Patient Lifts

Patient lifts use slings to lift and move someone from place to place in the home.  Most often these lifts are used to lift a disabled person up from their bed and into a wheelchair or power chair. 

 

They are also commonly used to take a patient into a bathroom to use the toilet, sink, tub or shower.  We have also installed many lifts that provide easy access to other areas of the home, such as the family room, the kitchen, or a home office. 

Benefits

  • Patient lifts are usually the best solution for someone that cannot lift and move themselves in and out of a bed or chair. 

  • They can be adapted to fit almost any situation. 

  • They are often invaluable to caregivers and family members who have difficulty with the frequent lifting, moving, and lowering of their patients and loved ones.

Why Use Us?

  • 10+ years of experience in Charlotte and the Carolinas

  • Thousands of satisfied clients 

  • Free expert advice

  • Free in-home assessments

  • Equipment from a variety of the best manufacturers

  • Client-centered approach

  • Prompt local service

  • Full support of manufacturer warranties

  • One-year labor warranty on all new installations

  • A+ BBB rating

Ceiling Lifts

A ceiling lift has an electric motor that rides along a rail attached to the ceiling.  The motor raises the patient in the sling so the patient can be moved to a new location and then lowered again.

Fixed rail ceiling lifts can be used in a bedroom to go from the bed to a wheelchair.  Or they can be used to lift someone and take them all over the house.  Also, turntables and other components can be used so different paths can be taken in a room or around the house.  

The lifts are powered by batteries that recharge whenever the lift is parked while not in use.

From the Bedroom
To the Bathroom
To the Family Room
Permanent Rail & Motor
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With a Turntable
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Typical Requirements

  • Ceiling lifts can be attached to almost any ceiling in a normal home, even when there is another floor above the room with the lift (and no access to the space above the ceiling).

  • The battery charger is mounted to the rail and runs on normal 120v household current.

 

Of course, determining the requirements for each situation is part of our free on-site assessment.  We are often able to meet many of these requirements ourselves.  If any special contract work is needed, we would be glad to work with your contractor or help you find one to do the work for you.

Portable Rails and Lifts

Portable lifts are like ceiling lifts, except they use free-standing rail systems and portable power packs.  These systems are sturdy, versatile, and can be used in any room in the home.  Most often they are used to move someone from their bed to a wheelchair, or from a wheelchair to a toilet. 

 

Since the power pack is portable, the same unit can be removed and used on different rails in different rooms to reduce overall cost.  That can include a combination of fixed rails and portable rails in different rooms.

Portable rail systems and lifts are also more affordable than fixed rails and permanent lifts.

Portable Lift
From Bed to Chair
From Chair to Toilet
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Typical Requirements

  • The only thing needed for a portable rail system is the space to install it.

  • Portable lifts run on batteries that are easy to recharge when the lift is not in use.

Of course, determining the requirements for each situation is part of our free on-site assessment.  

Installation, Warranties, and Service

We recommend that all ceiling lifts be installed by professionals that have experience installing that particular brand and type of lift.  We have that experience with all the brands we carry.

While it is possible for a mechanically-inclined person to install a portable rail system, we don't recommend it.  We think our experienced installation and on-site caregiver training is well worth the modest installation charge.

We install and provide service for every lift we sell.  That includes full support of the manufacturers' warranties, plus a one-year labor warranty that we provide for all new lift installations.  We also offer regular maintenance and service plans for all of our lifts.  

Carolina Lift and Elevator

658 Griffith Road, Suite 101

Charlotte, North Carolina  28217

Contact Us:

Phone:  (704) 521-1115
Email:  info@CarolinaLiftandElevator.com
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