Walk In Bathtubs
Walk In bathtubs have a door that allows a person to walk in to the tub and sit down. Almost all of these tub doors swing inward and water pressure actually keeps the door shut and sealed. This is a very simple design and works well. The downfall to walk in bathtubs is they require a person to walk in. If a person uses a walker, wheelchair or needs assistance sitting or standing then a walk in bathtub may not work for them.
Side Entry Bathtubs
Side Entry bathtubs allow a person of any mobility to take a bath (that is why they are referred to as handicap baths or invalid baths, but again we don’t use those terms). Side entry tubs are just easy to get into. For the person who uses a walker and wants to be able to bathe by themselves this is the tub. Invacare and Meditub make tubs like this, but nobody makes them like Rane. The fully adjustable doors are a must in a tub that is used daily which most competitor tubs are not.
Specialty bathtubs provide bathing for people of special needs. The RR7 shown is filled with water then the person to bathe is placed into the tub and the tub is tilted surrounding the person with water. Makes quick easy bathing for those special people (This is a true handicap bathtub). This is just some of the option s for bathing People Helping Equipment has.
Patient lifts are mobile (have wheels), mounted on the ceiling or wall, and come in many different configurations depending on how it is used and patient mobility. Patient lifts have one purpose; to reduce caregiver and resident injury. The physical demands required to transfer a resident using a patient lift are significantly less than manually lifting a resident. This means less risk of a back or shoulder injury, which are two of the most common injuries for caregivers.
Mobile lifts are either sling lifts (patient Hoists, floor lifts, patient lifter) where the patient has limited to no mobility and the lift supports all weight or stand assist devices (sit-to-stand lifts, stand up lifts) that assist someone who has some mobility.
Assisted Standing / Relocating Devices are a type of patient lift that helps moving people around easier and are quicker to use than a standard patient lift.
Ceiling lifts are a type of sling lift where a tracking system is installed in the rooms where the patient sleeps and bathes. Ceiling lifts can be freestanding, ceiling mounted, or wall mounted. A ceiling lifts can be installed anywhere, go through doorways, have switching to move to different rooms, and provide excellent lifting height for taller beds. Ceiling lifts are the best solution for caring for someone that needs regular lifting. Safety and ease for both caregiver and resident.
Wheelchair Ramps are made from wood or aluminum. Wood ramps are fixed in place and built using deck materials. Aluminum ramps can be permanent, but are made using standardized parts that allow the ramp to be taken apart and reassembled in another location. Many aluminum ramps are portable and fold for easy transport. Ramps are significant part of wheelchair access solutions providing access for those in wheelchairs, walkers, and anybody with limited mobility.
Floor lifts, sling lifts, or patient hoists, commonly called Hoyer lifts (Hoyer is the oldest brand) use a patient sling to hoist the person up and support the total body weight. The fabric patient sling is placed under the person to be moved and sling is attached to the clips on the floor lift spreader bar. Lift is either manual (very slow) or electric. Properly designed floor lifts should allow a person to be lifted from a wheelchair, bed, bath, floor (many lifts will not lift from the floor), and to anywhere they might need to go using various slings. Patient slings come in 2 point, 4 point, or 6 point lift attachment configurations.