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 can be easily used
A ceiling track hoist is simpler to use than a mobile hoist and this is one of the main advantage that you can get if you choose to use a ceiling track hoist. 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.
The use of only one 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. The problem with using a single carer can be seen when a patient collides with the frame of a mobile hoist, and this will probably happen if the hoists is moved while there is no one there to keep the patient steady.
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.
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 wise to give a patient the means of communication in order to avoid any danger that might happen when self hoisting, an example for this is a pendant alarms on the neck of the patient. 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.
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. Because of the ceiling hoist taking up a lesser personal space from the patient, it is not intrusive or imposing at all.