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The more strength and functional capacity the user has, the more he is able to participate in his own transfer or repositioning. And the more active the user is, the easier the transfer will be for the caregiver. The Handicare transfer-assistive devices help the caregiver to activate the user while stimulating a natural movement pattern. In addition to strengthening the user's muscles, this also contributes to the user's sense of independence. In this way we can improve the quality of life for the user while, at the same time, making the cargiver's job easier and safer. The fact that both parties collaborate actively also strengthens the relationship between user and caregiver.
Relying on lifts too early in the care process can make a user passive and cause impaired muscle performance and joint mobility. Even though our philosophy is, and always has been, to activate the user, making use of his ability, we are aware that simple, manual transfer-assistive devices are sometimes just not enough. In many transfer situations, lifting the user is the only alternative. And when lifting must be performed, the first alternative is always mechanical lifting, since this minimizes strain on the caregiver and provides a feeling of security for the user.
In this section you will find all of Handicare's lifting aids such as mobile lifts, rail systems, ceiling lifts, lifting slings and lifting accessories for mechanical lifting of passive users in most transfer situations. Please click the links hereunder to find the right transfer aid for the right situation.
For more information about Handicare's manual transfer aids and our solutions for active and somewhat active users in most transfer situations, please go to the For manual transfers, For manual positioning and For manual mobility support sections which are available in the left hand side navigation.