It is not just when somebody has fallen down that you need to use the lift from the floor. In rehabilitation, the lifting requirement to and from the floor is great.
With Liko's lifts, in combination with a sling supporting the entire body, this transfer is made in the gentlest possible way for the patient as well as the caregiver.
For lifts to or from the floor, it is first of all important to choose a lift with a lifting range large enough to reach all the way to the floor. All mobile lifts in our range can handle lifts from the floor, but remember that on some models you may have to adjust the lift mast to the middle or lowest position.
Another important factor to keep in mind is how the base is opened and if there is really enough room inside the base to lift the patient comfortably. In general, larger lifts provide more space in the base. Golvo's base-width adjustment is parallel and therefore leaves a lot of space for the entire body. This makes Golvo especially suitable for lifts to and from the floor.
Naturally, an overhead lift is the superior alternative for lifts to/from the floor. Remember that some overhead lifts do not have a sufficient lifting interval to handle lifts from the floor in rooms with uncommonly high ceilings.
Several of our slings can be used for lifts to and from the floor. Which sling you should choose depends on the patient's needs and abilities. Here we offer suggestions on different models, classified according to the support the patient gets when being lifted in the sling.
Normally the patient needs support for the entire back and, when lifted to/from the floor, also the head. A sling which supports only a part of the back puts high demands on the patient's stability and muscle tonus. Such slings are not mentioned here.
Support for Back and Head
Lifts to/from the floor with full support for the back and head during raising from a horizontal position:
Support for the Back
Lifts to/from the floor with full support for the back, but where the head may need manual support during raising from a horizontal position:
Read more about our slings in our smart Sling Guide and use it to find the right sling for your needs »