Buy or Rent Patient Lift (Hoyer Lift) in San Diego
Buy or Rent Patient Lift (Hoyer Lift) in San Diego
American Wheelchair (AAA MEDICAL SUPPLY) delivers Manual Patient Lifters, Electric Lifters, Stand-up Lifters and Powered Sit to Stand Lifters (also know as Hoyer Lift) for short-term and long-term rental needs. We deliver to all areas in San Diego County. Home delivery includes in-home training and set-up of the lifter. Call (858) 201-3087 for a reservation to speak with the licensed professional.
Manual Patient Lifter
Powered Patient Lifter
Slings sold separately. Delivery and Installation fee applies as well as removal
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We rent the same type of Patient Lifters that are used in healthcare facilities and residential settings. A Patient Lifter is a device used to transfer a patient from one resting position to another. They can help prevent injury to the patient as well as the caregiver.
Additionally, we offer a comprehensive selection of slings to be used with your lifter. Slings come in different styles and designs to ensure patient comfort and safety and are sold separately.
Slings for Patient Lifters
Standard Patient Lifter Slings
Full Body, Mesh without Commode
Full Body, Mesh with Commode
Divided Leg Sling
Sit-to-Stand Lifter Slings
What to Consider When Renting a Lifter from American Wheelchair Inc (AAA Medical Supply)
Evaluate the situation to figure out which lifter is best for your needs:
What physical state is the patient in? Partial weight-bearing? Non-weight bearing? Will they be able to assist with the transfer?
How many assistants will be needed in order to transfer the patient?
Do you have a sling that will fit the patient correctly without causing discomfort or further injury?
How much does the patient weigh?
Which surfaces will the patient be transferred to and from? (Wheelchair, Bed, Commode)
What is the level of patient cooperation?
The Lifters that AAA Medical Supply offers have a weight capacity of 450lbs. We do not rent any Bariatric Lifters over 450lbs at this time.
Manual Lifters versus Power Lifters
Manual lifters (also known as Hoyer Lifters) use hydraulics in order to safely and securely raise and lower the patient. There is a lever that must be pumped in order to raise the lifter. Manual lifters require some upper body strength for pumping the device and are not recommended for those with back problems.
Powerlifters are battery powered and use an electric motor which is quiet and undetectable. The motors raise and lower the patient in a secure manner with a button that controls the vertical functions of the lifter. There is also protection if the power fails with a manual override that will allow you to lower the patient if necessary.
Powerlifters also come with the option of a Manual or a Power Base. The Manual Base is standard and means that the legs of the lifters must be manually opened and closed with the provided lever. The Power Base means that there is a button that controls the opening and closing of the legs, which can provide an added measure of convenience to the users.
Sit-to-Stand Lifters versus Standard Lifters
Sit-to-Stand manual and powered lifters (sometimes referred to as SARA Lifters) are ideal to be used with patients that have partial weight-bearing capabilities. The sit-to-stand lifters only maneuver the upper body of the patient and require the patient to use some leg strength in conjunction with the lifter. The patient places their knees against the lifter and uses contra weight (pressure) to lift the patient into a standing position. There is a non-slip footplate that the patient stands on while in transition. It is important to note that this type of lifter requires the patient to be mentally aware of their participation. The Stand-up lifter uses a different type of sling to raise the patient to a standing position and assists in transferring.
Full Body Standard lifters support the entire weight of the patient and are ideal for those with no weight-bearing capabilities. These lifters use a Full Body sling in order to transfer the patient completely from one station to the next. There is no physical responsibility placed on the patient during this transition.
We rent and sell manual Sit-to-Stand Lifters as well as Power Stand-Up Lifters (with weight capacities of up to 600lb).
Patient Lifter Safety Tips
Two assistants are recommended for transferring a patient with a Lifter, but it is possible to use only one assistant. This should be left up to good judgment and a proper evaluation of each individual situation.
The lifters come with a feature that allows the base legs to spread and close accordingly. The legs should be open while transferring a patient, but can be closed when the lifter is being stored. The closed legs also make it easier to maneuver the lifter through doors or hallways. Most of the legs are short enough to fit under a bed, making it easier to access the patient. Spreading the lifter legs does not increase the weight capacity of the lifter, but it does provide stability and helps prevent tipping.
The lifter is most stable when the legs are fully opened and properly locked.
It is also important to select the correct size sling for the patient. If the sling is too big, the patient is at risk for slipping out. If the sling is too small, it could be uncomfortable for the patient and it will not be a stable transfer. Pressure from a tight sling during transfers might also cause skin tears which should always be avoided. Also, please take care to ensure that the sling is attached to the lifter properly in order to prevent injury. Only use a sling that is designed to be used with the type of lifter you have.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will Medicare or my insurance pay for my patient lift rental?
We will not bill or coordinate benefits for short-term rentals, but if your insurance does cover these services, we can provide any information needed to help you file your claim.
Will I be charged sales tax?
Yes, patient lifts rentals are taxed, delivery fees are subject to tax in California.
What if something goes wrong with my patient lift?
American Wheelchair Inc. (AAA Medical Supply) checks and tests all patient lift rentals before they go out. We are confident that you won't have any problems, but if you do, we will repair the lift at no cost as soon as possible.
What if I want to purchase my patient lift?
American Wheelchair Inc. (AAA Medical Supply) also sells new and used Invacare and Drive Medical patient lifts and accessories. Sometimes we will arrange for rent to purchase option on long term rentals.
Patient lift rental rates are subject to change without notice.
Rentals are available to qualified customers only and are subject to availability.
Renter assumes all risks of loss or damage to the property; all rental equipment must be returned in its original condition.
A security deposit or an authorization hold is required for equipment rentals.
There is a 40% cancellation fee for a confirmed rental reservation made less than 72 hours prior to delivery.
There is no refund (100% cancellation fee) for a confirmed rental reservation made on the day of delivery.
All of our patient lifts are sanitized and cleaned before they go out.
*Delivery fees may vary and are determined by location if delivery destination is outside of San Diego County.