Using A Ceiling Track Hoist And Its Advantages
There are a number of benefits that one can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist and it will be discussed in this article.
The usage is simple.
There are so many advantages in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of using the mobile hoist and one of these advantages is that it is a lot simple 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.
No need to have another carer
There is no know rule that a state mobile hoist needs to be managed by two carers, but most often mobile hoists require the use of two carers because of the mentioned challenges above. There are also risks that are often seen when a patient collides with the mobile hoist’s framework because there is only one carer and this will happen when a hoist has to be moved and there is no one there to assist the patient.
The most often recommendation for a lot safer hoisting is to use a ceiling track hoist especially when using a single handed care in order to avoid the possible risks that might happen when hoisting.
A person can hoist alone
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. 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. 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.
No problem with storage
A ceiling hoist can be stored easily when it is not used, you can always park it our of the way. A lot of storage room is needed in order to set aside a mobile hoist.
It is less intrusive for the patient to use a ceiling track hoist
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. 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.