Jim personally recognizes the need for a safe, secure lift and transfer device. When he was a child, his ailing grandmother fell several times. His grandfather could physically lift her, but he would often accidently hurt her when picking her up, causing bruising and skin tears. Even a gait belt injured her. Jim's grandmother was in pain, but no other lift assist application existed at that time.
Jim's father-in-law passed away recently. While he was alive, he suffered the same health issues as Jim's grandmother. The lift and transfer device they used on him caused skin tears as well. However, Jim's father-in-law didn’t want help because he was proud, Jim says.
When Jim invested in the Smart Lift company, he personally tested the product on his wife, who is a nurse. As a petite woman at 5'2" and 107 pounds, Jim was worried she would not be able to lift him if he fell. Despite Jim's 200-pound stature, his wife was able to easily, and safely lift him from the couch to a standing position with the Smart Lift Vest.
What Exactly is Smart Lift Vest?
The Smart Lift Vest is a personal, portable patient lift and transfer device that implements horizontal lifting as opposed to vertical lifting. Most all other lifts and transfer devices use a gait belt. The downside of the gait belt is that it does not allow the caregiver to use proper body mechanics. The same goes for using a bed sheet or simply your arms to lift a loved one or patient. Smart Lift's horizontal technique decreases the risk of back injury and strains for the person lifting and reduces the possibility of skin tears and bruising on the person being lifting. Smart Lift Vest gives the caregiver or healthcare worker balance, control, leverage and the proper weight distribution to help lift and transfer someone who has suffered a non-traumatic fall or injury.
The Smart Vest is a simple user-friendly device that is portable and safe. It allows people to meet the growing demand of improved patient handling while decreasing risk of cost as well as injury to both parties. For a fraction of the price of a no lift system, such as a mechanical Hoyer lift, you get a vest, waist belt, fulcrum or knee belt, floor leads, manual, tote bag, and instructional DVD.
When a person has fallen to the ground and needs assistance, a patient lift is a huge asset. It allows two people to lift a patient from an inactive floor position or non-traumatic fall to a standing position. You never know where a fall may occur, and you want to be prepared. This portable patient lift device is an ideal option for caregivers, first responders and healthcare workers.
People must make multiple transfers throughout the day. These transfers can include wheelchair to chair, one chair to another chair, chair to bed, wheelchair to toilet or a bath chair. For single person seat transfers, the patient lift can be used with or without an optional fulcrum/knee belt. The knee belt ensures that individuals who are unable to stand independently during the transfer do not have their knees buckle during the process. In order to execute the stand and pivot maneuver, you must ensure proper foot placement.
Do you have a family member who requires a two-person transfer? The Smart Lift Belt allows two people to lift the patient using the front and back handles of the lift and then assist him or her with moving to the new target in the proper fashion.
A patient lift system makes it simple, safe and quick to transfer a person in and out of vehicles. It works for a wide variety of scenarios including car to wheelchair to walker, wheelchair or walker to car, car to standing position.
Smart Lift Vest for your Loved Ones and Patients
If you’ve ever been a caregiver to a loved one in pain, or worked in the healthcare industry, you personally know how difficult it can be to safely transfer and lift someone in need. It can be especially emotional, too. That’s why the Smart Lift Vest was designed. The developers of Smart Lift genuinely care about the wellbeing of people. Whether your loved one is temporarily injured or requires long-term care, Smart Lift Vest helps them continue to lead an independent lifestyle in their own homes. Smart Lift offers the caregiver and healthcare worker a safe way to lift and transfer a person. To see Smart Lift Vest in action, please check out our instructional videos.