Lying to sitting

One of the heaviest transfer situations, both for the user and for the caregiver, is assisting a user during rising from a lying position into a sitting position. In this situation, caregivers frequently both use incorrect working positions and pull/push the user in ways which are neither comfortable nor effective for the transfer. Using suitable assistive devices facilitates the transfer from lying to sitting and makes the situation much more pleasant and convenient for everyone. 

From simple to complex scenarios

Hereunder you will find Handicare's solutions for manual positioning of active and somewhat active users, from simple to more complex scenarios. More information about the different transfer aids and how to use them can be found on the respective product pages.

Combination of devices provides individually adapted solutions 

To create optimal solutions for users with different needs, most assistive devices can be used in combination with one or several other manual transfer aids. The user manual, the movies and the "See also" section at the bottom of the respective product page provide more information and suggestions on combinations.

For more information about our solutions for passive users, please go to the For lifting of passive users section which is available in the left hand side navigation.


PositioningBelt is used as support in different transfer situations.  


A pillowcase for easy and comfortable moving higher up in bed or into a seated position.


A drawsheet which is adapted to WendyLett base sheet so that sliding sideways is facilitated while sliding down in bed is much reduced.


Mainly for use on chairs and beds to facilitate turning when sitting down.

FlexiMove (mini)

Support for sit-to-stand and positioning in bed but also for sitting transfers, often in combination with a sliding board.


A very convenient solution for users who have physical difficulties getting out of bed.


A sliding drawsheet designed to work in combination with WendyLett to facilitate sliding sideways, upwards and downwards in bed.