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Selecting the right patient lifting equipment is one thing to consider when improving the comfort at the facility. Implementing a ceiling hoist will noticeably improve the comfort of the patients when being transferred from different locations, as well as being beneficial to caregivers when handling patients. Molift Air Ceiling Hoist Below are five advantages listed of using a ceiling hoist: CONVENIENCE Implement a ceiling hoist into your facility for a quick and efficient way of moving patients. In comparison to other patient handling equipment, a ceiling hois...
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Travelling with a wheelchair might seem intimidating but does not have to be challenging. Bus travel companies are introducing wheelchair accessible buses, and assistance at train stations can help with luggage and provide ramps. Preparation should always be the first step when deciding to travel with the help of public transport. To stay ahead of the game is critical to avoid inconvenient situations. Prepare the wheelchair by pumping the tires alternatively, charging any batteries. If any assistance is needed, searching for information on ser...
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Here at Patient Handling, we believe slide sheets and transfer assist trolleys are excellent for ensuring patient and carer safety. Equipment as such improves the transfer, lifting and repositioning of patients, and it is essential they are used correctly. Slide sheets Slide sheets facilitate the process of moving and repositioning a patient. It is designed to reduce the effort of moving a person up or across the bed, in a chair or during a car transfer. Slide sheets are made from a slippery material and to reduce friction between the patient...
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Patient Transfer

When considering the purchase of equipment for patient lifting and transfers there are some key considerations that will assist with the decision making process.  Whilst both options ultimately perform the same function there are some large differences.  Other than the main benefit of reducing injury to carers in the workplace or home environment and thereby reducing the cost of injuries for a facility or business there are other some other differences to help decide on what best meets your needs.

Molift Rail System and Gantry

Before comparing Ceili...

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Falls Prevention

Establishing a good fall prevention strategy is imperative for people with reduced mobility and for the elderly. Falls can result in serious injury and require extensive rehabilitation. An assessment in the home environment by an Occupational Therapist or Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT) is a really useful resource and should be considered where required.

There are several areas within the home to be considered and the bathroom in particular should be assessed due to the increased potential to slip on a wet floor. Fortunately there is a va...

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Molift Rail Systems

Since the National Disability Insurance Scheme began, sales of the Molift Ceiling Hoist Systems at Patient Handling in Sydney’s inner west have more than tripled.
The official NDIS provider’s Scandinavian-made Molift Ceiling Hoists have grown so popular that the Marrickville company’s sales have increased significantly since the NDIS was rolled out across Australia from July 2016.
“The proof is in the numbers”, says Patient Handling mobility hoist specialist Andy Cuddihy. 
“The whole focus of the NDIS is ‘ch...


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Molift Rail Systems

We get asked this question by a lot of clients. Some people have been told that there is no way that a ceiling hoist can be installed in their home.

It has been our experience that we can always find a way to give you the benefits of a ceiling hoist in the most difficult of installation scenarios.

The best way to find this out is to have one of our ceiling hoist team come out and do a free appraisal and quote. However if you want to get a bit of an idea if a ceiling hoist is going to work for you then we have a few questions ...

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My name is Himanshu. I am 37 yrs old and have a rare muscular dystrophy (LGMD2B). It has been an ongoing challenge over last 15 years, although I am fortunate to receive a lot of help from family, relatives and friends.

Over time, my need for assistive devices has increased and I have now progressed from using a crutch to using a wheelchair almost fulltime.

With this type of muscular dystrophy, one develops progressive weakness in calf, thigh muscles. Similarly, the biceps and forearm muscles also weaken as time progresses. This make t...

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Manual Handling

Patient Lifters appear not only to be suitable for lifting humans as we discovered when our client Edgars Mission contacted us to purchase a Molift Smart 150 Portable Lifter.

With rescue farm animals such as Hip Hip the Pig weighing at 130kg, the Molift Smart 150 lifter proved to be the ideal solution for assisting with the rehabilitation of Hip Hip and farm friend, Saturday the Sheep.

Pictured below is the Mobile Floor Lifter in action used to support the farm animals in a custom made harness designed to lift ...

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Molift Rail Systems

The crew at Patient Handling love a challenge and we love helping our clients achieve their goals.

One of our clients who has become a great friend came to us with a question. Can you fit a ceiling hoist to the Winnebago RV that I have just purchased?

Of course we said yes. It turned out to be a bit trickier than we expected. The roof/ceiling does not have a lot of strength so we had to devise a system of structural reinforcement that did not impact on the aesthetics or waterproofness of the vehicle.

Our client is very hap...

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