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Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion

Brand/Manufacturer: MANGAR USA
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Mangar ELK Lifting Cushion is a compact, battery powered lifting cushion that will lift a fallen person. It is simple and safe, as well as minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injuries to the paramedic or caregiver. Elk lifting cushion is operated by low air pressure using the Airflo Plus power source. It can then be inflated at the touch of a button with someone supporting the individual from behind to bring them to a raised seated position ready to stand.

Why choose ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion?

  • Is inflatable
  • Simple to use 
  • ELK protect staff 
  • Applicable for any age 
  • Maintains patient dignity
  • Reduces the risk of musculoskeletal disorders
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor use Airflo controlled 
  • Portable – weighs just 8lbs and folds up for easy carrying
  • Minimizing moving and handling risk – protects carers’ backs 
  • With the help of a carer, it can be used in the tightest of spaces


Mangar ELK Emergency Lift Cushion Features

Easy to use ELK Lift

  • Lifting cushion is inflated using an Airflo Compressor using a simple hand control 
  • Simple to use, requiring very little training 
  • Suitable for use inside or out
  • Can be used by one carer
  • Safe lifting ELK Cushion

    • Lifts the frailest person up to 70 stone / 450 kg from the floor 
    • Exceptionally rigid and stable
    • Ideal for carers of individuals with neurological disorders who fall regularly

    Simple to maintain Mangar Cushion

    • Can be cleaned using a proprietary nonabrasive mild liquid cleaner. 
    • Easy to deflate, fold away and store
    • Does not need a LOLER certificate

    ELK Improves wellbeing

    • Provides a safe, dignified lift for a fallen person 
    • Reduces the risk of musculoskeletal injury for the carer 
    • Can be used in confined spaces where traditional lifting equipment may not fit

    Key Benefits of ELK Lifting Cushion

    Reduced risk of musculoskeletal injuries to staff and the associated costs including: 
    • Agency staff to cover absenteeism
    • Recruitment costs through staff loss
    • Compensation claims

    Reduced disruption when a resident falls: 
    • Quick access to outside areas and confined spaces such as toilets, bedrooms, and hallways 
    • A dignified lift reduces upset to the fallen person and other residents 
    • Residents with dementia or a cognitive impairment remain calmer when lifted with a lifting cushion than with other manual handling devices.

    Improved productivity: 
    • Staff who pick up a musculoskeletal injury lifting residents can become resistant to further manual handling task 
    • The lifting cushions reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury
    • Uninjured fallen residents can be lifted without the need to wait for an ambulance. This frees staff up to continue with their duties, rather than spend time sitting with the resident who has fallen
    • Residents who are uninjured could wait up to seven hours for an ambulance

    ELK Cushion User Instructions

    What to buy with Inflatable Lifting Cushion

    Who uses Mangar Lifting Cushion?

    • ELK emergency lift has been used in a range of settings, such as care homes, housing associations, hospitals, telecare response teams, emergency services and in the community.
    • Mangar lifting cushions reduce the risk of injury to healthcare professionals including care assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and paramedics.
    • Controlled, safe and dignified lift provided by the lifting cushion means it is particularly useful for lifting fallen people in the following environments:
      • Elderly Care
      • EMI nursing and care homes
      • Rehabilitation facilities
      • Dementia Care
      • Bariatric Care 
      • Ambulance and first response services 
      • In the home

    How to use ELK Lifting Cushion?


    • The lifting cushions can be used once you have established the fallen resident is uninjured but needs help to return to their feet. Please follow your organisation’s manual handling guidelines when lifting a fallen person.

    • From the recovery position, the ELK is folded under itself and positioned parallel with the person’s belt line. The person is then rolled onto their back and the ELK is unfolded so that it is lying flat underneath them. If the person is able to sit, the ELK is folded under itself and the patient asked to lean to one side while the cushion is positioned under them. They then lean in the other direction and the ELK is unfolded, ready for inflating.  
    • On the ELK, the person is encouraged to sit up and can be assisted using recognised moving and handling techniques if required. The person needs to be sitting centrally on the ELK, as close to the back as possible. Once the person is in the seated position, and with arms folded, the carer gives support from behind for the duration of the lift.

    • Simple to set up, lifting cushions inflate at the touch of a button, using an Airflo Plus compressor. The four coloured and numbered airlines are simply connected to each section of the lifting cushion. 
    • The handset is operated by pressing and holding numbered buttons in sequence. The Airflo will stop automatically once each section is fully inflated. 
    • Three sections will usually be sufficient to enable transfer but a taller person may need all four.

    • The resident can be helped to a stand or side transferred to a chair once the lift is completed. 
    • When using lifting cushions always follow your organisation’s manual handling guidelines.

    Specifications Of Mangar ELK Cushion



    Inflated Height


    Inflated Width


    Inflated Depth


    Maximum air pressure


    Maximum User Weight

    980lbs (70 stone)

    Deflated folded size

    24.5" x 10" x 4.5"

    Maximum Height22"
    Minimum HeightFlat
    Cushion Weight8 lbs
    Compressor Weight13 lbs

    Mangar Cushion Warranty

    Detailed Mangar Warranty Information

    Mangar Lifting Cushions Reviews


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    Walter     12/09/2014

    Would it be very difficult to position the unit under a sitting person?


    Customer Care    10/15/2020

    The Mangar ELK Emergency Lifting Cushion is simple to use. Please watch the video for more information.



    Susan     08/04/2014

    Can this lift also be used in a bathtub?


    Customer Care    08/06/2014

    It is not recommended to use this lift in the bathtub. However, it can be used in restricted spaces such as bedrooms, bathrooms and doorways.


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    1. Merchandise must be returned within 30 days of the receipt of your order. Returns are not accepted after 30 days.
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    3. Before returning any product, the buyer must obtain a Return Authorization Number (RA#) from a customer service representative. With your RA# you will receive a prepaid return shipping label.
    4. Orders returned without obtaining an RA# will be entitled to receive only "In-Store Credit" that can be used towards future purchases.
    5. Return orders are subject to a 20% restocking fees.
    6. All custom orders and hygienic items are non-returnable. Refer to the “Non-Returnable Items” section for further details.
    7. Returns will be reviewed and inspected before issuing credit. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing. The credit will be applied to your original method of payment.
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    3. Anything opened, used, or tried on.
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    5. Besides these, items that have the “non-returnable” phrase on the website.

    We reserve the right to make adjustments due to errors, changing market conditions, product discontinuation or typographical errors in advertisements. Images on the site may not always reflect the actual product. Footrests or leg-rests are not included with wheelchairs unless specified.

    How do I receive a return authorization number?

    You can submit a return request by logging into your account. You will receive the Return Authorization Number (RA#) details in the email within 2-3 business days.

    • Login to your account
    • Go to “order history”
    • Click on “return order”
    • Fill out the return form and Submit it

    If you do not have an email address, we will make other accommodations for RA# Details. Write the RA# on your label affixed to your package prior to shipment.

    How long does it take to receive a refund?

    Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to process the returns. Once the item is received, and inspected, your refund will be processed and automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

    Is there any Restocking Fees?

    1. 20% restocking fees will be applied.
    2. Outbound shipping cost is non-refundable.
    3. For orders that qualified for free shipping, $8.99 will be deducted from the refund if the product is returned.

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