Benefits From Using A Ceiling Track Hoist
In this article, we will discuss about the many benefits that a person can get by choosing to use a ceiling hoist rather than a mobile hoist.
It has a simple usage
One of the important benefit that you can get in choosing to use a ceiling hoist instead of a mobile hoist is that it is easy to use. 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.
The use of only one 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. A patient will have a possibility of colliding with the framework of the hoist if only one care is used, this is quite possible if there is no one to keep the patient steady while the hoist is moved.
It is recommended that it is a lot safer to use a ceiling track hoist especially for the single handed care in order to reduce the possible risk you get when hoisting.
A person can hoist alone
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. 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.
When you are not using a ceiling hoist, it can simply be stored in available storage areas. The problem with a mobile hoist is that it would take up a lot of storage room if it is not used.
It is less intrusive for the patient to use a ceiling track hoist
Using a mobile hoist can be a little intrusive especially when it is moved towards you, and I know that for most of the people who have tried being hoisted, this is agreeable. A ceiling track hoist is a way convenient option for a patient being it not intrusive because it only needs a little of the personal space of the patient.