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The Dignity Lifts Helper Lift HL1 helps caregivers lift and transport someone from any seated place to another seated place. It is a slimmer, more modern alternative to a Hoyer Lift for some residents. The HL1 is great for transferring residents that can sit upright on their own, but cannot move well. The Helper Lift can transport them to different locations in their home. It can pick up and place people from the following locations.
- It can pick someone up and place them to a seated position on the bedside
- Down to and up from the toilet
- Up and down from a couch or chair
- Up to a dining room table or up from and down to a dining chair
- If they have a zero entry shower, it can be used to place them on a separate shower chair.
- The most popular use is transfer someone to and from a wheelchair
This Helper Lift helps residents move from place to place inside their home without the awkwardness of a Hoyer Lift. The HL1 Helper lift is only 23" wide, so it fits easily through most doorways. Since the seat of the lift is located inside it's sides, the HL1 is easy to maneuver around a home or apartment.
The HL1 Helper Lift uses a "helper-sling" beneath the resident. This washable sling is comfortable and easy to use. It clips with seatbelt style clips, then a seatback is slid into place, and then the resident can be lifted by the lift. The HL1 lifts electrically with its rechargeable battery. The HL1 Helper Lift turns a two person lifting transfer into a single person, non-lifting operation.
How is the helper lift generally used? A typical day using the helper lift might include:
- Transferring the resident from seated on their bedside to a lower position in the bathroom for toileting
- Transporting and lifting them from the bathroom to a dining area so they may sit and eat.
- Some people choose to stay in the HL1 while eating as it sits them upright and be rolled up to the table.
- Transferring them from their dining chair and lowering them to the couch or to a recliner
- Transferring and lifting them back to the dining area for dinner
- If using a walk in shower, they can be transferred to a shower chair
- Transferring and lowering them to the toilet as needed throughout the day
- Transferring and lifting them back to their bed at the end of the day
All of these transfers can be done without the worker bearing the weight of the resident. The electric lift handles all of the up and down motion, and once the helper-sling is placed under the resident, they can be easily moved anywhere. Finally, the large, lockable casters and handles allow you to transport the resident easily.
The HL1 has unique features that make it useful It has a design that allows you to pick up and place residents on any seating surface. It's arms and removable seatback allow you to approach the resident from the front, and then secure them to the lifting arms. The seatback keeps the secure in the lift. The foot pad gives them a place for their feet. The actuator can then lift and lower them as needed. The HL1 is a great way to transport a patient, loved one, or resident.
Hoyer Lifts Are Invonvenient. Compared to a Hoyer Lift, the Helper Lift is more compact, more maneuverable, quicker to set up, and for many people who can sit upright on their own, more comfortable.
Lifting Residents can be dangerous. Use a lift. Toileting and lifting residents can be dangerous for your employees and embarrassing for your residents. Implementing a mobile toilet lift can reduce worker's compensation claims for any adult care facility. Whether you run an independent living facility, assisted living, rehab, home care operation, or skilled nursing, a toilet lift helps everyone involved by doing the (ahem!) heavy lifting.
Even workers on lift restrictions can operate a Helper Lift If you have a worker that is on lift restriction due to injury, they can operate the HL1 Toilet Lift without lifting. It is a great choice for assisted living and long term care environments. Keeping these employees productive is good for everyone's morale. No one likes to work alongside someone on lift restrictions because without a lift, the co-worker ends up doing all of the work. A toilet lift prevents these problems.
The HL1 Gives Your Resident More Variety and Saves Caregivers Time and Money. A helper lift allows your residents to move around more easily, giving them more variety, and improving their life. Help Lifts = happier residents.
No one wants to stay stationary. No one wants to get stuck on the toilet, and dignity lifts prevent that. Dignity Lifts is in the business of helping people go to the bathroom with ease. The Helper Lift continues our work and not only helps people use the toilet safely and easily, it helps them go other places as well.
Dignity Lifts - Helper Lift - HL1 Features Include:
- Lockable wheels to so you can help more people
- Wide, stable base
- Easy to use wired remote
- Two washable lifting "mini-slings" for under your resident (a spare is provided to allow cleaning)
- A removable seatback, that keeps people securely on the lift.
- Easy to lock sling buckles to secure the sling to the lifting arms
- Rechargeable battery allows you easily go from room to room
- Padded arm rests and push handles
- A wide foot pad for residents to rest their legs
- A removable commode rack and bucket (most users roll the lift to a toilet, but a commode bucket is handy as well)
- A washable actuator cover, protects the working mechanism from spills
- Large, foot-operated wheel locks
- 250 lb. capacity (please note the hip width)
- 17" of hip room (It is a little narrower than an office chair so that it can fit through a bathroom doorway)
- Provides up to 9 1/2" of lift.
The Helper Lift - CL1 gives everyone mobility. It can be easily used where it is needed and can transfer people to multiple different locations.
Portable Stability - Not only does the HL1 have a wide, stable base, but it has locking wheels. The front wheels lock using foot-operated pedals. With the wheels locked you can leave the Dignity Lifts HL1 in place over a toilet or at the table for a meal. When you want to move the lift, unlock the wheels and move the Helper Lift to another room.
This lift is not meant for uneven surfaces, changes in elevation, nor outdoor use. Our Helper Lift is meant only for moving someone over a smooth level surface. It is not compatible with steps, stairs, rough surfaces, outdoor use. It is not meant for uneven tile surfaces and can be dangerous to use over uneven door sills. Caution is required when transporting residents onto and off of elevators due to the gap in the floor. The Helper Lift should never be used near stairs or escalators. It is not advised to use the helper lift on wheelchair ramps as the device does not have brakes that can be easily deployed in a runaway situation. The Helper Lift is designed for level areas such as inside an Assisted Living or Independent Living apartment or an area of a home that is barrier and step free.
The HL1 is often used over the toilet. Dignity Lifts specializes in toilet lifts and the HL1 is perfect for this use.