What is a patient lift?
To move people with reduced mobility. To prevent excessive physical strain on the caregivers.
A patient lift is a mechanical assistive device used in healthcare to move people with reduced mobility (physically handicapped).
Patient lifts are nowadays often electrically controlled and they are primarily intended to prevent excessive physical strain on caregivers. The main purpose of the patient lifts is indeed the prevention of excessive physical strain and injuries to caregivers.
In addition, movements by means of a patient lift are considered more dignified than moving patients using muscle strength.