Patient Lifts & Slings

Man getting ready to get into a patient lift while his caretakers discuss his care.

Patient Lifts & Slings

After a major medical procedure or traumatic injury, it’s not uncommon to experience limited mobility. Fortunately, there are many solutions available to help with this, like patient lifts and slings. Here at In-Home Medical Supplies, we strive to offer a wide range of products for our customers to choose from. If you’re considering a patient lift, you’ve come to the right place. This type of device is designed to lift and transfer patients from one place to another, such as from the bed to the bath. The type of patient lift you invest in will depend on your needs. Some examples include ceiling lifts, bed lifts, manual patient lifts, fully electric patient lifts, and more.

There are many reasons you might consider investing in a patient lift and sling. For starters, the main advantage is that it reduces the overall risk of injury to both the patient and the caregiver when it’s used properly. It’s important to note that anyone who plans to operate the device should be fully trained on correct usage. The sling should be designed to go with the specific patient lift you’ve chosen. Don’t forget to consider the patient’s weight when choosing a model.

You’ll want to keep a few things in mind when it comes to safely and correctly using a patient lift. For example, you should always inspect the sling fabric to ensure the straps are not frayed at the seams or otherwise damaged. You should never use a sling that shows signs of wear. Make sure that all latches, clips, and hanger bars are securely fastened whenever you operate the device. You should always lock the wheels on any mobility aid that will be receiving the patient, such as a stretcher or wheelchair. Last but not least, refer to the owner’s manual for proper washing and maintenance of the sling.

We hope this information has been helpful. If you have additional questions or you’d like to check out some options, give us a call. In-Home Medical Supplies would be happy to help you find the right patient sling for your needs. We’re located in Marlboro, MD, just outside of Washington D.C. We proudly serve the Baltimore metro area. You can reach us by phone or email to inquire about inventory. We look forward to assisting you!

In-Home Medical Supplies, LLC

Serving the Greater Washington D.C. Area including Annapolis & Baltimore with trusted home medical solutions. Call us at (301) 599-1603 or see our online-only showroom today!