Caregivers/nursing staff working in residential care facilities suffer one of the highest levels of work-related back injuries as they are often required to move patients with limited mobility or little to no weight bearing capabilities. Ceiling lifts eliminate the need for manual lifting and reduce the risk of injuries to caregivers, while allowing patients to be transferred in a safe, comfortable and dignified manner. Leading dealers offer different models of these mobility devices. The following are some of the prominent features of a premium quality ceiling lift:
- On-board controls – On-board controls include up and down buttons as well as an emergency down button. A pneumatic two-button hand control enables up and down functions without the need for electrical wiring.