Oh yes, Hoyer lifts are so much helpful for the physically handicapped people. If a person can't move his body, then this type of lift can help him a lot. In the same way, stair lifts are also helpful for those people who face the problem in climbing up and down the stairs in their home.
Hey "ALSmom", thanks very much for asking this question in this forum. Actually one of my friend is also having this particular problem and i was also thinking to post this question in this forum, but you did it... :)