When it comes to transferring someone from a bed to a wheelchair or other item it traditionally required a manual lift from a caregiver. It has been proven that the manual lift is dangerous for not only the patient, but also the caregiver doing the lift - especially if the patient is very heavy. In addition, if a patient lives at home alone they are dependent upon a caregiver to get them out of bed or into the bathroom if they lack the upper body strength or mobility to move about on their own. With a ceiling lift system all of these problems are solved.
No More Manual Lifting!
The lift system is up out of the way with the track mounted directly to the ceiling. With the use of the in-rail motor a lifting sling is placed around the patient and the lifting motor easily raises and lowers the individual at the touch of a button. Able to easily lift persons weighing up to 1200 Lbs these lifts do what would take 6 people, and at a safer more controlled environment.
With a client who has use of their upper body but is not strong enough to transfer from place to place on their own a ceiling lift system offers independent operation. The user simply slips a lifting sling around their body, hooks the sling to the lifting bar, and presses the raise button on the hand control. Once raised up the client can turn on the lateral drive motor and the lift system will drive down the ceiling rail to the desired location where they can lower back down, whether it be to a chair, toilet, shower or bath tub.
The cost of a lift system depends upon the design of the system and if it is needed in a single room or if it is going from one room out into a hallway and down to another room or bathroom. All systems have the capability of covering all areas of a home or just a single area like over the bed to allow transfers from bed to wheelchair. A simple single rail 8 feet long that will mount over a bed and contain a 2-function lifting motor (up/down) along with charging system, hand control and 2 lifting slings will cost roughly $5500 installed. There are a few factors that will affect this price so a onsite estimate is needed to confirm the final cost, this is just a typical starting price. From here it goes up depending on how extensive the system is. We will have one of our estimators come to your site for an evaluation or if you are building a new location we can work off of the architects drawings to give a price.
Ceiling Lift Systems