Where you need to use the crane?
In a house:
What rooms in the house?
- In a bathroom?
- In a bedroom?
- In a room?
- Among several rooms?
What kind of soil do you have?
Is there space available to operate a crane and space for storage when not in use?
Evaluate all possible tight areas
Under the bed? Has space for accessing the legs of the crane?
Describe the patient.
What is the patient's weight and height?
What is your status - things that might relate to your elevation?
Do you need headrest?
Do you need access to a toilet?
Do you have sensitive skin?
Ever need to lower or lift patient to patient from the floor for therapy or after a fall?
Does the patient ever attended?
Who are the caregivers?
How strong are they? (The use of cranes require practice and a relative effort for the caregiver) They will have to become familiar with the operation of the crane.
Any special needs / restrictions / applications?
Rolling or otherwise changing the patient position in bed?
Patient unable to sit?
Do you want to use to visit relatives or travel to hotels?
Considerations of the crane
The caregiver injury prevention is a driving force in the purchase and use of mobilization and transfer cranes. Even highly qualified caregivers can injure plants by overexertion and stress. Although the use of cranes is a step in the direction of the caregiver safety, still require effort on your part. Cranes lifting and transferring patients are responding to caregiver injury prevention.
Knowing the types of cranes available
There are many types of cranes available. The main classes of lifts are:
Overhead- Overhead cranes work with guides installed on the roof of your home / facility. These cranes are more versatile and no space.
Within the class overhead lift, there grcaretaking or as masts that do not require installation and are portable.View more information on ceiling lifts ►
Lifting and transfer- Model wheeled mobile lift. From very compact cranes and compact for use at home, older cranes and resistant to intensive use in institutions. View more information on cranes lifting and moving ►
From standing and transfer- Calls "Diaper changing." Are cranes for transportation, with wheels.View more information on standing and transfer cranes ►
Clamping harnesses patients.
Whether you choose an overhead crane or lifting and moving of soil, the patient will rise in a harness attached the crane. There are many different harnesses available. To give you an idea, we have a whole page dedicated to the harness. We will also help you determine the appropriate harness.View more information on harnesses ►