Guide to Manual & Power Patient Lifts
Manual Versus Power Operation
No matter the patient lift type, sling or stand-up, models are available in manual or power operation. Manual patient lifts feature a hydraulic mechanism that allows the caregiver to operate the lift via a minimal effort pump lever. A power patient lift operates via a rechargeable battery pack or plug-in cord, allowing operation at the touch of a button (electric patient lifts also include a mechanical override in the event of a power outage).
Surely, when it comes to safety, security, and convenience, a patient lift is a wise purchase toward long-term care.