The Portable Patient Lift: Portable Lifts fold for transport or storage. Although the Portable Lifts can also be disassembled into lighter, more manageable pieces, the idea here is to simply fold it up as it was designed to do, and lift the entire unit at one time. This can be problematic for a single individual. With the Portable Lifts weighing 70-80 lbs. when folded for transport, 2 persons are likely needed to lift the unit.
Transporting a Standard, non-portable Patient Lift: Although most standard patient lifts can easily be broken down or disassembled for transport, this requires a couple tools such as crescent wrenches. Most mast assemblies can be lifted off the base assembly to provide an easy way to transport the Lift. Additionally, the actuator motor and/or hydraulic pump can be disconnected, usually at the top, to allow the boom assembly to fold down onto the mast to make a tighter package. Patient Lifts, depending on model, can weigh 70-100 lbs. and when disassembled for transport the heaviest pieces usually weigh around 35 lbs.
Patient Lift Storage: Since the Portable Lifts fold into a nice, neat package, they are best at saving room when storing in closets or supply rooms. Non-portable Lifts are bulky and require more space for storage.
Hydraulic vs. Power Lift: This obviously depends on the caregiver or person administering the lift, and the depth of one's pocketbook. The hydraulic system will always be cheaper since it eliminates electronics, actuator motors, hand controls, control boxes, and batteries. Hydraulic units have the same functionality as the Power Lift, but do require the operator to use a manual pump for lifting. Most home settings can function fine with the hydraulic/manual version, but keep in mind not everyone will want to "pump" the Lift up and "bleed" the lift downwards. Most facilities will want the Powered Lift. In homecare situations where there is a single caregiver to operate the Lift, a Power Lift also makes sense since the hand pendant can be operated with one hand freeing the other hand to steady or position the patient.
The Hoyer Advance Lift can be folded, or separated for transportation. Unlike other products on the market the Advance needs NO tools or special attachments to achieve its compact /folded position. The Hoyer Advance Lift has been available since 2006 and has proven to be a reliable, trouble-free system.
The Hoyer Advance Lift is available in 2 models:
HOY-ADVANCE-H: Standard manual-hydraulic pump (no electronics).
HOY-ADVANCE-E: Battery powered using rechargeable battery pack.
Both Manual and Powered Advance Lifts have the same basic functionality and lifting characteristics.
The BestCare APL350E is the newest Portable Patient Lift on the market. It is available as a Powered Lift only, no hydraulic model. Folds easily - NO Tools Required! The Bestlift APL350E uses the most state-of-the-art electronics for worry-free reliability.
The BestLift APL350E is available in 2 models:
APL350E: single rechargeable Battery, on-board charger.
APL350E-D: 2 rechargeable batteries and additional off-board battery charger.
Dual User Controls: Both BestLift APL350E models have dual user controls. This is the standard hand control/pendant and also control buttons located on the control box of the Lift. This is a great feature for user flexibility and also eliminates downtime in case the hand control becomes damaged or unusable.
Using a Portable Patient Lift:
These durable portable patient lifts accommodate many needs in home care, rehab and facilities.
The Portable Patient Lift is suitable for the following CATEGORIES of lift within the working parameters of the lifts specified in the TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS.
Category A - Wheelchair Category B - Bed Category C - Bath (dependent upon setting) Category D - Toilet/Shower Chair Category E - Floor Category F - 90 degree Rotation
If you're looking for a portable patient lift you can depend on, you've come to the right place. PHC offers the best portable lifts available, because we know reliability is important to you. And if you have questions about portable lifts or accessories, our knowledgeable Sales Engineers and service staff are here to help. PHC's easy selection and fast, free shipping on most items ensure that you'll get what you need, when you need it. So when it comes to portable hoyer lifts, do what the professionals do: choose PHC.