Welcome to Standing Lifts

Standing lifts are also referred to as Sit to Stand Lifts, Stand Up Lifts and Standing Patient Lifts. There are several manufacturers of standing lifts on the market including Sara , Stella, Hoyer, Medline, Graham Field , Drive Medical and Invacare. One of the most asked questions we get as a leading provider of standing lifts is what is the difference between a sit to stand lift and a regular hoyer lift. Sit to stand lifts are only used on patients that have some leg mobility and can put some pressure on their legs when standing. The sit to stand lift or standing lift is used to help promote some independence and also help strengthen the patients legs by still trying to use them. The standing lift operates by using a universal standing sling or what some people call a torso sling that comes around the patients torso and under their arms and attaches to the standing lift. The caregiver then raises the sit to stand lift while the patient is holding on to the handle bars and the lift will assist with standing the patient without having to stress or hurt the caregivers back by doing a manual sit to stand transfer by which the caregiver will have to strain their back by lifting the patient.

The regular style hoyer lift that has been around for decades is used for picking up immobile patients from a laying down position either in bed or on the floor and raising them in the air to transfer to a wheelchair, bedside commode or toilet. Unlike a standing lift a regular hoyer lift uses none of the patients body parts when being used. The regular style hoyer lift will just pick the patient up in a sling which they are sitting in like a ball and then lower them back down. Here are some of the most popular models of standing lifts on the market

Manual Standing Lifts:

LF1600: Lumex Stand Assist Patient Lift

The Lumex Stand Assist is a transport assistance unit that keeps the resident actively engaged in the transport process. Transport functions of all kinds are quick, convenient, and require minimal caregiver assistance. Users grasp the middle bar and use their own strength to pull themselves up into position. A padded split seat swings out to allow loading or unloading, then swings back to form a comfortable and stable transport seat. The Stand Assist is a convenient toileting alternative to a wheelchair.

Technical Specifications
Maximum Width :: 25 in.
Maximum Height :: 42.5 in.
Overall Length :: 33.5 in.
Unit Weight :: 61 lb
Front Base Height :: 5 in.

GHS350: Invacare Get-U-Up Hydraulic Stand-Up Lift

Comfortable and secure, the Invacare Get-U-Up stand-up lift is the answer to your patient transfer needs. Its ergonomic styling and easy maneuverability make the Get-U-Up an ideal product for everyday patient handling. The Get-U-Up Lift helps ensure caregiver security and patient peace of mind. Ideal for use with partial weight-bearing patients as well as those needing rehabilitation support, the Invacare Get-U-Up stand-up lift offers safety, comfort and stability.

Technical Specifications
Product Weight Capacity :: 350 lbs
Clearance :: Underbed clearance of 4.5"
Base Length :: 40.5"
Base Width :: Closed 23" Open 37"
Caster Options :: Rear casters 5", Front casters 3"
Overall Height :: Maximum at sling hook-up: 65"
Minimum at sling hook-up: 36"
Product Weight :: 100 lbs.

Electric Standing Lifts:

RPS350-1: Invacare Reliant 350 Stand Up Lift

Innovative adjustment features adapt to a wide variety of body sizes and shapes. That means comfort at any height, width and weight range up to 350 lb.- Multifunction slings allow for quick toileting, stand assist or full-support seated transfer. Adjustable leg strap option on the Invacare standing lift secures leg against knee pad for optimum positioning on footplate. Warranty includes three years on lift, one year on electric components.

Base Length:: 35.5"
Base Width:: Open: 36.8" Closed: 25.7"
Power:: One charger output 24-volt DC
Two removable 24-volt battery packs
Audible 'Low Battery Alarm'
Lifts per charge: 150 - 300* (*Varies w/ lift range & load)
Caster Options:: Front: 3" Rear: 5" (locking)
Overall Height:: Max @ sling hookup: 63.7"
Min @ sling hookup: 39.6"
Base height: 4.5" (clearance)
Product Weight::: 115 lb
Product Weight Capacity::: 350 lb

RPS350-2: Invacare Reliant 350 Stand-Up Lift with Power Base

This model has the same features as the RPS350-1 but also comes with a motorized base which means the legs can be opened and closed by the hand remote and not manually by hand. Wide non-slip footplate provides stable base for transfer. Ergonomic features make it ideal for toilet transfers, as well as for dependent and rehabilitation purposes.

Base Length: 35.5"
Base Width: Open: 36.8"
Closed: 25.7"
Power: One charger output 24-volt DC - Two removable 24-volt battery packs - Audible 'Low Battery Alarm' - Lifts per charge: 150 - 300* (*Varies with lift range and load)
Caster Options: Front: 3"
Rear: 5"
Overall Height: At sling hookup: 63.7" Min @ sling hookup: 39.6" Base height: 4.5" (clearance), actuator to open / close base of lift
Product Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.
Product Weight: 118 lbs.
Shipping Product Weight: 128 lbs.

LF2020: Lumex Easy Lift Sit To Stand

Heavy-gauge steel construction, designed to provide quick, safe assistance to those who have trouble standing and unique, ergonomic foot pedal base opening. Large, easy to grip handles for easy maneuvering, Lower base height maximizes stability and fits under most beds and rubber base coating protects furniture and walls. Adjustable knee pad unit with quick release removable foot platform and optional buttock strap for patients requiring additional support. Ergonomically designed hand pendant with pendant hook and warning beep for low battery charge and weight capacity levels.

