4/5 Ease of Use
4/5 Meets Expectations
Reviewer: jerry f. from azle, tx (caregiver)
User Details: Seventy one year old female diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, falls easily, mostly wheelchair bound but has to get up occasionally.
Strengths: High quality, good design and meets expectations of a patient lift.
Weaknesses: The weakness is not with the lift, it's with the sling. First, it is confusing and complicated with the crossing straps and all the different loop attach points. Consider a care giver in not much better shape than the user of having to get down in the floor and wrestle that sling under her and not being able to get back up off the floor himself. What is needed is a rescue buoy of sorts. Something to slip over the head and under the arms to just get her high enough to get a chair under her. Then the sling could be positioned in the chair and more easily attached to the user for further movement /transportation.
Also the wheels are too small to maneuver in plush carpet.
Reviewed on 09/27/2013