Hoyer is a brand of Joerns Healthcare that provides a complete line of top-quality patient lifts and slings. Hoyer lift is known in the industry for the standard they create when it comes to usability. The unique combination of safe patient handling principles and patient lift design ensures that the products are safe, simple, and comfortable to use. Careful attention to the lift and sling details allows for correct ergonomic usage, protecting both the patient and the caregiver from injury at all times.
Floor patient lifts are passive lifts, which means no efforts are required from the patients during their transfer. They are completely supported by the Hoyer lift slings. These lifts can further be classified as manual and power patient lifts. Manual Hoyer lifts require some strength to operate whereas powered Hoyer lifts are much easier to operate.
Hoyer stand-aid lifts are active patient lifts. They are suitable for patients who have the ability to bear some of their own body weight but require assistance to stand. Some of them can also be used as a walking aid following a careful risk assessment.
In order to choose the right type of patient lift, go through the below-given table that clearly indicates what type of patient lifting equipment is required according to the patient's dependency level.
| Dependency Status
|| Floor or Overhead Lift
| Stand Aid Lift
|Independent||Unlikely to be required except in retrieval after fall or collapse||Unlikely to be required|
|Dependent||May be required||Must be available|
|Complete Dependence||Must be available||Unlikely to be required|
Browse through the Hoyer Lift Sling Selection Guide to know which patient slings will work the best with a particular Hoyer patient lift. It gives a detailed information about sling compatibility and offers a sling selection criteria according to the user's weight.
Here are some features that are present on most of the Hoyer patient lifts to make the patient lifting experience a breeze for both the patient and the caregiver:
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