1. Oxford Presence Mobile Hoist
Best Mobile Hoist for Care Homes with Wide-Ranging Care Needs
Joerns Healthcare manufactures the Oxford Presence mobile hoist. It is a heavy-duty mobile lifting hoist that copes easily in heavy use environments. Whether lifting from the floor or onto a high surface, the Oxford Presence has an astonishing lifting range. Because of the size, this mobile hoist is best suited for purpose-built or larger care homes that have the floor space to manoeuvre it around. We recommend the Oxford Presence with the positioning cradle option as an alternative to the Arjo Maxi move and Maxi Twin Mobile Hoist.
Expert Opinion on the Oxford Presence Mobile Hoist:
The Oxford Presence mobile hoist is an excellent quality hoist, proven with the 5-year warranty, which comes as standard.
It’s part of Joerns’ Professional range of hoists, which are made from aluminium, meaning they are lightweight to manoeuvre around. The Presence can lift individuals weighing up to 227 kg (500 lbs) which makes it suitable for care homes with a variety of service users at different weights.
Even though the Oxford Presence is a large hoist, it is still easy to use because of its ergonomic design features. The foot ‘push pad’ helps reduce any force needed to start the forward movement and the oversized push handles improve handling and manoeuvrability. The Presence also incorporates electric leg adjustments which care staff operate from the handset, allowing for smooth movements of the hoist.
One feature of the Presence hoist is the reach, which is very long. This means you can put it under a profiling bed and care staff can position the service user exactly where they need to, even if the bed is extra wide. Because of the excellent lifting height, the Presence is also great for tall service users.
The Oxford Presence mobile hoist is highly adaptable because of its interchangeable spreader bar and cradle options, giving you a choice of sling systems to use in one home. You can either use the 6-point spreader bar for loop-fixing slings or a 4-point positioning cradle for clip-fixing slings. The positioning cradle comes in powered or manual versions, however, the powered spreader bar uses a separate battery and charger.
As well as the interchangeable sling bars mentioned above, you can also fit an optional digital weigh-scale device to aid patient monitoring. This Class III certified weigh scale is extremely compact and has a dual-screen display for ease of use.
The Presence mobile hoist uses standard batteries that many mobile hoists use, so getting replacement batteries is easy. Especially from a supplier such as Medaco who has good stock levels of common spare parts. It also features the Smart™ Monitor control system, which records the exact amount of work completed by the actuator. This intelligent system advises the user to schedule key maintenance work, helping to ensure it remains in optimum condition.
As the Oxford Presence mobile hoist is a large hoist, it isn’t suitable for smaller care homes with limited space in their rooms or limited storage capacity. This is where either the Oxford Advance or the Invacare Birdie Evo might be more suitable.
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Total Score: 92/100