Max Weight Capacity:: 400 lb
Floor Clearance:: 4.0"
Lifting Range Min Height:: 33.0"
Max Height:: 68.0"
Overall Length:: 40.0"
Overall Width:: 26.5"
Max Base Width:: 37.0"
Min Base Width:: 37.0"
Weight:: 116.6 lb
Motor:: 24v DC
Warranty Frame:: 1 yr
Battery:: 1 yr

LF2090: Lumex Bariatric Easy Lift Sit to Stand

Same features as the LF2090 lumex standing lift but has a 600lb weight capacity..

Max Weight Capacity:: 600 lb
Floor Clearance:: 4.0"
Lifting Range Min Height:: 33.0"
Max Height:: 68.0"
Overall Length:: 40.0"
Overall Width:: 26.5"
Max Base Width:: 37.0"
Min Base Width:: 37.0"
Weight:: 122 lb
Motor:: 24v DC
Warranty Frame:: 1 yr
Battery:: 1 yr

MDS400SA: Medline Electric Stand Assist Lift

Our Electric Stand Assist features 6 point sling cradles that provide flexibility for maximum comfort and safety. Low profile (4.5") base legs easily move under beds and other furniture and spread with a reliable, easy-to-operate foot pedal. Powerful 24V batteries provide 80-100 patient lifts on a single charge.

Weight Capacity:: 400 lbs
Finish:: White Powder Coat Paint
Cradle Type:: 6 Point
Base Spreader Type:: Foot Pedal
Overall Ht. Of Base:: 4.6"
Outside Width of Base:: 38"/26.5"
Inside Width of Base:: 32.5"/22"
Overall Length:: 40" (1,041 mm)
Can Lift from Floor?:: N/A
Overall Lift Height:: N/A
Total Unit Weight:: 117 lbs (52 kgs)
Includes Sling?:: No
Includes Scale?:: N/A
Includes Charger Bag?:: Yes
Battery Voltage:: 24V DC

Before positioning the legs of the stand up lift around the patient, make sure that the patients feet are out of the way of the foot plate, otherwise injury may occur. Adjustments for safety and comfort should be made before moving the patient. Patientʹs arms should be outside of the sling straps.

Before lifting a patient from a stationary object (wheelchair, commode or bed), slightly raise the patient off the stationary object and check that all sling attachments are secure. If any attachment is not correct, lower the patient and correct the problem, then raise the patient and check again.

During transfer, with the patient suspended in a sling attached to the lift, Do not roll caster base over uneven surfaces that would create an imbalance of the patient lift and could cause the patient lift to tip over. Use steering handle on the mast at ALL times to push or pull the patient lift.

Invacare recommends locking the rear swivel casters ONLY when positioning or removing the sling (stand assist or transfer) from around the patient.

Do not recommend locking of the rear casters of the patient lift when lifting an individual. Doing so could cause the lift to tip and endanger the patient and assistants. Invacare DOES recommend that the rear casters be left unlocked during lifting procedures to allow the patient lift to stabilize itself when the patient is initially lifted from a chair, bed or any stationary object.

Standing Lift Warnings:

Standing Lift Warnings When Lifting a Patient:

Do not exceed the maximum weight limit of the sit to stand lift. Do not attempt to any transfer without approval of the patients physician, nurse or medical assistant.

ALWAYS keep hands and fingers clear of moving parts to avoid injury. Individuals that use the standing patient sling MUST be able to support the majority of their own weight, otherwise injury may occur.

The legs of the stand-up lift MUST be in the maximum open position and the shifter handle locked in place for optimum stability and safety. If the patient is in a sling and it becomes necessary to move through a narrow passage, close the legs of the stand-up lift only as long as it takes to move through the passage. Once the stand-up lift is through the passage, return the legs of the stand-up lift to the maximum open position and lock the shifter handle IMMEDIATELY.

Do not move the patient if the patient sling is not properly connected to the attachment points on the patient lift. Check that the patient sling is properly connected to the attachment points BEFORE lifting the patient. During transfer, with the patient suspended in the patient sling, Do not roll the base of the patient lift over any uneven surfaces that would cause the patient lift to become unstable. Use the steering handle on the mast assembly at all times to push or pull the stand up lift.

Standing Lift Warnings When Transferring a Patient:

Do not attempt any transfer of a patient without the approval of the patients physician, nurse or medical assistant.

Do not move the patient if the sling is not properly connected to the attachment points of the stand up lift. Check that the sling is properly connected to the attachment points prior to lifting a patient. If any attachments are not properly in place, correct the problem. When the sling is elevated a few inches off the stationary surface and before moving the patient, check again to make sure that all sling attachments are secure. If any attachments are not properly in place, lower the patient back onto the stationary surface and correct this problem - otherwise, injury or damage may occur. Adjustments for safety and comfort should be made before moving the patient.

It is recommended that the rear casters be left unlocked during lifting and transferring procedures to allow the stand up lift to stabilize itself when the patient is initially lifted from and transferred to a chair, bed or any stationary object. The legs of the stand up lift MUST be in the maximum open position for optimum stability and safety. If the patient is in a sling and it becomes necessary to move through a narrow passage, close the legs of the stand up lift only as long as it takes to move through the passage. When the stand up lift is through the passage, return the legs to the maximum open position. If it is necessary to close the legs to maneuver the stand up lift under a bed, close the legs only as long as it takes to position the stand up lift over the patient and lift the patient off the surface of the bed. When the legs of the stand up lift are no longer under the bed, return the legs to the maximum open position. Be sure to check the sling attachments each time the sling is removed and replaced to ensure that it is properly attached before the patient is removed from a surface.