Standing lifts are specifically designed to secure patients during transfers from a seated position to a standing position, enabling quicker, easier, and safer patient lifting and transfer for both the patient and the caregiver. Another name for it is sit to stand hoists.
Each standing lift offers varying amounts of equipment to assist the patient and caregiver during the process of standing or sitting. This additional equipment can include specialized padded hand grips, lifting harnesses, and supporting straps for ankles and knees, among other things.
As is the case with many other types of patient lifts, standing lifts are available in both powered and manual designs. Powered standing lifts make use of a battery or wall outlet to lift the patient between a seated and standing position via the motor’s mechanical power. Active Mobility Systems offers a wide range of powered stand-up lifters, including brand such as Allegro Concepts, Oxford,
Manual standing lifts, on the other hand, require the assistance of a caregiver to lift the patient to a standing position. Typically, manual standing lifts are less expensive and ideal for patients who are more stable, while powered lifts tend to cost more and are ideal for patients who require greater support while standing.