Things to consider when choosing a stand aid
Weight capacity is a primary factor when choosing a suitable device as residents in your facility may vary considerably. If your facility sees more plus-sized patients then a device with a higher max safe working load should be considered.
Battery portability is a feature that allows a drained battery to be promptly replaced with a fully charged battery. Some manufacturers use a portable battery system as a standard, whereas others offer it as an option.
A hand-held control is typically a push-button control used to raise or lower the lifting arm. An important feature is the ability to quickly place the control on the sit-to-stand device during the transfer process.
Service and maintenance
Service agreements with medical devices that offer a complete range of services for spare parts, such as battery or sling replacements, installations and unforeseen issues are essential considerations when choosing between products.
Other factors to consider:
- Risk assessment of the person (end-user)
- Risk assessment of the environment
When choosing a sit-to-stand device/standing and raising aid, ease of use, hassle-free that promotes mobility while being comfortable for patients are all things to consider before selecting a device.
Ready to choose?
Working with leading stand aid manufacturers, Medaco can offer a comprehensive range of mechanised standing and lifting aids. Coupled with our bespoke service agreements, product training and flexible budgeting – you can be sure of a device that benefits you and your patients.