One of the biggest challenges when caring for seniors, the elderly, or disabled adults is the ability to transfer safely to and from the bed, chair, car, bathtub and many other places. There are many sit to stand lifts available to assist with moving and lifting heavy weight. Some of the most basic items that come in handy are the transfer belts, transfer boards, gait belts, and slide sheets, which provide mild to moderate assistance in maneuvering or lifting adults by helping to distribute the weight more evenly, thereby preventing back injury. And we do carry all of the famous Beasy Board slide board transfer systems!
Lifting seniors and the elderly can become even more challenging as weight increases and patient mobility decreases. If transfer boards and other lifting devices still present a potential for injury to you or the patient, then the safest option is to use the help of a hoyer lift (also known as a patient lift), which are available for facility or home use. In such cases, you would simply use the sling attachment to move the patient and let the mechanics of the device do all the lifting. Be sure to browse our full selection of patient lift and transfer devices to see which options would be best for you.
This 2” wide cotton gait belt includes a convenient quick-release buckle and is available in 54" or 70" lengths to provide caregivers with a secure hold point while assisting patients during supervised walking and transfers.