If you are living with limited mobility, you know the difficulties in performing the activities of daily living. You have made simple changes to your home to create barrier free accessibility to ease your movement. Big changes may have occurred as well. Perhaps you moved your bedroom to the first floor to avoid stairs or you have claimed the living room as your new bedroom to accommodate your medical equipment.
These are examples of Universal Design, ideas that create environments that are inherently accessible to older people and people with and without disabilities.
Staying at home as you age has the advantage of keeping you in a familiar place where you know your neighbors and the community. There is a wide range of home care services that can help you maintain your independence within the comfort of your own home, from in home care to day care. You may also be able to make home repairs or modifications to make your life easier and safer, such as installing a wheelchair ramp, bathtub railings, or emergency response system.
A patient lift is a crucial part of of this equation. There are several types of lifts available to those suffering from limited mobility. The traditional, floor-based, manually-operated Hoyer lift is the most common. There are also electric Hoyer lifts and ceiling track lifts like hospitals use. The prices of these lifts vary from several hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars. A new type of lift on the market is a hybrid of the ceiling track lifts that are very easy to use, require little effort on the caregiver, and can be set-up without attaching to the structure in any way. These types of lifts are called freestanding overhead patient lifts and costs about the same as an electric Hoyer lift.
Traxx Mobility Systems manufactures the TITAN 500 Freestanding Overhead Patient Lift. This innovative lift system includes everything you need to maintain your independence for one low price. The Lift Package includes the aluminum frame, rechargeable electric lift motor, remote control, battery charger and even includes a sling!
The TITAN 500 provides these benefits:
- Loved ones can remain at home.
- Reduced risk of injury to patient and caregiver
- Free-standing unit – no damage to walls or ceilings
- Battery powered and rechargeable
- Several models available – 8 foot, 10 foot, and 12 foot
- Easy to assemble and operate
- Affordable – The whole 8 foot system retails for under $4000!
- Improves the quality of life
- A higher standard of home care
- Great for condos, apartments, assisted living, manufactured homes or trailers