mobility. It is important to know that self hoisting can only be possible when using 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. 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. If the patient really wants to self hoist, it is smart to think about the safety of the procedure and try to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid possible dangers that might happen.
No problem with storage
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.
The patient can be less imposed.
For people who have tried being hoisted, the will probably agree that using a mobile hoist sometimes will feel a little intrusive especially when being moved towards you. Because of the ceiling hoist taking up a lesser personal space from the patient, it is not intrusive or imposing at all.