What are mobile hoists?

Mobile hoists are aids that assist with difficult movements if you have restricted mobility. They can help with everyday activities such as getting in or out of bed or sitting on a chair. Someone who uses a wheelchair may have difficulty getting into it without the help of a hoist. People undergoing bariatric treatment may require a hoist. Mobile hoists use a special type of sling to help you make a quick transfer between rooms and seats while staying safe.

What are the benefits of using a hoist?

Mobile hoists can be beneficial because they are specifically designed with carers and patients in mind. If you are living with, or caring for someone that needs assistance, safety is paramount. Lifting someone around the home is hard and can cause discomfort or risk injury. With a mobile hoist, you can comfortably transfer patients or help them with other activities around the home without getting hurt.

Things to consider when choosing your hoist

We are proud to offer our customers a wide variety of mobile hoists for their needs. Some of our most common options include:

  • Poolside: This swimming hoist is perfect for helping someone in and out of the water. There are different fixings to help with different types of pools.
  • Ceiling and gantry hoists: This option will fit on your ceiling and comes with a track to run the hoist on. You can extend or shorten it to work in any part of your home.
  • Stand assist hoist: This helps your patient to do a standing or seated transfer. You can even attach slings to assist with these transfers.

We even offer installation with our mobile hoist delivery to help you get it set up right.

What are the advantages of portable hoists?

Portable hoists are extremely convenient if your mobility is restricted. They allow you to transfer from one place to another with no problems. You can transfer without putting excessive strain on your body and, with the assistance of your helper, move from one place to another with ease and comfort. The advantages of this type of hoist include easy lifting and lowering, as well as multiple lifting points. These all contribute to a safe, convenient way of overcoming potentially difficult movements.  

Is a portable hoist suitable for people with severely limited mobility?

A portable hoist is suitable for people with limited mobility that can’t walk. It’s useful for activities like showering, dressing, or grooming. Transferring someone to a wheelchair or mobility scooter is much easier with the help of a hoist.

Things to consider when choosing your hoist

There are a few things you should consider when choosing a hoist. Some include:

  • Where will you use the hoist?
  • Which hoist design will work the best?
  • What type of aid will it provide?

Considering all of these will ensure you can pick the exact type of mobile hoist you need.

Order your hoist today from Martlet

Martlet have an extensive range of mobile hoists that will suit a variety of environments. A hoist can be hugely beneficial for taking care of someone with limited mobility. Any mechanical assistance to help with movement will provide relief for carers. Our friendly staff will be happy to discuss your requirement and give advice on the most suitable options. Give us a call or contact us via our website. Our products are available to view online, or in our shop.

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