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Default Hoyer lift sling to standing position?

Has anyone used a Hoyer lift sling to standing position?.

We have a Hoyer lift, but sling is designed for sitting position.

I am 280 pounds, and can "walk" with walker, but on days when caregiver is not here, my wife is not strong enough to get standing from shower chair. Once I am up, I can "shuffle to recliner".

I hate to use Hoyer to transfer to recliner to stand up to get dressed, but don't want to hurt wife's back.

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Default Re: Hoyer lift sling to standing position?

My wife's legs went from weak to useless in just a few weeks. I was transferring her without the Hoyer. Then one day, we both fell to the floor and I stayed down with her to support her head alignment. I had to call 911 to have EMT's pick us off the floor.

That's my way of saying don't try to do it without the Hoyer.

Could you attach a handle to the Hoyer's arm and come to a standing position by holding on to the arm while dear wife operates the lift's motor?
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Default Re: Hoyer lift sling to standing position?

Depending on how much strength you have, you could try hanging the sling using higher loops in back than in front to accomplish that (forming an angle) but try it when your caregiver is around!


Also, don't know if you can lock your rollator and use the handles for leverage when they are raised to the highest height? You can also attach exercise tubing or a rope.
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