sling

  1. S

    slings

    I have three different hygiene slings that I would like to donate if anyone is in need of one. I can send specifics - brand names and sizes - if interested. It took some time for us to find slings that worked well for us and I would like to just pass them on. I have two that are new and one that...
  2. Buckhorn

    Very helpful transfer "sling"

    If your PALS is still able to stand, even with great difficulty, this transfer "sling" may help you to maintain your ability to do stand-pivot transfers from bed to w/chair, etc. I have found it amazingly helpful for transfers in and out of the car. Your PALS must still have some leg strength...
  3. C

    Need help finding the right sling!

    We bought a used overhead lift system and I'm searching for the right sling. From what I've found online I have a 2 point lift? Everything I'm finding is for a 4 or 6 point lift. The lift is a Liko 200 and was told it was bought last year and only used for 3 weeks before her husband passed...
  4. C

    A sling for freestanding overhead lift system?

    I have an overhead freestanding lift system. As it turns out it is too big for the bedroom at 11.5 ft. long. The problem is that the feet/legs are 4 ft wide and no matter where we put it, it will block a doorway. We've decided to cut it down and reassemble a shorter length for our bedroom and...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. L

    Traveling with ALS

    My wife was recently diagnosed with ALS and we still want to travel while we can. For many years we have done volunteer work with several groups that live in our RVs wherever the job is. We have done probably 80 jobs and we would still like to be with those friends. Our current trailer is...
  8. N

    Milford patient hoist

    My special PAL is now unable to stand and pivot for transferring, he is always either in the hospital bed or PWC, we are exclusively using a manual Hoyer lift with a split sling for transfers. We don't have a van to take him anywhere, we are totally at the mercy of the local non-emergancy...
  9. S

    toileting slings

    I just wrote a long post about toileting slings and lost it. Briefly, I need to purchase a sling to use when helping my PALS with toileting and daily transfers. He can no longer help me when moving from chair to chair, chair to bed, or chair to toilet. I purchased two slings and both hurt him...
  10. A

    New to forums CAL to husband

    Hi to all. I hope to learn much from this group. Eric diagnosed Oct 2015, unable to stand, walk, balance at all. Unable to use R arm at all. No speech, but grunts when trying hard to turn in bed-only able to turn from back toward right. Puréed foods and syrup consistent liquids. Ok enough...
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