When it comes to hoists for your home, AGA Mobility have a comprehensive range of solutions to choose from. Whether you require mobile, gantry or ceiling track hoists, each one of our options offer a versatile hoisting system to assist you with the lifting and transferring of patients in a variety of safe care environments.
Our considerable knowledge in this area means that we are able to help and advise you of the most suitable hoist solution for your home, whatever the room layout may be. AGA are pleased to offer the home owner the full installation service and supply of the chosen hoist, right through to on-going maintenance. There is no cost for our initial assessment, design concepts or subsequent meetings to discuss the opportunities we see to improve facilities within your home.
With over 40 years’ experience of supplying and installing quality, safe hoisting equipment, we offer an unrivalled service. We have everything you need under one roof. From concept to completion, you will deal with AGA staff who are experienced, conscientious and committed to delivering excellent customer service.
What We Do:
- Review existing room space and structural support for ceiling fixed hoists
- Discuss options for the most suitable type of hoist for the specific requirement
- Complete project delivery using AGA staff
- All work is guaranteed for 12 months
Why We Do it:
- To improve quality of life for all individuals
- To improve safety in the home
- To assist carers and patients with safe, easy and controlled transference in a variety of situations
- To provide a highly functional and workable space for people with mobility problems
What We Look To Achieve:
- An improved quality of life for individuals through more convenient and comfortable methods of movement that enhance control, safety and continued care
- To provide innovative, well designed and aesthetically pleasing, safe equipment. At AGA we also consider a careful balance of practical application, affordability and of course safe transfer for both patients and carers.
- Hoists and stand aids improve the convenience of transferring patients from one position to another or one room to another effortlessly, allowing the patient to feel secure and the carer to be in complete control
- Moving individuals in unsuitable conditions can be potentially dangerous and uncomfortable. It can put a strain on carers and patients alike. Therefore, AGA will help you decide on the most practical hoist for your requirements
- We aim to provide dignity in care
A mobile hoist is free-standing equipment that supports the person being moved in a sling or harness that is suspended from a cantilevered arm. The sling is placed around the person while he or she is seated or lying down. The person is then hoisted up, the hoist is wheeled to the new location and the person is lowered.
Being self-contained units, mobile hoists don’t require any track installation, so offer more flexibility of use. In selecting a mobile hoist, thought needs to be given to the environment where it will be used: whether there is enough room to manoeuvre it into the right position; if the legs of the hoist will fit under or around any furniture, such as bed, bath or chair; whether the floor surface is smooth enough to allow it to operate easily: thick carpet or threshold strips are difficult to move over.
It is also important to check that they have sufficient operating range to lift the person clear of any surface, and perhaps also to pick them up from floor level in an emergency.
Stand aids are designed to provide support and assistance to those having difficulty getting up into a standing position. Within our range of solutions, we are pleased to offer standing aids for disabled and elderly users, mobile stand aids, folding stand aids and many others.
This option has the hoist mounted securely on a ceiling. These are usually electrically powered, but there are manual units. An electric hoist with a sling system is attached to a ceiling track and the person is lifted in the sling and moved along the ceiling track. Ceiling track systems may either have a permanently fixed hoist or a portable one that can be detached and carried by the operator to be used on another track elsewhere in the building.
The primary consideration in choosing and installing a track-mounted ceiling hoist is the structural strength of the supports in the ceiling and AGA will determine any requirements for you. A clear path of travel along the route of the track, particularly at door frames for a system that connects two or more rooms is desirable.
Gantry hoists are floor-standing frames which can be used with a mains powered hoist unit or a battery powered portable hoist unit. They are usually stood over a bed and they are useful for those who are confined to bed for long periods.
While some frames are awkward and heavy to set up, all of the models offered by AGA are chosen because they are well-designed and boast excellent usability. This often means they are lighter and more manageable. Often the gantry hoists do not rely on support from the ceiling, making them suitable for properties where any potential structural issues have been encountered.
Ceiling hoists can be installed in virtually any setting as a stand-alone gantry or a permanent installation. These hoists are suitable for multiple users and work in combination with Bariatric Slings and other Slings in the market. AGA will need to ensure the required reinforcements have been made to the room.