Another alternative to hoists is a ceiling lift. This option is ideal for MSers who don’t have the ability to move from one location to another without help.
A ceiling lift is a hoist that is mounted on a ceiling. A ceiling lift is usually electrically powered, but there are manual units. An electric hoist with a sling system is attached to a ceiling track and the person is lifted in the sling and moved along the ceiling track.
The primary consideration in choosing and installing a track-mounted ceiling lift is the structural strength of the supports in the ceiling. The advice of a structural engineer is a must. You must also provide a clear path of travel along the route of the track, particularly at door frames for a system that connects two or more rooms.
Ceiling tracks can be provided in a variety of locations — most electric hoists can be manually moved from one location to another. Some track systems also incorporate a turntable, allowing the hoist to move easily from one track system to another. Turntables can be manual or electric.
When thinking about purchasing a ceiling lift, it is important to know ceiling lifts are mechanical devices that can break down. They need regular servicing. Maintenance is generally complex and should be done by an expert. Additionally, you may need a building permit if you will be making structural changes to your residence for a ceiling lift.
To make your money go further, consider buying a ceiling lift from a company that sells refurbished equipment. Residential hoists and lifts are frequently recycled, providing a reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution.
Options to buy online:
Oxford Ceiling Hoist Track 5m - £330.69 inc. VAT - https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/oxford-hoists-and-slings/oxford-ceiling-hoists/oxford-ceiling-hoist-track-5m-view-large?gclid=CjwKCAjwyo36BRAXEiwA24CwGTXT05do00hhKWrRpANisaIVgOXHiEk3g3rWhURlud6aKjh_z5Fq6BoCMJMQAvD_BwE
Oxford Easytrack 2 Post - £1,094.94 inc. VAT - https://www.completecareshop.co.uk/oxford-hoists-and-slings/oxford-voyager-portable-hoist/oxford-easytrack-2-post-view-large?gclid=CjwKCAjwyo36BRAXEiwA24CwGVoD0fIENvd_YwjG3pjzam7Dnf0BUcimY7KKXErY7Dmh0Z9dHO8YmRoCX-QQAvD_BwE