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.
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. You can avoid the hassle of pushing across certain things in your house and avoid the obstacles of the environment when you use a ceiling track use making it a lot great to use than a mobile hoist.
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. 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. Self hoisting of course can done when you use 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. 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. Always keep in mind that safety is always the number one priority, you might need to modify a few parts of the hoist in order to avoid upcoming dangers especially if the patient decides to self hoist.
Can be stored easily
When you are not using a ceiling hoist, it can simply be stored in available storage areas. While on the other hand, a mobile hoist needs to take up a lot of storage room when it has no use.
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. 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.