hoyer lift

  1. R

    Accessable Travel

    I can barely walk with walker. I have PWC and use a hospital bed. Wife wants to do one more cruise, but I envision all the problems transferring and getting in and out of bathroom and bed! I now can get out of hospital bed if I raise it until feet barely touch ground. Am I crazy, or is...
  2. T

    Please, read. Advice needed. Out-of-pocket care options?

    Hello, I’m new to this forum. My mother was diagnosed with ALS in June of 2017. However, we believe her symptoms began a year or more prior. As you all know, it was devastating. My father is her primary caregiver. The ALS Association assists us with a nurse aid for 10 hours per week. We...
  3. N

    Any tips for transferring to toilet?

    My family is struggling to transfer me on and off the toilet. It was not as bad until recently I have little strength in my legs. My wife tries to get me up from under the arms and tries then to hold me up as she pants me. Then down on the toilet. Then she goes under the arms again and tries...
  4. M

    Getting out of bed

    My father's arms have failed him before his legs. Up until now he has been kind of "rolling" out of bed onto his knees and using his stronger left arm to hold on to the mattress and stand. They recently lowered the mattress because it was too high for him to get into. This now has made it...
  5. tripete

    Rough Clinic

    Today was another clinic visit in Hershey, PA. It was a rough day. My breathing numbers were so far in the tank that they have set up for HOSPICE to visit me Friday. My strength well they recommended that I move to the power wheelchair full time (I did have two falls this month) and that I get a...
  6. P

    Hoyer Use on Carpet

    I am trying to use the Hoyer lift to lift Frank from wheelchair to bed but am finding it almost impossible to move the lift on the carpet even though we have very low pile, commercial carpet in the bedroom. I was thinking of buying several of those plastic pads that you typically put under...
  7. J

    Hoyer Transfer to Toilet

    I'm having trouble getting my husband on the toilet correctly with the hoyer lift and U sling. I can get him up out of bed and roll him over the toilet (equipped with a bidet seat), but when I go to lower him, he ends up too far forward. I have tried grabbing the hand-holds in the back and...
  8. D

    Toilet lift question

    Standing from a sitting position is getting really difficult for my husband. We just ordered raised toilet seats as well as the toilet pedestals. Will this be enough or should we look at getting an electric lifting seat? Are those even helpful? We have a very small bathroom that we plan to...
  9. J

    Cracking noise on Hoyer Lift

    I have a Hoyer Advance Lift 340 for use in lifting my wife. She is less than half the weight limit for the lift but when I lift her cracking noise once the lift is 75% raised. Then when lowering the noise starts again from full to 75%. Anyone else have this issue or know how to fix it? We...
  10. S

    Medline Slings

    Numotion is ordering the hoyer lift for us. Does anyone have experience with a Medline Sling that will work the best for us? This is the brand they are ordering and I don't have a clue which one...
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