Mechanical ceiling lifts make life easier for both patients and caregivers. Manually lifting patients can lead to musculoskeletal injury in caregivers, often with disastrous consequences that prevent them from continuing in their occupation. Injuries may be caused when lifting patients, transferring them from one surface to another, and repositioning them on the bed. With a ceiling lift, all this can be accomplished with just the push of a button.
Both fixed and portable ceiling lifts are available in the market today. The main benefits that these devices offer in a health care setting relate to:
- Patient safety
- Improved working conditions
- Optimal use of resources